Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM)
|Course name||Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM)|
|Institution||Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)|
|Course objective|| |
The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM) is a part-time executive program designed for humanitarian professionals. Participants learn to optimize supply chains, improve operational processes, think more strategically, and manage projects more successfully.
|General course topics||Humanitarian Action, Supply Chain Management, Strategic Management, Process and Project Management, Research Methods|
|Specific course topics|| |
Supply Chain Principles | Operations and Supply Chain Management | OptimizationModels | Introduction to Humanitarian Action | Disaster Risk Reduction | Humanitarian Assistance | Security | Monitoring & Evaluation | Fundraising | Legal Aspects | System Dynamics | Strategic Planning | Crisis Information Management | Managerial Accounting | Process Management & Lean Six Sigma | Project Management Principles | Project Strategy and Scenario Planning | Project Development | Statistics | Analytical Thinking |
|Total time commitment||47-days|
|Focus commodity||Any or other commodity|
|Accredited by||Swiss Higher Education Institutions|
|Degree name||Masters of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management|
|Attendance description|| |
Students attend 6 sessions in Lugano. Each session lasts 1 week, except the final session which is 12 days and includes thesis defense and graduation. The full program takes 1 year to complete.
MASHLM is designed for humanitarian practitioners with at least 3 years of experience. Participants come from diverse fields within the humanitarian context including logistics, procurement, HR, ICT, WASH, child protection, and transportation.
|Incentives description|| |
|Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate)||40|
|Pre-requisites description|| |
|Course fee description|| |
Tuition is paid in Swiss Francs (18,000 CHF).
Travel expenses, visa fees, and accommodation are not included.
|Discount description|| |
Some scholarships available
|Course included in analysis||Yes|
|Additional comments|| |
In between the study blocks in Lugano, students work from home on pre-assignments, on-line exams, and projects. The program culminates with a written thesis. Students earn an Advanced Master's Degree and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.