MSc in Economics and Business Administration – Logistics and Supply Chain Management
PLANNING AND CONTROLLING A COMPANY´S ACTIVITIES
Logistics is concerned with the planning and control of a firm’s activities to ensure that the right product is delivered in the right quantity, to the right customer, at the right time. It is not enough just to be a good planner – it is also important to understand how to put various business processes in place with a view to supporting an effective supply chain.
The Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme provides students with in-depth knowledge of methods for planning and controlling flows of goods and information in a supply chain. This includes a solid understanding of how to develop the necessary IT-based tools and how to design a strategy for supply chain management.
The first semester features the following courses: Advanced Excel, Supply Chain Design and Management, Simulation: Modelling and Analysis, Optimisation Methods, Project Management: Dynamic Scheduling and Control.
The second semester comprises the following specialising courses: Distribution and Transportation, Applied Modelling in Logistics, Demand Management, Production Planning and Inventory Control.
In the third semester, students can choose elective courses in their areas of interest. These can be taken at Aarhus University during the semester, at a partner university outside Denmark, or at the AU Summer University. Students can also participate in internship programmes in Denmark or abroad.
The fourth semester is devoted to the final thesis. Students may choose their thesis topic freely and thus have the chance to concentrate on and specialise in a specific field of interest.
A typical first job for a graduate with an MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management involves specific analysis of logistical performance or the implementation of new logistical solutions. One possible career path is to start out as a logistics analyst, then progress to a project-manager position and eventually to an executive position with overall responsibility for business development.
“The reason I chose to study Logistics and Supply Chain Management was the strong link between quantitative sciences and organisational leadership. At the time I could clearly see that the importance of logistics and supply chain management would only grow in the future, which turned out to be a safe prediction. I now have global responsibility for supply chain process excellence and run a portfolio of centre-of-excellence teams for the LEGO Group that focus on constantly pushing for excellence in essential capabilities for our supply chain. These include demand planning, advanced analytics and business intelligence.“
MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Director of Supply Chain Process Excellence, LEGO Group
PLACE OF STUDY
ANNUAL TUITION FEE
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE
Others: EUR 10,000
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Last updated June 15, 2016