Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management

Università della Svizzera italiana USI - Executive Master MASHLM

Program Description

Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management

Università della Svizzera italiana USI - Executive Master MASHLM

Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management

The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM) is a part-time executive program for professionals. The program takes 20 months to complete, with students attending five sessions in Lugano, each session lasts two weeks.

MASHLM bridges the gaps that exist between strategy and tactics, and tactics and operations. It teaches tools and methodologies, concepts and frameworks, which enable you to better analyze, design, implement, and manage complex humanitarian operations. Learn to optimize supply chains, improve processes, think strategically, and manage projects more successfully.

Courses

The program consists of 18 courses divided into five areas of study; Strategic Management, Humanitarian Context, Process and Project Management, Supply Chain Management and Research Methods. Classes are interactive with traditional lectures complemented by games, workshops, simulations, case studies, and group work. Discussion and debate between faculty and students, bring practical know-how into the classroom. A major emphasis is placed on applying the concepts learned in class to the real issues participants face in their jobs.

Exams

Each two-week block is followed by final exams and assignments done at home and delivered by Internet.

Thesis

To complete the program students deliver an applied thesis, which addresses a current challenge in the humanitarian world.

Admission

Applications are welcome from individuals with:

  • at least three years of relevant work experience;
  • a bachelor degree or an equivalent professional diploma awarded by a recognized institution in the area of logistics, humanitarian aid, public service, or non-profit management.
In special cases, candidates age 25 or more, although lacking the above mentioned university qualifications, may be admitted if their training and work experience is deemed to be sufficient and relevant.


Last updated September 29, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2017
Duration
Duration
1.5 - 2 years
Part time
Price
Price
18,000 CHF
Information
Deadline
Request Info
The application deadline for MASHLM 08 for students requiring a visa for Switzerland is October 31, 2015. For all others, we accept applications until December 6, 2015.
Start date Jan. 2017
Place
Switzerland Lugano
Application deadline Request Info
The application deadline for MASHLM 08 for students requiring a visa for Switzerland is October 31, 2015. For all others, we accept applications until December 6, 2015.
End date Sept. 9, 2017
Duration 1.5 - 2 years
Price 18,000 CHF
CHF 18,000