The programme aims to provide students with the resources, mindset and skills necessary to building a successful career in global logistics and supply chain management. Our courses are designed to give students both solid theoretical knowledge and “hands-on” practical experience, and many feature guest lecturers from industry as well as opportunities for students to visit and work with companies on assignments. The programme takes a multidisciplinary approach to the design, planning and management of supply chains and logistics strategies, networks, processes and systems. Students learn problem solving techniques that can be applied to both quantitative and qualitative models such as case studies, project work, business games and simulations.
Many of our teachers are internationally acclaimed researchers who provide students with comprehensive knowledge as well as pragmatic skills and abilities. After graduation, our students will have mastered functionally oriented problems and the ability to work cross-functionally and inter-organisationally to improve an organisation’s performance.
Preliminary programme modules/courses
The first year starts with seven mandatory courses that are designed to give a comprehensive and solid knowledge base about logistics and supply chain management. Students will then get the opportunity to mix qualitative and quantitative elective courses, and create their own focus area, e.g. Packaging Logistics, Modelling & Simulation of Supply Chains, Cross Functional Process Integration or Humanitarian Logistics. There is also a mandatory Research Methodology & Project Management course. To give students further insights of contemporary research in supply chain management, a course will be focused on Advanced Topics in Supply Chain Management. The programme ends with a Master’s thesis project that can be done in collaboration with industry.
Industrial manufacturing firms and retailers are increasingly seeking well-educated personnel for positions such as supply chain managers, logistics managers, operations excellence developers and purchasers. Transportation firms, as well as logistics service providers such as management consulting firms and software vendors, now recognise the need for personnel with specialist skills within this area.
The profession is growing and graduates within logistics and supply chain management have a very interesting and broad job market. You can find employment in diverse areas such as purchasing, packaging, warehousing, inventory management, production, sales & operations planning, distribution, transportation, and supply chain management. You can also forge a career in manufacturing companies (all different sectors), trade and retail companies, logistics service providers, management consultancy firms, providers of logistics IS/IT, and in humanitarian organisations (UN, Red Cross, Medecins Sans Frontieres) all around the world. Examples of Swedish firms close to Lund where many logistics and SCM professionals work include IKEA, Tetra Pak, Alfa Laval and Volvo.
Read more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/Logistics-Supply-Chain
Why Lund University?
Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked 70th in the QS World University Ranking 2015, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.
If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as the second best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.
The University is located in Lund - a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
Last updated November 17, 2015