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Have you ever wondered how the products you order are delivered to your house so fast? How are companies able to manage their services and operations so smoothly, together with their suppliers? The answer lies in sustainable, innovative, reliable and efficient supply chain management.

**Best MSc Supply Chain Management in the Netherlands (joint 1st) - Higher Education Guide Masters 2019 **

**Two first places: Best MSc Supply Chain Management in the Netherlands (joint 1st) - Higher Education Guide Masters 2017 (joint 1st) & Elsevier 2016 **

Our research-driven Master of Science degree in Supply Chain Management will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become an expert in a discipline that is essential to business success when operating in today’s local, national and global markets.

The program in Groningen is unique in that it tackles the full range of the supply chains within all types of organizations (production, distribution, and services). You will gain the necessary managerial and analytical skills to focus on the design, integration, and coordination of supply chains at multiple levels, bringing innovative and dynamic solutions to this fast-paced business environment. The program also provides access to numerous professionals from different sectors complementing current and future perspectives taught in courses. We cooperate with companies on guest lectures, company visits, internships, career events, case studies, and thesis assignments.

Through the selection of elective courses, you can focus on supply chains in specific contexts, for example in energy, healthcare or process industry. The program further offers the opportunity to focus on the Energy Focus area. At the end of your studies, you will receive an MSc in Supply Chain Management from the University of Groningen, one of Europe’s top tier business schools.

Why study this program in Groningen?

The program is a unique mixture of rigorous academic learning and practical applicability. You learn how to design, coordinate and control entire supply chains. You will learn to diagnose supply chain decision problems and propose, implement and evaluate effective solutions. Besides, it's an internationally accredited program, ensuring a high-quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

Program

Year 1

Core courses are Strategic Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Network Design, Logistics & Supply Chain Operations, and Process Improvement & Change. The first three courses address supply chain issues on a strategic, tactical and operational level, whereas Process Improvement and Change focus on the implementation of improvements.

All courses have a strong academic profile, with research embedded in teaching. At the same time, the focus is on developments in practice: via guest speakers, case studies, projects with real-life data, company visits, consultancy projects for companies and large R&D projects of the academic researchers of the faculty.

Furthermore, academic skills and professional skills are incorporated into the courses, skills that can be exploited in your future job. You conclude your master with a thesis, possibly at or for a company, or related to a real-life company theme.

The content of the program is continuously being evaluated and improved in consultation with students, lecturers, and the business community, for instance through the Advisory Council. Directors and managers from RFS Holland Holding BV (including Wehkamp), AT Kearney, Port of Amsterdam and Friesland Campina are represented in the Advisory Council.

Courses

  • Elective(s) MSc SCM * (10 EC)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Operations (5 EC)
  • Master's thesis SCM (20 EC)
  • Process Improvement and Change (5 EC)
  • Research Methods for SCM (5 EC)
  • Service Operations, Purchasing: a selection of one of these two courses is compulsory, the remaining course can be selected as an elective (5 EC)
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management (5 EC)
  • Supply Chain Network Design (5 EC)

Curriculum

Electives:

  • Behavioral Operations Management
  • Business Process Innovation and Change
  • Healthcare Operations
  • Operations Management in the Process Industry
  • Innovation in Healthcare Organizations
  • Inventory Management
  • Supply Chain Dynamics
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Study abroad

Study abroad is optional.

Admission requirements

Dutch diploma

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Previous education

To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: Business Administration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics, International Business, Industrial Engineering.

Please note: For the enrollment for the September 2021 start of the Master's program, it is very likely that we will have to impose a capacity limitation on the number of students that can enter our program. The rules for the ensuing selection will be announced in the first half of 2020.

International diploma

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Certified competences

GMAT/GRE

Language test

IELTS Academic overall score 6.5 (Speaking 6, Writing 6.5); TOEFL internet-based overall score 90 (Speaking 20, Writing 24); C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency (with minimum score 180); the University of Groningen Language Centre Test (Speaking B2, Writing C1).

Previous education

To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: Business Economics, Business Administration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics, International Business, Industrial Engineering, Technology Management.

Registration procedure

Students have to apply via Studielink and the Online Application System (OAS) of the University of Groningen. After you apply for the program of your choice, the Admissions Office will evaluate your educational background and assess your eligibility. Your application will be assessed on an individual basis.

Application deadlines

Type of student Deadline Start course
Dutch students

15 October 2019

01 May 2020

15 October 2020

01 February 2020

01 September 2020

01 February 2021

EU/EEA students

15 October 2019

01 May 2020

15 October 2020

01 February 2020

01 September 2020

01 February 2021

non-EU/EEA students

15 October 2019

01 April 2020

15 October 2020

01 February 2020

01 September 2020

01 February 2021

Tuition fees

Nationality Year Fee Program form
EU/EEA 2019-2020 € 2083 full-time
non-EU/EEA 2019-2020 € 14650 full-time
EU/EEA 2020-2021 € 2143 full-time

Job prospects

After graduation, you are ready for a career as a supply chain manager. You may find a job as a logistics, purchase or supply chain manager or analyst in a production, distribution or service environment. You may also become a consultant in supply chain management or operations management practice. Alternatively, you might opt for an academic career as a researcher.

The MSc program provides you with the skills and tools related to the field of supply chain management, as well with as general management and professional skills like how to communicate in business, how to write management reports, how to give presentations, to work in teams and how to do a consulting project.

Furthermore, because all our programs are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard that only one percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labor market.

FEB Career Services

To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Career Services empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies.

Job examples

  • Supply chain manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Purchase manager
  • Quality manager
  • Consultant
  • Researcher

Research

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree program attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

In collaboration with external partners, we conduct research projects on e-logistics, healthcare and service supply chains and operations, food processing, resilience, port logistics, SC integration, and sustainable logistics.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated October 9, 2019
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