Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business

Program Description
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Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management focuses on the analysis, design, management and operation of supply chains in manufacturing and professional service industries. Using a broad definition of supply chain management (SCM), supply chain problems are being tackled in profit and non-profit environments. The former includes retailers, wholesalers, logistics service providers, manufacturers and suppliers, while the latter includes the public sector and non-governmental organizations, for example in disaster relief logistics.

Advanced information systems are an important enabler for state-of-the-art supply chain management. It will be looked at the suitability of supply chain information and planning systems such as production planning and control systems as well as warehouse, transportation management and advanced planning systems, but also at appropriate geographic information system tools for transport. Furthermore, models of supply chains will be analyzed and designed, and complex decision problems in SCM will be discussed by using appropriate methods and tools. It will be looked at supply chains from micro and meso perspectives (for example transport and logistics processes).

The first year of the program introduces students into the fundamentals of operations, transport and logistics on the one side and draws attention to fundamental principles, methods, techniques and information tools necessary for the analysis, management and operation of supply chains.

In the second year the students have the possibility to specialize in two out of a set of five specialization areas including Decision Support Systems, Integrated Information Systems, Transport and Logistics, but also Transport Geography and Modelling, and Retail and Marketing. In the Seminar Course they will apply the concepts and methods in real world environments, and discuss recent issues in supply chain management such as, for example, supply chain finance, outsourcing/off-shoring, supply chain risks, green supply chains, disaster relief logistics with experts from the industry. A Research Seminar serves the purpose to support students in preparing and writing their thesis. Students gain hands on experience in writing a publishable research article.


WU employs a rolling admission policy, allowing students to apply from the beginning of September until spring. Rolling admission for the academic year 2016/17 starts September 1st, with the following three priority deadlines: October 8th, 2016; January 8th, 2017 and March 8th, 2017.

Admission Requirements

Successful completion of a relevant Bachelor's program or an equivalent degree program at a recognized Austrian or foreign post-secondary institution of education (according to § 64 (4) of the Universities Act 2002). To be considered relevant, the completed program has to meet the following criteria:

The program comprises at least 180 ECTS credits. 180 ECTS credits correspond to three academic years.
Examinations have to be taken in one of the following subjects:

  • Business Administration, and/or Economics, worth a minimum of 60 ECTS credits
  • Production Systems, and/or Logistics Systems, and/or Information and Communication Technologies, worth a minimum of 40 ECTS credits
  • Information Systems, worth a minimum of 40 ECTS credits
  • Mathematics, and/or Statistics, worth a minimum of 40 ECTS credits
  • Geography, worth a minimum of 40 ECTS credits

Sufficient proficiency in English:

  • English as native language
  • Full Bachelor's program done in English (at least 3 years, university confirmation required)
  • One of the following certificates: valid TOEFL 600/250/100, valid IELTS 7.0, valid TOEIC 800, CAE (Certificate of Advanced English), CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), BEC Higher (Business English Certificate Higher), UNIcert III
  • certificates of exams taken at WU in English Business Communication worth at least 7 ECTS credits and with a weighted average grade of 3.0 or better

Skills and knowledge in Production, and/or Transport, and/or Logistics

Skills and knowledge in Management Information Systems and/or Geoinformatics

Skills and knowledge in Mathematics and/or Statistics

Achievement potential

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 13, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
1,440 EUR
Mar. 8, 2017
Start date Sept. 2017
Austria Vienna
Application deadline Mar. 8, 2017
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 1,440 EUR
No tuition fees for EU citizens