International Supply Chain Management (Master)

Brief overview

DegreeMaster of Supply Chain Management (MSCM)
DepartmentMünster School of Business
SiteMünster, Osnabrück and Enschede (NL)
Special type of studypart-time, executive, self-improvement
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study6 semesters
Semester feeca. 130,- €
Tuition fee2650,00 € / Semester
CharacteristicsThe languages of instruction are German and English, and in some cases Dutch.

Requirements and application

Admissions restrictions No local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementNo
Additional entrance requirements

First professional degree:
You must have a degree in a business, engineering or natural science major.


Occupation:
Applicants must have had at least one year’s professional experience after completing their undergraduate degree (work experience gained before or during the undergraduate degree cannot be accepted).

Language skills:
You must be able to demonstrate your ability to study successfully in German and English.
ApplicationThe closing date for applications is 15 July. Please apply to Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. If there are still places left after 15 July, the closing date for applications will be extended.

Detailed description of the degree programme

Global markets are constantly on the move, as are the associated requirements applying to logistics and supply chain management. The ability to draw up flexible and continually evolving concepts requires an understanding of processes, analytical skills and creativity – only then can innovative solutions be found. Our Master’s programme in International Supply Chain Management prepares logistics and supply chain managers for these challenges. The programme is directed at qualified professionals seeking to take on senior management tasks.

Objectives

Our interdisciplinary degree programme combines technical, legal and business aspects. After completing the Master’s programme, you will be ready to take on executive positions in the management of complex, international logistics chains. You will be able to apply your practice-oriented logistics expertise to state-of-the-art, complex and culturally heterogeneous surroundings. Successful supply chain management requires not only specialist knowledge, but also high-level communication and leadership skills. For this reason, you will also practise your soft skills during the programme, preparing yourself for communicating in a national and international context and for motivating teams.

Occupational fields

The study programme will qualify you to take on management tasks in national and international industrial, commercial and service companies with a high level of responsibility. Areas in which you may become involved include:

  • Commercial and industrial enterprises, e.g. as the Head of Logistics or a managerial role in the Purchasing Department.
  • Transport companies and logistics service providers, where you may be involved in planning your own logistics resources.
  • Manufacturing companies of logistics equipment and logistics-related software companies, e.g. in product and software development.
  • Waste management companies, e.g. in recycling or multi-use systems.
  • Logistics consulting firms, e.g. in redesigning logistics processes.
  • Banks and real estate developers
  • Senior civil service institutions, such as transport and business ministries, transport companies and research institutions.

Content and course sequence

The content of the degree programme is structured into four module areas:

  • In General Management, you will develop your basic business expertise: for example, in Business Process Management, Project and Change Management, International Goods and Service Flows, and Management Models.
  • Logistics includes specialist modules such as Procurement, Production and Distribution, Handling and Storage Systems, Information Management, and International Supply Chain Management.
  • In Research Methods, you will practise producing academic work by applying the relevant methods to specific practical examples.
  • Controlling focuses on the corporate management of international supply chains.

In addition, Key Transferable Skills will enable you to take interdisciplinary courses on topics such as Intercultural Communication, Negotiation, and practice-related case studies and simulations.

Face-to-face classes are held every other week at the university on Fridays and Saturdays. In addition, a week of block classes will be held in the first, third and fifth semesters, during which time you will spend the whole day at the university for the entire week.

Why choose us

The part-time binational Master’s programme in International Supply Chain Management is a joint programme offered by Münster University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and Saxion University of Applied Sciences Enschede. After completing the programme, you will be awarded a joint certificate issued by Münster University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and Saxion University of Applied Sciences.

Münster School of Business is part of a close network of regional logistics companies. This cooperation, based on trust, facilitates lively exchange between theoreticians and practitioners. It also gives you the chance to establish valuable contacts that may be useful for your career.