MSc Supply Chain Management University of Groningen
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.
Our research-driven MSc 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 the 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.
This is 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.
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, resilience, port logistics, transportation, energy transition, sustainable energy supply, city-logistics, and last-mile deliveries, and sustainable logistics. Example projects can be seen at our research group Centre for Operational Excellence (COPE).
You will take the core courses 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's with a thesis, possibly at or for a company, or related to a real-life company theme.
- Elective(s) MSc SCM * (10 EC)
- Logistics and Supply Chain Operations (5 EC)
- Master's thesis (20 EC)
- Process Improvement and Change (5 EC)
- Research Methods (5 EC)
- Service Operations, Purchasing. (5 EC)
- Strategic Supply Chain Management (5 EC)
- Supply Chain Network Design (5 EC)
- Master Internship (specialization)
- Energy Focus Area (specialization)
- Study abroad is optional
Program Tuition Fee
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 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 which 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. In order to give you a better idea of your prospects after graduating, we have gathered some facts and figures from our alumni.
- Supply chain manager
- Logistics manager
- Purchase manager
- Quality manager