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Master in International Supply Chain Management part-time

  • Duration and start date

    2 years, September and February

  • Education type

    Part-time Master, also available in fulltime

  • Language

    English

Do you want to take your knowledge of supply chain management to the next level? Want to take the next step in your supply chain career?

A Supply Chain Manager is not a master of just one specific area in the supply chain; he or she is a master in all areas including sourcing, planning, transportation, distribution, warehousing, inventory management, customer service and strategic leadership. Enhance your professional knowledge and skills via our part-time master programme.

Our part-time, 2 year programme, is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to develop yourself further and to enhance your career with regards to the Supply Chain Manager profession, and working in the supply chain field. You will participate in an intensive programme of combined classroom learning, in teams from multiple backgrounds, via company projects and self-led projects, focussed on the supply chain field. In this environment, you will broaden and deepen your theoretical knowledge about Supply Chain Management while simultaneously developing your project management skills further, and broadening your personal leadership capabilities. At the end of the programme, you will be an expert in the functional areas of Supply Chain Management and will be equipped with the skills necessary to take that next step in your professional career.

This programme is part of Hogeschool Rotterdam Business School.

This programme will start in February 2021

Programme structure

A view of the study programme

The Competencies

The competencies that you will gain during the master programme will teach you how to properly address the demands of the business community and prepare you to navigate within a rapidly changing global business environment.

The competencies that you will obtain:

  • Competency 1: Holistic Approach
    A Master in International Supply Chain Management takes a holistic approach of the International supply chain, recognising the interdependencies of the various activities involved both internally and externally.

  • Competency 2: Operationalisation of strategic vision
    A Master in International Supply Chain Management translates and aligns the company’s strategic vision and operationalises and communicates this strategic vision with regards to logistics & supply chain issues such as: customer service, sourcing, production, planning, transportation, distribution, technology, ethics, environmental responsibility and sustainability.

  • Competency 3: Maximisation of value
    A Master in in International Supply Chain Management analyses opportunities and related costs, performance and risks to make well founded decisions with regards to leading and managing logistics and the supply chain.  Capitalises on changes and trends in both the internal and external environment, as well as develop relationships and networks.

  • Competency 4: End to end optimisation

    A Master in International Supply Chain Management organises, governs and improves logistics systems using balanced performance measurement based decision-making to support organisational goals. Manages processes and responsibilities within an organisation. Identifies and influences key stakeholders inside and outside of the organisation to drive supply chain initiatives through to completion. 

Curriculum

The curriculum of the Master programme consists of general modules, specialisation modules and a leadership development track. This design was adopted to create the combination of knowledge, skills and competencies that all professionals in the business field must-have.

The first year will focus on the understanding of general modules which will provide a solid foundation of the Master Degree. During lectures and assignments you will learn how to apply various tools which will help you develop your insight with regards to supply chain, as well as management. The second year of the programme will be about specialisation and therefore will consist of writing multiple essays which analyse and solve real-life that are linked to port and maritime management. The final stage of your degree will be an individual thesis assignment, that will resolve a practice-based issue that is relevant to your professional field. 

The year is split into two semesters, within each semester there are 2 blocks, so 4 blocks within the year. Each block consists of 8 weeks of classes followed by an exam period of one week. During the year you will have class once a week and this will most likely be on Thursday.*
*Please note, the programme is evolving and information is subject to change.  

 

 

Subjects overview

A breakdown of the programme and themes you will experience are shown below.  
*Please note, the programme is evolving and information is subject to change.

 

After your study programme

Different possibilities

After your graduation

Congratulations! You just finished your Master in International Supply Chain Management and will receive the title Master of Science (MSc).

With your degree, you will receive a supplement, a DS-label. With this English document, you can show the value of your degree abroad when applying for other study programmes, when applying for a job or looking for the next step within a company or organisation.

Profession

The part-time Masters in International Supply Chain Management will give you access to more career opportunities and senior positions, via the following skillset:

  • Managing and evaluating the supply chain while making effective use of relevant tools, principles, concepts, web-opportunities such as E-business.
  • Controlling the production planning and scheduling process.
  • Planning and forecasting to meet internal and external customer demands.

With your degree, you will receive a supplement, a DS-label. With this English document, you can show the value of your degree abroad when applying for other study programmes, when applying for a job or looking for the next step within a company or organisation.

Location

Where will you study?

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