Are you interested in the intricacies of logistics and supply chain management? Welcome to this master with its specialisation in Frontiers in Logistics & Supply Chain Management. This master's programme is meticulously designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the dynamic world of supply chain operations and logistics.
In this two-year journey, you will focus exclusively on the intricacies of logistics and supply chain management, with a keen eye on the global demands for efficiency, coordination, and management control within these critical business processes.
One common theme in the programme is to find and create efficiency within supply chains together with supplier networks. This in order to fulfill the demands of value creation for the end customer on competitive markets. Another important theme is how to develop and streamline processes within parts of, and between, companies.
In this programme you’ll build and deepen your knowledge from the bachelor’s level. During the first semester, you will study essential courses, starting with Logistics Management in Supply Chains. This course is dedicated to exploring the future challenges of logistics coordination with suppliers, a vital aspect of supply chain success. Additionally, you will delve into Supply Chain Information Systems, which will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the IT infrastructure necessary to effectively manage supply chains in the modern world.
As you progress, you will tackle complex subjects such as the integration of supply chains, inter-organizational management accounting, research methodology, and e-business management. Finally, your academic journey will culminate with a master's thesis. It is worth noting that it is possible to graduate after one year, receiving a master’s degree comprising of 60 credits.
The programme is conducted entirely in English, and it draws students from across the globe, offering a diverse and enriching academic environment. We offer courses in logistics and supply chain management with a practical relevance. They include company projects, case-based teaching, guest lectures, study visits and a master thesis written for or together with organisations. To strengthen the learning process, we use interactive simulation tools, workshops, and labs. By offering courses taught and coordinated by active researchers, we can ensure the theoretical relevance of our programme as well.
This two-year programme is composed by the two fields of logistics and supply chain management as well as management accounting, a combination that is unique of its kind. The other programme specialisation is Frontiers in Management Accounting & Process-based Control.
Upon successful completion of the programme your career prospects are vast. You will be well-prepared to take on a wide range of roles in both national and international contexts. On today’s labour market, there is demand for business graduates that can integrate with other companies and work for the end customer with an offensive and business-oriented approach. Whether you're interested in a professional career focusing on supply chain management or you aspire to an academic path, there are many possibilities.
Graduates of this specialisation have gone on to secure positions with job titles such as Purchaser, Supply Planner, Business Process Developer, Business Development Planner, and After Sales Logistics Planner.
Master of Science (120 credits) in Business and Economics with specialisation in Business Process Control and SCM, Frontiers in Logistics & Supply Chain Management.
Main field of study: Business Administration
Engaged teachers and interesting guest lectures
Claudia has previously worked with Business Process Management before choosing to study this programme. Getting more in-depth with the subject in an international environment was something she very much enjoyed, and it led to a good start in her career, already have found a job at Scania, Sweden.
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How come you choose to study this programme?
- I choose this program because I worked a little with Business Process Management before and I became very interested to learn more, and to eventually find a job in that area. When I studied the logistics courses included in my Bachelor’s degree, I loved the idea of specializing further in that area with a Master’s degree.
What do you enjoy about the programme?
- What I find extra interesting with the programme is its very international environment. I also enjoy the opportunities we have to work with companies during some courses. The programme touches on very interesting topics with the different lectures offered. I will always remember a lecture on intercultural teams and leadership. I’ll also remember the guest lecture by Per Frankelius about scenario analysis. The program coordinator is always engaged in scheduling interesting guest lectures.
How is it to be a student at Linnaeus University?
- The student life is really nice, especially if you live on campus you always have your friends and classmates nearby. You have everything you need on campus such as the gym, sports and pubs.
So what are your plans for when you finish your studies?
- I actually found a job in Sweden! I will start a trainee program within production and logistics at Scania in Oskarshamn.
A practical and unique programme
Farah chose Sweden as a study destination because she wanted to experience a modern and advanced environment. Two years into the programme she really likes the variety of learning techniques offered, and how holistic of a view on logistics that is given.
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What made you apply for this programme?
- I applied for Supply Chain Management because it is very up to the mark and practical that is incomparable and unique in its own kind. This program is very latest, comprehensive and holistic in nature and the courses offered in this program seemed very relevant and interesting.
Being in your second year of the programme, how do you like it so far?
- I like the course content, given tasks, assignments and the way this program is structured. Supply Chain Management combines different learning techniques, such as case studies, seminars, guest lectures, company visits, workshops, simulation tools, peer teaching and tutorials, thus leading to a 360 degree approach to have command over the subject matter. The fair and transparent feedback given to the students helps them in further developing their knowledge and competency.
Why did you choose to study in Sweden?
- I chose to study in Sweden because it is very modern, advance and developed country. Sweden is unique in its practices, in addition to being positive, peaceful, calm, sustainable and beautiful country. I believe everything in Sweden is very well thought, logical, planned and organized. The Swedish way of "lagom" and "Jantelagen" has played an important role in my decision to choose Sweden. Studying in Sweden is a very remarkable and wonderful experience. The teaching style is of high standard and quality which invokes critical thinking in students and makes them able to perform high both in academics and in practice. I find Swedish education system to be very fair and transparent in nature. Access to knowledge sources, such as library databases, events, conferences and seminars, makes this experience more valuable and delightful.
How do you like the student life of Växjö?
- The student life is of very high quality, enriched and balanced. Having a campus where everything is at one place, the university offers the complete package and boundless value to the students. I like to take Swedish language, music and yoga classes in my spare time and I also like to explore Växjö more whenever possible.
Växjö – the student city with a living campus
Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.
Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.
With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also a picturesque city where you are always close to forests and water.