The program reflects those demands on efficiency, coordination, management and development of business processes in supply chains that global competition imposes. It contains two specializations; frontiers in management accounting & process-based control and frontiers in logistics & supply chain management.
The two-year program is composed by the two fields of logistics/supply chain management and management accounting, a combination that is unique of its kind. One common theme in the program is to find and create efficiency within supply chains together with supplier networks, in order to fulfill those demands of value creation for the end customer that a competitive market imposes. Another important theme is, by developing and deployment of process-oriented information and control methods, to develop and streamline processes within parts of the own company and not the least between companies.
On the specialization; Frontiers in management accounting & business process control, you deepen your knowledge from the bachelor’s level. The first semester contains the courses Contemporary perspectives in management accounting (which approaches contemporary MA research and practice to design and work with modern management accounting systems), and advanced economic analysis, information systems & risk management (creating in-depth knowledge and abilities to work with goals, information and analyses in modern Management Accounting Systems). After the first semester, you will study integration of supply chains, the design of process based control models and inter-organizational management accounting, research methodology and e-business management. The master program is concluded by a master thesis. It is possible to graduate with a general master degree after one year. The program is held in English and recruits students from all over the world.
The other programme specialization Logistics & Supply Chain Management can be found here.
After graduation you can work both nationally and internationally within a broad area. 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. The programme prepares both for a professional career related to the management and control of business processes in supply chains, as well as an academic career. Some relevant job titles of alumni students and in the business life are Business Process Developer, Business Development Planner, Business controller, and Management Consultant.
Master of Science or Master of Science in Business and Economics (120 credits) with specialisation in Business Process Control and Supply Chain Management: Frontiers in Management Accounting & Business-Process Control
“The international and safe environment combined with the independent education style developed me as a person.”
Lars had previously studied Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Germany and was looking for a programme which allowed him to focus more on Supply Chain Management. After searching, he found this programme and with Linnaeus University being known as an international university, the choice was an easy one.
What do you work with today, Lars?
- I am working in the German sales organization of the carrier Maersk. More precise, I sell our services to global freight forwarders, such as Kühne+Nagel, DHL, Schenker, and DSV.
How does the knowledge and experiences you acquired at Linnaeus University help you in your career?
- I developed a lot as a person by being in a foreign country with foreign students in a safe environment that Linnaeus University provides. I have learned that there are different ways of dealing with issues in, say, Sweden, then elsewhere. With that, I’ve acquired the knowledge to attack any issue in different ways.
What brought Lars to apply was a combination between wanting a more in-depth knowledge in Supply Chain Management and the international angle of which Linnaeus University offers. He also knew some people who had a great stay in Sweden for both holidays and studies. A combination of factors which made him apply, and eventually start the programme.
- I liked the professors on the programme. I also enjoyed the way of studying in Sweden, you have more time to study for yourself than in Germany. The classes normally took place on two days per week, Mondays and Fridays. In the time between those classes, we had to prepare presentations, essays, or any other smaller tasks. We worked in groups consisting of international students and you could manage your time nearly 100 % yourself. That is an important skill one has to learn at a university, in my opinion.
Lastly, how did you enjoy the student life?
Without any doubt, I can say that I had one of the best times of my life at Linnaeus University. It was so nice to get to know the Swedish culture – especially “fika”. During my time I saw cities such as Gothenburg, Stockholm, Karlskrona, Kalmar, Tallinn, Helsinki, and Norrköping. We have also been to Finish part of Lapland which has been and always will be – for sure – a once-in-a-lifetime-experience. Partly, the student life feels like at U.S. colleges, I must say. You also have great possibilities for sports! If I described the student life at LNU with one word: Amazing.
Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.
What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!