MSc Global Supply Chain Management and Change
About This Masters Degree
Innovative entrepreneurship in the worldwide supply chain
The economy is becoming increasingly globalised and fierce competition means more and more production is outsourced to high-skill, low-cost areas. As a result, innovative supply chain management is often central to commercial survival. This exciting new programme has been developed to meet the growing demand for experts who understand both supply chain management issues and the role of innovation in business success.
Managing strategic change
A key feature of a good supply chain manager is the ability to understand all the links in the supply chain and to implement strategic change projects that will keep the supply chain competitive. One of the best ways to learn these skills is to experience global supply chains in action. This is why the programme will be taught in Venlo, an entrepreneurial city about 80km from Maastricht. You benefit from Maastricht University’s outstanding academic resources and expertise, while having the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice almost immediately at companies in the area. In addition, your master’s thesis should be based on a real-life innovation or an entrepreneurial project.
The master's programme in Global Supply Chain Management and Change is a 1-year, full-time programme taught entirely in English. Graduates will receive a master's degree in Global Supply Chain Management and Change.
The Global Supply Chain Management and Change programme has been developed to meet the growing demand for supply chain experts who understand the importance of innovation in business success. The programme is taught in Venlo, an entrepreneurial city about 80km from Maastricht, giving you the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice in the region’s industrial heart.
What will you learn?
Global Supply Chain Management and Change takes elements from different disciplines to give you a comprehensive understanding of global supply chains and their wider position in global business and economics. You will acquire the skills to maintain a ‘big picture’ overview of every link in the supply chain, while having the leadership skills to drive change processes that will benefit a business’ bottom line.
At the end of the programme, you will be able to:
• carry out effective supply chain planning
• use your entrepreneurial and innovative skills to identify areas of improvement
• deal effectively with suppliers, buyers and customers
• work in and manage (international) teams
As a graduate of this exciting new programme, many opportunities will be open to you. The ability to manage and improve global supply chains will make you invaluable to the project and staff departments of global retail and logistics companies. And the business and leadership skills you develop will put you on the fast track to a senior position. If you are interested in starting up your own company, your strong sense of entrepreneurship will put you one step ahead right from the start.
We expect graduates to find positions in:
- consultancy firms