International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:24 months
Foreign:$ 16.5k / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2022
StudyQA ranking:2288

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Do you want to add knowledge about management and control of international and global supply chain and logistics to your bachelor degree? In that case, International Logistics and Supply Chain Management is the programme for you.

The programme is unique in that it offers a cross-disciplinary education, combining the core topics of logistics and supply chain management with marketing, and economic geography. Students gain knowledge and understanding of the supply chain network and its development, as well as of the tools needed to analyze, develop and change such supply chains. The programme prepares students for international careers.

There is a strong connection between theory and practice and students will enjoy continuous and constructive exposure to practice, exchange with practitioners, and insights from the facultys internationally recognized research throughout the various modules. Practitioners are invited to make presentations as well as to engage in discussions. Students are introduced to live cases and visits to companies.

The first year of the two-year MSc programme will be taken primarily together with the one-year programme. Students in the International Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our extensive network of partner universities. Students have also enjoyed spending their internship periods in manufacturing, logistics, retailing, and service industries. The programme also prepares students for doctoral research education.

Career prospects

The strong focus and cross-disciplinary nature of the programme prepare you for a career in the areas of supply chain management and logistics and equip you with the skills for a career such as procurement officer, logistics manager, supply chain manager, product manager, marketing manager/director.

Year 1

Basics in Supply Chain Management, 7.5 credits

This course focuses on the supply chain, its participants, functions and flows and how these are interrelated and interacting. It introduces the students to the analysis of logistic flows for different products and services within and between firms in the supply chain. Further, students get an insight of how changes in one part of the chain will influence the whole supply chain and its development. Students also learn about the role and importance of recycling and reverse logistics.

Retailing, 7.5 credits

The Retailing course takes a strategic approach to the retailing industry. It starts off by discussing various retailing formats and ownerships. It goes on by covering the customer management, visual merchandising, and pricing issues in retailing. Also, by taking a holistic perspective on operations, various supply chain management topics, including inventory management, information and financial flows will be discussed. Moreover, the ethical and corporate social responsibility issues in retailing will be covered throughout the course.

Advanced Research Methods in Business Administration, 7.5 credits

The overall objective is to develop knowledge and understanding of scientific research methods and to provide skills to design and accomplish a research project, performing analyses using qualitative and quantitative research methods and to communicate the results. Furthermore, the student should be able to reflect on research outcomes based on methodological and philosophical approaches.

Advanced Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Integration and Alliances, 7.5 credits

The course takes a holistic view of the whole supply chain and competition between supply chains. The following themes are included: integration of supply chains, power and risk management in supply chains, collaboration between different firms within the supply chain networks, strategic alliances, its formation, development and dissolution, and dynamics of chains, among others.

Logistics Firms and Logistics Services, 7.5 credits

This course introduces the theoretical foundations of logistics firms and covers the following themes: different types of logistics firms, the roles of logistics firms in supply chain management, knowledge and value creating by logistics firms, networks of logistics firms, logistics firms and innovation, and strategies of logistics firms. The course also trains the participant in analysing real life cases.

Globalisation of Economic Activity, 7.5 credits

This course covers various issues dealing with the globalisation of economic activity, including the following:

* The shifting contours of the global economy
* The changing global economic map
* Globalization of production, trade and investments
* Technological change
* State economic policies
* Transnational corporations why and how firms transnationalize
* The geography of transnational production networks
* The role of the state variations in state economic policies
* Various industrial and service sector cases
* Winning and losing in the global economy

IT-Enabled Changes in Supply Chain Management, 7.5 credits

IT support for different types of flow control is analysed, based on generic models of different business processes in the supply chain. Especially how changes in responsibilities of the supply chain must be supported by IT is discussed. Different time circuits in the information flow are analysed. The change from quantity to batch to item control, also with a high number of variants, is discussed in an IT perspective. Some aspects are given on IT-economics in international supply chains. Strategic structures of information systems are studied in an inter-organisational perspective. Case studies are used to show how IT can enable changes in international supply chain management and even facilitate structural changes in the flow.

Strategy and Change Processes in Supply Chains, 7.5 credits

Various topics covered in this course include the following: (1) organisational strategies and linkages to logistics and supply chain strategies, (2) interaction between organisational changes and the chain, (3) positioning the firm in the chain, (4) different change processes of organisations and their impact on logistics and supply chains, (5) managing of change processes including change resistance, and (6) working in inter-organisational groups and projects. The role of management, different managers and specifically the manager handling the logistics and the supply chain design in the organisations are in focus. Further the problems of overlapping supply chains and conflicts between the firm interest and supply chain interest will be brought up.

Year 2

Elective courses (possibly in study abroad), 30 credits

Titles of elective courses currently planned to be available for those who do not study abroad include the following: Contract Law of International Sales (7.5 credits); Economics of Location and Transportation (7.5 credits); International Contracts of Carriage and Logistics (7.5 credits); and Environment, Logistics and IT (7.5 credits).

Master Thesis in Business Administration (Two Years), 30 credits

The applicant must hold the minimum of a Bachelors degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 ECTS credits in business administration, economics, industrial engineering and management, or equivalent. At least 60 ECTS credits must be in business administration.Language RequirementsInternational Degree-seeking StudentsThe language of study at JIBS is English. All applicants are required to meet the standard English Language requirements corresponding to English B in the Swedish upper secondary school. We accept the following language tests: * TOEFL*: a minimum score of 575 with at least 4,5 in Written test (TWE)" (paper based), 213 with at least 4,0 in Essay Rating" (computer-based) or 90 with at least 20 in Written test (TWE)"(Internet-based). Jönköping University TOEFL code 8487 / Central Admissions Office TOEFL code: 9520 * IELTS: with an overall band score of 6.5 and no part under 5.5. * Cambridge/Oxford (Advanced or Proficiency) * University of Michigan ECPE (Examination for the certificate of Proficiency in English)*The test result cannot be older than two years. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90

Scholarships from Jönköping University
Jönköping University offers some scholarships on behalf of the Swedish government. The scholarships, intended for students who pay tuition fees, will cover a part of said tuition fee. The application for scholarships is open until 15 April 2013. The scholarships are a possibility for students to be financially supported during their period of study at Jönköping University.

Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute, a government agency, administers over 500 scholarships each year for students and researchers coming to Sweden to pursue their objectives at a Swedish university. The Swedish Institute will be offering a limited number of scholarships to students from outside the EU/EEA.

Scholarship programme targeting countries with which Sweden has long-term development cooperation.
These countries are Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

Guest Scholarship Program for master level studies in Sweden

The objective of the scholarship program is to promote democratic, economic and social development through supporting know-how and transfer of knowledge to advanced students within areas in which Sweden is at the forefront of academic research.

Countries: The program is only available to citizens of the following countries: Albania, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Kenya, Kosovo, Mali, Moçambique, Moldova, Rwanda, Serbia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

The Visby Program for master level studies in Sweden

The aim of the program is to create more extensive joint collaboration between Sweden and the program countries on education and research and to strengthen the networks in the region. Countries: The master scholarships within the program are targeted at citizens of Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.

Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Program

This is a program for citizens of Turkey. Its purpose is to support master level or advanced level studies within selected subject areas at a Swedish Institution of higher education.
The scholarship covers living expenses for one person during two semesters with a possibility of prolongation, and travel expenses to and from Sweden. To apply, follow the standardized application on

Scholarships offered by other organizations

The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, has a scholarship program for foreign students accepted to international master programs in Sweden. STINT has invited a number of foreign universities to nominate candidates to the program. Currently these universities are Tecnologico de Monterrey ITESM in Mexico, KNUST in Ghana, KAIST in South Korea, Peking University and Tsinghua University, both in China.

Students must apply themselves to the international master programmes at a Swedish university. The foreign partner universities then have the opportunity of nominating candidates to the programme. Students cannot apply for scholarships on their own.

Scholarships listed by country
OESS - Open Europe Scholarship Scheme
You are welcome to apply for a scholarship through OESS if you are a Belarusian citizen.

ICETEX administers scholarships for Colombian students who want to study abroad, including a few select programs in Sweden.

Manheimer Swartling

The law firm Mannheimer Swartling awards a scholarship each year to a German law student wishing to study in Sweden. The scholarship is open to anyone who has completed at least half of their studies for a law degree in Germany, or who has recently graduated in law and wishes to complement with a Swedish master´s degree.

Pakistan Overseas Scholarship Scheme

In 2004 Sweden was selected as a country of destination for candidates in Pakistan´s Overseas Scholarship Scheme for Master and PhD in selected fields.The scheme is financed and administered by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).

The stated aim of the program is to improve Pakistan´s national research capacity. TheSwedish Institute acts as a national program agency in Sweden. Please note that the Swedish Institute does not accept applications to this program. All inquiries regarding admissions and submissions of applications to the program should be directed to HEC.

General critieria:

Country: This scholarship program is exclusively open to Pakistani nationals that have received a HEC scholarship.
Study levels: Master´s and PhD.
Eligible subjects and programs: The programme is open for studies in all academic subjects.
Scholarship benefits and limitations:The scholarship amounts to 900 Euro per month for MA and PhD students. The scholarship is fully financed by the Higher Education Commission in Pakistan.
Travel grants: Scholarship holders receive a travel grant for a trip to and from Sweden.

Saudi Arabia
King Abdullah Foreign Scholarship Program

This scholarship program provides the means to pursue studies that lead to degrees (bachelor, master and doctorate) and medical fellowships. Academic disciplines and scholarships are selected on the needs of government ministries, national corporations and the private sector. This selection aims to fulfill the requirements of work markets across Saudi Arabia in regions, universities and industrial cities. The program is commissioned with qualifying Saudi youth to take an active role in development in all fields in government and private sectors. Mission :To actively develop and qualify Saudi human resource to be:

* World-competitive in the work market and academic research,
* High caliber base in Saudi universities, public and private sectors.

King Abdullah Scholarships provide generous financial support for scholarship recipients. Among the privileges it offers are the following:

* Monthly stipend
* Full tuition and fees paid directly to the educational institution
* Cost of attending conferences, symposia and workshops
* Expenses for scientific trips
* Allowances for books & clothes
* Financial support for spouse and dependents
* Medical insurance

Jonkoping University is one of the few approved universities by the Ministry of Higher Education of Saudi Arabia.

The Higher Education Institute

The Higher Education Institute´s scholarship office is responsible for administering scholarship programs which enable students to be supported in undergraduate and post-graduate studies at the best higher education institutions in Qatar and around the world. This office is also responsible for following up on scholarship recipients´ financial and administrative affairs, and monitoring their academic progress by communicating with their respective universities, guardians and the students themselves.
In November 2009, the Higher Education Institute updated the list of the best colleges and universities from around the world that students can attend with scholarship support from the government. The list, which now totals 675 schools, ensures scholarship recipients in Qatar will be receiving the best post-secondary education possible. Also, in November 2009, the HEI announced the Hamad bin Khalifa and the Tamim bin Hamad Grants Programs, which will offer high achieving students scholarships to 30 select universities.

The scholarship office administers scholarship programs based on the following geographic distribution:

* Qatar
* Arab region and Australia
* United Kingdom & Europe
* United States & Canada

SWEA North Carolina

SWEA awards scholarships (generally amounting to USD 1,000 each) to support a person or an organization with ties to North Carolina in their studies or their efforts to advance/share knowledge of Swedish culture, traditions, language, or history.

The American Women's Club in Sweden

The AWC annually awards a travel grant to an Americanwoman studying in Sweden.
The scholarship which is based on academic excellence, is awarded in the form of a travel grant for $1,500. The grant was initiated to cover the cost of a round-trip airplane ticket between the US and Sweden.

In order to qualify for the AWC Scholarship, the applicant must be 18 years old or older, an American female citizen, and accepted for a period of study or research at a Swedish educational institute during 2012/2013.

The American Swedish Institute

The ASI offers two scholarships: The Lilly Lorénzen Scholarship, open to Minnesota residents who plan to carry out scholarly and/or creative studies in Sweden; and the Malmberg Scholarship, to support a year of study or research in Sweden by a US resident who is enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited college or university, or who is a qualified scholar engaged in study or research.

The Malmberg Scholarship for study in Sweden will grant significant funding (up to $10,000) for up to one year of study or research in Sweden to a U.S. resident who is either (a) a student enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited college or university in the U.S. whose current study can be supplemented by time in Sweden, or (b) a qualified scholar engaged in study or research in the U.S. whose work can be enhanced by study in Sweden.
The American-Scandinavian Foundation

Other Non-SI Scholarship Programmes
EuroDesk European Info Centre

EuroDesk European Info Centre has a large number of links for funding opportunities.
Global Grant

* This list is provided as a guide/starting point for potential students. The information is updated to the best of our knowledge. Please be aware that Jönköping University is not responsible for the administration of these scholarships and, thus, cannot answer specific questions about them.

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