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  • Tuition Fee:
  • / Year
  • Foreign: $ 11.2k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 March 2016

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    Logistics is concerned with the planning and control of a firm’s activities to ensure that the right product is delivered in the right quantity, to the right customer, at the right time. It is not enough just to be a good planner – it is also important to understand how to put various business processes in place with a view to supporting an effective supply chain.

    The Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme provides students with in-depth knowledge of methods for planning and controlling flows of goods and information in a supply chain. This includes a solid understanding of how to develop the necessary IT-based tools and how to design a strategy for supply chain management.


    The first semester features the following courses: Research Methods in Logistics; Advanced Excel; Production Planning and Control; Supply Chain Management: Strategy and Design; Optimisation Methods; and Simulation: Modelling and Analysis. The second semester comprises the following specialising courses: Demand Management; Global Sourcing Strategies; Inventory Control; Distribution and Transportation; Supply Chain Performance Management; and Project Management with Accounting Perspectives.

    In the third semester, students can choose elective courses in their areas of interest. These can be taken at Aarhus University during the semester, at a partner university outside Denmark, or at the AU Summer University. Students can also participate in internship programmes in Denmark or abroad.

    The fourth semester is devoted to the final thesis. Students may choose their thesis topic freely and thus have the chance to concentrate on and specialise in a specific field of interest.

    Career profile

    A typical first job for a graduate with an MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management involves specific analysis of logistical performance or the implementation of new logistical solutions. One possible career path is to start out as a logistics analyst, then progress to a project-manager position and eventually to an executive position with overall responsibility for business development.

    1st semester 30 ECTS

    Prerequisite courses:

    • Research Methods in
    • Advanced Excel
    • Simulation: Modelling
      and Analysis
    • Optimisation Methods
    • Production Planning
      and Control
    • Supply Chain Management:
      Strategy and Design

    2nd semester 30 ECTS

    Specialisation courses

    • Demand Management
    • Inventory Control
    • Global Sourcing Strategic
    • Distribution and
    • Supply Chain Performance
    • Project Management with
      Accounting Perspectives

    3rd semester 30 ECTS

    Elective courses

    • Internship
    • AU Summer University
    • Study abroad
    • Electives at AU

    4th semester 30 ECTS


    University requirements

    You apply online through the Aarhus University self service system. To be able to apply online, you first have to create a self service account. Once you have created your account and logged on the self service system, please select the option "Application form for free movers (non-exchange)".

    Please be aware that you need to start your application within 24 hours of creating the self service account.

    To best prepare your application, it is important to understand the structure and the different locations of Aarhus University. Aarhus University has three different campuses (located in Aarhus, Herning and Emdrup) and is divided into four faculties, which are subdivided into 26 departments.

    Remember when choosing courses that you may only take courses at one location and within one faculty. You may not choose courses at more than two different departments. 

    It is important that you have a relevant academic background for the courses that you apply for. You must have taken courses at your home university within the specific subject field you have applied to in order to be accepted to any of the departments. 

    EU students can sign up for 5 ECTS to 30 ECTS during a semester. To obtain a study and work permit, students from outside the EU/EEA have to study 30 ECTS in total (20 ECTS at one department). If you choose courses at more than one department, it is important that you choose at least 20 ECTS at one department. Students applying for courses at Aarhus BSS, should only apply for courses at one department.

    At the application form, you can apply for housing as well, if needed.

    Documents to be attached with your online application:

    You will be required to attach the following documents to your application:

    • Official transcript of records from your home university (must be in pdf format and must be in English!)
    • Copy/Scan of passport
    • Transcripts from bachelor studies (for master students only)

    Students applying to Aarhus BSS only: Students must upload a letter confirming that they will be able to transfer credits from Aarhus University to a degree at the home institution. If you cannot provide this documentation, you will be assessed according to the admission requirements of the relevant degree programme(s). Students can complete and upload this template or a similar document from the home university.  

    Processing times and notification

    You will be informed approximately six weeks prior to semester start whether you meet the prerequisites to be enrolled in the requested courses. However, as enrolment in courses for free mover students is dependent on available space in the relevant courses, you will not receive final confirmation about course enrolment until approximately two weeks prior to semester start. If there is space left in the courses, you will receive a notification about this and an invoice. Only after the invoice has been paid in full, will you receive a Letter of Enrolment and be enrolled in the requested courses. Please be aware that due to this procedure, Aarhus University cannot guarantee that free mover students will be admitted and enrolled in courses by semester start. 

    Program requirements

    Students from Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus UniversityThe students that hold a bachelor in Business Administration or a Bsc Porgramme from Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University can pursue direct admission to Msc programmes after they finish their bachelor programme (Group 1), cf. below.Students that hold a programme from another educationIf you hold a programme from another university, you can have your programme evaluated at Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University in order to find out if you meet the admission requirements. This evaluation will prioritize the sufficient content of the following subjects and ECTS-points, cf. below.Mathematics 5 ECTSFinance and Accounting 25 ECTSStatistics 10 ETCSResearch Methods 10 ECTSBusiness Economics 15 ECTSOrganisation and Leadership theory 10 ECTSMarketing 10 ECTSMicroeconomics 5 ECTS English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 560 TOEFL iBT® test: 83
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