Logistics is concerned with the planning and control of a firms 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.
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
2nd semester 30 ECTS
3rd semester 30 ECTS
4th semester 30 ECTS