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Logistics and Supply Chain Management - Master's Programme

Master's programme2 years120 credits

The programme aims to provide students with the resources, mindset and skills necessary to building a successful career in global logistics and supply chain management. Our courses are designed to give students both solid theoretical knowledge and “hands-on” practical experience. They also offer many feature guest lecturers from industry as well as opportunities for students to visit and work with companies on assignments. The programme takes a multidisciplinary approach to the design, planning and management of supply chains and logistics strategies, networks, processes and systems. Students learn problem solving techniques that can be applied to both quantitative and qualitative models such as case studies, project work, business games and simulations.

Many of our teachers are internationally acclaimed researchers who provide students with comprehensive knowledge as well as pragmatic skills and abilities. After graduation, our students will have mastered functionally oriented problems and the ability to work cross-functionally and inter- organizationally to improve an organisation’s performance.

Programme modules/courses

The first year starts with seven mandatory courses that are designed to give a comprehensive and solid knowledge base about logistics and supply chain management. Students will then get the opportunity to mix qualitative and quantitative elective courses, and create their own focus area, e.g. Packaging Logistics, Modelling & Simulation of Supply Chains, Cross Functional Process Integration or Humanitarian Logistics. There is also a mandatory course in research methodology and project management. The programme ends with a Master’s thesis project that can be done in collaboration with industry.

Career prospects

Industrial manufacturing firms and retailers are increasingly seeking well-educated personnel for positions such as supply chain managers, logistics managers, operations excellence developers and purchasers. Transportation firms, as well as logistics service providers such as management consulting firms and software vendors, now recognise the need for personnel with specialist skills within this area.

The profession is growing and graduates within logistics and supply chain management have a very interesting and broad job market. You can find employment in diverse areas such as purchasing, packaging, warehousing, inventory management, production, transportation, and supply chain management. You can also forge a career in manufacturing companies (all different sectors), trade and retail companies, logistics service providers, management consultancy firms, providers of logistics IS/IT, and in humanitarian organisations (UN, Red Cross, Medecins Sans Frontieres) all around the world. Examples of Swedish firms close to Lund where many logistics and SCM professionals work include IKEA, Tetra Pak, Alfa Laval and Volvo.

Student profile
A good logistician is a practical 'doer' that likes to work cross functionally with other people to transform business. An analytical mindset and capability to handle numbers is needed to develop fact based recommendations. The students of this programme will study both qualitative and quantitative oriented courses together with our engineering students on MSc-level. The entry requirements are defined to guarantee that you can follow the more quantitative oriented courses of the programme.

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For programmes starting in autumn 2018! Check the entry requirements and how to apply instructions and apply by 15 January 

Contact

Logistics and Supply Chain Management (M.Sc.)
Kårhuset, John Ericssons väg 3, Lund

Programme Director:
Andreas Norrman
International Master's Coordinator:
Helene von Wachenfelt, E-mail: scm [at] master [dot] lth [dot] se

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and management, mechanical engineering, operations management, logistics or equivalent. The degree should include one course in business logistics and/or operations management (or related), one course in mathematical statistics/probability theory, one course in computer programming and basic courses in algebra and calculus of at least 20 credits/ECTS. English 6/English Course B.

Selection criteria

The selection is based on academic qualifications.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under "Entry requirements"). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency - check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.

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Important dates

Start Autumn semester 2018

Study period

Application

daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

September 3, 2018 - June 7, 2020

Last application date January 15, 2018Apply now

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
 

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
  • Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline
     

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline

*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.

*Svensk student? Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se.

Programme-specific documents

We encourage you to provide a short table listing the courses you have completed that correspond to the courses in the programme’s specific entry requirements to prove that you meet these requirements. If a course title does not correspond to our requirement, please provide the relevant official course descriptions.

No additional programme-specific documents (such as a CV or letters of recommendation) are required when you apply for this programme.

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 290 000

First payment: SEK 72 500

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions


*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations