Masters Logistics Management

Duration 1 year
Study credits 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer), 25 study hours per credit, 1500 study hours
Title after graduation Master of Science
Requirements of admission One or more of the following:

  • Minimum 3 years of full-time experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • GMATGRE or pass an admissions test.
Tuition € 13.900 for the complete programme.
Mode of payment Per semester or per full year in advance via bank transfer, credit card or PayPal.

Content of programme and mode of lecture

Processes form the basis of every organization, whether it concerns production, service or non-profit companies. Operations Management and Logistics is a multidisciplinary field that covers a wide range of activities, including:

  • Performance management of a team of design engineers
  • Building quality feedback loops
  • Accurate prediction of production and delivery performance
  • Stock chain management
  • Designing information architectures for e-business

The master’s program offers theory, tools and techniques for the management of such processes. You will apply the knowledge that you acquire during the program in various projects, in which you learn what it means to carry out your own research. You will learn how to analyze the current operational performance of an organization, how you can translate these in terms of quality, costs and time and how you can improve performance by redesigning business processes.

LGSB connects the Masters Logistics Management (MLM) program with business administration. Thanks to this approach, you quickly find a suitable job and you grow faster, also to other business functions. Important perspectives are: responding to rapid changes in logistics organizations and corporate social responsibility.

Mode of lecture

The Master Logistics Management (MLM) programme is a blended programme. That means that you will use a high tech e-learning platform that works flawless on mobile phones and gives the opportunity  to study where-ever, when ever. 4 times per semester there is a live workshop you may attend. There will be a graduation ceremony where you will receive an official accredited degree awarded by Swiss School of Management (SSM).

Modules in the first semester

The Masters Logistics Management (MLM) is an interesting year. You will get acquainted with the basics in logistics, general management, economics, law and taxes, information technology and many more essential subjects for future leaders in logistics. Each academic year is divided into two semesters. The first semester of the Masters Logistics Management contains of 8 modules (a total of 30 ECTS can be collected). The second and last semester will hold 7 modules (also a total of 30 ECTS can be collected).

Semester 1:

  • Strategic Management (2 ECTS)
  • Corporate Governance (4 ECTS)
  • Business Intelligence (4 ECTS)
  • Supply Chain Management (3 ECTS)
  • Logistics Management (4 ECTS)
  • Transport Economics & Management (3 ECTS)
  • Country specific electives (7 ECTS)

The course materials will be available for you via the e-learning platform. The material is a combination of articles, books, cases, questions, video’s, tests, assessments and so on. Passing modules is awarded with a number of credits (ECTS). When you have passed all the modules of year one, you’ve collected 60 ECTS.

Modules of the second semester

  • Business Intelligence (4 ECTS)
  • Supply Chain Management (3 ECTS)
  • Logistics Management (3 ECTS)
  • E-commerce (2 ECTS)
  • Fleet Management (3 ECTS)
  • Courier Management (3 ECTS)
  • Research Thesis (12 ECTS)

Enrollment requirements

To enroll in the Masters Logistics Management you need, next to a sound command of the English language, one or more of the following:

  • Minimum 3 years of full-time experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • GMATGRE or pass an admissions test.
  • Recognition of prior learning.

What is recognition of prior learning?

This is where we accept a previous qualification as meeting the learning outcomes (or covering the syllabus) for a course or module, so you don’t need to take it as part of your degree. This reduces the number of courses (and the length of time) required to complete your degree.

Can I apply for recognition of prior learning?

If you have a lot of work or life experience in a particular industry or field, and you are thinking of enrolling in a course, RPL is worth considering. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) involves getting recognition for skill and knowledge you’ve pick up from: life experiences, work experiences, training courses or workshops.

To check if you are eligible to apply for RPL, you have to pay a non-refundable RPL-fee of $ 250 per module.

To be eligible to apply for RPL, some tertiary training providers need you to be enrolled or provisionally enrolled in the qualification, and pay the enrolment fees. Please contact the faculty via faculty@lgsb.nl if you want to start the RPL procedure.

What are the benefits of applying for recognition of prior learning?

The benefits of RPL are that you: have your informal learning recognized, avoid studying topics you already know about, complete the course faster, pay less for the programme.

How is recognition of prior learning assessed?

Prior learning is assessed in several ways, and which method is used will depend on the type of module you are taking. The module supervisor will get in touch with you to discuss the type of assessment you will need to do, and arrange a date and time for your assessment. The assessment is made by a subject matter expert in your chosen field of study. The most common assessment methods are:

Portfolio. A portfolio involves compiling a file of evidence that relates to the learning outcome or unit standard you want credit for. Some examples of evidence could be a report, a set of accounts, a product you have made, a drawing or an essay.

Attestation. Attestation is when someone who is knowledgeable and respected in your area of knowledge gives their word (either written or verbal) that you have the required learning in this area. This person could be someone chosen by you, such as a client or employer.

Structured interview. This method involves you verbally explaining what you have done before an interview panel. You can have support people present as well.

Challenge assessment. This could be a practical demonstration, a written or oral test, or an assignment. A challenge assessment can be used when evidence from the other sources needs confirmation.

What else you need to know about the assessment

To be awarded RPL, the learning must be current and relevant. For example, we will only look at learning gained in the past three years. Relevance can be important too, especially in relation to cultural, legal, social or professional practices. In this case, it may be important that you have worked or studied in a country specific context.

What happens after the assessment?

We will send you written notice of the outcome of your application. A verbal indication by the assessor is not enough. The outcome could be:

  • Credit awarded in full. Any module credits you have gained will be recorded on your learning record and you won’t have to sit this component of the programme.
  • Requirement to give further evidence or be assessed further. For example, this could be having to do a challenge assessment.
  • Application declined – it’s recommended that you enroll and complete the paper as normal.

Round Table Africa 3.0 (RTA)

The Round Table Africa 2.0 (RTA) project is a spin-off of a Dutch government sponsored project between Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and ESAMI (Tanzania). After MSM pulled out, the project was given new life by StatMind and its networked European and African partners. LGSB partnered with StatMind and started the Round Table Africa 3.0. The goal of this new version of the project is to open educational programmes to as much people on this globe as possible.

The Round Table Africa 3.0 offers three things:

  1. Scholarships to lower the tuition;
  2. Extra guidance during their study;
  3. Open the extensive international network of business owners, leaders, government officials.

You can apply for a scholarship during the admissions process. We grant scholarships based on individual motivation and purchase parity power by country.

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