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Master of Science in Logistics and Transport Management

Master's programme | 120 credits
Autumn 2017
100% Day
Göteborg
INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English
1) Anyone can apply
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Programme

"The line between disorder and order lies in logistics" Sun Tzu (Ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher).

"Leaders win through logistics" Tom Peters (Management Guru)

As these quotes suggest, the freight transport and logistics discipline is increasingly recognized as pivotal to sound decision making and organizational success in meeting business objectives. The globalization of production and consumption has led to a situation where logistics decision makers must constantly strive to deal with the complex challenges associated with internationally distributed production, trade and transport networks. In order to ensure and maintain both profitability and competitiveness, organizations need to constantly review their logistical requirements in order to adapt to potentially volatile changes in customer demand and technological developments. The environmental imperative has introduced a whole new and, from a societal perspective, vitally important dynamic into the logistics and freight transport arena.

Within the EU alone, the freight transport and logistics sector employs 6 million people and has an added value of some €15 billion. Freight transport and logistics influences virtually all industrial and public sector activities and affects every citizen s daily life. The M.Sc. in Logistics and Transport Management prepares you for truly multifaceted challenges, requiring a balance between theoretical and practical skills. The programme provides an intellectually stimulating environment, within which you will develop your skills in critical thinking and analysis, as well as improving your knowledge of, and strategic perspective on, the relationships, flows, chains, processes and systems that pervade the international freight transport and logistics arena. You will analyze problems, both theoretical and real-life, and design solutions for organizations operating under uncertainty and facing complex and rapidly changing markets and technologies.

In pursuing this programme, you will benefit from our strong research and educational links with the logistics industry locally, nationally and globally. Significant emphasis is placed on the use of state-of-the-art logistical software, as well as real world examples and case studies, some of which are implemented in close cooperation with established businesses from the logistics community. Furthermore, the core logistics faculty is supplemented by prestigious international visiting professors and representatives of the business community. The programme also provides opportunities for field work in an international environment at respected universities in Europe and overseas.

Graduates from the M.Sc. in Logistics and Transport Management programme enjoy a variety of exciting and rewarding careers. For example, amongst other things, our alumni are employed as purchasers, logistics consultants, supply planners, shipping coordinators, freight forwarders, chartering agents, shipbrokers and supply chain managers. The programme comprises 60 credits of core courses, 30 credits of elective courses and a further 30 credits related to the Master’s thesis.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: The applicant must have been awarded a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognized university and be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognized test, e. g. TOEFL, IELTS. The level of English must be equivalent to English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School. The applicant's university education must also include a minimum of 30 hec of courses in subject areas related to business and/or economics. In addition the education must include a minimum of 15 hec in Statistics, or 7.5 hec in Statistics and 7.5 hec in quantitative methods and/or Mathematics. For more information about the requirements visit http://www.handels.gu.se/master

Selection: Selection for event

The selection of students is based on two groups. Group 1: students with GMAT or GRE General Test result, Group 2: number of higher education credits (hec) (maximum 225 hec). Priority is given to students in Group 1. For further information and important instructions please see www.handels.gu.se/master.

Selection: Selection for event

The selection of students is based on three groups.

Group 1: Students with GMAT or GRE General Test result.

Group 2: Students registered on Handelshögskolans Ekonomprogram, Logistikprogram or Samhällsvetenskapligt miljövetarprogram (inriktning uthålligt företagande eller miljöekonomi), that are guaranteed a place on one of the nine MSc programmes, offered by the Graduate School. The student is not guaranteed his or her first choice of programme. See information on how the selection is made.

Group 3: Number of higher education credits (hec) (maximum 225 hec).

If there are places left when the selection has been made in group 1 and 2, eligible students in group 3 will be selected.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full programme cost: 252 800 SEK
First payment: 63 200 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Study Guidance

Tel. 031-786 4956, E-mail: study.info@gs.gu.se

Department

Graduate school
Box 695
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Vasagatan 1

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