"The line between disorder and order lies in logistics Sun Tzu (Ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher).
Leaders win through logistics. Vision, sure. Strategy, yes. But when you go to war, you need to have both toilet paper and bullets at the right place at the right time. In other words, you must win through superior logistics. Tom Peters (Management Guru reported in Rule #3: Leadership Is Confusing As Hell, Fast Company, March 2001).
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 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 are 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 European and Asian universities.
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 taken from other programmes and a further 30 credits related to the Master s thesis. Currently, elective courses are available within management, tourism and event management, Innovation management or international business.
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 www.handels.gu.se/master
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.
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Who can apply: This admission round is open for all international students and especially those in need of a residence permit/visa before they come to Sweden.
APPLICATION CODE: GU-68193
LAST APPLICATION DATE: 2015-01-15
APPLICATION AND TUITION FEE:
Application fee 900 SEK
Full programme cost 244 800 SEK
First payment 61 200 SEK
Application and tuition fees does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.Further information on how to apply and application and tuition fees: http://www.universityadmissions.se
Application deadline 15 Jan
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