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Master of Science in Logistics and Transport Management, 120 hec

"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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Entrance requirements and application

Entrance 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


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.

Master of Science in Logistics and Transport Management, 120 hec
Start Full/part time Apply
Autumn 2017 Day, 100 % Apply
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.
CITY: Göteborg
Application fee 900 SEK
Full programme cost 252 800 SEK
First payment 63 200 SEK
Application and tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
Further information on how to apply and application and tuition fees: http://www.universityadmissions.se


Autumn 2017

Application deadline 16 Jan

GU-68193 Day, 100 %

Application details and tuition fee

Study Guidance

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


Graduate school

Box 695 40530 Göteborg

Visiting address: Vasagatan 1

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