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Master of Science in Logistics and Transport Management

Master's programme | 120 credits
Autumn 2020
100% Day
1 Closed GU-68194 2 Closed GU-18194
1) Anyone can apply
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Programme

The master's programme in Logistics and Transport Management challenges your critical thinking and analytical skills. As a student of the programme, you will analyze real-world and theoretical problems, developing skills to design solutions for organizations operating under uncertainty and facing complex and rapidly changing markets and technologies. You will gain a strategic perspective of the relationships, flows, chains, processes, and systems comprising the international logistics and transport arena, with sustainability as a key issue.

About the Education

Logistics and transport management is increasingly recognized as pivotal to sound decision making and organizational success in meeting business objectives. Complex challenges arise from the globalization of production and consumption; innovative, modern solutions are needed to ensure and maintain profitability and competitiveness while responding to evolving customer demands and technological developments. Furthermore, increasing environmental concerns introduce a whole new dynamic, both socially and practically, to the logistics and transport arena. This programme prepares you for a career in the logistics and transport sector, which employs six million people in the EU alone, has an added value of approximately €15 billion, influences virtually all industrial and public-sector activities, and affects every citizen’s daily life.

Flexible and comprehensive education

Courses reveal how industry and government decision makers can respond to vigorous international competition, more diverse and demanding consumers, and increasing environmental concerns by applying interorganizational cooperative strategies, modern information technologies, new business processes, and contemporary analytical tools. There are excellent opportunities for designing the programme to fit your own personal interests and goals, including the possibility to undertake exchange studies in an international environment at respected partner institutions worldwide. Guest lecturers—from senior industry representatives to prominent overseas experts—share their invaluable experiences and intellectually stimulating, cutting-edge content. Significant emphasis is placed on using real-world examples and case studies, many of which are undertaken in close cooperation with industry. Your master´s thesis provides the opportunity to apply your knowledge towards your chosen focus. You may choose to collaborate with an external partner in Sweden or abroad.

Diverse and valuable practical experience

As a student of the master’s programme in Logistics and Transport Management, you will benefit from our strong research and educational links with the logistics industry locally, nationally, and globally. The programme prepares you for multifaceted challenges, requiring a balance between theoretical and practical skills, examining real-world case studies and cooperating with established businesses from the logistics community. Here, you will pursue independent work as well as collaborating with fellow students from different educational backgrounds and nationalities, gaining fresh insights and diverse perspectives. The core faculty is supplemented by prominent international visiting professors and representatives of the business community.


An international atmosphere allows you to experience other cultures, improve your communication skills, and build a global network of friends. You will be part of a multicultural classroom. Also you will have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: General entrance requirements: 
A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to 180 ECTS credits) from an internationally recognized university and English 6/English B from Swedish upper secondary school or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test. For more information about general entrance requirements see (English) and (Swedish).    Programme specific entrance requirements:  
A minimum of 30 credits of courses in subject areas related to business and/or economics, and a minimum of 15 credits in statistics or 7,5 credits in statistics and 7,5 credits in quantitative methods and/or mathematics.

Selection: Selection for event

The selection of students is based on two groups. Priority is given to students in Group 1.

Group 1: Students with GMAT or GRE General Test result. Students need a GMAT test result of 350 or higher. Students with a GMAT test result lower than 350 will be placed in selection group 2. (GRE General Test results are translated to an equivalent GMAT score.)

Group 2: number of credits (maximum 225 credits). For further information and important instructions please see

Selection: Selection for event

The selection of students is based on three groups. Group 1 and 2 are prioritized.

Group 1: Students with GMAT or GRE General Test result. Students need a GMAT test result of 350 or higher. Students with a GMAT test result lower than 350 will be placed in selection group 3. (GRE General Test results are translated to an equivalent GMAT score.)

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 students are not guaranteed their first choice of programme. See information on how the selection is made.

Group 3: Number of credits (maximum 225 credits). 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: 166 000 SEK
First payment: 41 500 SEK

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

Study Guidance

If you have additional queries, you are welcome to contact our student counsellors who will be happy to assist you.

Phone: 031-786 4956, E-mail:


Graduate school
Box 695
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Vasagatan 1

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