Have you ever wondered how the products you order are delivered to your house so fast? How are companies able to manage their services and operations so smoothly, together with their suppliers? The answer lies in sustainable, innovative, reliable and efficient supply chain management.
**Best MSc Supply Chain Management in the Netherlands (joint 1st) - Higher Education Guide Masters 2019 **
Our research-driven Master of Science degree in Supply Chain Management will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become an expert in a discipline that is essential to business success when operating in today’s local, national and global markets.
The programme in Groningen is unique in that it tackles the full range of the supply chains within all types of organisations (production, distribution and services). You will gain the necessary managerial and analytical skills to focus on the design, integration and coordination of supply chains at multiple levels, bringing innovative and dynamic solutions to this fast-paced business environment. The programme also provides access to numerous professionals from different sectors complementing current and future perspectives taught in courses. We cooperate with companies on guest lectures, company visits, internships, career events, case studies and thesis assignments.
Through the selection of elective courses, you can focus on supply chains in specific contexts, for example in energy, healthcare or process industry. The programme further offers the opportunity to focus on either the Energy Focus area or the Digital Business Focus area (available from September 2019). At the end of your studies, you will receive an MSc in Supply Chain Management from the University of Groningen, one of Europe’s top tier business schools.
It's up to you how you develop as a student
I was keen to come to Europe because of the friendliness and openness of the people. I eventually opted for Groningen because of the high standard of teaching.
I like the field of study mainly because nearly all companies have an operation function. I'm particularly fascinated by the way companies try to analyse their production processes. The MSc programme offers many Options. You can choose your own path with optional courses. If you work hard you can learn a lot from this programme. It's entirely up to you how you develop as a student. At the moment I'm doing an internship at Wavin in Zwolle, a company that makes plastic pipes. I think it's very important to do an internship as part of the programme so that you can get an idea of how things work in practice.
"It is well deserved that the MSc Supply Chain Management has been awarded the 'Top Degree Programme' predicate by the editors of the Keuzegids."
"Supply Chain Management is a very relevant field of study, for example because of the development of e-commerce and the increase in easiness of growing a global business. This is one of the reasons why I chose to study Supply Chain Management. I wanted to study something that is relevant in society. Something you can talk about on birthday parties.
In this respect, the study has certainly not disappointed me. For example, this January (2015) we have visited the new distribution centre of Wehkamp.nl, which appears to be the world's largest automated distribution centre for online retail. Next to this, the courses of the study also satisfied me. There is a large variety in courses. Qualitative, quantitative, strategic and practical. This enables you to work on both your soft skills and hard skills, and to develop a wide base of knowledge in different fields of Supply Chain Management.
In short, it is well deserved that the MSc Supply Chain Management has been awarded the 'Top Degree Programme' predicate by the editors of the Keuzegids."