Global Supply Chain and Operations Management

  • Degree
    Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Type of study
    Full-time study
  • Standard period of study
    3 semesters without intership, 4 semesters with internship
  • Commencement of studies
    Winter semester (1 Oct)
  • Credits (ECTS)
  • Language of instruction
  • Department / Central Institute
    Department of Business and Economics

Degree programme

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This consecutive degree programme provides its students with broad foundation in the principles of Business Administration with an international and application-orientated Global Supply Chain and Operations Management approach. Building on and extending Bachelor’s-level knowledge and experience, it provides students with the opportunity to work independently to develop an innovative problem-solving approach. The course teaches analytic skills, the development of goal-orientated operative and strategic measures and their implementation in new and broad-based contexts.
Taught entirely in English and assuming an interactive form, the modules of this course enable its students to develop reliable high-level English language skills. The course also makes use of the professional experience of its participants to address a range of complex topics. Small group work fosters an open dialogue and close contacts between the students, teaching staff and experts working in the sectors which the course examines. All this combines to produce an intensive case-study based working atmosphere which leads to stimulating reflection and solution-orientated discussions. Graduates of this Master’s degree programme go on to work in a range of careers in the fast-growing international Global Supply Chain and Operations Management Community

Professional field

This degree programme equips its students to assume specialist and management roles in internationally-active companies in the Supply Chain and Operations Management sector. It also provides a basis for a career in Management Consultancy and global service providers. Graduates of this course often work as Operations Managers, Supply Chain Managers, Logistics Managers or Operations and Supply Chain Analysts.

Degree structure

In the first semester, students deepen their knowledge in selected areas of their chosen specialization. The modules of the second semester build on the content of the first semester. The third semester is intended for the Master’s thesis, a research seminar and the final oral examination.
Students who have gained less than 210 ECTS in their first degree must acquire the missing credits by completing an internship. This extends the regular period of study from three to four semesters.

First semester

  • Advanced Operations Management
  • Global Supply Chain Management and Resilience
  • Managing Global Supply Chain Projects
  • International Logistics Management
  • Tutorial seminar I

Second semester

  • Digital Supply Chain and Operations Analytics
  • Global Supply Chain and Operations Consulting
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics in Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • Elective from the Master Pool Electives
  • Tutorial seminar II

Third semester

  • Research seminar
  • The Master’s thesis
  • Final oral examination
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in Business Studies with at least 210 ECTS credit points. Applicants with 180 ECTS credits will be required to obtain the additional 30 ECTS credits by completing a placement in the third semester (the programme will then last four semesters)
  • Evidence of having completed undergraduate courses in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Production Management and Logistics
  • English language skills on a high B2 level proved by a standardised test, e.g. TOEFL (iBT minimum score 83), IELTS (minimum score 6.0), TOEIC Four Skills (minimum score 1200), PTE Academic (minimum score 67), Cambridge English Scale (minimum score 170), Oxford Test of English (minimum score 126), UNIcert II
    If you have studied in the higher education system a minimum of two semesters entirely in English, this can be accepted as equivalent (please provide proof with your application). You do not need to provide further English certificates if you hold a GMAT.
  • Letter of motivation in English
  • Curriculum Vitae in English
  • By voluntarily providing a GMAT score of 600 Points or above, you can significantly increase your chance of admission (in this case an English proof is not necessary)

Applicants with a degree from a German university:
Please, apply through our platform (which for technical reasons is only available in German)

Applicants with a degree from an university abroad:
Students with a Non-German Bachelor degree apply at uni-assist e. V.

Programme accredited by the Akkreditierungsrat

All information about currently offered modules and courses can be found in the campus management system S.A.M. (Study Administration Management).

All regulations, forms and documents can be found in your faculty site.

Fees and grants

  • Tuition fees


  • Semesterfee

    ca. € 300 per semester (incl. local transport semester ticket)

Information for prospective students

Student Counselling Services

Student advisory service

Department of Business and Economics
Christine Jäkel
Student Office

Department of Business and Economics
Kerstin Muhlack-Büchel
Student Office

Academic director

Department of Business and Economics
Prof. Dr. Dmitry Ivanov
Professor of Supply Chain Management

Prof. Dr. Alexander Tsipoulanidis
Professor for Supply Chain und Operations Management