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Degree: MSc Supply Chain Management
Duration: 12 months
Start: September 2020
- 39% international students in programme
- 99% of graduates employed within 3 months after graduation
- Examples of your future job title: Operations manager, procurement manager, production planner
There’s a very close connection between the latest academic knowledge and real-world business practice in RSM’s MSc Supply Chain Management. You’ll learn the latest theories and technologies in class from world-class researchers and academics, then you will see for yourself how supply chain knowledge works in the real world, because the Port of Rotterdam and other international supply chain hubs are right on your doorstep.
Here, you can study a broad portfolio of topics from intra-logistics to strategic global collaborations between firms, and experience working with variety of approaches to analysing the performance of supply chains, from analytic models to qualitative assessments.
You’ll study social and environmental sustainability too as well as a focus on cost efficiency and performance, so you can bring your own positive changes to the practice of supply chain management.
You can launch your career almost immediately. On average it takes only a month and a half to find a job after graduating from this programme; that’s faster than any of our other master graduates. Two-thirds of graduates from this programme said it was relatively easy to find a job for their first career move, according to our MSc Graduate Employment Report in 2019.
Many of them take their first career steps in logistics, consumer goods or consulting, as trainees, consultants and demand planners. The largest numbers of them work in large corporations, SMEs and large consultancy firms, but many students take other roles throughout the industry, perhaps starting their careers in supply chain or procurement. International graduates may find it slightly harder to find a job in logistics or shipping in Rotterdam itself, but your studies in this international port city give you a good view of international opportunities.
The MSc Supply Chain Management organises its own industry-specific career fair every November, and there are many other career events and services available at RSM throughout the year. You can find them all on www.rsm.nl/career-centre/events
Our top-ranked international faculty bring the latest supply chain management insights, methods and theories into the classroom. RSM is ranked top in Europe for research, based on an aggregate of research published in SCM academic journals over the past five years. Your teachers are active practitioners in the real business world of logistics and supply chains.
When you’re learning about management challenges, technologies and developments, you’ll learn from seeing them for yourself, via company visits, company projects, and guest lectures by expert practitioners from the industry.
Is it right for me?
This programme is for you if you want to create a positive change on supply chain management in practice, and you have a hard-working and down-to-earth attitude.
Chenzhi Hu (Msc Supply Chain Management 2020)
It's quite practice-oriented, so I feel I am learning new skills every day from the real business world and from company visits and guest lectures; it’s a great way to integrate theories and practices.
I enjoy the nice vibe, my smart classmates and the helpful professors, but most of all I enjoy the way the courses are designed. Our courses combine lectures and workshops in creative and interesting ways. For example, we visit a real warehouse after learning about warehouse assessing; and we go to a logistics industry fair to find innovative solutions. I feel that professors and staff work very hard to teach us as much as possible and efficiently.
If you are interested in logistics or supply chain, and want to learn data analysis and elementary programming for the real business world, then this is for you! It’s a great starting point for a career in logistics, in a supply chain department or a consultancy role in these fields.
RSM’s MSc in Supply Chain Management ranks consistently well against other similar courses, its score in the 2020 Studie Keuze 123 survey is 4.3 out of 5: click here