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Supply Chain Management

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Language of education
English (100%)
12 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The execution of a company’s primary processes and its linkages with suppliers and distributors, is the central topic in the Msc Supply Chain Management.

Successful implementation of a business strategy requires thorough understanding of the ways in which goods and services are produced. The arrangement of resources required for the production of a company’s output is the core task of operations managers. Firms develop global operational networks to meet the challenges of, and take advantage of, the opportunities presented by economic globalisation. Since purchasing, production and distribution activities can take place in various parts of the world, these activities introduce a wide variety of logistical challenges. For example, in any industries an increasing number of services and materials are obtained from outside specialist suppliers. This means the way in which businesses manage the supply of products and services to their operations becomes important. Similarly, at the demand side of the business, the way in which the distribution chain is managed contributes to an operation’s ability to serve its customers.

Why Study Supply Chain Management?

Academically-challenging and strongly oriented towards real-world application, the  Supply Chain Management program examines how the execution of a company's primary processes and its network with suppliers and distributors are key to its performance; how companies can develop the best global operational networks; and how to optimize the management of the distribution chain so that a company's operations can optimally serve its customers.

A Tilburg University Master's in Supply Chain Management offers you:

  • Break-through scientific theory combined with insights from industry. Your combined theoretical knowledge and understanding of how to apply it in practical ways to the decisions you make will serve you throughout your future career.
  • Diverse and engaging teaching methods that challenge and inform on multiple levels, from lectures and tutorials to guest lecturers from prominent industry practitioners, group assignments and an internship at an organization.
  • Global and local perspectives on supply chain issues as reflected in the content of the program, the experiences and perspectives of your international teachers, and the contrasting ideas of your global classmates.
  • Ideal preparation for a successful career as a manager, specialist, or consultant on operations and supply chains.

Supply Chain Management Career Prospects

Companies today are developing global operational networks to meet the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities presented by economic globalization. Purchasing, production, and distribution activities are all taking place in various parts of the world. These companies need professionals with your expertise the field of logistics and operations management.

Our graduates find jobs very soon after graduating in production companies with operations activities dispersed worldwide or in the service industry. Consultancy agencies also seek out our graduates for expert advice on international supply chain management, while service operations are increasingly seeking out graduates, particularly for positions in the health care sector.

You can expect to find a first job as an (account) manager, functional specialist, or consultant on operations and supply chains. 

Supply Chain Management Related Programs

Besides the Master in Supply Chain Management, Tilburg University offers several other Management related masters such as the Information Management program.

See which other programs are related to the Master Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Master in Supply Chain Management will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at Tilburg University.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Supply Chain Management program

About Tilburg University

At Tilburg University, our mission is to inspire students and faculty members to reach their full potential, and in doing so, reap a positive impact on the society around them. Our education and research is internationally inspired and is ground breaking. Tilburg is represented among the top institutes in the international university rankings.

Tilburg University educational programs instil a broad social awareness in our students along with critical personal and professional skills. Learning and development are offered at all career levels. Research endeavours aim to advance the frontiers of knowledge on issues and subjects of direct value to society – and are actively disseminated and applied within the community with this objective in mind. We play an active part in the local community and that of the region, the Netherlands and the entire world, maintaining close contact at all levels.

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Admission requirements

Entry test

GMAT test score and motivation letter.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS listening: 6, IELTS reading: 6, IELTS writing: 6, IELTS speaking: 6, TOEFL paper based: 575, TOEFL computer based: 233, TOEFL internet based: 90

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