Course plan for 2018 students

The MSc Programme in Logistics consists of mandatory and elective courses.  

There are two specializations/ study options within the MSc Programme in Logistics:

Study information

Logistics entails organizing the flow of products, services and information from raw materials to theend user. For a large number of industrial and business companies, achieving high quality logistics operations will be the key competitive factor for future success. There is therefore a considerablefocus on logistics in the business world. Accordingly, the job market for students with a master's degree in logistics is generally good. 

The program aims to give a thorough analysis and understanding of problems, challenges and solutions associated with all parts of the value chains: purchasing and supply, production planning, inventory management and distribution planning, including the management of transport services. Understanding the relations between different value chains, (Supply Chain Management) is also a major focus in the program. 

The approaches to problem solving in logistics requires a broad understanding of the subject matter in order to arrive at satisfactory solutions on the basis of an analysis of alternatives. Logistics as a scientific discipline thus rests on a broad spectrum of disciplines, such as economics, information/ communication technology, business administration, organization and management, as well as quantitative methods based on mathematics, operations research and statistics. The involvement of all these topics in logistics makes it exciting and challenging to study logistics at this level. 

Students in the program will choose one of the two main specializations, called Supply ChainManagement (SCM) and Logistics Analytics (LA). Students choosing the SCM-variant must - before the second semester starts - choose between three different sub- variants: Advanced Supply chain management, Information systems, and Transportation In SCM. Students choosing the LA-variant must- before the second semester starts-choose between two different sub-variants: LA orOperations Research.

Supply Chain Management is suited for students with an interest in organization, business and to some extent social science. Although mathematics and statistics is used, the focus is more on the qualitative aspects involved in the management of the value chain. Suitable backgrounds include supply chain management, economics, business administration, among others. 

Logistics Analytics - is meant for students interested in quantitative methods for analyzing, planning and management of activities involved in procurement, production, inventory and distribution within and across companies. Mondern topics as big data, visual analytics and robotisation will be covered. Ideal backgrounds are (quantitative) logistics, mathematics and computer science.  

The program is taught entirely in English and currently includes students from more than 10 differentcountries, many outside Europe. This means that those participating in the program will have thebenefit of belonging to a truly international group of students and to enhance their language skills,making them ready for logistics careers in an ever more globalized economy

Content and structure of the programme

In the first semester there will only be mandatory subjects. There will be one common subject for the two main varieties. In the second semester the SCM-students have to choose between 3 different sub-variants and the LA-students have to choose between 2 different sub-variants. There will be a mix of mandatory subjects and electives. The latter can be chosen from all subjects in all MSc programs in Logistics. The third and fourth semesters are structurally the same for all specializations. The series of one- or two weeks seminars in the third semester requires that each student follows at least ten seminars (10 weeks) selected from a set of more than 20 available topics. In addition all students have to write a proposal which is the starting point for the master thesis which is written in the fourth semester.

 

Some additional information about the MSc program can be found on https://www.himolde-maslog.com/

Organisation and learning

The two years (120 ECTS) international MSc program in Logistics is held in English, and consists of 90 credits course work, and a master's thesis of 30 credits.

The program courses use a wide range of teaching and study methods. Standard courses run overone semester with classes once or twice per week. Students have homework in terms of exercises, computer lab work, case studies and essays, both individually and in groups. The one- or two-weeks seminars in the third semester are intensive courses with a mix of lectures, homework, discussions and student presentations. Students finalize the degree by carrying out a supervised research project and write their thesis on basis of this. Students enrolled in the program are expected to do at least 40 hours of study work per week. The program is not suited for distance learning.

Required study progression

An achievement of at least 75% of nominal study progression during an academic year is required in order to maintain the place in the study programme.

Assessment

Student assessment is made on basis of monitored exams, essays, written case study reports andoral presentations.

Course plan for Logistic Analytics

Course
2018 Autumn
2019 Spring
2019 Autumn
2020 Spring
LOG708 Applied Statistics with SPSS 7.5      
LOG713 Models for Production Management 7.5      
LOG716 Mathematical Modelling in Logistics 7.5      
LOG722 Inventory Management 7.5      
Choose among two subvariants:        

Operations Research - Subvariant 1

       

LOG733 Exact Optimization Methods in Logistics

  7.5    

LOG734 Heuristics in Analytics

  7.5    

LOG820 Vehicle Routing with Heuristics

  7.5    

Elective courses*)

  7.5    

Logistic Analytics - Subvariant 2

       

IDA720 Applied Data Analytics

  7.5    

IDA730 Visual Analytics in Operations Management

  7.5    

LOG820 Vehicle Routing with Heuristics

  7.5    

Elective courses*)

  7.5    
LOG904 Seminars in Logistics     30  
LOG950 Master's Degree Thesis       30
Total ECTS 30 30 30 30

Course plan for Supply Chain Management

Course
2018 Autumn
2019 Spring
2019 Autumn
2020 Spring
LOG708 Applied Statistics with SPSS 7.5      
LOG711 Supply Chain Management 1 7.5      
SCM702 Purchasing and Supply Theory 7.5      
SØK710 Industrial Organization 7.5      

Choose among three subvariants:

       

Advanced Supply Chain Management - Subvariant 1

       

LOG715 Business cases in SCM

  7.5    

SCM703 Applied SCM

  7.5    

SCM705 Cost Management in SCM

  7.5    
Elective courses *)   7.5    

Transportation in Supply Chain Management - Subvariant 2

       
LOG715 Business cases in SCM   7.5    

TRA816 Maritime Transportation

  7.5    

TRA820 Air Transport Economics

  7.5    
Elective Courses *)   7.5    

Information systems in SCM -
Subvariant 3

       

IBE700 Enterprise Resource Planning
ERP) with SAP

  7.5    

IDA710 Business processes and
information modelling

  7.5    

IDA715 Discrete Event Simulation

  7.5    
Elective courses *)   7.5    
LOG904 Seminars in Logistics     30  
LOG950 Master's Degree Thesis       30
Total ECTS 30 30 30 30

*) Students may choose elective courses among all Master's in Logistics courses in spring semester and that is not a mandatory course in specific subvariant.

Recommended elective courses:

Some additional information about the MSc Programme can be found on https://www.himolde-maslog.com/

Published Nov. 1, 2018 9:23 AM - Last modified June 26, 2019 2:55 PM