Master of Science International Procurement and Supply Chain Management

  • 1 year
  • English
  • Master
  • Full-time
Venlo, Plymouth

Are you looking for an inspiring master’s programme with an international character? Would you like to study in different countries with students from all over the world? Do you have a strong interest in the world of logistics, procurement, operations and supply chains? Our unique 1-year master’s programme International Logistics / Procurement / Operations / SCM will prepare you for an international job at management level.

About

This Master of Science programme takes 1 year and is taught in English. It’s taught in 2 different countries. The study has 3 variants:

  • MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MSc International Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • MSc International Operations and Supply Chain Management

Why this study in the Netherlands?

With the Master of Science in International Logistics / Procurement / Operations / SCM, you’ll be immersed in an international environment. You’ll meet students from all over the world and learn all about supply chain management and logistics processes, and how to improve them efficiently. It’s a unique programme that will take you further in your field.

  • You’ll broaden and deepen your knowledge
  • Dedicated personal guidance
  • The perfect preparation for the next step in your career
  • An international experience and network
 

What are you going to learn?

In many master’s programmes, subjects such as academic skills are offered in a first year or pre-master’s programme. In this course, academic skills are interwoven throughout the year. This ensures that you can immediately apply the theoretical subjects in the more practical and subject-oriented areas. Classes are taught by committed and highly qualified lecturers, who provide varied classes, assignments, workshops, and excursions.

  • Everything you learn is directly linked to and can be applied in practice
  • You’ll work on your own skills and focus on your personal development
  • You’ll learn to making use of competitive advantages in an ever-changing global business environment
  • You’ll learn about working with other nationalities and cultures
 

Study programme manager, Olga Kuypers-Martens

Study programme manager Olga Kuypers-Martens answers some of the most important and frequent questions that potential students might have.

 

How does your week look?

In this programme, your weeks consist of attending workshops, classes, guest lectures, assignments, case studies, and logistics field trips. The average number of classes is 14 per week. In addition, you’ll do a lot of self-study and group work.

Get to know our campus

Check out our classrooms, outside area, engineering labs, the city of Venlo and much more via our 360° tour.

Ambience photo Fontys

 

Gise:

“Besides the well organised programme, I valued the study experience in both the UK and the Netherlands the most.”

 

Courses

Greatly enhance your employability in areas of international logistics and supply chain management with a programme that includes options to study abroad, gain a dual award title and join the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) upon graduation. With this professionally accredited programme you develop a business and industry focus through our visiting speakers programme and benefit from a research-informed and technology-enhanced curriculum.

The study is divided into 3 Terms of 60 U.K.credits / 30 EC each;

3 Modules (20 credits / 10 EC per module):

  • MAR700 Supply Chains and Production Control Systems
  • MAR701V Research Skills and economics for International Supply Chains
  • MAR702V Maritime Finance and Business Modelling

3 Modules (30 credits / 15 EC per module):

  • MAR7003 Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • MAR7005 International Procurement Management
  • MAR7000 Capstone project (60 credits / 30 EC)

 

 

Career opportunities

MSc degree holders are working all over the world, most alumni work in large multinationals, but also working in smaller private businesses or starting their own business occurs. After you graduation you can work as:

  • Project Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Tender Manager
  • Strategic Material Planner
  • Global Buyer
  • Consultant
  • Lecturer
  • Researcher

Some examples of companies: ASML, Samsung, General Motors, CEVA Logistics, Bosch Rexroth, REWE Group, Amazon, DAF Trucks, Henkel, Microsoft.

 

Gise:

“The biggest advantage of this MSc was that I expanded my network of peers and professionals immensely in two countries in one year!”

 

Diploma and language requirements EEA

1. A relevant Bachelor degree or equivalent in a business, engineering or logistics subject. Candidates with a non logistics related bachelor degree will be recommended to prepare by reading a specific book.
2. To be accepted onto this degree course with us you must have a suitable English language qualification English:

  • IELTS Academic score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element).
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 (with mimimum scores of listening 17, reading 18, speaking 20, writing 18).

Dutch, German and EU-students with a Bachelor degree according to the Diploma list of the Code of Conduct can be exempted from the required IELTS or TOEFL iBT test report.

After receipt and verification of the application form, Fontys University will send the enrolment letter / conditional enrolment letter / dismissal letter by email.

Diploma and language requirements NON-EEA

1. A relevant Bachelor degree or equivalent in a business, engineering or logistics subject. Candidates with a non logistics related bachelor degree will be recommended to prepare by reading a specific book.
2. To be accepted onto this degree course with us you must have a suitable English language qualification English:

  • IELTS Academic score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element).
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 (with mimimum scores of listening 17, reading 18, speaking 20, writing 18).

After receipt and verification of the application form, Fontys University will send the enrolment letter / conditional enrolment letter / dismissal letter by email.

 
 

Costs

EU students Non- EU/ EEA students EEA students
First instalment charged in August (1st semester in Venlo) €3.800 €5,100 €3.800
Second instalment charged in January (2nd semester and Summer period in Plymouth) £5,867 £9,867 £9,867

Fontys recommends non-EU/EEA students to contact the embassy of your country of origin to enquire about the availability of student grants.

Dutch students can apply for a VSB scholarship vsbfonds.nl/beurzen (deadline for application is end of January each year).

Dutch students can apply for a student grant or a credit loan from DUO, duo.nl.

Students from a NESO country (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, and Vietnam) can apply for an Orange Tulip Scholarship, which grants them a small/partial waiver of tuition fee for Term 1. More info, check Orange Tulip Scholarship

Tuition fees are paid in two instalments;
The first is charged in June (for non EU/EEA students) or August (for EU/EEA students) > for 1st trimester in Venlo.
The second is charged in January > for 2nd trimester and summer period in Plymouth..

The average living expenses per month for a foreign student living and studying in Venlo are between €700 - €900 per month and for Plymouth between £ 900 - £ 1.100 per month. These living expenses cover rent, insurance, food, public transportation, books, clothing and other general costs. 

Costs within the first months upon arrival will be higher than all other months due to a housing deposit, intro week and books. Study books are usually bought at the start of the semester and therefore it is wise to reserve and have direct access to an amount at the start of the semester which can cover the price of all study books and the living expenses for the first two months. 

Fontys offers assistance in securing suitable student accommodation in Venlo. You can apply for accommodation when applying for the master programme. Finding accommodation in Venlo for only 4 months is not always easy. Therefore, it is important to meet the prescribed deadline for accommodation, which will be given after admission. You can find more information on the application procedure for a housing request through Fontys Venlo on our website.

In Plymouth, students look for accommodation on their own. Most students find accommodation by searching online or by asking MSc alumni. In general, it is not difficult to find good accommodation in Plymouth within two weeks.

 
 

How to apply

Applications for the MSc in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management can now be made. The application process may differ for EU and Non-EU students, please read below what applies for you.

Application deadlines EU

September intake
Deadline 1 July

Collect all the supporting documents required

  • Evidence of qualifications (certificates and/or transcripts) to show that you meet the entry requirements
  • Evidence of English language ability (if relevant)
  • Passport

Apply now

After you have collected the supporting documents you are ready to apply. Please apply as early as possible as our programme is popular.

Application deadlines Non-EU

September intake
Deadline 1 June

Collect all the supporting documents required

  • Evidence of qualifications (certificates and/or transcripts) to show that you meet the entry requirements
  • Evidence of English language ability
  • Passport

Apply now

After you have collected the supporting documents you are ready to apply. Please apply as eary as possible as our programme is popular.

 

 

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