International Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Specialization of the Hochschule Bremen, International Graduate Center, Germany - Degree: MBA
Hochschule Bremen’s IGC Offers an Excellent Specialization in Logistical Management
Logistics and Supply Chain Management connect markets and people. Located in one of the leading logistics hubs in Germany, the Hochschule Bremen offers the specialization International Logistics & Supply Chain Management. Students will learn to design, analyze, and control logistics networks and the related processes from inbound/procurement logistics to international transport. The maritime sector plays an important role in the program, and in the region. Project management will be introduced as the indispensable tool for successful logistics managers. As part of a local and global network, the Hochschule Bremen, IGC provides a broad variety of learning experiences. Key Note speakers, field trips, and business simulations are examples for the didactical approach of the Hochschule Bremen, IGC in teaching logistics management.
This specialization focuses on five mandatory modules and one optional additional course: Logistics Networks, International Transport, International Sourcing and Procurement Logistics, International Maritime Transport, Project Management, and International Leadership (optional). Through a varied array of instruction techniques (namely, simulations, group work, case studies, or corporate visits), our students will complete the program with a valuable set of skills.
The IGC’s degree program with logistics specialization is backed by the accreditation board of AQAS whose strict review standards ensure a top-notch graduate degree for our IGC students. Additionally, our status as members of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) also indicates our dedication to quality teaching, practical learning acquisition and excellent graduate degree offerings.
As always, we remind you that our IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program also includes a semester of study in the core modules which you can complete at another international location, from amongst your choice of our partner universities – be that in the UK (University of Hertfordshire), the US (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Russia (Institute of Business Studies, Ranepa), France (ESSCA School of Management, Paris) or Spain (University of Valencia).
International Logistics and Supply Chain Management Objective
Utilize optimization software for successful analytical modeling as well as effective solutions for logistical decisions.
Think strategically while managing complex business processes.
Logistics and Supply Chain Management Modules
This module gives a general survey of fundamentals of international trade and provides in-depth knowledge regarding components and characteristics of international transport systems. Aspects of design and optimization of transport operations in international networks and supply chains are essential parts of the content. A review of actors and regulations of international transport operations completes the module.
International Sourcing and Procurement Logistics
The module will cover the challenges of sourcing and procurement logistics in the global business environment. Typical problems in business practices will be discussed. Strategies, methods and tools for solving these practical problems in int. business are core elements of the course. The module leads to a deep understanding of the strategies and processes of int. sourcing and logistics in global business. An integrated framework for supply management will be developed. Procurement and logistics are forming an important part of a global value chain.
International Maritime Transport
International maritime transport is the backbone of globalization. This module will deliver an overview of the basic elements of international maritime transport. It focuses on the major shipping markets as well as on influencing factors, such as the regulatory environment. As the shipping industry is one of the most globalized ones, issues of corporate responsibility are also of special importance.
This module is dedicated to the design of logistics networks (i.e. ranging from procurement of raw materials through all tiers of production to the customer). After discussing objectives and decision fields, key design options are presented. Students are familiarized with modeling and solving logistics decision problems using off-the shelf optimization software. Site selection as one of the key factors in network design is discussed in depth. Lectures, teamwork and phases of individual study support the students learning process. The module concludes by broadening the perspective to supply chain management.
The purpose of this course is to develop skills in the use of Project Management. It will focus on the key issues of project management. Organizations taking the lead in implementing project management capabilities consistently perform their projects better and are more competitive in general. Following this argument, students have to be able to understand and to some extent apply the basic principles of project management.
Leadership skills are developed and enhanced by providing a comprehensive toolbox to handle leadership issues successfully. "Leadership" emphasizes the personal interaction of the students and promotes personal development, shared learning and dynamic interchange. Based on interaction simulations and case studies as the main methodologies, the students are guided to access and monitor their own management skills and styles and arrive at their personalized leadership development plan to help closing performance gaps and to prepare for a successful business leader. This module is optional.
Lauren Guidry, USA
The teachers provide a highly educated academic learning program; bringing to the classroom their experience from working in the industry. I would recommend this program to anyone looking to achieve a thorough education in a remarkably awesome city!