Manage, analyze and improve supply chains and transportation networks
The Transport and Supply Chain Management specialization offers a unique combination of education in transport economics and in supply chain management. The main focus of our programme is on professional services industries, making this an unrivalled degree specialization in the Netherlands and in Europe.
The programme in a nutshell
The full-time Masters specialization in Transport and Supply Chain Management is a one-year internationally oriented programme taught in English. During your course work you will investigate supply chains and transportation networks both at micro (supply chain) level (e.g. management of global supply chains and transportation networks, supply chain strategy development) and at macro level (e.g. impact of government regulations or transport policies on the environment). To prepare you for your professional career course work is strongly focused on data analysis and optimization using tools commonly used in the logistics industry, including Excel and R.
The career opportunities for graduates of the TSCM specialization are excellent and have proven to be independent of economic cycles. Typically students have a job offer within 3 months after graduation, with many students already receiving job offers while still studying. Students may become operations and supply chain managers or consultants in a variety of industries ranging from manufacturing, assembly, wholesale and retail in amongst others fast moving consumer goods, fashion, electronics and food. Students who are more attracted to transport policy may be involved in assessments of (large) infrastructural projects in cities, seaports and airports and support transport decision making from a wider cost-benefit perspective either as a policy maker or a consultant.
Studying at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880.
The university is located in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with the largest concentration of students in the Netherlands and where English is the second language spoken. The campus is surrounded by one of the most dynamic and fast-growing business districts in the Netherlands hosting over 700 companies.
With more than 23,000 students, of which 3000 are international, the university conducts cutting-edge research into problems of major societal and scientific importance. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam distinguishes itself in research and education through four interdisciplinary themes reflecting a strong level of involvement in current societal issues: Human Health and Life Sciences, Science for Sustainability, Connected World and Governance for Society. As a student this will help you to look beyond the boundaries of scientific disciplines, to engage with society and to seek for tangible solutions for a better world. In addition Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam regards diversity, whether in culture, conviction, nationality or prior education, as source of innovation and progress, and hence as special strength.
For more information, go to: www.vuamsterdam.com