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Specialization Details / Module Descriptions

Students who choose to specialize in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the International Graduate Center will attend the following modules:
Project Management
The purpose of this course is to develop skills in project management by focussing on its key issues. Organizations who take 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 apply the basic principles of project management.
Logistics Networks
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. The module concludes by broadening the perspective to supply chain management.
International Transport
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 international business are core elements of the course.
International Maritime Transport
International maritime transport is the backbone of globalization. This module will deliver an overview of the basic elements. 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.
International Leadership (optional)
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.
Outline of Dissertation Project for International Logistics and Supply Chain Management:
The master's thesis is an extended piece of independent work on a topic which may be suggested by the student or the course team. In all cases the topic will be chosen to draw on international logistics and supply chain management. Students should apply their knowledge generated from previous courses of the program and need to demonstrate their ability of creating something with considerable economic value. The thesis as an academic piece of work has to deal with new problems respectively theoretical aspects. The topic of the thesis has to be approved by the university.


 

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