Kickstart your career with an MBA specialising in Supply Chain Management
This programme is geared towards making you a successful supply chain professional who can handle dynamic, scalable, connected and smart supply chains. Today, industries like e-commerce, retail, manufacturing, hospitality and many others are actively looking for efficient supply chain management. Supply chain management is a multi-disciplinary and exciting field that trains you to plan for new projects, source and provide logistical support, decide production methods, decide effective ways for distribution and calculate risk at all stages. A specialisation in this field will give you a well-rounded understanding of supply chain management focusing on aspects like global trade, retail, risk management, sustainability, enterprise resource planning, sales & operations planning, sourcing and procurement and supply chain optimisation.
All the important details about this programme
Master of Business Administration (MBA)90 ECTSStudy format: Online or On Campus
Duration of study
18 monthsPart time models available
Online: From 555 111 euros per month
On Campus: From 888 669 euros per month
90 ECTS - English - OnlineOnline study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards90 ECTS - English - On CampusOn campus study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards
Completed Undergraduate Degree
Scholarship Programme Option
One Year of Work Experience
Reduce your study fees
Many scholarship options available
IU has partnered with London South Bank University (LSBU) to give you the chance to turn your programme into a dual degree. When you choose this option, you’ll graduate from IU with both a German degree and a British degree: a major advantage for international career prospects! No extra study courses or travelling required.
WHO IS LSBU?
Based in the heart of London, LSBU caters to 18,000 students and has won several awards. Just like IU, the UK-based university is international, with students from over 130 countries and is highly committed to providing the best career opportunities.
SIGN UP NOW FOR JUST €750 - HOW TO APPLY
Talk to our team: We are happy to advise you on how to register your interest for extra UK validation from LSBU. Already a student at IU? Apply via myCampus, our online learning environment.
Don’t yet meet the requirements for work experience, English language skills or level of education? Not a problem – IU’s Scholarship Programme gives you the chance to start your online degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria while you study, just get us your proof of work experience, English language skill and education certificates to us before you complete 50% of your ECTS.
You can start your online MBA programme right away with the first 9 compulsory modules. Meanwhile, this specialisation will be made available to you from 15.07.2022 onward. For on-campus, the official start date is 01.04.2022 (English, 90 ECTS).
This course is ending soon on our Bad Honnef campus, the final intake is July 2022. It will then only be available on our Berlin campus and online.
Combine modules designed to help you successfully run and lead a business and its employees with all the information you need to apply those principles to the world of logistics with modules in supply chain and sourcing management as well as international management.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
Operations and Information Management
Supply Chain and Sourcing Management
Aspects of International Management
Capstone Project Thesis & Defence
Studying a flexible degree with a blend of in-person and online lectures on our Berlin campus can set you up for a successful professional and personal life in Europe, here’s what you gain:
- Practical, group-based learning
- Close contact with lecturer
- In-person career fairs and talks
- Work part-time and study
- Join clubs and student societies
- Apply for a post-work study visa
Your future career path with an MBA specialising in Supply Chain Management
There are a myriad of career options available to MBA supply chain management graduates. Supply chain management specialists are very much in demand as analysts who can judge industry-wide trends and optimally apply them. They may also be required to analyse product life cycles, better manufacturing infrastructure, survey international logistics, oversee staffing and monitor distribution and sales. As a graduate, you will also have the option of working independently or working in a third party consultancy. You can then perform research and analysis to present supply chain solutions to other businesses. Careers such as an Industry analyst, project manager, supply chain consultant, transportation director, global logistics manager, and purchasing manager are some of the lucrative career options that you can pursue.
This career is fast-paced and multifaceted. You will be responsible for negotiating with contractors and stakeholders from across the world, identifying and leading process improvement projects to solve complex problems across the supply chain. This requires great communication skills as well as a good knowledge of the business ramifications of your decisions in the role.
The responsibilities of a purchasing manager vary depending on the industry, with a focus on either raw materials or finished products. As a purchasing manager, you will study the market to identify price trends and future availability of materials and goods; locate vendors; negotiate prices; prepare requisitions and purchase orders; as well as maintain purchase records. You often manage other professionals in the supply chain and procurement area of the business and will work as part of a wider team, requiring business know-how and soft skills you can gain at IU.
STUDY MODELS AND FEES
Find a plan to suit you: For our online programmes, you can easily choose whether you want to study full-time or part-time. This helps you fit learning to your schedule.
Duration 18 months
Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:
Duration 24 months
Great for all-round talents who want to go full throttle in their studies but also keep up with other commitments. Starting from:
Duration 36 months
Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:
For students in Asia, Africa, and South & Central America, the prices displayed show regular tuition fees including graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. For students from Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan & South Korea, the prices displayed do not include graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. Additional fees may apply.
Our IU study programmes include the following benefits
Take exams online
Access to partner network
Free extension of study period
Online library as well as podcasts and videos
Flexible payment options
Correction and assessment of module exams
Support and career services
What our students say
In both my passion and my career, the skills and competencies I learned at IU have made a big difference.Zena Massaad, MBA - Master of Business Administration
The university teaching at IU is characterised by a high degree of practical relevance.Diana Valdez, M.A. International Management
You can participate in IU events and establish an excellent network. My career proves it: networking is the key to success!Sandip Modha, MBA - Master of Business Administration
The study programme provided me with so many useful academic and professional skills and knowledge.Mai Duc, B.A. International Marketing Management
- Completed degree from a public or officially recognised university/higher education institution.
- At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous education.
- Your undergraduate studies must amount to 180 ECTS for an 90-ECTS MBA.
Start your online degree with our Scholarship Programme and receive a scholarship up to 80%.
This also helps you get started as a participant with immediate access to 50% of your courses even when you don't meet the full ECTS requirements yet. If you are lacking ECTS credits from your previous studies, you can demonstrate professional work experience instead.
- To start a 90-ECTS MBA, you need a minimum of 180 ECTS from your previous studies and one year of work experience. You need to provide proof of an additional year of work experience until the end of your programme. Alternatively, if you have already 210 or 240 ECTS upfront, then only one year of work experience is required.
- To start a 60-ECTS MBA (One-Year MBA), you need a minimum of 210 ECTS from your previous studies and one year of work experience. You need to provide proof of an additional year of work experience until the end of your programme. Alternatively, if you have already 240 ECTS upfront, then only one year of work experience is required. Applicants with only 180 ECTS cannot be registered for a One-Year MBA program.
Once all admissions documents are provided and any relevant admissions courses are complete, you can move forward and finish your degree.
Questions? Speak to one of our study advisors, they will guide you through every step of the process.
You will need to submit proof of at least one year’s qualified work experience completed prior to the start of the study programme (the work experience must be gained after the completion of your undergraduate studies).
For MBA programmes, you will also need to have completed a second year of professional work experience before graduating.
At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international market.
We therefore ask for proof of your English language skills*. If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you don’t need to prove your English skills.
- Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU)
- TOEFL (min. 80 points) or
- IELTS (min. Level 6.0 out of 9 points) or
- Duolingo English test (min. 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (min. B grade overall) or
- Equivalent proof
*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than two years.
The Best of Both Worlds
Choose where you want to spend which semester and switch between online and campus studies. Our new approach sets us apart from our competitors and gives you freedom to experience online studies and campus life. All you need to do is let us know in advance.
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IU International is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated.
Gain Real Support
We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and forums to exchange with other students. You also have full access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions.
The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice
Our courses provide you with key theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Our wide range of subject specialisations gives you maximum choice and allows you to immerse yourself in areas that match your interests.