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Master of Science in Logistics and Transport Management

Master’s programme
2 years
120 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-6A81E
Tuition
Full education cost: 168 000 SEK
First payment: 42 000 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees


Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-1A81E
Tuition
Full education cost: 168 000 SEK
First payment: 42 000 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

Application opens 15 March 2021

Summary

The master’s programme in Logistics and Transport Management challenges your critical thinking and analytical skills. As a student of the programme, you will analyze real-world and theoretical problems, developing skills to design solutions for organizations operating under uncertainty and facing complex and rapidly changing markets and technologies. You will gain a strategic perspective of the relationships, flows, chains, processes, and systems comprising the international logistics and transport arena, with sustainability as a key issue.

About

Logistics and transport management is increasingly recognized as pivotal to sound decision making and organizational success in meeting business objectives. Complex challenges arise from the globalization of production and consumption; innovative, modern solutions are needed to ensure and maintain profitability and competitiveness while responding to evolving customer demands and technological developments. Furthermore, increasing environmental concerns introduce a whole new dynamic, both socially and practically, to the logistics and transport arena. This programme prepares you for a career in the logistics and transport sector, which employs six million people in the EU alone, has an added value of approximately €15 billion, influences virtually all industrial and public-sector activities, and affects every citizen’s daily life.

Flexible and comprehensive education

Courses reveal how industry and government decision makers can respond to vigorous international competition, more diverse and demanding consumers, and increasing environmental concerns by applying interorganizational cooperative strategies, modern information technologies, new business processes, and contemporary analytical tools. There are excellent opportunities for designing the programme to fit your own personal interests and goals, including the possibility to undertake exchange studies in an international environment at respected partner institutions worldwide. Guest lecturers—from senior industry representatives to prominent overseas experts—share their invaluable experiences and intellectually stimulating, cutting-edge content. Significant emphasis is placed on using real-world examples and case studies, many of which are undertaken in close cooperation with industry. Your master´s thesis provides the opportunity to apply your knowledge towards your chosen focus. You may choose to collaborate with an external partner in Sweden or abroad.

Diverse and valuable practical experience

As a student of the master’s programme in Logistics and Transport Management, you will benefit from our strong research and educational links with the logistics industry locally, nationally, and globally. The programme prepares you for multifaceted challenges, requiring a balance between theoretical and practical skills, examining real-world case studies and cooperating with established businesses from the logistics community. Here, you will pursue independent work as well as collaborating with fellow students from different educational backgrounds and nationalities, gaining fresh insights and diverse perspectives. The core faculty is supplemented by prominent international visiting professors and representatives of the business community.

International

An international atmosphere allows you to experience other cultures, improve your communication skills, and build a global network of friends. You will be part of a multicultural classroom. Also you will have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities. More programme specific information about possibilities to study abroad can be found under Exchange opportunities.

Programme structure and content

See link below for course information and programme structure.

More information about programme structure and content

Who should apply?

Do you thrive on finding innovative solutions to diverse and complex problems?

Do you want to be part of cutting-edge advancements in meeting increasing environmental concerns?

Are you motivated to influence decision makers and policy?

If you want a career involving dynamic international competition, then apply for the master’s programme in Logistics and Transport Management.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

General entrance requirements:
A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to 180 ECTS credits) from an internationally recognized university and English 6/English B from Swedish upper secondary school or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test. For more information about general entrance requirements see www.universityadmissions.se (English) and www.antagning.se (Swedish).

Programme specific entrance requirements:
A minimum of 30 credits of courses in subject areas related to business and/or economics, and a minimum of 15 credits in statistics or 7,5 credits in statistics and 7,5 credits in quantitative methods and/or mathematics.

Selection

Applicants who meet the entrance requirements (general and programme specific) are divided into two groups. First, all places are allocated to applicants in group 1. If any places are left they are distributed to applicants in group 2. CV, recommendation letters and personal letters are not considered in the selection process. However, if you are applying for a scholarship submitting a CV and letter of motivation will increase your chances of being selected for a scholarship.

Group 1 (prioritized)

Group 1 is applicants with a GMAT/GRE score.  Applicants are ranked by their test result (GRE score is transferred to a GMAT score). 350 is the minimum score required. Applicants with a lower score will be placed in selection group 2. It is not mandatory for applicants to send test result from GMAT/GRE. However, applicants with test results are prioritized in the admission.

Group 2 (secondary)

Group 2 is applicants ranked by number of university credits (ECTS credits). Applicants are ranked by number of credits reported on the last day for application (max. 165 ECTS credits).

The last date to write the GMAT/GRE and other important information

After graduation

In 2018, 80% of our graduates were employed within 3-4 months from completion of studies.

You will be prepared for positions within:

  • the logistics functions of manufacturers and distributors of all kinds
  • transport companies and other logistics service providers
  • public organizations involved in the regulation and planning of
    transport and logistics within regional, national, and international
    contexts

Some of our graduates have employment at places such
as Scania, Husqvarna, Volvo, DHL, and Business Sweden, with some of the
following job titles:

  • demand planner
  • transport coordinator
  • logistics engineer
  • logistics planner
  • junior consultant
  • gateway ocean freight forwarder

Facilities

The School of Business, Economics and Law is located at one end of Vasagatan, closest to Haga, and at Viktoriagatan 13. The building at Vasagatan houses the Economics Library, which is several floors high and offers many study places. The building is usually nicknamed "Handels".

More information about facilities

Exchange opportunities

Many of our students choose to go on exchange. By studying abroad, you will be given the opportunity to experience a new academic environment, new culture and gain new experiences and perspectives. The School of Business, Economics and Law and the University of Gothenburg collaborate with a large number of partner universities all over the world. Please visit International Office for more information.

More information about exchange opportunities