International Supply Chain Management University Certificate
Deepen your knowledge in the areas of logistics and supply chain management in an international environment: In this module study you learn to plan, implement and control logistics processes. In addition, you will gain an insight into SAP as an IT tool for handling the internal flow of information in process flows. Furthermore, the cooperation with suppliers and logistic service providers, the evaluation of outsourcing strategies and the negotiation of offers are examined in detail. Case studies and real projects in industry, retail and service companies are essential components of the project week.
At a glance
Today’s business world takes place in cross-border networks. Global supply chains are coming to the fore. Today’s managers need international and intercultural knowledge. That is why the international orientation is particularly important to me. Our programme takes place entirely in English. Students and lecturers from all over the world enrich the lecture content with their international experience.Prof. Dr. Martin Göbl (Studiengangsleiter)
I made a conscious decision to study in face-to-face classes at Kempten Business School. For me, it had the advantage over distance learning that you don’t have to work through mountains of documents at home, but have very intensive supervised learning.Daniel Uhlemann (MBA-Alumnus)
The module study International Supply Chain Management consists of the following seminars:
Strategic Supply Chain Management
- Overview of the aspects of supply chain management
- Required strategic tools are demonstrated and applied to measure and manage the performance of logistics systems
Internal Logistics Processes
- You learn to plan, implement, control and optimise internal logistical processes
- Simulations are carried out to analyse the best material flow as well as technical and logistical processes
Management of Supply Chain Networks
- Focus on outsourcing to identify the most effective supply chain network
- Challenges of managing an LSP company
- Bid management and the negotiation of contract logistics projects
Supplier and Inventory Management
- Aspects of inventory planning within the supply chain
- Instruments and concepts for inventory management (VMI, KANBAN, JIT)
- Selection, evaluation and relationship management with suppliers
- Procurement strategies and procurement processes
- Practical cases with application of the acquired knowledge
- Company visits with opportunity for exchange and networking
In a module study programme, you take a subject group (module) from a Master’s degree programme. This means that you do not participate in a complete degree programme, but only in a single module from the degree programme. You complete the module study programme with an examination. You will then receive a university certificate and a university transcript showing the ECTS credits earned. If you still want to take the Master’s programme at some point, you can have the completed module credited to you.
The certificate course comprises 180 teaching hours, which are covered in six event blocks within four months.
3 good reasons
Only study what really catches your interest
With a modular degree programme, you only study parts of a degree programme. This allows you to select the content that is relevant to you.
Keep the option open to catch up on your Master's degree
You will receive ECTS credits for the modules you have completed. If you are still interested in a Master’s programme at a later point in time, you can have the modules you have already completed credited to you. In this way, a degree programme can be completed in several stages.
Go for academic quality
Benefit from our state-recognised and accredited offerings that really give you something to show for it. Our quality management ensures the high standards of our teaching with challenging content and well-structured schedules.
At the virtual information evening, you can easily get to know us in person. Programme Director Prof. Dr. Christoph Desjardins and Prof. Dr. Martin Göbl will introduce you to the MBA programme and answer your questions. We look forward to meeting you
You should meet the following admission criteria:
- A higher education degree (university, university of applied sciences, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University)
- At least two years of post-graduate vocational experience
- Good knowledge of English
Alternative qualifications to those cited above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Please ensure you have the following documents to hand prior to submitting your application:
- Curriculum vitae (bullet-point format)
- Passport photo (JPEG format)
- Certificate of academic qualification
- Evidence of your vocational experience
- Short personal statement written in English
To start in the summer semester: 15 January each year (30 November for international students)
FAQ & Contact details
When is the application deadline?
- To start in the summer semester: 15 January each year (30 November for international students)
Is there an information event?
Do you still have questions about the content, the programme or the application? At the virtual info evening on Zoom, we will introduce you to the MBA programme and answer your questions.