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MSc Global SCM (TriCon) 2021
Two-year program (120 ECTS)
Language of instruction
This unique Master in Global Supply Chain Management degree program approaches supply chain management from an integrative perspective that includes economics, operations, logistics, risk management, leadership, and IT. This truly global program takes place on three continents. Students will spend the first semester in Hamburg (Germany), the second semester in Shanghai (China), and the third semester in Knoxville (Tennessee, US). The final semester is dedicated to an internship and master’s thesis.
The Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management (Tricontinent) is a smart career move – here’s why:
Add “global” to “supply chain management.”
When we say “global supply chain management,” we mean it! This degree program will give you the unique chance to experience supply chain management from the perspective of the world’s three largest economies. It will immerse you in the world of international business practices and you will discuss the effects of global economic trends with local executives and academic experts.
Take your career network to the next level.
Throughout the program, students from all three of the partner universities will be in one integrated class. This puts you in a network spanning the globe and the supply chain business that will fuel your future career. And the cross-cultural management skills you develop for dealing with people from around the globe will turn you into a true global citizen.
Learn from the best to become the best.
The three partner universities all have an international student body, outstanding faculty, an intimate learning environment, and extensive corporate ties. They belong to the leading academic institutions for logistics and supply chain management in their respective regions. Learning from the best will give you a competitive edge in the job market and advance your career.
The MSc in Global Supply Chain Management (Tricontinent) is a cooperative program from Kühne Logistics University, the University of Tennessee, and Tongji University.
Estimated costs for the entire program (excluding tuition!)*
|Flights around the continents**||2,800 EUR|
|Visa costs***||300 EUR|
|Health insurance****||3,020 EUR|
|Health insurance if you are 30 years or older****||5,660 EUR|
|Housing/ accomodation||12,000 EUR|
|Cost of living, vaccination, books, misc.||10,950 EUR|
Total (2 years, entire program, excl. tuition fee)
Total if you are 30 years or older (2 years, entire program, excl. tuition fee)
*Please note, this is a rough budget. Financial requirements may vary significantly depending on choice of housing, lifestyle and travel plans.
**Plus flight to Germany for international applicants.
***Plus visa for Germany for international applicants (circa 160 EUR).
****MSc TriCon students have to be insured in Germany throughout all semesters since they will be enrolled continuously at KLU.
Please visit the price table provided by Tongji University for details concerning the costs of living in Shanghai.
The University of Tennessee provides an estimated graduate student budget which gives an overview on the costs of living in Tennessee.
*The bachelor’s degree must comprise at least 180 ECTS. We require a degree in business or economics, but will consider other fields such as industrial engineering, business informatics, and mathematics if your bachelor's degree contains a sufficient number of courses in business (at least four). There are different ways to make up for missing business courses, please find an overview here.
You do not have your bachelor’s certificate yet? Just provide a transcript of records and you can submit your bachelor’s certificate at a later stage.
We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. For fully completed applications received by January 15, you will be granted a 10% early-bird discount on your total amount of tuition fees. To be entitled for the discount you need to fully complete the online application form and submit it together with your transcript of records. More information can be found here.
International (non-EU) applicants please note: The visa process takes up to two months, starting on the date of acceptance by KLU. Please keep in mind that there are a lot of other organizational matters to deal with when planning your study abroad. For details on the application deadlines for international applicants please see our FAQ.
You will need to be eligible for a student visa in Germany, the US, and China. Each university will assist you in applying for your visa, but you are responsible for obtaining the visas. Check your eligibility for the three visas before you submit your application: being refused a visa is not a reason for tuition & fee reimbursement.
We require an application fee of €100 for non-EU applicants. Your application will only be processed once we have received this.
We will consider your application as soon as we have received all the required documents and will notify you of the board of admission's decision promptly (6-8 weeks).
Our two-year MSc in Global Supply Chain Management (Tricontinent) starts annually on September 1st.
Each of the three universities participating in the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management (Tricontinent) has a particular strength in supply chain management, and each one receives top rankings for its subject in its own national survey. Located in northern Europe’s leading logistics metropolis, KLU is the only logistics university in the world. The master’s program at the University of Tennessee (UTK) is regarded as one of today’s most comprehensive and contemporary supply chain programs on a global scale. The Tongji University School of Economics and Management was one of the first institutions in China to offer majors and specializations in supply chain management.
Supply chain management is an inherently global undertaking, and this innovative program will provide a world class educational foundation upon which you can build a career. We partner with over 60 leading global companies who have expressed a strong demand for students with the skills provided by this program.
Being able to navigate the invisible cultural boundaries of global supply chains is an essential skill for succeeding in business nowadays. Based on rigorous scientific insights and hands-on expertise, this program will equip students with both the technical skills of supply chain management and the cross-cultural skills they need in order to acquire a competitive advantage in business and their careers.
Our program provides solidly scientific training in a highly international environment by leveraging on each partner institute’s excellence in education and practice. Students are exposed to the diverse business cultures and career opportunities in China, Europe, and North America.
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