MBA in Leadership and Supply Chain Management

General information

Our part-time MBA in Leadership and Supply Chain Management* is an exciting educational experience focused on preparing high potential professionals to become global leaders in supply chain operations and management. Enjoy the advantages of studying at Kühne Logistics University – with its interactive learning experience, its international environment, and its vital relationships to the business world.

Students completing this program acquire practical knowledge and skills enabling them to:

  • Take on leadership roles in global businesses having complex international operations;
  • Develop effective corporate and supply strategies to compete in complex international settings;
  • Develop the ability to analyze complex business problems and to effectively apply management practices and principles to these challenges;
  • Understand complexities of intercultural cooperation to ensure effective interaction with international subsidiaries and partners;
  • Leverage the creative energies of themselves and their colleagues to create innovative solutions to global operational issues that are both sustainable and profitable.

Studying at KLU means learning in an international, multi-cultural atmosphere: our students and professors come from all over the world, all of our courses are held in English, and our curricula address the international issues facing today’s businesses. As part of the MBA program, two sessions are held at international partner universities: one at the Fisher College of Business, the Ohio State University, USA, and one at the Tongji University in Shanghai, China, as an integral part of the program.

If you would like to get to know KLU in person, you are also welcome to visit our campus or to make an appointment with our KLU staff!

We hope to see you soon at Kühne Logistic University in Hamburg!


Curriculum

The program is an eighteen-month long part-time program mixing class room work with team based projects. Two international trips are integrated into the curriculum to provide the students with background information on how other cultures learn and work. A capstone project (thesis) based on a real world problem of importance to the student and their employer integrates the knowledge developed throughout the program and provides the student with a transition from learning to actual practice. 

Our MBA in Leadership and Supply Chain Management focuses on training students to become leaders that create true, sustainable value for their organizations, their society and themselves. Over the course of the program, the contents of the modules move along the lines of a broad strategic perspective to focusing on more detailed, tactical issues in operational management. As such, they cover all subject areas of business administration. The courses delivered align with KLU’s key competence areas Value Creation, Sustainability and Digital Transformation:

Value Creation

Competing on a global scale requires an understanding of how global markets operate and how competitors in these markets compete. Proper organizational structure and leadership are necessary if a global strategy is to be effectively implemented and for sustainable value to be created for stakeholders. KLU’s MBA provides students with the tools, leadership skills and financial practices necessary to develop a sustainable corporate strategy and to implement an organizational structure that supports this strategy.

Furthermore, long-term value creation only occurs if an organization can consistently develop new and valuable products for their customers and society. KLU’s MBA teaches students how to develop new products using processes and procedures that are driven by “voice of the customer” marketing and sales activities.

Sustainability

Organizational activities do not occur in an isolated manner. Operations impact the workers who per-form the work, the society in which the work is performed, the environment and all stakeholders from owners to customers. To create consistent and sustainable value requires leadership not only in the technical areas of operations management, but in the areas of socio-economic sustainability and human resource leadership. KLU’s MBA teaches students effective and efficient operations techniques concerning green and lean operations and how to engage the hearts and minds of employees by leading through listening, so that their organizations create long-term, sustainable value.

Digital Transformation

Today’s businesses find themselves at the heart of a vastly growing and dynamic network of information. To ensure that an organization can sustain a value proposition for customers and society over the long term requires the continual reevaluation of information relevant for business activities and keeping up with the newest developments in digital technologies. Students of KLU’s MBA program learn how to use information systems in an integrated way to support fact-based decision-making, interact effectively and efficiently within their organization as well as with partners, customers and other stakeholders and thus ultimately enhance the organizations’ competitiveness on a global scale.

Modules

The program is composed of nine modules, including the capstone project.

  1. Economic and Social Foundations of Global Businesses
  2. Ethically Competing in Global Businesses
  3. Organizing and Managing Global Operations
  4. Developing Valuable Products for Customers and Society
  5. Sustainable Supply Chain Operations (Study Trip to Tongji University)*
  6. Leveraging Information for Better Decisions
  7. Managing Supply Chains for Value (Study Trip to the Ohio State University)*
  8. Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  9. Master Thesis (capstone project)

*Study Trips

The sessions of module 5 and 7 are held at our international partner universities Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, U.S.A. and Tongji University, Shanghai, China to enhance global and inter-cultural business skills. During the two trips, students will experience how other cultures learn and work. The study trip to the USA will take place in May, the Study trip to China in March. The study trips are entirely organized by the KLU and expenses regarding teaching materials, meals, excursions and supporting program are covered. Please note that costs regarding flights and visa arrangements are not covered. The program coordinator will provide you with all important information regarding visa applications. Please make sure that you book your flights and apply for your visa well in advance. Please note that both study trips are fully recognized as educational leave. We will provide you with the relevant confirmation.

Courses

Alena Vasilevskaya / Iev ZV, Student EMBA Leadership & Logistics, Class of 2017

This program is the next step to revealing my leadership character and considering it from a global perspective for future growth within my company. It helps to look at your work, yourself, and your interaction in a group from a different angle.

Alena Vasilevskaya / Iev ZV, Student EMBA Leadership & Logistics, Class of 2017

Dominik Beck, Student EMBA Leadership & Logistics, Class of 2017

I chose this program after attending a trial lecture. Apart from the unique focus on logistics, I was impressed by KLU’s internationality, the quality of the professors, the campus, and the alignment with American business school standards.

Dominik Beck, Student EMBA Leadership & Logistics, Class of 2017

Jaime Gerdts Dager, Student EMBA Leadership & Logistics, Class of 2017

The program is properly focused and includes strategies for business management, leadership, and logistics. It fits my needs perfectly, since it enables me to work while studying. I absolutely recommend it.

Jaime Gerdts Dager, Student EMBA Leadership & Logistics, Class of 2017

Jonas Schultz, Student EMBA Leadership & Logistics, Class of 2017

This program is a unique combination of the transfer of knowledge in the field of logistics and an important focus on leadership skills. Real world applications, cases and lecturers with hands-on expert experience in their fields back up the concept behind it.

Jonas Schultz, Student EMBA Leadership & Logistics, Class of 2017

Markus Nowc, Student EMBA Leadership & Logistcis, Class of 2017

The set-up of the program allows me to continue my professional career while enhancing my educational knowledge, leading to a faster know-how transfer. The professors are motivating and the participants benefit from a wide range of international experiences.

Markus Nowc, Student EMBA Leadership & Logistcis, Class of 2017

Yigit Yuruker, Student EMBA Leadership & Logistics, Class of 2017

One of the best things about the program is our study method. There are lots of discussions in the class and participants from three different continents and several different markets make them quite lively. It helps me understand and evaluate the markets even better.

Yigit Yuruker, Student EMBA Leadership & Logistics, Class of 2017

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for the 18 months part-time MBA program are € 29,750 (includes teaching materials, excludes educational trips). In exchange, at KLU you will benefit from studying in small classes, an international environment, and excellent contacts to the business world.

We provide a variety of financing options in the form of Brain Capital financing or scholarships.

Your tuition fees cover tuition and services, including all course materials, on-campus IT services, and access to the library. Further, during the study trips to the Ohio State University and Tongji University, teaching materials, hotel stays, excursions, and supporting program as well as meals are included. The tuition fees do not include the travel costs or personal expenses.

HOW TO APPLY

The Admission Requirements to study for the Master of Business Administration in Leadership & Supply Chain Management are:

  • A bachelor’s degree* or equivalent from a recognized university or college
  • 3 years of work experience, managerial experience is recommended
  • English proficiency proven by TOEFL (iBT: 90) or IELTS (band 6.5) or CAE/CPE (grade C). The TOEFL, IELTS or an equivalent certificate must not be older than 2 years at the time of submitting the application.

* Bachelor’s degree with 240 ECTS is the pre-requisite. All fields of study may qualify for admission. If the applicant does not hold a first academic degree, admission may be made subject to the condition that the applicant takes an entrance examination (a passing grade on the GMAT).

  • Start of application period: November 1, 2017
  • Recommended application deadline, non-EU applicants: March 31, 2018
  • Application deadline: August 15, 2018
  • “Early Bird” deadline: February 28, 2018
  • Applicants shall have a short interview with the Academic Director to evaluate the applicant’s personal and professional development to access their potential for leadership.
  • Please send your completed application, including all the required documents, to the KLU Admissions Office.
  • An application will be considered as soon as we have received all the required documents. The Admissions Office checks each incoming application to determine whether the admission requirements are met.
  • You will be notified of the Admission Comittee’s decision promptly (6 – 8 weeks).

Important Dates

  • Application deadline: August 15, 2018
  • Scholarship application deadline: August 15, 2018
  • 10% 'Early Bird' discount deadline: February 28, 2018

 

 

*The academic calendar will be finalized and available soon!

Contact us

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Holly Hillen

Program Coordinator

Tel: +49 40 328707-181
Fax: +49 40 328707-109
professional@the-klu.org