Specific competences for the profile in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
The focus area of the profile is Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Graduates from this profile will have greater knowledge within the main subjects that are relevant for Global Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Operations Management. Graduates has knowledge about and skills in working with: Supply Chain Designs, Forecasting, Project Scheduling, Capacity Planning, Forecasting, Sourcing Decisions, Logistics, Sales and Operations Planning, Inventory control with various types of demand (deterministic, random and seasonal), Production Scheduling, Material Requirement Planning, Lean Manufacturing, Supply Chain Science (Capacity, Variability, Batching, Flows, Buffering, Push/Pull Production), Coordination Problems and Bullwhip Effects, and Contract Designs to Coordinate Supply Chains.
Furthermore, the graduate has gained knowledge about and skills in using tools and models designed to analyze, plan and optimize core areas of a firm. Strategic, tactical and operational aspects of Operations and Supply Chain Management are the main focus areas on this profile.
General competences for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
All profiles in Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration at University of Southern Denmark share the same general competences. Each profile has a focus area in which the graduate will get specific knowledge, skills, and competences. Below, you can read about the general competences and the specific area of focus of the research-oriented programmes offered at Campus Odense.
Knowledge and understanding
The master programme in Economics and Business Administration supplies knowledge which, within the focus area of the profile, is based on the highest international research within a field of study. The graduate is able to understand and, on a scientific basis, reflect on the knowledge of the field/fields of study and be able to identify scientific issues of relevance
The graduate can, in a qualified manner, select and apply scientific methods and theories for collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data for description and complex analysis of internal and external conditions of the firm as well as theoretical issues related to these areas. The graduate can set up new models of analysis and solutions for problems based on the performed analyses. The graduate can communicate his/her knowledge and discuss professional and scientific issues with colleagues, management, and the surrounding society.
A MSc in Economics and Business Administration can, within the area of the profile, manage work and development situations that are complex, unpredictable and require new models for solutions. The graduate can independently initiate and implement professional and interdisciplinary cooperation and take on professional responsibility. The graduate can independently take responsibility for own professional development and specialization. A MSc in Economics and Business Administration allows graduates to work at solving specialist tasks within the various functional areas of organizations within the public and private sectors.