Κολέγιο CITY College
International Faculty,
CITY College.
Main Campus, Thessaloniki, Greece

Management (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) - MSc

Degree title: Master of Science in Management (Logistics and Supply Chain Management).
The title is awarded directly by the University of Sheffield.
Duration: 1 year (full time) or 2 years (part time)
Mode of delivery: Classes take place on weekday evenings
Language of instruction: English

Why choose this course?

  • Degree from one of the world’s top 100 universities, the University of Sheffield.
     
  • International accreditation by top accreditation bodies: Associations of MBAs (AMBA), Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and AACSB.
     
  • Opportunities for placements and internships in logistics management, assisting students to embark their career while studying.
     
  • Graduates may receive an additional qualification: the Level 7 Diploma in Management and Leadership by the CMI.
     
  • Use of latest technology software: MANTIS Warehouse Management System. Through a workshop delivered exclusively to programme’s participants by Mantis company executives, our students have the unique opportunity to get exposed to the entire supply chain and its key elements.
     
  • Joint classes with Executive MBA participants. One of the course’s units is co-taught with Executive MBA students following the Logistics track, offering students the opportunity for more advanced and practical learning, as well as a chance to network with high level executives.
     
  • Expert teaching team, comprised of seasoned academics and industry experts with experience in logistics management.
     
  • Graduates may pursue careers in logistics/supply chain management, transporting, warehousing, distribution and more.
     
  • Specialised programme of studies focusing on latest logistics and supply chain theory and practices.
     
  • A pathway to a successful career in Europe and abroad.

More reasons why:

Accredited by:

AMBA CMI AACSB

 

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The MSc in Management (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) has been designed to develop outstanding professionals in the field of logistics and supply chain management. Both fields deal with managing the flow of goods from a company's suppliers, through its facilities, and to its customers. This process of logistics services is of critical importance in establishing a global competitive advantage. Effective performance of the logistics functions can contribute to both lower costs and enhanced customer service.

The trend in the industry today is towards integrative job profiles such as supply chain manager and logistics manager. This MSc programme aims to prepare students to successfully compete for these positions. It is addressed but not limited to students who recently acquired their bachelor's degree in business studies, engineering and mathematics.

 

Entry requirements

View the application and admission requirements of the programme.

 

How to apply

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about this programme, contact our Admissions Team at admissions@city.academic.gr

 

Strategy Formulation
Research Methods for Business
Operations and Process Management
Managing People in Organisations
Accounting for Managers
Strategic Marketing
Global Supply Chain Management
Logistics and Supply Chain Management 
Dissertation

*This program may be subject to minor changes.

 

Strategy Formulation
Strategy formulation is concerned with the direction and scope of an organisation in the long term. Students will acquire skills for analysing the environment in which an organisation operates, identifying alternative solutions to strategy problems and choosing among them through an elaborate evaluation process. Back to top

Research Methods for Business
this unit provides a series of lectures on academic presentation, writing skills and an introduction to research issues and methods. The unit examines a wide range of research methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative, with reference to their philosophical base and practical application in marketing, management, banking and the leisure industry. The aim is to help students design, implement and apply their own research as well as to equip them to be able to critically evaluate published material. Back to top

Operations and Process Management
This unit involves an overview of the processes and systems which are involved in the receipt, transformation and delivery of products and services in modern organisations. Students develop skills in analysing the major challenges of the operations function and applying specific analytical and numerical techniques in problem solving. Back to top

Managing People in Organisations
This unit involves critical exploration of core concepts in current organisational theory with comprehensive analysis of the new managerial implications and practices. Recent developments in human resource management are discussed in depth, while structural changes in organisations of different sizes and sectors are analysed. Back to top

Accounting for Managers
Analysis of three key aspects of accounting practice. Management accounting involves the provision of information internally to facilitate processes of management control. Financial strategy concerns processes of capital investment and treasury management. Back to top

Global Supply Chain Management
Distribution and transportation is a key part of the integrated supply chain. Distribution and transportation activities are associated with the movement of all types of material from the point of origin to the point of use or consumption. This movement creates time, place, and quantity utilities for the commodities moved. With the explosion of supply chain management over the last several years, the utilities created by transportation have taken on heightened meaning. The management of product, information, and cash flows in the supply chain are all influenced by transportation cost and quality. Back to top

Strategic Marketing
This unit integrates the "tools" and the framework that practitioners will use in applying marketing. The understanding of marketing requires the understanding of its concepts but the successful application of it requires the ability of analysis, evaluation and synthesis; analysis of the situation, evaluation of it and the synthesis of a solution. Furthermore, effective marketing application requires the ability to decide and implement under conditions of uncertainty and restrictions of resources.
In this unit the students will be expected to develop their analytical, critical and synthetic abilities regarding the elements of the marketing environment. They will be expected to draw on their knowledge of different aspects of marketing and provide complete solutions to marketing problems. Such solutions will be expected to be applied in different sectors of economic activity. Back to top

Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Traditional Business and Logistics courses have dealt with the individual processes associated with developing new products, buying materials, transforming them, and shipping them to customers, none have dealt with the integration of information and material flows across multiple organisations. The integration of organisations within a single supply chain is becoming recognized as a core competitive strategy that will distinguish the winners from the losers beyond the year 2000. As organizations seek to continuously service customers faster, cheaper, and better, managers have come to realize that they cannot do it alone, but that they must align themselves with the best organizations upstream and downstream in order to jointly reap the rewards. The existing experiences must be synthesized to create a managerial perspective of the core tasks and challenges required to effectively develop supply chains in the future. Because supply chains involve members from every single function within organizations, engineers, purchasing managers, operations managers, logistics managers, sales personnel, financials etc, the unit philosophy is intended to provide insights into what a supply chain is, why it is becoming important, and the future challenges that lie ahead for managers. Back to top

Dissertation
The dissertation represents a piece of individual and original research based on an approved topic of the student’s choice related to the course and selected in consultation with tutors. The term ‘originality’ here does not necessarily imply that the dissertation will develop new theoretical insights or models but that it clearly demonstrates the development of new insights and knowledge in the candidates own mind and work. Back to top

The Business Administration & Economics Department (BAED) of the University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College aims at providing all students with an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment that allows them to acquire important skills and competencies for their professional and personal life.

Business matters at BAED. Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses in management related disciplines are designed to challenge students’ thinking and inspire them to develop the advanced knowledge and analytical skills they will need to succeed in business.

Our academics continually work with international, national and regional businesses as part of their research and use their experiences to make their teaching relevant and up-to-date.
More about the Business Administration & Economics Department

 

Research at the Business Administration & Economics Department

The academic staff of the Business Administration & Economics Department

Contact the Business Administration & Economics Department

 

Graduates of the MSc in Management (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) programme may pursue careers as:
Logistics/supply chain management, transporting, warehousing, distribution and more.

Career, Employability and Enterprise Centre

The Career, Employability and Enterprise Centre, focuses on helping students to set attainable career goals. It offers advice on CVs and cover letters, and on how to effectively handle job interviews. Through career fairs, and different internship programmes, the department aims at constantly bringing students in contact with prospective employers. 

Every spring we organize the Annual Career Fair presenting with an opportunity to get a first feel of job seeking. During the event students and alumni have interview opportunities with corporate recruiters and present their skills and abilities to potential employers. Large companies, organisations and multinationals from different industries across S.E. Europe participate every year in our Career Fair and offer employment and internship opportunities to our students and graduates.
More about our Career Services.

Contact the Career, Employability and Enterprise Centre at careers@city.academic.gr

 

Mr Panagiotis Parcharidis“I graduated from the International Faculty CITY College, completing my MSc in Management that offered me the possibility to study in an international environment in a great city. My studies have been a great experience. One of the most important things that I was taught is what professionalism is in today’s demanding business world. The International Faculty provides its students the opportunity to stand out and succeed in the contemporary difficult and fast-moving era.”

Panagiotis Parcharidis
Supply Chain Operations Professional
IBM, Bratislava

 

Mr Vassilis Tziovaras“The MSc in Management (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) at the International Faculty CITY College was a great experience for me. The university provides all the useful tools in order to gain a deep knowledge in the field. The real case studies that we examined and analysed in combination with the quality of the academic staff can guarantee a successful market adoption. A personal suggestion to the new students in Logistics would be to focus on the new market trends and be continuously updated in order to follow a successful career in the Logistics and Supply chain sector.”

Vassilis Tziovaras
Lidl Hellas
Product Management

 

Mr Alexandros Gilbert“The MSc in Management (Supply Chain and Logistics Management) programme was a great academic experience. I really enjoyed the high quality of lecturing and the regular company visits and guest lectures by representatives from Greek and International corporations - who often happened to be graduates of the International Faculty and gave us valuable insight into how what we learned in the programme actually  applies in the industry. Enhanced knowledge of Supply Management and Procurement are the key skills I gained and I now utilize as a entrepreneur. Also I found the particularities of logistics in the South Eastern European region very important and useful. To study in such a professional environment in the centre of a city that never sleeps is a opportunity not to be missed.”

Alexandros Gilbert
Founder/CEO Gilbert Agri-Food UG
Remshalden Germany

 

Ms Eirini Emmanouilidou“As student at the International Faculty CITY College, I was encouraged to become a global citizen with independent way of thinking that enabled me to build a strong foundation for a successful career. The University of Sheffield International Faculty is a thriving intellectual community of students and staff offering a top line academic experience and a supportive environment to students. I'm grateful to be part of the International Faculty CITY College, not only because of the academic knowledge I gained, but also because of the mentoring and the guidance I received for my career path from some great minds, my professors. Despite the challenging parts of a master programme, the MSc in Management (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) gave me the opportunity to extend my knowledge in Supply Chain and to expose myself to professional cycles due to my dissertation, which was published in less than a year after my graduation. In other words, we could say that the International Faculty CITY College is a career "boarding pass".”

Eirini Emmanouilidou
Spirits & Coffee Warehouse Officer
Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, Athens, Greece

 

Mr Sokol Fazliu“When I reflect on the time I spent at the International Faculty CITY College, during my master studies attending the MSc in Management (Logistics and Supply Chain Management), all I can say is that that year was a turning point in my life. And this is because during my studies I built significantly my academic and practical knowledge. After completing the programme not only did I get the courage to start my own business, but also I gained the skills and abilities to reflect and deal with any unexpected situation. Today, one year after my graduation, I have a healthy business that provides the latest trends of porcelain and ceramic tiles from different countries around the world (Italy, Spain and India), all this is a result of my time at the International Faculty, as I was taught that with good supply chain and logistics planning the world can become so small.”

Sokol Fazliu
Founder/CEO
Fabona Ceramics Dooel, Skopje

 

Mr Dimitris Dakos“The postgraduate programme in Logistics Management proved to be an investment with a worthy return. The structure and the implementation of the programme itself were solid. My studies provided me with knowledge and tools that I was able to immediately apply in order to improve the results of my work as a logistics executive. Surely, the skills I acquired have helped me advance my career.”

Dimitris Dakos, Greece
Head of Distribution Center (Northern Greece)
AB Vassilopoulos - Delhaize group

Association of MBAs

The programme is accredited by the Association of MBAs’.
www.mbaworld.com

AMBA

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Students completing the programme have the opportunity to additionally receive another prestigious qualification: the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

The programme is accredited by CMI, the only chartered professional body that is dedicated to management.
www.managers.org.uk

CMI

AACSB

The programme is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
www.aacsb.edu

AACSB

 

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