General information

Description

Master's degree from a university of applied sciences specialised in logistics management

Degree level

Master’s degree (EQF 7)

Starting group code

​YLO16S1

Degree-related qualifications

There are no specific degree-related or statutory qualification requirements in the field.

Studies

Targeted competence

The students acquire the knowledge, skills and capability to work in working-life development and management positions requiring expertise in logistics, including in internationally networked organisations. The students acquire the latest knowledge in logistics management, delivery chain management, cooperation networks, procurement and customer relationships. The students can apply working life research and development methods in developing their own competence and organisation. The students can react quickly to changes, create new operating models and manage change processes.

Degree profile

The education increases the students' competence in logistics, their management skills and entrepreneurship, as well as their opportunities for accepting more challenging positions. The programme provides capabilities for internationalisation and the systematic development of an organisation's operations.

Structure of studies

Individual courses

Intended competence

Accreditation

The Prior Learning Recognition Procedures are described in the Degree Regulations and the Study Guide.

Degree programme application and selection

Information about applying for degree programmes and student selection

Structure and completion of studies

The studies include advanced specialisation studies, elective studies and a thesis, or a working-life development assignment. The studies consist of courses that have been collected into larger competence areas:

Leadership and competence development (10 cr)
Leadership and supervisory positions in a multicultural work environment and networked organisations. Utilising management accounting in decision-making.

Supply chain management (10 cr)
Comprehensive management and development of the delivery chain. Risk management, cost-effectiveness and generating added value.

Development and assessment of working life (5 cr)
Applying research information and methods into one's own field. Methods of economical and profitable decision-making and development. Predicting future possibilities.

Master's thesis (30 cr)
A research or development project serving working life with a clear practical-application nature and a mission to support the student’s career development.

Within their Personal Learning Plan, the students can also select courses from JAMK's other master's degree programmes or other institutions of higher education and utilise competences they have acquired earlier.

Courses must be completed within two semesters from starting them. Exceptions include the bachelor’s thesis, practical training, special working life-oriented project studies and large courses carried out over several terms. If a course is left unfinished, the student must retake it.

During the first meeting of the course, the learning objectives and content of the course, alternative completion methods and criteria for assessment are reviewed, the exam date is set (immediate completion) and the end date of the course is announced. Work cannot be turned in after the end date. The student may attempt to complete the course three times: during the immediate completion or on two separately specified resit exam dates.

Further information is available in the Study Guide:

Assessment and learning guidance

Learning outcomes are assessed in relation to the learning objectives of the course. Assessment decisions are based on the assessment criteria provided in the course descriptions. Courses are assessed on the assessment scale specified in the course description. According to its purpose, the scale may be either of five steps: 5 (excellent), 4 (very good), 3 (good), 2 (satisfactory) and 1 (adequate) or a pass (P)/fail (0). Completion of the course has been failed (fail (0)) if the student does not achieve the minimum outcomes set for completion of the course.

The student has the right to know how the criteria apply him or her. Course performance is recorded in the transcript of records no later than one month after the declared time of completion of the course and always before the end of the school year.

Further information is available in the Study Guide:

Forms of study

​Part-time studies

The studies consist of classroom learning, group discussions and different kinds of learning tasks. The group meets once per month on a Friday evening and the following Saturday for approximately 10 times during the academic year to listen to lectures, have discussions and do group work. In between the classroom sessions, the students study independently and complete learning tasks with the help of information networks.

Graduation

Being awarded a Master’s degree certificate requires the student to complete the studies of the degree programme within his/her study period in accordance with his/her Personal Learning Plan. Further information in the Degree Regulations.

​Employment and further studies

Professional profiles of graduates with examples

As a rule, the students are already employed in an area of logistics and continue in the same or more challenging positions with more formal qualifications than before.

Further studies

The master's degree of the university of applied sciences is a Master's degree of a University. The graduate may get the opportunity to continue their studies in the scientific or artistic studies of universities (§ 37/558/2009). Students can also continue for example by applying for the corresponding follow-up training programs at foreign universities. The University of Applied Sciences also offers continuing education opportunities for specialisation studies and in working life-based continuing education. All further studies must be applied for separately.

Other information

Planning

An advisory board that includes a group of logistics experts and managers of various companies has been involved in the planning of the degree programme. The education has been developed based on continuing feedback from students active in working life.

​Contact information

Sanna Nieminen, Principal Lecturer, +358 40 776 5832
firstname.lastname@jamk.fi
Rajakatu 35
FI-40200 Jyväskylä