General information


A university of applied science’s master's degree specialised in utilising the possibilities of digitalisation in supply chain management.

Degree level

Master’s degree (EQF 7)

Starting group code


Degree-related qualifications

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


Targeted competence

The student acquires the skills, knowledge and competence required for utilising the possibilities brought by digitalisation in supply chain management. Technological changes (such as the internet of things, big data, digital manufacturing) cause significant changes in supply chain management, requiring new kinds of competences. In this degree programme, students will be equipped for managing the supply chains of the future in which data analysis and management are ever more important.

Significant changes in consumer trade have already changed and will further change the traditional supply chain model. How will consumer behaviour combining online shopping and traditional shops change in the coming years? According to one scenario, the two will become complementary behaviour models which will together form a multichannel complex, the management of which is one of the key focus areas in the programme.

Managing increasingly more complicated and vulnerable supply chains requires more rigorous risk management than before. As such, the students in the programme are trained in risk management. Having completed the degree, the students can apply working life research and development methods in developing their own competence and organisation. The students are able to react quickly to changes, create new operating models and manage change processes.

Degree profile

The university of applied sciences’ master’s degree in digital supply chain is strongly future-oriented. The central contents are connected to the management of digital supply chains and utilising digitalisation in supply chain control. Recognising new technologies and the possibilities they offer, as well as their successful practical application, are at the heart of the programme.

Structure of studies in Peppi

Individual courses


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 (only in Finnish)

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 and larger competence areas.

The structure of the studies (60 cr) is as follows:

  • Core studies 20 cr: Digitalisation in business operations, People and leadership, Financial management and decision-making, SCM – Driven by digitalisation
  • Research and development studies linked to the core studies 5 cr
  • Optional professional studies 5 cr: Procurement management
  • Thesis 30 cr

The student’s thesis and development assignments in the courses may be connected to implementation of research, development and innovation activities and projects in the Future Factory learning environment or development of business activities in the JAMK Generator environment.

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 are carried out as part-time studies with classroom learning days on Friday afternoons and Saturdays. There are approximately two classroom learning days per month; the time in between classroom learning days is used for independent study. No exams are organised in the courses.


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

The degree programme in digital supply chain is designed for individuals with a strong desire to lead, manage, plan and develop the supply chains of the future by utilising the opportunities offered by digitalisation. The student must possess an interest in new technology and on how to best use it in supply chain management.

In the future, utilisation of digitalisation is one of the key success factors of any organisation, and with this degree you can do your part in helping your organisation in its future challenges. Developing your personal competence will also open up new career opportunities as the developer of technology-driven supply chains.

Having completed a master’s degree at a university of applied sciences, graduates possess the skills required for developing the business operations of organisations and actively producing new competences. This will develop your organisation and increase your know-how.

You will gain significant benefit from networking and exchanging expertise with the other colleagues participating in the programme.

​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. University of Applied Sciences offers various opportunities for studying and learning throughout one's career. These include specialisation studies, diplomas of higher education, the extensive range of courses offered through open studies and continuing education. All further studies must be applied for separately.

Other information


Working-life representatives, academic experts, master’s degree students from universities of applied sciences and JAMK specialists from various fields have been involved in the planning of the degree programme. The periodic assessment of the logistics’ master’s degree programme was conducted in 2016, and based on the assessment the need for this programme was clearly established, providing a good foundation for the objective of the programme as well as its central content. The assessment was carried out by a group consisting of a representative of working life, an academic expert, students and teachers. In addition, an advisory board that includes a group of logistics experts and the management of various companies has been regularly involved in the planning of the programme. The programme is constantly developed based on the continuing feedback from students active in working life.

​Contact information

Eero Aarresola, Lecturer, +358 40 647 6546
Rajakatu 35
FI-40200 Jyväskylä