Degree level

Master’s degree (EQF 7)

Starting group code

​YLO18S1

Study methods

Part-time studies. Please, see the further information below.

Structure of studies

Individual courses

Intended competence

Contact information

Aarresola Eero

Aarresola Eero

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Logistiikka, Logistics
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358406476546

Description

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

Degree-related qualifications

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

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 student acquires the latest knowledge of management and leadership, supply chain management and logistics, cooperation networks and procurement.

Measuring and developing processes is one of the central themes of the programme. In their studies, students will learn to use different development and optimisation methods which will make the current operations more efficient and stream-lined.

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

​Logistics for the win! The degree programme focuses on creating both financial and operational success through well-functioning logistics management. The central content of the programme is connected to leadership and process management.

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.

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 (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: Logistics management, People and leadership, Financial management and decision-making, Future of logistics
  • Research and development activities linked to the core studies 5 cr
  • Optional studies 5 cr; Procurement management
  • 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.

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 joint study path of entrepreneurship at JAMK.

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:

Study methods

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.

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.

Professional profiles of graduates with examples

The degree programme in logistics is intended for engineers working in specialist tasks with the motivation to expand their competencies in order to work in management, planning and development positions. The objective of the studies is to deepen the students’ competence in the different areas of leadership and management and to establish the skills required for working in development tasks that require special expertise.

Becoming an expert on logistics will open new doors and bring about new, challenging tasks for the students – and provide a possibility for career advancement. As a student, you will deepen your leadership, management and social interaction skills and learn how to work in international networks. 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. The University of Applied Sciences also offers continuing education opportunities for specialisation studies, Higher Education Level Apprenticeship Training as well as in working life based continuing education. All further studies must be applied for separately.

Planning

​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 since then, the programme has been developed to correspond to the authentic working life needs even better. 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.