Degree level and field of study

Master’s degree (EQF 7), Technology

Starting group code

​YLO19S1

Forms of study

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

The degree programme has two specialisation options: Logistics and Digital Supply Chain.

Logistics

Specialisation option in logistics management.

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.

Digital Supply Chain

Specialisation option focusing on the utilisation of the opportunities provided by digitalisation in supply chain management.

The Digital Supply Chain specialisation option 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.

Key learning outcomes

Logistics

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.

Digital Supply Chain

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, data analytics, digital manufacturing) cause significant changes in supply chain management, requiring new kinds of competencies. 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 of the programme.

Managing increasingly complicated and vulnerable supply chains requires more rigorous risk management than before. As such, the students on 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.

Professional growth and know-how

The studies include advanced professional studies, elective studies and a thesis, or a working-life development assignment. The studies consist of courses and wider competence areas. The structure of the studies (60 credits) is as follows:

  • Shared master competence: Research-based Development (5 credits)
  • Expert core competence (50 credits):
    • For all students: Leadership Dynamics and Managerial Accounting
    • Logistics: Logistics Management, The Future of Logistics, Master’s thesis
    • Digital Supply Chain: Digitalisation in Business Operations, Driven by Digitalisation, Master's thesis
  • Complementary competence (5 credits): Purchasing Management

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.

Forms of study

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.

Working life cooperation and learning

The degree programme is strongly working-life related. Concrete examples of this are lectures given by visiting lecturers from working life, the linking of learning tasks and the master’s thesis to the development of the student’s own organisation and, consequently, to the development of working life on a broader scale. We also make company visits to interesting frontrunner companies.

Accreditation

Prior learning recognition procedures are described in the Degree Regulations and in the Study Guide. Students also have alternative study options available to them at partner universities (e.g. other universities of applied sciences and universities as well as EduFutura) and in free-access online portals (CampusOnline).

Graduation

To be awarded a Master’s degree certificate, the student must 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.

Degree-related qualifications

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

Professional profiles of graduates

Logistics

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.

Digital Supply Chain

The Digital Supply Chain specialisation option 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 will be 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 a 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

A Master’s degree from a university of applied sciences is a higher post-secondary degree. The graduate may apply to continue on to postgraduate studies in science or arts at universities (Act 558/2009, Section 37). Studies can be continued by applying for corresponding post-degree education at universities abroad, for example. A university of applied sciences also provides opportunities for continuing education in the form of specialisation studies, open studies, online study portal (CampusOnline) and working life-based continuing education.

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.

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