Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management MSc

Location and start date
Tilburg: 
May 10, 2017
Duration 22 months
Study load 10-15 hours / week
Fees € 29,950
Accreditations MSc
  • Broaden your understanding of the design and planning, control and improvement of primary organizational operations.
  • Develop the skills necessary to raise performance through all relevant operations and supply chain management capabilities.
  • Discover social benefits of responsible governance by learning how to apply developments like closed supply chain, carbon footprint reduction and CO2 efficient transportation solutions.
  • Master the in depth expertise necessary for achieving operational excellence.

Organizations are continually adapting to a rapidly changing logistics environment. As a hands-on operations manager you want to achieve and sustain excellence in your organization and its supply chains. It is therefore essential to have a thorough understanding of the latest models and insights. You are also expected to have the specific skills needed to make change happen.

As a Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management you combine advanced academic excellence with real business impact. You will develop management agility and strategic insights. Strengthen your professional network and explore the latest in sustainable and socially responsible management of operations and supply chain excellence.

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Location and start date
Tilburg: 
May 10, 2017
Duration 22 months
Study load 10-15 hours / week
Fees € 29,950
Accreditations MSc

As an operations professional you seek to organize and manage processes and systems effectively and efficiently. Logistical challenges, corporate sustainability and social impacts shape your drive for operational excellence. To achieve and sustain excellence in your organization and its supply chain, a thorough understanding of the latest models and insights is essential.

The Executive Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management is a 11-module program, completed over a 22-month period. It offers you the latest theories, techniques and skills needed to successfully define and execute your company’s operations strategy.

Program Aims

The depth and scope of the program allows you to:
  • communicate with experts in your field and extend your network
  • understand the relationship between your own field and other fields like marketing, sourcing and finance
  • create awareness for improvement opportunities and launch new improvement initiatives
  • cultivate flexibility for quick response operations
  • develop a solid operations strategy in line with today’s challenging, dynamic and competitive marketplace
  • design and optimize the network structure of your company or supply chain
  • make trade-offs between for example service levels, inventory and operations costs
  • manage a project in terms of time, cost, people, risks and processes
  • innovate faster and thus shorten the time to market
  • reduce your company’s carbon footprint with more efficient operations

End result: Master’s Degree

Upon successful completion you will receive the degree title Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management (MOS). As this program is an accredited NVAO (Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organization) degree, you may also use the internationally recognized MSc title instead.

Profile

Course participants are typically middle to senior managers, or advisors. On average you will have approximately 10 years of experience in a related field. Career diversity is considerable with back-office, unit and supply chain managers to, directors and senior staff making up the core group.

The Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management yields quick returns. You are able to apply your newly acquired insights and knowledge directly in your work. Your graduation project will also preferably deal with an actual issue within your organization.

Course Outline

The program comprises 11 modules and a study trip. 

  • Preparation module
  • Module 1: Business Research Methods
  • Module 2: Strategy and Innovation
  • Module 3: Operations Management
  • Module 4: Supply Chain Management
  • Module 5: Quality Management
  • Module 6: Purchasing
  • Module 7: Service Network Design 
  • Module 8: Supply Chain Finance
  • Module 9: IT Management
  • Module 10: Management and Governance of Projects, Programs and Portfolios of Projects 
  • Module 11: Life Cycle Management 
  • Module 12: International Study Trip - Innovation

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Successful enrollment in our Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management is subject to a number of admission requirements. This is to maintain admissions quality. That way you can benefit from a high potential, motivated group of talented individuals to further enhance your learning experience.

Admisssion requirements

  • minimum of 5 years relevant work experience
  • a relevant university degree or successful completion of a relevant higher vocational degree.
  • successful completion of the required components of the preparation module

Upon receipt of your application our Program Adviser will contact you to arrange an interview. Your interview will take place with the Academic Director.

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Academic Director

Freek Aertsen
Freek Aertsen
Adjunct Professor
Freek Aertsen studied Business Administration (specialization Supply Chain Management) at Tilburg University (cum Laude) where he also obtained his Ph.D. Following that he joined Royal Philips Electronics where he has been responsible for several large multi-site forecasting, planning & control improvement...
Ton de Kok
Ton de Kok
Full Professor
Graduated at the Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, The Netherlands in Mathematics and Economics in 1981. After 4 years under the supervision of prof. Henk C. Tijms he attained the doctorate (Ph.D. degree) in 1985 from the Free University of Amsterdam. Thereafter he joined the Centre for Quantitative Methods (CQM) of Philips Electronics in Eindhoven, The...

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The Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management (MOS) provides you the latest theories, techniques and skills. You also obtain an extensive professional network. Therefore participants and alumni believe the program has been of great value.
  • Tjeerd den Os
    Strategic Supply Chain Planner Heineken Nederland Supply

    http://youtu.be/Q8UqK7EN3zE

  • Alberdine van Velzen
    Managing Director Wayz

    "My employer let me apply the knowlegde I gained use in a new organization. This organization is part of my previous company. As of January 2012, I am managing director of Wayz, a business to boost sustainability and innovation within the logistics sector. Therefore the program brought me my own business."

     
  • Leon van der Loo
    Director Supply Chain Management / Aspen Pharmacare (voormalig MSD)

    "MOS gives a wonderful overview on all aspects of the supply chain. It broadened my vision and gave new insights. Every month i looked forward to meet the other participants to talk about supply chain issues. The program has broadened my network and even gave me a new job."

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Total program price is € 29,950.

The MOS course includes:

  • A compulsory study trip
  • All study books
  • All reading materials
  • Access to the Virtual Campus
  • Alumni site access where you can browse specialist webinars and must-read articles

This course is exempt from VAT.

Additional costs:

  • Travel and accommodation costs (hotels and diners) during the study trip
  • A laptop with wireless connection and powerful enough to run software such as SPSS
  • If applicable: costs for the preparation module

Persuade your employer with convincing company benefits

  • A professional within the organization capable of harnessing the latest operations and supply chain developments.
  • Broaden your understanding of the design and planning, control and improvement of primary organizational operations.
  • Develop the skills necessary to raise performance through all relevant operations and supply chain management capabilities.
  • Immediate profit from papers you will write on actual topics within your organization.
  • Your company gains the latest insights and knowledge.
  • Renowned lecturers. Our faculty comprises leading experts and known scholars, who are active researchers and publish their work: TIAS School of Business and Society is a university-based educational institute.
  • Thesis assistance from seasoned tutors. Active collaboration on solutions for company specific models and situations.
  • Recognized business school: praised by the Financial Times as the best educational facility for Open Executive programs in The Netherlands.
  • The best university master (98 out of 100) according to the Masters 2017 Studyguide

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Chantal Stevels
Chantal Stevels
Program Adviser
+31 13 466 8638

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