Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management (MSc)

Executive Master Of Operations And Supply Chain Management
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Start- and course dates
May 30, 2024
Tilburg Campus
September 5, 2024
Tilburg Campus
October 3, 2024
Tilburg Campus
All start- and course dates
Duration
3 days per module/20 months master degree
Fees
€35600 for the entire master (exempt from VAT) / € 3400 per module
Language
English
Study load
12-15 hours / week
Accreditations
AACSB, MSc, NVAO
Customization
Flexible master
Modular
Single module purchase possible
Full time/part time
Part-time
Schedule
Monthly 3 days

Take your next career step with the MOS master's program!

Do you have at least five years of work experience in operations or logistics, for example, as an operations manager or supply chain manager? Would you like to further develop  on themes such as globalization, digitalization and sustainability? Then, the part-time Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management (MOS) is definitely for you.

Experienced professionals in operations and logistics

As an operations or logistics manager, you need to be able to constantly respond to the rapid changes in the supply chain and logistics. Developments in the areas of globalization, digitization and sustainability, among others, create new challenges. By attending the part-time Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management (MOS), you ensure that you are up to date with the latest models and insights.

Why TIAS School for Business & Society?

  • Financial Times top-ranked business school for executive and in-company education.
  • All lecturers are top experts from academia and the business world.
  • Directly applicable scientific and practical knowledge.
  • Flexible programs tailored to your needs. 

Knowledge and personal growth

In this part-time master's program MOS, you will learn the latest theories, techniques and skills to successfully define and implement the strategy for the operation or logistics of your company. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the social impact of the company are discussed as well. Since leadership skills are absolutely essential to bring about change in an organization, the program also serves as a platform for peer-to-peer coaching and reflection. In this way, you will learn to be an effective leader within your organization.

 

Flexibility

The set-up of the part-time Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management (MOS) is flexible: you can complete the program over a longer period than the indicated 20 months. Also, you can choose to follow only the modules that are relevant to you. Each module can be the start for the full Master.

Admission requirements

We aim for groups of highly talented, experienced and motivated participants with a lot of potential. To guarantee education at the highest level, we apply admission requirements.

We ask:

  • At least a bachelor's degree from a relevant program
  • A minimum of five years' work experience in a relevant position in operations or supply chain management
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language
  • An introductory interview with the Academic Director is part of the admission procedure
  • If applicable, successful completion of the required components of the premaster.

OUR PARTICIPANTS TALK ABOUT THE Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management

The Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management is for professionals who want to organize and manage processes and systems within their organization effectively and efficiently.

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    Logistics Manager Vandelande

    ‘The master's program removed my blinkers. Thanks to my much broader perspective on the supply chain, I am now able to provide input at a strategic level.’ 

 

Immediate results at the workplace

During the part-time master's program MOS, a lot of attention is paid to practical cases of participants. You apply the latest knowledge and insights directly to your own organizational business case. As a result, this part-time master's program gives immediate results.

What does the Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management do for you?

  • You know the latest developments in the design and planning, control and improvement of primary operational and supply chain processes
  • You gain insight into the relationship between your discipline of operations or supply chain and, for example, marketing, sourcing and finance
  • You develop a solid strategy for operations in line with the dynamic market in logistics
  • You are able to contribute to socially responsible management by:
    • your knowledge of closed-loop supply chain management
    • reducing the CO2 footprint
    • implementing environmentally friendly logistics solutions
  • You use your new knowledge to achieve operational excellence within your organization

What is the added value and ROI for employers?

  • Efficiency Boost: MOS alumni, equipped with advanced knowledge, contribute to streamlined processes, minimizing inefficiencies, and optimizing resource utilization.
  • Innovation and Strategic Decision-Making: Master's students are trained with a forward-thinking mindset, creativity, and innovative problem-solving skills. They can make informed decisions, solve complex problems, and contribute to the long-term success of their company.
  • Technology Integration: Graduates can integrate cutting-edge technologies into supply chain operations, ensuring improved efficiency and competitiveness.
  • Risk Mitigation and Resilience: Graduates are well-versed in risk management strategies, enabling companies to effectively handle uncertainties and unforeseen market challenges.
  • ESG Compliance and Sustainability: Companies with MOS alumni can embed sustainability practices into supply chain operations.
  • Talent Retention and Growth: Investing in emerging talents increases employee satisfaction and loyalty, ensuring continuity and organizational resilience.

Joeri Kuik , Vice President - Global Head of Lead Logistics Partner – DHL 

“I recommend the part-time master's program MOS for three reasons: 

  1. The quality of the education
  2. The quality of the teachers
  3. Increasing your own network with fellow students, teachers, and people from their network 

The program pays a lot of attention to ethics and human values. You learn how to take this into account in the decisions you have to make in business, now and in the future.”
Do you want to know more about Joeri’s experiences? Read the full interview here.

Flexibility

Studying at TIAS means flexible learning. You can always contact the Program Adviser to discuss which study components are important to you and how you can combine your studies with your work and private life in the best possible way. You will also receive advice on the development of your career, so that you can make the right choices for a successful career.

Participants in the Executive Master of of Operations and Supply Chain Management are offered the following flexible options:

  • Choose to follow the entire master or individual modules
  • Choose yourself when you start: the program has several starting moments per year
  • Choose to spread out the program over a longer period of time, if necessary

 

Study load part-time master's program MOS

The Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management (MOS) consists of 12 modules that are concluded with writing a paper. These are spread, at a minimum, over a period of 12 months. After this period, you complete your thesis within 8 months. At the beginning of each module, you get 4 weeks for online learning. This preparation, is followed by 3 days of interactive meetings and lectures. The study load for this part-time MOS master's program is 12-15 hours per week.

Your flexibility

The set-up of the part-time Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management (MOS) is flexible: you can complete the program over a longer period than the indicated 12 months. Also, you can choose to follow only the modules that are relevant to you. The program commences twice per year.

Program overview part-time master’s program MOS

In addition to taking the full part-time master's program MOS, it is also possible to attend the modules on operations and supply chain individually. This concerns the following modules:

  • Launch module - Business Research Methods
  • Module 1 - Operations Strategy
  • Module 2 - Operations Management
  • Module 3 - Supply Chain Management
  • Module 4 - Quality Management
  • Module 5 - Purchasing
  • Module 6 - Financial and Managerial Control
  • Module 7 - Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Module 8 - Digital Transformation
  • Module 9 - Service Network Design
  • Module 10 - Elective 
  • Module 11 - International Study Trip – Innovation

This part-time master's program MOS is concluded with a master's thesis that focuses on a current issue in operations or supply chains in your own organization.

Business Research Methods

Business Research Methods (BRM) is part of your Master's degree. This module will help you make better decisions in situations where a solution to a problem is not immediately obvious because you are missing some of the information. 

For students doing an entire Master's program at TIAS, both BRM modules are mandatory. We recommend doing BRM I at the start of your Master's and BRM II at the start of your thesis. Talk to your Program Adviser about the best time to schedule BRM I into your personal learning path. 

More information on Business Research Methods

Advisory interview with the Program Adviser

Are you ready to take the next step in your career and do you want more information? Or would you like to ask an alumnus about the part-time master's program MOS first? Or are you looking for advice on the financial possibilities? Feel free to contact the Program Adviser for all your questions about the part-time Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Request an advisory interview

Result: international master's degree (MSc)

After successful completion of the entire MOS master's program, you will receive the title of Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management (MOS). This program is accredited by the NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization). You may therefore choose to use the internationally recognized MSc title.

Dates and Locations Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management (MOS)

 

Find the best fitting moment to obtain your TIAS Premaster

The premaster is designed for people with a higher professional degree (“HBO”) who are interested in doing a master at TIAS. You can start your premaster at different times throughout the year. Your Program Adviser will be happy to work with you to fit the premaster into your busy schedule. We can offer you a personalized program where necessary.

Start dates:

The Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management has several modules. Each module can also be the start for the full Master:

NameLocationStart date
Financial and Managerial Control - Module 6 of MOSTilburg CampusMay 30, 2024
Sustainable Supply Chains - Module 7 of MOSTilburg CampusSeptember 5, 2024
Digital Transformation- Module 8 of MOSTilburg CampusOctober 3, 2024
Service Network Design - Module 9 of MOSTilburg CampusNovember 7, 2024

Tuition fee part-time Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management (MOS)

The complete master's program consists of 12 modules, two modules of Business Research Methods (I + II) and a master's thesis.

The costs amount to €35600 for the entire master (exempt from VAT) / € 3400 per module.

This price includes:

  • Day packages (lunch, coffee/tea and soft drinks) during college days
  • Registration and administration costs
  • Access to the online learning environment
  • Mandatory literature, textbooks and teaching materials

Possible additional costs:

  • Dinners and overnight stays
  • Travel and accommodation costs during the study trip
  • Premaster (modules), if necessary (€ 450 - € 1350)**
  • Software licenses (if specific software is required)

** During your application, the Admissions and Assessment Committee will determine which premaster modules are required.

How do you finance your education?

You have found the program that best suits your learning goals and ambitions. But how do you finance this? There are different ways to do that. Your employer can play a role, but there are also interesting statutory regulations that you can use yourself. We have listed the possibilities for you.

Read about the possibilities here »

Faculty Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management (MOS)

Academic Director

Freek Aertsen
Adjunct Professor

Start your application

Following your enrollment, the Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management (MOS) Program Adviser will reach out to you for an initial introduction and to schedule an intake meeting with the Academic Director. The purpose of this intake is to discuss your development ambitions and the match with the learning objectives of the program. Upon a positive recommendation from the Academic Director after the intake, you will receive the official study agreement and can finalize your enrollment.

 
Annemiek Slofstra
Annemiek Slofstra
Program Adviser
+31 13 466 86 35

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