Business Administration - Supply Chain Management, M.Sc. | University of Cologne | Köln, Germany
M.Sc. On Campus

Business Administration - Supply Chain Management

24 months
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This Business Administration - Supply Chain Management programme from University of Cologne is characterised by its strong balance of theoretical rigor and practical relevance. Both aspects are critical. We build on a strong research reputation which consistently excels in various competitive research ratings.


This Business Administration - Supply Chain Management programme from University of Cologne provides you with:

  • a broad set of academic approaches as well as highly sought-after method competencies.
  • the ability to analyse and predict managerial problems and comprehensive data situations using statistical and mathe- matical methods and models and to derive data-based decision recommendations.
  • the capacity to understand and act on corporate values, compliance, social responsibility, the interaction of various internal functions as well as the cross-company coordination within the value chain.
  • access to a comprehensive company network and practical exposure.

In Supply Chain Management you learn and practice theories, methods and decision-making approaches for internal and cross-company value chains. This knowledge includes strategy development and implementation, logistics and production management, planning, optimisation and innovation in value chains.

Career Opportunities

The M.Sc. in SCM aims to educate future managers and founders, who work across industries including in logistics and production planning, in strategic purchasing, in product and process development, in IT consulting or in the management of cross-company technology projects.Equally, our alumni are employed across all sectors and across all value chain stages—ranging from manufacturing and distribution to retailing and services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Within this programme, the Core and Advanced Sections cover the methodological basics of your respective major in Supply Chain Management.
  • The Specialisation Section teaches major specific basics and, in addition, advanced skills within the same area with the business project as the practical highlight of the whole programme.
  • The programme is designed to include a semester abroad during your third or fourth semester. We will be happy to advise you on the options available to you and give you organisational support before, during and after your international experience. 
  • With the master’s thesis for the successful completion of your studies, you underline the knowledge and skills you have acquired throughout the programme and are ready to continue your career as an expert in your field.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application in the case of unfinished Bachelor studies: In cases where present Bachelor studies have not been fully completed, application is permitted if the candidate has earned at least 80% of the required credits and will have achieved the remaining results by 30 September at the latest. The specific admission criteria governing the designated course of study (including the overall grade) must already have been fulfilled on the basis of the exam results available at the time of application.
  • at least 78 ECTS in the fields of Business Administration and Economics
  • at least 15 ECTS in the fields of Statistics and/or Mathematics

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

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The University of Cologne does not charge any tuition fees.

Each semester, all enrolled students of the University of Cologne have to pay a social fee.

Living costs for Köln

831 - 1291 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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