Supply Chain Management

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Have you ever wondered how the products you order are delivered to your house so fast? How are companies able to manage their services and operations so smoothly, together with their suppliers? The answer lies in sustainable, innovative, reliable and efficient supply chain management.

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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
numerus fixusnee

**Best MSc Supply Chain Management in the Netherlands (joint 1st) - Higher Education Guide Masters 2019**

**Two first places: Best MSc Supply Chain Management in the Netherlands (joint 1st) - Higher Education Guide Masters 2017 (joint 1st) & Elsevier 2016**

Our research-driven Master of Science degree in Supply Chain Management will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become an expert in a discipline that is essential to business success when operating in today’s local, national and global markets.

The programme in Groningen is unique in that it tackles the full range of the supply chains within all types of organisations (production, distribution and services). You will gain the necessary managerial and analytical skills to focus on the design, integration and coordination of supply chains at multiple levels, bringing innovative and dynamic solutions to this fast-paced business environment. The programme also provides access to numerous professionals from different sectors complementing current and future perspectives taught in courses. We cooperate with companies on guest lectures, company visits, internships, career events, case studies and thesis assignments.

Through the selection of elective courses, you can focus on supply chains in specific contexts, for example in energy, healthcare or process industry. The programme further offers the opportunity to focus on either the Energy Focus area or the Digital Business Focus area (available from September 2019). At the end of your studies, you will receive an MSc in Supply Chain Management from the University of Groningen, one of Europe’s top tier business schools.

Waarom aan de RUG?

The programme is a unique mixture of rigorous academic learning and practical applicability. You learn how to design, coordinate and control entire supply chains. You will learn to diagnose supply chain decision problems and propose, implement and evaluate effective solutions. Besides, it's an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.


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Check for in-depth info on all courses:

  • Behavioural Operations Management
  • Business Process Innovation and Change
  • Healthcare Operations
  • Operations Management in Process Industry
  • Innovation in Healthcare Organizations
  • Inventory Management
  • Supply Chain Dynamics
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Core courses are Strategic Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Network Design, Logistics & Supply Chain Operations and Process Improvement & Change. The first three courses address supply chain issues on a strategic, tactical and operational level, whereas Process Improvement and Change focusses on the implementation of improvements.
Strategic Supply Chain Management
Logistics and Supply Chain Operations
Service Operations, Purchasing: selection of one of these two courses is compulsory, remaining course can be selected as an elective
Supply Chain Network Design
Research Methods for SCM
Master's thesis SCM
Process Improvement and Change
Elective(s) MSc SCM *


specialisatie Master Internship

Opportunity for an internship between February and June. You will be rewarded 15 ECTS on top of your programme. Your thesis will be postponed to the first semester of your next study year.

specialisatie Energy Focus Area

Focus your MSc on Energy and open up extra career opportunities. There are two steps to the Energy Focus Area-

  1. complete two of four chosen electives 2) write and round off an MSc thesis on an energy topic


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet42% zelfstudie
29% theorie
29% praktijk
case study, literature study, oral presentation, computer exercise, research, research project, excursion, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, workshop, group discussion, poster presentation, individual assignment, self study, project
study guidance
Studying means working independently and planning your studies yourself. But successful studying depends on many different factors, so it is understandable that you may need to consult an impartial expert to discuss your study progress and personal circumstances that influence your studies. The faculty's study advisors are available to help you. Obviously, everything discussed with the study advisor remains confidential.

Toelating en kosten


1 februari 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 oktober 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14650

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend


To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: Business Administration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics, International Business, Industrial Engineering.

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained.

For more information, see:

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office:

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 8000levensonderhoudper jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


172 studenten volgen deze opleiding
40% daarvan is vrouw
27 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
26% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData


The Economics and Business Faculty association (EBF) is the faculty association for all students studying at the faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen.
The EBF is your partner during your time in Groningen by organising events that support you with your studies and help you prepare for your future career.
The Study Association for Technology Management, better known as TeMa, organizes activities especially for students of management studies with a technical approach.
Besides social activities, TeMa also organizes Inhousedays, an Inhousetour and an International Study Project.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Robert van der Wielen
"It is well deserved that the MSc Supply Chain Management has been awarded the 'Top Degree Programme' predicate by the editors of the Keuzegids."

"Supply Chain Management is a very relevant field of study, for example because of the development of e-commerce and the increase in easiness of growing a global business. This is one of the reasons why I chose to study Supply Chain Management. I wanted to study something that is relevant in society. Something you can talk about on birthday parties.
In this respect, the study has certainly not disappointed me. For example, this January (2015) we have visited the new distribution centre of, which appears to be the world's largest automated distribution centre for online retail...
There is a large variety in courses. Qualitative, quantitative, strategic and practical. This enables you to work on both your soft skills and hard skills, and to develop a wide base of knowledge in different fields of Supply Chain Management.
In short, it is well deserved that the MSc Supply Chain Management has been awarded the 'Top Degree Programme' predicate by the editors of the Keuzegids."

lees verder ...
Zhida Xu
It's up to you how you develop as a student

I was keen to come to Europe because of the friendliness and openness of the people. I eventually opted for Groningen because of the high standard of teaching.

I like the field of study mainly because nearly all companies have an operation function. I'm particularly fascinated by the way companies try to analyse their production processes. The MSc programme offers many Options. You can choose your own path with optional courses. If you work hard you can learn a lot from this programme. It's entirely up to you how you develop as a student...
I think it's very important to do an internship as part of the programme so that you can get an idea of how things work in practice.

lees verder ...


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1/3 RUG
Supply Chain Management
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
27 eerstejaars
25% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/3 Erasmus
Supply Chain Management
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
23 eerstejaars
60% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/3 Tilburg University
Supply Chain Management
€ 253 gemiddelde kamerhuur
17 eerstejaars
52% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers


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In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Supply Chain Management aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 61 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.2 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

After graduation, you are ready for a career as a supply chain manager. You may find a job as a logistics, purchase or supply chain manager or analyst in a production, distribution or service environment. You may also become a consultant in the supply chain management or operations management practice. Alternatively, you might opt for an academic career as a researcher.

The MSc programme provides you with the skills and tools related to the field of supply chain management, as well with as general management and professional skills like how to communicate in business, how to write management reports, how to give presentations, to work in teams and how to do a consulting project.

Furthermore, because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

FEB Career Services
To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Career Services empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: FEB Career Services.

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