SRH Hochschule in Nordrhein-Westfalen

Cologne, Hamm Supply Chain Management M.Sc.

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • 4 Semesters
  • on campus
  • 120 ECTS
  • 4700 €/semester
  • Full time
  • multiple locations

Managing and planning value creation networks in the field of logistics globally, analysing, optimising and developing business and material flow processes - this is what you will learn in our Supply Chain Management Master's programme.

  • English
  • summer and winter semester
Supply Chain Management Master students at SRH Hochschule NRW
SRH Hochschule in Nordrhein-Westfalen
Your course content

What you will learn

In our Master course in Supply Chain Management you will learn to analyse business and IT processes and to plan, control and manage new ones. During your studies, you will acquire important personal skills as well as the subject-specific expertise required for a process-oriented approach to global value creation chains. You focus on management, logistics processes as well as logistics information systems in and for logistics-relevant areas of industrial, trade and logistics service companies. Professional supply chain management in companies reduces costs, brings optimised results in less time and improves customer satisfaction.

The Master in Supply Chain Management allows you to gain an understanding of logistics from holistic, specialist, and management perspectives, with an emphasis on application-oriented competencies. Our aim is to provide you with a practice-oriented, scientifically based education that will qualify you for specialist or management positions in the area of logistics. Potential career opportunities include employment with national and international manufacturing or retail enterprises as well as with logistics-related service providers.

You will strengthen your professional and personal development and you will have the opportunity to define your personal profile in these four core areas of our Master in Supply Chain Management:

  • Business and Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Information Systems (particularly ERP and SCM)
  • Personal Competencies/Soft Skills

A further core objective of our Master in Supply Chain Management is to equip you with the know-how you need to conduct independent practical work in team leadership, personnel management, and operative and strategic supply chain management, as well as in participative or executive functions within IT implementation projects.

With the exception of the final semester, every semester of our Master in Supply Chain Management is made up of fourteen weeks of lectures followed by exams. The final semester is the practical semester, in which you write your Master’s thesis while working at a company. This practical phase allows you to establish personal contact with interesting companies and potential employers – an important step on the road to launching a successful career.

Your career prospects

Our innovative approach that pays off

Today, in the world of logistics, it is no longer just products or companies that are in competition, it is more about value chains or value networks. And here comes you as a professional supply chain manager, who helps companies to reduce costs, optimize results and efficiency, and increase customer satisfaction. There is a great demand in today’s labour market for supply chain managers. At our University you develop interdisciplinary expertise in the fields of strategic logistics management, supply chain operation, international management, process design and management, and big data, while at the same time you enhancing your personal skills. Of course, in addition to a career in the professional world of supply chain management, you can also aim for a doctorate.

Flexibility at its best - Our bridge semester

In addition to the high-quality transfer of knowledge in teaching according to the CORE principle and thus in addition to the training of technical, social and methodical competence application, the personal development of the students is also important to our university. Therefore, we have now introduced the so-called bridging semester in order to offer a maximum of flexibility for exactly this personal development. How does this work and what are the requirements? Quite simply.

You have reached 90 CP in your Master´s degree program? Perfect. We now offer you two options:

  1. You continue your studies and graduate as soon as possible
  2. You take a semester break and use this time to find a job, do internships, get a taste of companies, learn languages, acquire cultural competencies or whatever enhances your skills. You do not have to pay any monthly fees for this semester. Of course, your studies will continue for one more semester.

You can use this bridging semester as a bridging semester at the earliest after reaching 90 CPs and at the earliest after finishing the 3th semester in terms of personal and professional development and remain enrolled. A fee is charged for this semester, but the last semester is then free of charge. The bridging semester is limited to one semester. You can indicate yourself if you have reached the required CP before the bridging semester.

The possibility to apply for a semester off remains. The bridging semester is a parallel existing attractive alternative.

General events How do I apply?

Meet our study advisors and learn how our application system works and which documents and proofs you need to provide. 3PM CET

General events How do I finance my studies?

Learn more about funding options for EU and non-EU students. 3PM CET.

The following curriculum / study plan is for orientation - deviations are possible

Your curriculum

4 Semester 120 ECTS
1. Semester

1. Semester

  • Fundamentals of International Management, Communication and Knowledge-Management, Language I

  • Technologies, Data and Strategies, Sensors, IT-Systems, CPS, IT Architektur, Businessmodells for SCM (IT) Solutions, Language I

  • SLM "strategic levels in Logistics", SCO "Fields of development and potentials", Language I

2. Semester

2. Semester

  • Delivering infomation for data, Modelling und analytical methods, Pareto-Optimization, Game Theory and Complex Simulation, Language II

  • Productionsplanning and CRM, Strategic and tactical design of networks, Evolution and drivers of supply chain management, Tools and methods of management and controlling, Language II

  • Simulation of valuecreating networks, Tools for systemsanalysing, potentials of simulations in optimization, Datamodells and architectures; methods and tools, Big Data, structures of sources and growth, Language II


You can receive an official SAP certificate for the course "SAP® Business Intelligence"!

    ✓ SAP BW as a module of a company-wide IT system landscape.
    ✓ Working with SAP GUI and SAP BEx Suite
    ✓ Modeling objects using Administration Workbench
    ✓ Creating and executing queries using Query Designer
    ✓ Using created reports with the methods of multidimensional analysis

3. Semester

3. Semester

  • Structure and set-up of SAP ERP; Order to cash cycle, Simulation using SAP ERPSIM, Systemstheory and processdesign; modelling business processes, Language III

  • Organizations: economics and law; Business developement, Fundamentals of business law, Introduction to international law, Language III

  • Evolution of cultures, Competencies for business, Leadership, Requierements in HR, Language III

4. Semester

4. Semester

  • Master's Thesis incl. Colloquium

Admission requirements

Our requirements

For an application you need

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent university degree (e.g. Diploma) with a minimum of 180 credit points (ECTS) in Logistics, Business Engineering, Economics, Engineering, IT and/or equivalent subjects.
  • One of the following qualifications: General university entrance qualification, University of Applied Sciences entrance qualification, North Rhine-Westphalia extended university entrance qualification or for international applicants: university entrance qualification or equivalent
  • CV
  • Photo
  • Health insurance certificate
  • certification of proficiency in English (e. g. IELTS 6.5, a TOEFL score of at least 600 (pbT) / 80 (ibT), Duolingo (Score of 110) or other verification (for instance, via an interview). This requirement is waived for students from countries where English is the official language of education.
  • Important information: You do not qualify? No problem, SRH has its International College for students who do not qualify for direct entry into our programmes or need to bring up their English language level. You can choose from our Foundation programmes at the College. This is a direct pathway into our university. Find more about here:
Fees and Funding

Your tuition fees

Tuition fees

Citizenship | EU/EEA (incl. Switzerland, Western Balkans and Ukraine)

  • 4.080 Euro per semester (680 Euro per month) + one-off enrollment fee of 750 Euro.

Citizenship | Non-EU/EEA

  • 4.700 Euro per semester + one-off enrollment fee of 1000 Euro.

Terms of payment (valid for all non-EU/EEA citizens):

1. You pay 1000 € (one-off enrollment fee in advance - that is not refundable)
2. We will send you the Final Admission Letter (now you have time to take care of Health insurance, APS, VISA, blocked account, accommodation etc.)
3. After that, you will receive a new payment request in the amount of the first semester fee (payment per semester is mandatory)
4. If we received this fee, you will be enrolled

Option for you: You can get a discount of 3% for annual payment and 5% for full payment

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Application process and deadlines

1. You can apply easy by clicking on the button 'Apply' on our website and you will be linked to our SRH application portal.
2. You can register online on our SRH application portal and will be guided through the application process.  
3.  After you have sent your application, we will check your admission.
4. If you fulfill the requirements, you will receive a contract from us by post or email. You will also receive an overview of the documents we still need from you.
5. You sign your study contract and send it back to us together with the missing documents.
6. You will receive your certificate of enrolment after we received your fees on our University bank account.  
7. You take part in our introductory week and start your dream study programme!

There is no deadline for enrolment. You have the choice to apply whenever you want. But to guarantee a smooth process, we highly recommend to apply as soon as possible.
Important information: Please verify the specific visa deadlines for your country for beginning studies in Germany. You will only be able to enrol at the university if you have a visa valid for study in Germany. Please contact the German embassy in your home country to obtain the specific deadlines.

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  • Here you learn step by step
  • You study in practical tasks in small teams
  • You can concentrate on the essentials in 5-week blocks
  • You receive continuous performance feedback
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Please note

Visa requirements for indian students

From 1st of November 2022, applicants from India will be required to have their documents verified by the Academic Evaluation Centre New Delhi (APS-India) before applying for a visa. After successful verification you will receive a certificate which allows you to initiate the visa process. Please note that the verification process at APS-India is expected to take approximately 4 weeks. We recommend that you apply for the APS certificate at the same time as you apply to SRH University in North Rhine-Westphalia. For more information about the process, go to the APS-India website:

Step 1: Apply to SRH University in North Rhine-Westphalia
Step 2: Initiating the verification process at APS (at same time as step 1)
Step 3: Once the verification and TestAS is done book your visa appointment
Step 4: Visa Appointment
Step 5: Come to Germany and start your dream studies!

Please note: You do not need the verification certificate for your application at SRH University in North Rhine-Westphalia.