International Supply Chain Management
Basic information about the study
The follow-on Master’s degree programme International Supply Chain Management combines the latest trends in the management of purchasing, production, logistics and quality with a special emphasis on the automotive industry.
ŠKODA AUTO a.s., played a leading role in the introduction of this specialisation, which was motivated by the specific requirements of leading Czech automakers The extensive cooperation with ŠKODA AUTO a.s. allows students to experience solutions that are recognised throughout Europe: the logistics system of ŠKODA AUTO a.s. was recognised as the best European logistics project of the year, and the plant in Vrchlabí was awarded the international award Factory of the Year.
The high-quality faculty of the school engages not only in teaching and research activities but is also involved in a number of practical projects for the world’s leading industrial companies. Its staff members also work as auditors or experts. Talented students have the opportunity to participate in research projects as well as projects for leading industrial manufacturers in the Czech Republic.
Standard features include learning through management games. Students can also attend specialised courses taught in the Lean Center, the new training compound of ŠKODA AUTO a.s. In addition to lectures by experts in their respective fields, students in these courses can select four courses on management of purchasing, production, logistics and quality that are taught by ŠKODA AUTO a.s. managers.
During their studies, students can also acquire a Certificate of the European Logistics Association cEJLog or a Professional Logistics Management Certificate under the auspices of the Czech Logistics Association.
Students can select a three-month work placement. Work placement is intended primarily for students coming from other universities so that they are able to gain the necessary work experience before completing their studies and thus have better employment opportunities in the Czech Republic and abroad.
Under the Erasmus programme, students can also spend one or two semesters at one of more than 30 partner universities or in one of the Volkswagen Group companies. ŠKODA AUTO University also offers very interesting programmes outside of Erasmus, allowing students to choose from destinations such as China, India, South Korea or the USA for their studies abroad.
Study in Prague: In addition to courses focusing on optimisation and simulation of production and technology systems, progressive methods of preparation and management of production, students can also select courses focused specifically on information technology.
Complete information on the admission procedure and conditions for admission can be found HERE.
Graduates of International Supply Chain Management possess not only deep theoretical knowledge of management and technologies of purchasing, production, logistics and quality, but also practical skills and experience acquired during their studies, preparation of their thesis as well as through internships. Students most often choose ŠKODA AUTO for their internships as well as other partner companies of ŠKODA AUTO University or foreign companies, primarily within the Volkswagen Group, with the support of the Erasmus+ programme.
Graduates will find suitable jobs as specialists and managers of specialised departments especially in the automotive, electrotechnical and engineering industries.
Graduates work in positions such as:
purchasing manager/specialist; production and operations manager/specialist; logistics, warehouse and transport specialist/manager; quality manager/specialist; distribution specialist/manager; technological development specialist and more.