Supply Chain Management (B. Sc.)

Take a holistic view of appreciative networks and supply chains

The German logistics sector is booming. With a turnover of over 250 billion euro and around 3 million employees, it is Germany‘s third-largest economic sector. Due to their holistic and interdisciplinary education, supply chain managers find interesting employment fields in the areas of procurement, production, distribution as well as in the sales of industrial and trading companies. Moreover, logistics service providers, which are becoming increasingly involved in the value chain, offer a wide range of applications. The capabilities of a supply chain manager are also becoming increasingly important in the public sector. From the perspective of the current labor market, there is therefore a demand for well-trained supply chain managers.

The Supply Chain Management course at DIU is an undergraduate course of studies that leads to the academic degree of a „Bachelor of Science“. Supply chain managers are experts when it comes to taking a holistic view of value-creating networks and supply chains. With their expertise, they ensure the smooth processing of global material, goods and information flows. Logistic and supply chain managers analyze the structure and organization of networked service and delivery systems. In addition to goods and services, an increasing number of data streams must also be considered.

The basic aim of this course is to strengthen the students‘ management competence and entrepreneurial initiative in order to be able to react adequately and professionally to global logistical challenges in industry, trade and services.

This program is primarily aimed at graduates with a general or subject-specific university entrance qualification or a technical college entrance qualification and is embedded in the fields of economics, law, management and leadership.

Admission Requirements

This study program is primarily aimed at graduates with a general or subject-specific university entrance qualification or advanced technical college entrance qualification and is embedded in the fields of economics, law, management and leadership. The application documents must be submitted in written form.

Curriculum

The full-time bachelor course „Supply Chain Management“ is three years long. During the six semesters, the lectures and exercises take place. The 6th semester also serves the preparation of the bachelor thesis. The Bachelor examination consists of two parts. The first part of the Bachelor‘s examination consists of exams for modules 1 to 30 (module exams) of the degree program and consists of a total of 170 credit points. The first part of the Bachelor‘s program covers 1,980 attendance hours (without internship). The second part of the Bachelor‘s examination includes the preparation of the Bachelor‘s thesis including the defense (colloquium) in the 6th semester. For this second part, 10 credit points are acquired. The ability to independently work on a subject-specific task according to scientific methods within a specified period of time is demonstrated. The course teaches knowledge and skills in the areas of quantitative education, business administration and economics, business informatics, specific knowledge in supply chain management and soft skills.

In order to provide the skills and knowledge described above, the Bachelor‘s program is divided into the following five areas:

Quantitative Modules:

  • Analysis
  • Algebra
  • Descriptive statistics and statistical inference
  • Operations Research
  • Big Data Analytics

Business and economic modules:

  • Operational and strategic management
  • Marketing
  • Controlling
  • Investment and financing
  • Organization and Change Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Quality management
  • Project and process management
  • Knowledge and Information Management International economic relations
  • Managerial Economics

Business Informatics related modules:

  • Information Systems and E-Business
  • Digitization in the supply chain
  • Logistics with SAP

Focus modules of the SCM:

  • Basics and in-depth knowledge of
  • SCM
  • Procurement management
  • Production planning and control
  • Material flow systems and intra-logistics

Lecturers

Prof. Dr. Rainer Lasch,
Chair of Business Management, esp. Logistics, Technische Universität Dresden

Prof. Dr. Thomas Günther,
Chair of Business Managment, esp. Managment Accounting and Control, Technische Universität Dresden

Prof. Dr. Roy Fritzsche,
Chair of Transport Business Managment and Logistics, staatliche Berufsakademie Glauchau

Prof. Dr. Frank Schirmer,
Chair of Business Management, esp. Organisation, Technische Universität Dresden

Prof Dr. Ulrike Stopka,
Chair of Infomation and Communication Business Managment & Economics, Technische Universität Dresden

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schmidt,
Chair of Technical Logsitcs, Technische Universität Dresden

Prof. Dr. Alexander Kemnitz,
Chair of Economics, esp. Economic Policy and Economic Research, Technische Universität Dresden

Prof. Dr. Udo Buscher,
Chair of Business Management, esp. Industrial Management, Technische Universität Dresden

Prof. Dr. Norbert Wagener,
Extraordinary Professor, WSL Poznan (University of Logistics), Senior Consultant at Consultancy for logistics, transport and service

Prof Dr. Jörn Schönberger,
Chair of Transport Service and Logistics, Technische Universität Dresden

Prof. Dr. Holger Müller,
Chair of Business Managment, esp. Supply Chain Management, HTWK Leipzig

Prof. Dr. Edeltraud Günther,
Chair of Business Management, esp. Sustainability Management and Environmental Accouting, Technische Universität Dresden