Master Leadership in Supply Chain Management

Breda University of Applied Sciences is planning to start a master’s programme called ‘Leadership in Supply Chain Management’ in September 2020. 

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To this end, we submitted an application for a macro-efficiency test to the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO).

If the application is approved, the master’s programme can go ahead. A definitive answer regarding this matter is expected in the spring of 2020. Keep an eye on our website to stay updated. 


  • Language: English
  • Mode of delivery: full-time
  • Location: Breda
  • Domain: Logistics
  • Degree: Master of Science



Leadership in Logistics (5 ECTS)

This module enables you to develop leadership capacities in addition to management skills. In this process, the impact of rapidly changing international markets and supply chains on leadership will be discussed. You will explore different styles of leadership and gain an insight into your own leadership style and management skills.

Supply Chain Management (5 ECTS)

Most companies are experiencing increased complexity levels in their supply chain, caused by more demanding customers, worldwide competition, and sustainability requirements. This module explores possible and appropriate supply chain designs, from a strategic perspectives. Subsequently, the possible management strategies are examined as well as the requirements (including data requirements) to facilitate these strategies.

Change & Innovation (5 ECTS)

This module will give you an insight into the different theories that underlie change and innovation processes in supply chains. The theory will be linked to practical examples in the field of logistics, which will give you an understanding of the factors of success and failure in terms of change and innovation in supply chains.



Research Methods (5 ECTS)

You will learn which research methods can be used to analyse and solve problems in supply chains. In addition to theory, you will get to engage in practice by means of real-life cases. All this will serve to prepare you for the master’s thesis.

Organizational behavior (5 ECTS)

The central theme of this module involves what’s happening within organisations at the level of individuals, groups and the organisation itself. Theoretical models are used to analyse organisational behaviour and to explore the possibilities for influencing this behaviour. Attention will be paid to new (disruptive) entrants and their impact on existing organisations and supply chains, such as bundling/unbundling of logistics flows and the effects of this on supply chain collaboration and information technology. .

Business Intelligence (5 ECTS)

This module equips students, as future leaders, with the capacity of taking faster and better substantiated decisions based on available information. Business Intelligence is the collective name for processes of collecting and analysing accurate and reliable data, so that the right decisions can be made in complex supply chains. 


Thesis (30 ECTS)

During your thesis, you will put the knowledge and skills acquired to use in order to solve a strategic and interdisciplinary issue within an organisation or a network of organisations in a logistics environment. Applying a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods will ensure that the student gains a detailed insight into the logistics and/or supply chain issue and the possible directions for solutions.