Master Supply Chain Management

Breda University of Applied Sciences is planning to start a master’s programme in supply chain management with a strong focus on leadership skills in February 2021.

To this end, we got the green light of the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO) to go ahead with this master’s programme.

Study overview

The first semester starts with five courses in Leadership, Research Methods, Business Intelligence, Supply Chain Strategy, and Change & Innovation. You will have masterclasses during the first semester. At the end of the semester you will take examinations and hand in assignments for these courses. Moreover, you will submit a thesis topic and a graduation internship for approval.


In the second semester you will start with the course of Supply Chain Case Studies. In this course you will learn to integrate and apply the different disciplines from the first semester in several supply chain cases. ln week 5 of the second semester you will start at your graduation company with  preliminary research and a research design (course Research Proposal). In week 9, the thesis period will begin. During the thesis period you will be challenged to design and improve a supply chain on a strategical level, to approach and influence the implementation process and to develop a leadership style.

Throughout the entire second semester you will also be part of  learning communities. In these communities, students, lecturers and industry professionals work together to learn from each other. 

All examinations, assignments and the thesis will be assessed on an individual basis.  

Please find out more about the programme and its background in this presentation (pdf). 

It is expected that a significant part of the programme will be carried out offline on campus and the other part online. At BUas we have built up a positive experience in online education. These expectations depend upon further developments around Covid19. If government measures are lifted the programme will be carried out fully offline.