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 January 2021.

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

It is expected, that application for this master’s programme will start in September 2020. To stay updated, keep an eye on our website or fill out the contact form at the right. 


  • Language: English
  • Mode of delivery: full-time one year programme
  • Location: Breda
  • Official name: International Supply Chain Management
  • Focal area: Leadership in Supply Chain Management
  • Domain: Logistics
  • Degree: Master of Science

Education connected to industry

Do you want to become a leader in supply chain management? Do you want to make data-driven supply chain decisions? Is your ambition to organise and innovate supply chains? This master’s program offers the possibility to develop all the required skills, in strong cooperation with our industry partners, to make this ambition happening. 

The supply chain manager of the future

Markets are changing rapidly in a dynamic environment and supply chains are in need for innovations accordingly. Therefore, the supply chain manager of the future is competent in a wide range of disciplines. Future supply chain leaders have specialist knowledge on the entire supply chain and understanding of the latest developments. They have the right analytical skills in the areas of data-science, research skills and business intelligence, as well as the right social skills in the areas of leadership, collaboration and change. This is the core of our master programme in supply chain management.

Your competences

You will distinguish yourself by achieving competences at a strategic level by demonstrating your ability in a professional environment, by developing a supply chain improvement plan and by influencing the implementation process. This aligns with the increasing demand for professionals who are capable of closing the gap between academic reality and professional practice. That is why we bring in the professional field at the heart of our education programme. 

Study programme

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.