Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16796
    Tuition (Full programme)
    16796
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM) is a part-time executive program for professionals. Learn to optimize supply chains, improve processes, think strategically, and manage projects more successfully. 

About

The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM) is a part-time executive program for humanitarian professionals, developed in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The scale of the disaster and the challenges faced in dealing with this crisis led to a worldwide outcry for improved logistics in humanitarian relief operations.

Today, as the humanitarian community faces unprecedented challenges, the Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management continues to provide the up to date training practitioners and organizations need to respond.

MASHLM students attend 6 blocks in Lugano, Switzerland. Each session lasts 1 week, except the final session which is 12 days and includes thesis defense and graduation. All courses are taught in English and the program takes 1 year to complete. This format allows participants to earn their master's degree while continuing to work full time.

Accreditation

The MASHLM program corresponds to 60 credits in the European Credit Transfer Accumulation System (ECTS). 

Programme Structure

Courses

MASHLM courses are interactive. Lectures are complemented by games, simulations, case studies, and group work. Students actively contribute to classroom discussions, adding their practical know-how to academic theory.

Thesis

The culmination of the program is the delivery of a master's thesis. The thesis typically consists of an in-depth analysis of a humanitarian challenge: evaluating current policies and existing shortcomings, proposing different approaches, exploring alternatives, assessing consequences, and discussing results.

Audience

The program welcomes humanitarian practitioners with at least 3 years of related experience.  MASHLM students come from all over the world and work in diverse fields within a humanitarian context including logistics, procurement, HR, WASH, ICT, child protection, and transportation.  

 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Please visit the programme's website for the application procedure: http://www.mashlm.usi.ch/.
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Duration part-time 12 months

      Block 1: August 27 - September 2, 2017, Block 2: October 15 – October 21, 2017, Blocks 3: December 3 – December 9, 2017, Blocks 4: February 4 – February 10, 2018, Blocks 5: April 22 – April 28, 2018, Blocks 6: August 26 – September 6, 2018,

    • Part-time variant
      Residential
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
    The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM) is a part-time executive program for professionals. The program takes one year to complete. Students attend six sessions in Lugano. Each session lasts one week, except the final session which is 12 days and includes thesis defense and graduation. MASHLM allows you to continue working while you earn your master's degree. Students earn a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt certification in addition to their Master (MAS) degree.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

MASHLM welcomes applications from individuals with:

  • at least three years of relevant work experience;
  • a Bachelor degree or an equivalent professional diploma awarded by a recognized institution in the area of logistics, humanitarian aid, public service, or non-profit management.

Application Process

In order to apply please send by e-mail to mashlm@usi.ch:

  • A complete and updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Application Form (please fill it out and send it as signed PDF)
  • Motivational Essay
  • Two letters of reference (signed and stamped)
  • Diplomas (scanned copies)
  • Digital photo
  • Digital passport copy

The application forms are available at www.mashlm.usi.ch/application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates who meet the initial requirements will be invited for a skype / phone interview for further assessment. 

Students requiring a visa for Switzerland are strongly urged to apply as early as possible. The visa process can take up to 3 months.


Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.


Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 16796 International
  • EUR 16796 National
The total tuition cost of the Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management is CHF 18,000.
The tuition includes a CHF 1,500 registration fee. For each block, CHF 3,300 must be paid by the first day of class.
Travel expenses, visa fees, and accommodation are not included in the tuition.

Funding


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