Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (TriContinent)


Program Description

This unique Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management degree program approaches supply chain management from an integrative perspective that includes economics, operations, logistics, risk management, leadership, and IT. This truly global program takes place on three continents. Students will spend the first semester in Hamburg (Germany), the second semester in Shanghai (China), and the third semester in Knoxville (Tennessee, US). The final semester is dedicated to an internship and master’s thesis.

The Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management (Tricontinent) is a smart career move – here’s why:

Add “global” to “supply chain management.”
When we say “global supply chain management,” we mean it! This degree program will give you the unique chance to experience supply chain management from the perspective of the world’s three largest economies. It will immerse you in the world of international business practices and you will discuss the effects of global economic trends with local executives and academic experts.

Take your career network to the next level.
Throughout the program, students from all three of the partner universities will be in one integrated class. This puts you in a network spanning the globe and the supply chain business that will fuel your future career. And the cross-cultural management skills you develop for dealing with people from around the globe will turn you into a true global citizen.

Learn from the best to become the best.
The three partner universities all have an international student body, outstanding faculty, an intimate learning environment, and extensive corporate ties. They belong to the leading academic institutions for logistics and supply chain management in their respective regions. Learning from the best will give you a competitive edge in the job market and advance your career.

The MSc in Global Supply Chain Management (Tricontinent) is a cooperative program from Kühne Logistics University, the University of Tennessee, and Tongji University.


Our two-year MSc in Global Supply Chain Management (Tricontinent) starts annually on September 1st.

  • Courses in logistics, supply chain management, management, economics & managerial skills
  • Semester 1 to 3: Coursework and team projects on three continents (Europe, Asia, North America)
  • Semester 4: Internship (3 months)/master’s thesis (4 months) at home university
  • Degree granted by a respective home university

Participating universities

Each of the three universities participating in the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management (Tricontinent) has a particular strength in supply chain management, and each one receives top rankings for its subject in its own national survey. Located in northern Europe’s leading logistics metropolis, KLU is the only logistics university in the world. The master’s program at the University of Tennessee (UTK) is regarded as one of today’s most comprehensive and contemporary supply chain programs on a global scale. The Tongji University School of Economics and Management was one of the first institutions in China to offer majors and specializations in supply chain management.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university or college*
  • TOEFL or IELTS or CAE/CPE to demonstrate English proficiency. The TOEFL, IELTS or an equivalent certificate must not be older than 2 years at the time of submitting the application. In case of admission, please note that you will need an official score report (hard copy) for the enrolment. Therefore, please name KLU when registering for a test, if possible (TOEFL institutional code is 7373).

*The bachelor’s degree must comprise at least 180 ECTS. We require a degree in business or economics but will consider other fields such as industrial engineering, business informatics, and mathematics if your bachelor's degree contains a sufficient number of courses (at least four) in business administration or economics.

You do not have your bachelor’s certificate yet? Just provide a transcript of records and you can submit your bachelor’s certificate at a later stage.

Admission Process

We require an application fee of €100 for non-EU applicants. Your application will only be processed once we have received this.

We will consider your application as soon as we have received all the required documents and will notify you of the board of admission's decision promptly (6-8 weeks).

Last updated May 2019

About the School

“Nothing prepares future managers better than sound knowledge of logistics when it comes to facing tomorrow’s global challenges.” Kühne Logistics University is a private university with the right to c ... Read More

“Nothing prepares future managers better than sound knowledge of logistics when it comes to facing tomorrow’s global challenges.” Kühne Logistics University is a private university with the right to confer PhD degrees. KLU's focus lies in the fields of logistics, supply chain management and management. Read less
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