Master's Studies

Master's studies in Humanitarian Logistics (Eng), or Supply Chain Management & Social Responsibility (Swe).

Hanken offers an English MSc. programme in Humanitarian Logistics.

During  MSc. studies in Humanitarian Logistics at Hanken, you gain a disctinct competitive edge by applying logistics and supply chain management concepts to the humanitarian context. Learning happens through relevant coursework, real-world examples from practicing humanitarian logisticians, and projects with organisations like the Finnish Red Cross and the United nations.

Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility (SCM & SR) is another major offered at the Hanken, yet the programme is only available in Swedish. SCM & SR as major is similar to the one in Humanitarian Logistics, except the focus lies more heavily on suppy chain and sustainability issues at large. SCM & SR can be chosen as either a major or minor, and it is possible to combine it with courses from e.g, Humanitarian Logistics within the scope of elective studies. To study SCM&SR at the MSc. level, 30 ECTS with in the subject from prior studies is required. With this major, it is possible to take courses both in English and Swedish.

All programmes are available for students from other universities than Hanken if the admission criteria are met.

MSc. Studies in Swedish & Study Structure

About the programme:

  • 120 credits, 2 years of full-time studies
  • Language: Swedish (courses in English included)
  • Degree: Ekonomie magister
  • Major: Supply Chain Management & Social Responsibility (SCM & SR)
  • Location: Helsinki

Below, you can get acquainted with the suggested courses for each year of studies:

Year I:

  • Supply Chain Risk & Resilience
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Strategy for Sustainability
  • Project Course in CSR and Humanitarian Logistics
  • Health Emergency Response and Medical Logistics
  • Emerging Issues and Challenges in SCM&SR

Year II:

  • MSc. thesis seminar
  • Organising for the SDGs Humanitarian Logistics (part I & part II)
  • Multivariate Data Analysis

Upon graduation you will have

  • a solid foundation of management expertise, with market-oriented strategic thinking
  • be equipped with a variety of perspectives on logistics, supply chain management and social responsibility
  • the tools to apply independent and critical thinking to decision-making

About the programme:

  • 120 credits, 2 years of full-time studies
  • Language: English
  • Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration
  • Track: Humanitarian Logistics
  • Location: Helsinki


Check out the suggested study path for Humanitarian Logistics on MSc. level!