Master of Science in Business

Major in Supply Chain and Operations Management

Customise your Master of Science in Business degree by choosing a major in Supply Chain and Operations Management.

What will you learn?

Digitalisation, globalisation, climate change, increasing cost pressure, and customer demands require companies to work with their partners to develop optimal supply chains. Operations and supply chain management are among the competencies most needed in almost all industries, including manufacturing, retail, health, and consultancy. You will learn a mix of strategic, organisational and operational tools used in risk management, planning and scheduling, partnership development, and reverse logistics set-up.

Popular courses covered in this programme

Distribution in the Circular Economy

Understand how distribution as an area impacts and contributes to sustainable development by incorporating principles of the circular economy.

Purchasing and Supply Management

Understand the role of PSM in organisations, and how it is paramount for companies' competitiveness. Get theoretical insight and high-level analysis, as well as training in practical tools and implications.

Operations

Learn various methods for optimising supply chains, and how they can be implemented in the real world.

Data Analytics with Programming

Learn the most important techniques in business-related data analytics, through hands-on experience with programming, working with data, and using models to turn data into actionable knowledge.


Maria Brown Demand Planner Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) Creates weather forecast for medical supplies

Student perspective

Sara Boren and Veronika Gulsett, two students who chose this major, highlight their reasons for doing so. Veronika explains her hopes and experiences with the material in the programme. 

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Student perspective

Faculty perspective

Professor Marianne Jahre and Associate Professor Mehdi Sharifyazdi discuss the relevance of Logistics, Operations and Supply Chain Management in a globalised and ever-growing society. Marianne and Mehdi highlight the key aspects that make this Business major a door-opener for students. Furthermore, they show how the major is different compared to other programmes at BI and in Norway.

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Faculty perspective

Industry perspective

Communications and Marketing Director at PostNord AS, Ole A. Hagen, offers his insight into the development of the Logistics, Operations, and Supply Chain Management industry. Ole highlights the importance of fresh ideas and constant development for an industry that never stands still.

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Industry perspective

Programme Structure

The academic year at BI is divided into two semester, one in the autumn and one in spring. There are exams at the end of each semester. This programme structure provides an overview of which courses you will be taking and when you will be taking them.