Supply chain management is the management of business activities starting from product or service design, production, warehousing, distribution and logistics. In the same time, planning and management integrate supply and demand, but also communication, facility location and information exchange. All these activities have been performed since the start of commercial activity, but only in last years they have been integrated and considered as the opportunity to develop competitiveness of the firm. According to this supply chain usually includes suppliers, production, warehouses, distribution centers, transportation system and customers. The success of a supply chain depends on a good coordination of all this elements. This is even more important taking into the consideration the globalization and intense competition. In these circumstances the optimization of supply chain processes is very complex. Adding to this the uncertainty of demand, dynamic environment, investments in product and process innovations, the supply chain story becomes a great challenge and good opportunity for experts interested in solving this kind of business problems.
MBA in Supply Chain Management covers both quantitative and qualitative issues needed to understand and coordinate the whole supply chain system. The students learn how to solve the problems they can face such as the tradeoff in making supply chain decisions, efficient supply chain management, inventory control, demand forecasting and project management while combining the courses and practical knowledge from management, managerial accounting, financial management, logistics, software solutions and quantitative and analytical methods for solving the supply chain optimization problems. The program was created following the last world trends from the fields integrating also the Croatian case studies. MBA in Supply Chain Management lasts two semesters and is completed with the defense of Graduation Thesis totaling in 60 ECTS.
Lecturers are both from Croatia and abroad, academic environment and business practice.
Kristina Šorić, PhD
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What students say about ZSEM?
Professors at ZSEM are great since they resort to several innovative teaching methods, and most of the times I was able to learn from their personal experiences on the market. All of these made me feel very interested in the courses I was taking at the time and made me want to go for further knowledge. Read more...
I like best that it's a small school and also the teaching style - during lectures and seminars we work on real case studies. There's not too much theory and everything is very practice oriented, which is very different from my university back home. Read more...
Studying at ZSEM has helped me get into the swing of things at my workplace more easily and quickly while my superiors are very often surprised by the scope and quality of the knowledge that I have acquired. Read more...
From the beginning I had very high expectations about the MBA program at ZSEM, including both the subject courses and the professors. The thing that I liked the most was the way of teaching, especially from the international professors who encourage each lecture to have discussions and where students are encouraged to give their opinions. I also liked that the professors gave real life examples in class. Another thing that I liked about the program is that in both semesters, there were many international students so I had the opportunity to make friends from all over the world. Read more...
After finishing my undergraduate studies, I wanted to focus in the field I’ve been working in while studying. MBA in Supply Chain Management was the optimal choice with plenty of opportunities to visit and hear from the experts in a plethora of different companies and learn new applicable skills that can be put to work during your career. Our hosts at the various companies ask for feedback and ideas and show the students the possibilities of applying for positions in such companies. The professors and guest speakers are all people that have worked in the field and are keen to pass on their knowledge to students. It’s a great choice for those interested in SCM. Read more...