The Program aims at providing specialized high-quality studies in Supply Chain Management, leading to a postgraduate degree. The main purpose of the Program is to equip students with tools and know-how to develop leadership skills in supply chain management in order to be able to evaluate and analyse external and internal data in any operational environment to implement the required decisions.
Upon the successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
Classification according to UNESCO’s ISCED-2011
Based on the level of Education: 7
Classification according to UNESCO’s ISCED-2013
Type of Postgraduate Programme
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
The total credit units (ECTS) required for the postgraduate degree in “Supply Chain Management” (CMP) (Supply Chain Management) are 120 ECTS (30 ECTS per semester).
Duration of Study
The minimum time required for the completion of the Program is two (2) years, or four (4) semesters.
The official language of the Programme is English. All content, written assignments, thesis project and oral presentations is in English.
The Post-graduate programme accepts graduates or higher institution diplomas of related disciplines holding a B2 certification in the English language. The programme is offered in English.
The knowledge of an extra foreign language except the language of the programme and good computer-Internet skills would be useful for the successful participation in the programme.
Holders of a degree or diploma of higher education means graduates of Greek Universities or Polytechnics or Higher School of Fine Arts or Higher School of Pedagogical and Technological Education or Higher Technological Educational Institutions (ATEI) or those who hold academically equivalent first cycle degrees from recognized foreign educational institutions with the degrees awarded by the Greek Higher Educational Institutions, in accordance with the provisions of article 304 of Law No. 4957/2022 (Government Gazette 141/21.07.2022, vol.)
For the evaluation of the application to the Postgraduate Studies Programme, it will be examined whether the candidate’s institution of study is or may be included in the National Register of Recognised Higher Education Institutions of Foreign Countries and whether the candidate’s degree is or may be included in the National Register of Types of Degrees of Recognised Institutions of Foreign Countries.
The Hellenic Open University, if the degree is included in the list of article 307 of Law No. 4957/2022, must request a “Certificate of Place of Study”, which is issued and sent by the foreign university. If the place of study or part of the studies is confirmed as the Greek territory, the degree is not recognized, unless the part of the studies that took place in the Greek territory is in a public higher education institution or in a recognized foreign educational institution within the meaning of paragraph b) of article 299 of Law No. 4957/2022.
Certification of English language competency at level B2
English competency (level B2) is proven according to article 10, Presidential Decree 85/2022 “Determination of qualifications for appointment in the public sector (Qualification-Department)” (Α΄ 232), in combination with Part C΄ and namely “LANGUAGE CERTIFICATES ” of no. 20/01.02.2023 “Amendment of no. 94/20.6.2022 of the decision of the SUPREME COUNCIL FOR CIVIL PERSONNEL SELECTION (ASEP)”Procedure for determining the fixed parts of the content of staff selection announcements based on predetermined and objective criteria (Articles 28 – 30 of Law 4765/2021 ) (B’ 3614)” (B’ 594) with language proficiency certificates.
The table below shows the language certificates -level (B2) of English Competency that are accepted as well as the issuing body.
Certification of English competency at level B2 can be proved as follows:
English competency (level B2) is also proven with certificates of other institutions (not limited to universities) of an equivalent level, irrespective of their legal form, provided they are certified or recognized by the competent authority of the country concerned for conducting examinations and issuing certificates of proficiency in English at the appropriate level. These certificates must be accompanied by a proof document from the issuing body that both the issuing body and the language certificate competency are certified by the competent national authority and also and that the certification also concerns the evaluation of basic communication skills (written language production, oral language production, written language comprehension and oral language comprehension).
If there is no certification or recognition body in the country concerned, a certificate from the relevant Ministry or Embassy of Greece is required, confirming that the certificates issued by the above bodies to third parties for whom English is not a native language are accepted in public services of that country as valid evidence of English at the appropriate level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The competent regulatory authority for Great Britain is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).
The MSc Program Supply Chain Management (SCM) is structured in four (4) academic semesters, including nine (9) modules (six compulsory and three electives depending on the preferred by the student specialization) and the successful completion of a thesis project. The minimum duration of study is two (2) years. Students are eligible to proceed to their project after the successful completion of all nine (9) modules. Students are awarded with the MSc Degree, upon the successful completion of nine (9) modules and the thesis project.
Specialization Α: «Transportation and Distribution Logistics»
Specialization Β: «Energy Systems»
Specialization C: «Procurement Systems»
¹C = Compulsory
²E = Elective
Module Selection Process:
Students are eligible to enroll in at least one (1) and up to three (3) modules per Semester. (30 ECTS per semester)
The Program Structure indicates the module enrolment sequence. Students are required to have completed most of the modules offered in preceding Semesters before moving on to those that follow. For example, a student who has successfully completed one (1) module offered in the first Semester, is not allowed to skip the remaining two modules offered in the first Semester and enroll in all three (3) modules offered in the second Semester. In order to proceed and comply with the maximum three module enrolment policy, the student is obliged to enroll in the two (2) remaining modules offered in the first Semester and in one (1) module offered in the second Semester.
The preparation of the Master’s thesis (SCM07) presupposes the successful attendance of all nine (9) Modules. The oral examination of the Master’s thesis presupposes the successful completion of all Modules of the Programme.
The Program has a minimum duration period of two (2) years
The Degree in MSc In Supply Chain Management is awarded only upon the successful completion of nine (9) modules and the Thesis.
DIRECTOR OF THE PROGRAMME OF STUDIES
Ioannis Giannikos, Professor
Subject: Operational Research
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The cost of the Programme of Studies is calculated in relation to its credit units, as one (1) Credit Unit (ECTS) amounts to 30€. Therefore, each Module is priced at 300€/ Thesis900€ and the total cost of the Postgraduate Programme is 3.600€.