management school of the
University of Antwerp
“Our trademark is that Antwerp Management School is ambitious, and we want to
share that ambition with the students in our graduate programs.
besides just offering an As a young management school drawing on a long tradition,
education, we also pay we have rapidly acquired an important place among business
schools locally and internationally. We want to develop and
attention to the develop-
expand this position firmly year after year. The accreditation
ment of competencies we recently got from AACSB is another token of our ambition.
and personality. The growth and success of Antwerp Management School
Companies tell me that is especially due to its uniqueness. We are passionate
about management and developing and promoting young
Antwerp Management management talent. This passion has been translated into a
School master graduates number of graduate programs such as the master of Global
are quite conscious of
their individual profile Local markets are becoming world markets. As a result of
globalization, managers need to be internationally oriented.
and therefore immediately Even within their own organizations, managers increasingly
productive.” face a need for flexible, cross-cultural interaction. As the
global village becomes reality, the domain in which the
manager works is growing to encompass the entire world.
Consequently, Antwerp Management School is determined
to educate its students to become young professionals who
take on important responsibilities in the global business
community. We promote entrepreneurship, responsibility
and professionalism in a student-friendly environment.
Our location in the heart of Europe, in the thoroughly creative,
internationally attuned, friendly city of Antwerp is a great
asset for this mission.
Welcome to Antwerp Management School.
Antwerp Management School has been
awarded the prestigious AACSB label
by the ‘Association to Advance Collegiate
Schools of Business’. AACSB accreditation
is the international hallmark of excellence
in management education. It represents
the highest standard of achievement for
business schools worldwide. Philippe Naert
2 Dean Antwerp Management School
Antwerp Management School Master programs ‘Studying at Antwerp
Management School is
On March 31, 2000, Antwerp Management School was A master program is a long-term curriculum intended for
established as an independent entity within the University present and future managers. The programs last at least truly a life-changing
of Antwerp (UA). All postgraduate management programs ten months and at most two years – some can be taken full experience!
and business management master programs in the UA were time, others part time. Antwerp Management School awards The diverse and interna-
transferred to Antwerp Management School. legally recognized master degrees in management, human
resource management, MBA, global management, finance, tional group of students
Because of the close collaboration with the Faculty of innovation & entrepreneurship management and 3continent is an incredible asset
Management and Economics, and that of Political and Social global management, among others. and makes all the hard
Sciences, Antwerp Management School has many advantages
as a university management school providing high quality work very interesting
A Management school without borders:
management programs. The UA and its faculties have a solid and rewarding.’
reputation at home and abroad, and they participate in many international thinking and acting
national and international research and educational projects. Hianny Romero
Overcoming borders, thinking and acting internationally –
this typifies our university management school. In China, (Bolivia, Master of Global
Education at Antwerp Management School – Moscow and elsewhere, Antwerp Management School Management, Class of 2009)
Interactive courses with hands-on learning has launched dynamic projects and personalized programs.
Programs targeting an international audience are also being
Antwerp Management School offers two types of educational offered in the home port of Antwerp.
programs: master and executive programs. The wide range of
courses combine scientific accuracy with a hands-on approach.
Managers with divergent educational backgrounds and work
experience can take introductory, refresher or advanced
There are twelve master programs and more than sixty short
or long-term executive programs on a variety of subjects.
In every field, they are also set up for organizations in the
public and social profit sectors. All programs are designed
to take account of the participants’ needs and demands.
By regularly reviewing course content and assessing students’
needs, the School ensures continual innovation at the highest
level of quality.
Master of Global
of Global Supply Chain
Objectives Target group
The Master is aimed at giving insights in global supply The program is designed for students with an interest in key
chains to young professionals, with little or no experience supply chain positions in major organizations with worldwide
in logistics and supply chain management. Students are activities or leading positions in international logistics
prepared to take up supply chain management functions in companies.
global companies with complex supply chains. Graduates will
We are looking for top quality students who have graduated
gain insights in global supply chain networks and will
from a university (preferably but not exclusively in Economics or
develop a global perspective on Supply Chain Management
Engineering) and with a particular interest in logistics and
and Logistics, from strategy down to operations.
supply chain management. Students should be fluent in English.
The Master of Global Supply Chain Management is a major International exposure is definitely an advantage.
of the Master of Global Management, a full time program
at Antwerp Management School. The official degree is: Perspectives
Master of Global Management: Global Supply Chain
Management. As the logistics sector is continuously increasing worldwide
and supply chain functions are rapidly gaining in importance
in international companies, graduates can substantially
broaden their scope of employment opportunities both in
terms of functionality and sector, and increase their chances
of worldwide career progress and employability.
Participants from all over the world,
recent graduates and young profes-
sionals alike, join to lay the foundations
for a succesful business career in an
The program provides a truly multi-
cultural experience through its diverse
student body, international teaching
staff and its international business
projects and exchange opportunities.
Supply Chain Management
Program Schedule Course Descriptions foreign investment patterns of Asian regional groupings and
selected Asian countries are discussed, and special attention
Master of Global Supply Chain Management
The Master of Global Supply Chain Management consists of n Global Strategic Management is devoted to eligibility under the EU’s Generalized System
general management courses (24 credits), global supply chain of Preferences, and to EU trade policies with regard to Asia
The Strategic Management course aims to provide
management courses (21 credits) and a practical business (e.g. anti-dumping policies). Next, an indepth analysis and
participants with a broader understanding of strategic issues
comparison of major business players in Asia is conducted.
project (15 credits). in organizations. It focuses on the content of strategy and
Some examples are the Japanese keiretsu and sogo soshas,
on how a strategy is developed. A problem-based approach
the South Korean chaebol, government-linked and state
to theoretical concepts will be used. The course proposes
Course Credits owned companies and former colonial trading houses.
a ‘consultancy perspective’ to strategy and strategic Finally, the major distribution systems are reviewed in
General Management courses 24 management problems. Participants must (try to) apply the selected Asian countries, together with alternative sources
Global Strategic Management 6 theoretical concepts discussed in the sessions, both within a of business intelligence.
Business in the European Union 3 specific industry and in different case study situations.
n Managing people in a Global Context
Asian Economic & Business Environment 3 n Business in the European Union
Managing people in a Global Context 6 This course combines various disciplines dealing with
Regional trade groups and economic integration increasingly the human aspects of organizations. Emphasis is on
Development of Personal Management Talent 3 determine world trade and business. The European Union management of human resources in an organizational
Economic Analysis and Managerial Decision Making 3 (EU) is no doubt one of the oldest, largest and most success- context. To fully understand the impact of the different HR
Global Supply Chain Management courses 21 ful examples of economic integration. A solid insight into the practices, we will introduce the course with some general
economic and business aspects of the EU not only helps notions on motivation, leadership and culture. The main
Basics of Supply Chain Management 3
to understand the business environment in the EU, but also disciplines we will use are Organizational Behavior, Human
Strategic Procurement 2
provides insight into integration areas like NAFTA, MERCOSUR, Resource Management and Change Management.
Production and Operational Excellence 2
ASEAN, SACU and many other regional trade arrangements.
Distribution structures and outbound logistics 2 n Development of Personal Management Talent
The course will introduce students to the principles and the
Supply Chain Business Game 2 Personal growth and development is of high significance in
functioning of the EU. Special attention is given to basic EU
Modeling Global Supply Chains 1 economic policies, and how these influence and determine a continuously changing society. A strong awareness of the
ICT and Technology for Supply Chain Management 2 business opportunities and strategies in the EU. Students possible impacts of your actions on your colleagues and on
Financial Supply Chains 1 must realize that the European market is characterized by the world around you is equally important. This course aims
Selected topics: Sustainability and CO2-driven supply intense competition, which provides further motivation for for an in-depth development of basic skills and attitudes in
chain, Co-modality, Port and hinterland logistics, European firms to improve both their efficiency. order for students to develop ‘authenticity’. This is crucial
Air logistics, Logistics outsourcing, Reverse Logistics 6 for any individual to function well in an organizational
n Asian Economic and Business Environment (and social) setting. In this course the emphasis is put on:
Master / Consulting project 15
The course starts with the strategic importance of Asia from 1. gaining insights into your own potential and talents.
an economic and business perspective, as assessed by major 2. gaining insights into how you function individually
indicators. These include indicators on the macro-economic and within a team.
situation, international competitiveness, the prevalence of 3. learning how to apply these insights into a professional
corruption, cultural differences, etc. Regional economic context.
integration in Asia is discussed, and selected Asian countries 4. understanding the conceptual framework and the
are reviewed in terms of historical as well as recent political, underlying connections of the development of
social and economic developments. International trade and management talent. 5
n Economic Analysis budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy,
valuation and capital asset pricing, valuation of financial
This course is an introduction to some major market
and real options, and short-term financial management and
principles. Focus in the first part will be on microeconomics
with an explanation of some key terms and subjects related
to supply and demand on the market and forces leading to n Basics of Supply Chain Management
determination of the market price. Subsequently, we will go
This course provides an extensive introduction to the
into greater detail on different aspects of the circular flow of
fundamentals of supply chain management, with a strong
economic activity, beginning with households, which are
emphasis on global supply chains. Key concepts in managing
the consuming units (demand in output markets and supply
the complete flow of material in a supply chain are
on input markets). Next the focus will switch to firms on the
introduced. Fundamental relationships among the activities
supply side of the market, and more specifically to the firm’s
that occur in the supply chain of an organization from
costs, revenue, profit, objectives and behavior in the market
suppliers to customers are explained.
given the market structure. In the last part, we will consider
market imperfections and the role of government. n Strategic Procurement
n Managerial Decision Making The purpose of the Strategic Procurement course is to learn
The primary objective of this course is to experience the and apply the principles, philosophies and processes of
possibilities, limitations and traps of quantitative methods and supply chain management to the purchasing management
how to make use of them in managerial decision making. process on a global basis. The vision of the course is to learn
Emphasis is put on the way these methods can be helpful to facilitate the continuous improvement of the purchasing
to a manager as an aid to decision making. Participants management system in a company.
will experience this aspect of quantitative methods by n Production and Operational Excellence
examining and discussing a number of small scale applications
inspired by real life situations. After completing the course, This course gives an introduction to the functional area of
participants will know how to build a model, to choose the production and operations management as practiced in
appropriate technique, and to assess the results obtained manufacturing industries and the services sector. It includes
in order to analyze and solve a problem. The mathematical decision-making, project management, facility layout in
foundations are treated up to the level needed to understand manufacturing and services industries, waiting lines, quality
the applicability/ inapplicability of quantitative methods. control, just-in-time systems, forecasting, aggregate planning,
They are only relevant as background information and are inventory management, materials requirements planning
not the main subject of the course. (MRP), and operations scheduling. Moreover, it provides the
necessary knowledge methods and tools to understand and
n Financial Management improve the operation of production and service units.
The student will learn a framework, concepts and tools
for analyzing financial decisions. Topics covered include
discounted cash flow analysis, investment analysis, capital
n Distribution structures and outbound logistics Co-modality The international business project will challenge
Co-modality, the cooperative use of different transport you to apply the knowledge and skills acquired
Master of Global Supply Chain Management
In order to deliver their products to their customers, global
modes still remains a major challenge with respect to total during the year to a concrete management
acting companies organize their supply chain adequately.
supply chain cost and service level, especially in door-to-door project, carried out either within a company or
This course focuses on the current European distribution
services. as a comprehensive research paper with practical
structures and future trends in particular. Visits to a selected
Port and hinterland logistics applications.
group of European Distribution Centers are planned.
International mainports are important in global supply chains In the course of the academic year, interactive
n Supply Chain Business Game today. Especially the access to and the size of its hinterland is seminars and a variety of workshops, team
The business game will be played in small teams who are a key issue for global companies. assignments, business games, etc. will lay
competitors in the manufacturing and the worldwide distribu- the foundation for in-depth knowledge and
tion of tablet computers. The decision content includes understanding of the global economy. Moreover,
Air cargo logistics is reserved for a specific niche of products
fundamentals of production, distribution, finance and other a number of workshops aimed at developing
with very short lead times. The belly room of passenger
disciplines within an international business setting. essential management skills will help you carry
airplanes are often used for cargo. The number of full
n Modeling Global Supply Chains freighters is limited. out your international project successfully.
This course provides a toolset for the supply chain manager Logistics outsourcing These workshops will focus on your personal
in order to better understand and manage the supply chain. The outsourcing of logistics services has changed dramatically development by creating self awareness
Modeling tools as the SCOR-model and benchmark tools are throughout the last 10 years, from outsourcing of transport and critical reflection, communication and
considered. and warehousing to the strategic outsourcing of the entire presentation skills as well as teamwork skills.
supply chain in a 4PL concept. Leading Logistic Service Being able to deal with diversity is crucial when
n ICTand technology for Supply Chain working in an international environment.
Providers are directly involved.
Reverse Logistics Finally, general management skills such us
This course provides an overview of software systems for It will provide students with advanced knowledge of current international contract negotiation and leadership
supply chain management, ranging from strategic decision applications of reverse logistics use and opportunities to study will prepare for day-to-day functioning in global
support tools down to shop floor execution systems. practical applications in global supply chains. Companies are positions. All of these are an integral part of your
n Financial Supply Chains continuously under pressure to adapt to new procedural and curriculum and an intensive preparation for your
technological trends to improve the visibility of product and final project.
This course focuses on the money-value of the supply chain.
cargo flows through an ever-widening and complex supply
n Selected topics, developed in cooperation with chain.
leading companies n Master / Consulting project
Sustainability and CO2-driven supply chain The master project (also called International Business Project)
Following the economic crisis, supply chains have been will give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge
under massive pressure to become leaner, more agile and and skills to a real-life practical project related to global
more sustainable. Carbon driven supply chains combine all supply chain management in a specific company or
these characteristics. A key feature of carbon driven supply international organization.
chains encompasses horizontal collaboration.
Admission & Selection
We are looking for high-quality Admission requirements We strongly encourage early application, as we only accept a
limited number of students. Moreover, applying early will give
candidates who have the potential to non-EU students sufficient time to arrange for visas.
Candidates for the Master of Global Supply Chain
become effective managers in a rapidly Management must have: The deadline to apply for EU citizens is September 1, 2012
changing global economy. We therefore n a university degree and for non-EU citizens July 1, 2012.
assess the candidate’s intellectual This degree can be in any specialization, but it must be n Selection procedure
ability, management potential, awarded by an officially recognized institution. It should
Once your application file has been accepted, you will be
personal aptitude, motivation and represent four years of full-time study at university level,
invited to take an International Admission Test. This test is
resulting in a master’s degree or an equivalent bachelor’s
commitment, with a view to developing done on-line at a website and tests your numerical and verbal
degree (a full time, 4-year curriculum, excluding orientation
skills. Studying for this test is not necessary.
qualities required to become a socially or preparatory years).
In addition, interviews with all applicants will be organized.
responsible business leader in a complex It is possible to apply before you have completed your studies.
The interview will concern your motivation, perseverance,
In this case the selection procedure will take place under the
global economy. You must be both a personality, leadership skills and how you function in a group,
assumption that you graduate from your present studies
leader and a team player, willing to take before starting the program.
as well as your knowledge of English.
initiative and responsibility, eager to n Proficiency in English Applicants living in Belgium (or who can travel to Belgium) will
understand the nature and complexity be invited to Antwerp Management School for the test and the
The entire program is taught in English and students
interview on special selection days. International applicants will
of management in a global world, and are expected to participate actively in class discussions.
be invited for an online Skype interview.
Consequently good, active knowledge of the English
driven by a strong desire to develop your The Admissions Committee will take a decision on the basis
language is crucial for successful participation. All applicants
entrepreneurial spirit. whose file is accepted will be interviewed by an Antwerp of the application file, the test results and the interview.
Management School representative. Candidates will receive written notification of the Admissions
Applicants whose native language is not English must submit Committee’s decision within one month of completing the
TOEFL or IELTS test scores. application procedure.
Application and selection Fees and expenses
n Application procedure The total fee of e 9.200 covers the tuition and use of all
university facilities. It includes the cost of field trips. It does not
If you want to apply for this program, please follow this
include books. Antwerp Management School does not offer
scholarships. For information on scholarships awarded by the
- fill in the online application form on
Belgian government or private institutions, please visit our
website or contact the Belgian Embassy in your country.
- write a motivation essay. Detailed instructions can be
found on the webpage of the program
- send scanned versions of transcripts, IELTS score, CV
and motivation essay tot firstname.lastname@example.org
Career Management Service
The Career Management Service (CMS) at Antwerp n Specific search for own job
Management School is dedicated to supporting students of At Antwerp Management School, we have a target we want
the Full-time Master programs as they launch their careers to reach every year, which is ‘finding a job for every student
and provides them with the necessary skills and insights to within 3 months of graduation’. To achieve this goal, we will do
do a qualitative job application and job interview. The CMS everything in our power to give all participants of the Full-time
encourages them to really become the manager of their own Master programs a tailor-made Career Management Service.
career through different types of events.
To give a brief view of how we aim to achieve our mission, here
is an overview of the various activities organized by the CMS:
Career development Fairs,
sessions company visits, Kick off day At the start of the academic year, students get
(self-awareness, consulting projects, Specific
CV-writing, etc.) networking activities a full day of theory and practical exercises on
Self- search self-awareness, self-motivation and insight into
awareness for their own functioning.
Coaching in own job
(CV, motivational Team A two day residential seminar to deepen self-
building knowledge and build awareness of challenges
Individual guidance seminar and possibilities of team work, etc.
n Group sessions/activities Presentation A two day workshop on enhancing one’s
skills resentation skills.
Students will be invited to a variety of sessions on up-to-date
topics in the current job market: CV writing, self-assessment, Cultural Cross-cultural awareness with a focus on people
the use of social media, etc. Through interactive discussions awareness management skills.
and exercises, they will get an opportunity to challenge each
CV writing How to write the CV that will get you the best
other and give their critical views on the various parts of
job opportunities on the market.
corporate selection processes.
Interview Interactive session with theory and practical
n Individual guidance
training exercises on how to survive a job interview.
The CMS actively invites students to get in touch, in order
to talk about their future careers and how best to tackle the Traineeship Two job fairs organized on campus where a Participants in the Full-time Master programs are
labor market. and career wide variety of companies attend and are actively encouraged to take initiatives and to
forum interested in undertaking a one-to-one explore possible new ways to get in touch with
n Self-awareness conversation on the opportunities they offer. companies. After all, they are the ones piloting
In all these activities we aim to make students think about their own careers.
Several workshops given by different recruitment agencies.
their careers and the path they want to take, but everything
starts with knowing one’s ‘self’. This will be actively For more information, please contact:
supported by the ‘Development of management skills’ Sarah Tijskens T +32 (0)3 265 41 75
etc. E email@example.com
course which maintains a continual link with the Career
a metropolis with added value
Antwerp is a major city and by no A prosperous city Dries Van Noten, Walter Van Beirendonck and Ann De
Meulemeester, are international trendsetters admired for their
means only in the eyes of its 450.000 innovative creations from Paris to Tokyo. A multitude of pubs
At the end of the fifteenth century,
inhabitants. For a number of reasons, Antwerp became the leading commercial and restaurants offer a large and varied selection for drinking
Antwerp could be considered the centre in Western Europe. It has remained and dining.
‘Capital of Flanders’. a flourishing metropolis ever since. Antwerp is the world’s
fourth largest port. Every year, more than five trillion euros Antwerp Management School
of added value is created here. Antwerp is also home to a
number of large oil refineries and chemical and petrochemical Antwerp Management School is located in the historical
companies, second only to Houston Texas in the industry. center of the city of Antwerp. After an award-winning
The city is famous as the world diamond hub – more than renovation, a splendid 15th century mansion, called
half of all raw, cut and industrial diamonds transit through ‘Het Brantijser’, became the new home of the School in the
Antwerp. The Antwerp diamond sector has a yearly turnover year 2000. Other university campuses are within walking
of 17 trillion euro from 1,200 companies employing 15,000 distance. The School is easy to reach by public transportation.
Focused on the world
Because it is a port, Antwerp has been outward looking for
centuries. Paris, London, Cologne, Frankfurt and Amsterdam
are within a 300 kilometer radius, which adds to the city’s
cosmopolitan identity. The numerous foreign companies
active in Antwerp make the city feel almost like a scale model
of the world economy and the fact that a major part of the
local population speaks fluent English and French simplifies
A dose of culture
Antwerp boasts an impressive cultural heritage including the
medieval Cathedral and the intimate Market Square with
its Renaissance town hall and guild houses, among other
landmarks. Works of Antwerp’s world famous painters,
such as Rubens, Van Dyck and Jordaens, can be viewed in
different places throughout the city. Antwerp is also the home
of contemporary artists of European stature like Jan Fabre
and Panamarenko, and local fashion designers, including
Library Services Services / Technology
An on-line research library provides access to more than Antwerp Management School makes extensive technological
4.000 journals and electronic databases. Business students resources available to business students. Emphasis on internet
can use the central library of the University of Antwerp (UA), connectivity as the ‘window to the world’ is clearly reflected in
the other libraries on the various campuses, and all specialized the program content and teaching methods. Students will use
documentation centers of the university. The University of business technology on a regular basis and have free, unlimited
Antwerp is recognized as a European Documentation Center web access. The School’s extensive campus network lets
and is the only depository of World Bank publications in students download course materials, course assignments and
Belgium. Moreover, international newspapers are provided software from the intranet. Several computer labs on campus
on a daily basis. Students have access to a vast number of are available to students, including hundreds of networked
publications in any field of science through an extensive computers, laser printers and multimedia applications. All
network, including other schools and universities, and the classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
library of the city of Antwerp.
A large number of off-campus student accommodations are
available in the vicinity of the School. Antwerp Management
School does not own any student housing but it gives students
extensive assistance in securing housing, whatever the
accommodations, budget and location desired.
Belgium enjoys a moderate maritime climate with fairly
mild winters (average temperature in January is 5°C – 40 °F)
and beautiful summers (average temperature in July is
24 °C – 78°F).
Master of Global Supply Chain Management
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Master of Global Supply Chain Management
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University of Antwerp