Global Supply Chain Management

Major of the bachelor's degree International Business Management

Location: Belgium - Mechelen -Campus De Vest

Get ready to change the world  

  • Dive deep into the fast-paced world of global goods & logistics flows.
  • Acquire new insights into the world of global  business, economics & trade. 
  • Explore cultural differences and their impact on foreign trade & logistics 
  • Improve your commercial, digital, analytical and communication skills
  • Focus on various transport modes: air, sea, train and road.
  • Hone your skills in supply chain design, green logistics, and urban & waste logistics.
  • Attend on-site courses as part of the Courses @ Work programme and learn the ins and outs of ports, airports and warehouses.
  • Track logistical trends in healthcare, vaccinology , che-micals and e-commerce in a post-pandemic world.
  • Understand the relationship between innovation, technology, automation  and supply chain management.
  • Improve your Dutch and English language skills and learn a third language (e.g. French, Spanish or Chinese).
  • Conduct a 12-week internship project in Belgium, Europe or further afield.
  • Land your dream job: the sky’s the limit.
  • Pursue a master’s degree after your bachelor.

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Peter Verspecht
Programme manager
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Pieter Siebens
Study counsellor
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Courses @ Work

Learn the ins and outs of the field with on-site courses and projects at airports, ports, warehouses and hospitals. Innovation is the name of the game 

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Three countries in three years

Take your international business degree global with an exchange programme and an international internship abroad. Spend three years in two or more countries of your choice, from the United States and China to India and Dubai. Open your mind and your pathways to success! 

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Innovation Lab

In the supply chain and logistics sector innovation, technology and automation go hand in hand. Courses in e-commerce, global markets , e-business labs and warehouse design are supported with advanced methodologies and virtual and augmented reality. We cover it all!

Programme

  • Structure
  • Courses
  • In practice
  • Personal coaching
  • Go International
  • Structure

    • Phase 1 |

    Start building your core knowledge base with fundamental insights into economics, supply chains, logistics and more. We will help you hone your commercial, digital, communication and consultancy skills. The supply chain courses and guest lectures are taught by industry experts. 

    • Phase 2 | 

    Expand your knowledge by applying it to real-world cases and live projects. Several of the supply chain & logistics courses in the Courses @ Work programme are held in the field. Put what you’ve learned to the test in  real-life environments and innovative courses in e-business, marketplaces, urban & healthcare, logistics and sustainability. The exchange programme abroad can help you expand your international experience and enhance your intercultural skills.

    • Phase 3 |

    You will spend about 30% of your time in the supply chain field, gaining new insights at warehouses, hospitals, recycling companies , ports and airports. You will work on improvement projects  right where the action happens, master digital and data management tools and apply them to optimisation proposals. You will also explore the world of international business during an exchange programme (usually in Dubai) followed by a 12-week internship project in Belgium, Europe or further afield.

  • Courses

    Below you can find an overview of the courses ( under reservation of changes), with the number of credits per phase. Credits express how many hours you need on average to process the subject matter (incl. lessons). Count about 25 to 30 hours for 1 study credit. 

    • We have explained the most important courses in a blue tooltip.  
    • Would you like to know the detailed content of each subject? Check the programme guide (coming soon). 
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    Business Management
    Micro Economics 3
    Process & Project Management 3
    Personal Development 3
    Business Communication 3
    Introduction to Financial Management 3
    Marketing Fundamentals 3
    Business Fundamentals 3
    International Business Law 3
    Management skills 3
    Financial Management 6
    Sales Management 3
    Digital & Data Management
    Business Analytics 3
    Digital Skills 3
    Business Intelligence Fundamentals 3
    Business Intelligence Advanced 3
    Business Intelligence Advanced 2 3
    E-Business Lab 3
    Applied Business Intelligence 6
    International Business Management
    Asian Business Topics 3
    African Business Topics 3
    EU Business Topics 3
    Entrepreneurial Management 1 3
    International Project 3
    Globalisation & International Marketing 3
    Latin-American Business Topics 3
    North-American Business Topics 3
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    Supply Chain Management & Logistics
    Introduction Supply Chain Management 3
    Transport Economics 3
    Supply Chain Management 3
    Supply Chain Processes 3
    Supply Chain Advanced 1 3
    Airfreight + IATA cirtifcate 3 3
    Maritime Supply Chain 3
    Customs 3
    Barge & Rail 3
    Supply Chain Advanced 2 3
    Supply Chain @ Warehouse 3
    VR Logistics 6
    Pharma & Care Logistics 3
    Enterprise Resource Planning 3
    Supply Chain Security Management 3
    Languages - Make a choice
    Language 1 6 3
    Language 2 * 6 3
    Possible choices =
    – Survival Dutch or French
    – Chinese 1
    – German 1 XL
    – Spanish 1
    – French 1
    Bachelor's Project 6
    International Project Internship 21
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    Business Management
    Micro Economics 3
    Process & Project Management 3
    Personal Development 3
    Business Communication 3
    Introduction to Financial Management 3
    Marketing Fundamentals 3
    Business Fundamentals 3
    International Business Law 3
    Management skills 3
    Financial Management 6
    Sales Management 3
    Digital & Data Management
    Business Analytics 3
    Digital Skills 3
    Business Intelligence Fundamentals 3
    Business Intelligence Advanced 3
    Business Intelligence Advanced 2 3
    E-Business Lab 3
    Applied Business Intelligence 6
    International Business Management
    Asian Business Topics 3
    African Business Topics 3
    EU Business Topics 3
    Entrepreneurial Management 1 3
    International Project 3
    Globalisation & International Marketing 3
    Latin-American Business Topics 3
    North-American Business Topics 3
    Supply Chain Management & Logistics
    Introduction Supply Chain Management 3
    Transport Economics 3
    Supply Chain Management 3
    Supply Chain Processes 3
    Supply Chain Advanced 1 3
    Airfreight + IATA cirtifcate 3 3
    Maritime Supply Chain 3
    Customs 3
    Barge & Rail 3
    Supply Chain Advanced 2 3
    Supply Chain @ Warehouse 3
    VR Logistics 6
    Pharma & Care Logistics 3
    Enterprise Resource Planning 3
    Supply Chain Security Management 3
    Languages - Make a choice
    Language 1 6 3
    Language 2 * 6 3
    Possible choices =
    – Survival Dutch or French
    – Chinese 1
    – German 1 XL
    – Spanish 1
    – French 1
    Bachelor's Project 6
    International Project Internship 21
  • In practice

    Tie everything you’ve learned together during an exciting and challenging 12-week international, project-oriented internship at the end of your degree programme. 

    Identify relevant target companies in the country and sector of your choice using your own research or network and/or the university’s database.  

    As the pinnacle of your studies and training, your international internship is the perfect opportunity to apply your supply chain knowledge and learn how to adapt to new professional and cultural environments. 

    Most importantly: you’ll hit the ground running and launch your professional career

  • Personal coaching

    Count on personalised advice, support, counselling and coaching every step of the way.  

    Contact your programme manager if you have academic questions related to your field of study.

    Get in touch with your study advisor if you have questions about your individual study programme, exemptions and credits.

    Reach out to your care coordinator for support or a listening ear about anything and everything.

    You’ll find that your lecturers are very approachable and always willing to give advice or answer your questions, so don’t hesitate to e-mail them. 

  • Go International

    Your degree in Global Supply Chain Management will expand your horizons and make the world that little bit smaller. How about an exchange programme in South Korea or Dubai in your second year, and an internship in the US in your third? The choice is yours! 

    And when it comes to expanding your international network, our partnerships with top-notch universities around the world are your steppingstones to new stomping grounds, in: Quimper and Paris (France), Seville (Spain), , Eindhoven (Netherlands) to, Vilnius (Lithuania), Budapest (Hungary), Bloemfontein (South Africa), Daejeon (South Korea), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Chile, Mexico, Dubai , China and Taiwan.

After Graduation

  • The job of your life
  • Additional studies
  • Working in Belgium
  • The job of your life

    • Implementation & project manager
    • Supply chain manager
    • Supply chain planner / supervisor
    • Production planner / supervisor
    • Business analist / supply chain analist 
    • Supply chain consultant
    • Operations manager / warehouse manager 
    • Continuous improvement consultant
    • Junior engineer - supply chain projects 
    • Entrepreneur  - your own business 
  • Additional studies

    Second shortened bachelor

    • Extra specialisation within Business Management (one or two years)

    Master

    • In Belgium | Master of Business Administration KU Leuven, Brussels (bridging programme)
    • Abroad (Thomas More partner universities and others)
    • International Business, Supply Chain Management , International Trade, Business Administration, Public Management and Policy Studies, Corporate Communication, etc.
  • Working in Belgium

    Search Year

    International students can apply for a new residence permit status upon graduation and extend their stay in Belgium up to 12 months to find work! Eager to launch your career in Belgium after your studies? No worries! We’re here to help you navigate the Search Year application process. 

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