The main disciplines which form the key competencies of a postgraduate student in logistics include:
- Logistical integration theory,
- Methods of research in logistics,
- Interfunctional conflict management and logistical coordination,
- Theoretical basis of logistics and supply chain management,
- Strategic planning in logistics,
- Strategic planning in logistics infrastructure,
- Administration and optimization of financial resources in logistics,
- Methodology of logistics systems design,
- Modern technologies of production logistics,
- Strategies of resource management,
- Risk-management in supply chains and others.
The training of high-qualified top-level logistics managers should take into account the growing application of advanced information systems and technologies in logistics and SCM support. This is why the specialized disciplines include Information Support for Logistics Business Processes and Supply Chain Monitoring.
The optional module involves a special focus on the strategic aspects of budgeting and controlling of logistical business processes on the basis of the use of modern tools such as a balanced system of indicators and models of solution optimization in supply chains, particularly on the basis of integrated information systems. This includes: Strategic Budgeting and Logistics Costs Management, Controlling of Logistical Business Process, Models of Decision-Making Optimization in Logistics and SCM, Sales and Operational Planning etc.
The programme takes into account the requirements of the European Logistics Association – ELA and the European Certification Board for Logistics – ECBL regarding the level of knowledge and skills for high level managers in logistics.
Leading experts from such renowned companies as SAP, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft Business Solution (Russia & CIS), IBS, i2 CIS, and 1С are attracted to classes on IT in logistics and supply chain management. The lecturers in the programme are leading professors of the HSE Department of Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics Infrastructure Management and Information Systems and Technologies in Logistics.