Logistics Management is a specialist graduate professional study programme that is based on applied knowledge and skills which guarantee success in logistic support for complex systems. The study programme provides people with the necessary knowledge in logistics management and is primarily designed for those who want to work in logistics or for people who already work in logistics and want to continue their education in this field.
Why study Logistics Management
The University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica initiated the first Croatian specialist graduate professional study programme in logistics, which was first named Management of Logistics Systems and Processes (2006), and then a modernized study programme was started and named Logistics Management (2019).
The Logistics Management study programme, with its universal name, is compatible with related study programs offered at other EU universities. The name of the study programme is also recognizable in English (Logistics Management).
Students who complete undergraduate professional studies at the Velika Gorica University later commonly enroll in this specialist graduate professional study programme. These are mostly students who have completed the following professional undergraduate study programmes: Motor Vehicles, Computer Systems Maintenance, Aircraft Maintenance, and Crisis management, as well as students who have completed undergraduate studies at other universities. Many employers also commonly enroll their own employees who already work in logistics for the purpose of improving the existing and gaining new knowledge and skills.
The interdisciplinary study programme of Logistics Management covers the overall logistics support to complex systems with a link to technical subjects. During their education, students gain a spectrum of applied knowledge and skills, like in other European countries. Through lifelong learning, such engineers will, based on quality prior knowledge, more easily connect theory and practice which facilitates creativity at work.
Competencies of graduated students
This specialist graduate professional study programme is based on applied knowledge and skills that guarantee success in logistic support for complex systems. The study programme provides people with the necessary knowledge in logistics management and is primarily for those who want to work in logistics or for people who already work in logistics and want to continue their education in this field.
Upon the completion of the studies, graduates will gain the following logistics management competencies:
- planning and organization of the logistics system
- management of logistics systems and processes
- management of the procurement and distribution systems
- traffic and transport management
- management of system for the technical equipment maintenance
- management of the system of material and financial operations
- planning and management of logistics projects
About the study programme
The Logistics Management study programme covers the necessary content for planning, organization, management, and control of the flow of materials, people, energy, and information.
The integral part of the program are trends and solutions for advanced logistics supply chains and information technologies. As such, a specialist graduate professional study is recommended for candidates in the labor market.
There is a need for specialist education in the field of logistics in all public services (army, police, protection and rescue) and in the economy of the Republic of Croatia. Based on the realization that traditional disciplines are not able to solve complex problems individually, this interdisciplinary study programme was organized, which provides the solution to logistical tasks through the interaction of several disciplines.
Logistics management is a recognizable and highly recommended study programme, which is compatible with other related study programmes offered at EU universities.