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Research Master in Business: Management - Information and Supply Chain track

2 years English Starts end of August

Research (RM/PhD) in the Information and Supply Chain Management (ISCM) track covers two main areas: Management Information Systems (MIS) and Supply Chain Management (SCM). In a nutshell MIS examines the management of people and technology in business. SCM concerns typically the management of the flow of goods and services in industries and in the public sectors.

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Program and structure

The program is structured in two phases:

  • a two-year Research Master (RM)
  • and a three- to four-year PhD phase


The department’s RM/PhD students are taught by the department’s leading researchers in a small, highly interactive context. Through a variety of content and mixed-method courses we aim to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct high level research. Through the attendance of departmental seminars, participation in departmental events and mentoring by faculty members, students are encouraged to integrate into the department. While supervision styles vary, our graduate students enjoy attentive supervision by committed department researchers. In addition, graduate students are encouraged to participate in research projects conducted in close collaboration with companies, industries or governmental institutions.

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Research and publications

Our researchers have a wide range of research interests covering topics such as digital transformation, networked organization, information flows, computational social systems, data sciences, cyber security, virtual/augmented reality, smart contracts/blockchain, ecosystem evolution, outsourcing, performance-based contracting, sustainability/sustainable SCM, healthcare operations, buyer-supplier relationships, interorganizational supply chains and networks, sociomaterial impacts of technlogies usage, IT-related overload, principles of automation in decision-making or IT governance. This none-exhaustive list of research topics demonstrates the dynamism of the Information Supply Chain Management (ISCM) research group.

Most of our research is conducted in close relationship with companies, industries as well as governmental institutions. Our researchers’ work has been published in journals such as the Management Information System Quarterly (MISQ), Information & Management, Decision Support System, Information Systems, Industrial Marketing Management, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Journal of the Association of Information System, Journal of Supply Chain Management to name only a few.

Career perspectives

Our graduates have obtained academic positions in leading US, European, and Asian universities as well as consulting, and non-academic research jobs. Students seeking a friendly yet challenging and robust research environment in which to pursue their academic training will find those at the Management department.

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Become an integral part of the Management department

We want our students to share the faculty’s passion for research.

  • Students are an integral part of the Management department, benefiting from the many workshops, conferences, and visitors and overall lively, informal but intellectual culture.
  • We encourage students to work together with faculty on their research ideas and students have easy access to all the department’s research resources.

The Research Master's track in Management - Information and Supply Chain in short

Language English
Start End of August
Duration 2 years (a reduction to 1 year of doctoral course work is possible for people with one or two MSc relevant degrees with excellent grades)
Title Master of Science with a Master of Philosophy supplement
Tuition fee Tuition Fees
Specifics Specialized program to prepare for a PhD or for a professional career in an (international) research-based environment
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