O que eu aprenderei?

This master’s specialisation focuses on those areas in the transport and logistics sector that require strong quantitative skills, which is typically where advanced decision support systems are in use. Examples are revenue management, transport planning and scheduling in railways, shipping lines and airlines, and supply chain design.

The courses consist of both methodological and applied quantitative courses. In the former you will learn advanced techniques in the field of Operations Research, while in the latter you will apply the techniques to challenges, exercises and cases. With these skills you will be well-prepared to tackle real-life logistics cases in the seminars.

The difference between this programme and standard logistics or supply chain management programmes is that you also learn the ins and outs of the methodology underlying decision support systems. This will provide you with a competitive edge, which is very much appreciated by companies. The strong focus on methodology also prepares you well for a PhD trajectory.

The programme consists of five blocks each spanning eight weeks. The first three blocks are dedicated to courses and seminars, while the last two blocks will be spent on writing a thesis. During the courses there will be assignments that you work on individually, while in the seminars you work in a team of students.

Career opportunities for Master Operations Research and Quantitative Logistics

Sectors such as logistics/transport, healthcare and utilities have an increasing need for quantitative skills. Experience has shown that the analytical skills acquired in this programme will give you distinctive hiring and starting salary advantages over many other graduate programmes. Our alumni work in a wide range of positions, for instance at:

Consultancy firms like Ortec Consultants, Ab Ovo, Ernst & Young and Deloitte

Companies that provide logistics services, such as The Dutch Railways, Air France-KLM, Transavia, TUI

Companies that use logistics, such as Shell, PostNL, TNT Express, Vopak, ECT, KPN Telecom

Science-oriented organisations such as Erasmus MC and TNO

Developers of planning and optimisation software such as Quintiq

PhD positions at a university.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Erasmus School of Economics

Opções de estudo

Período integral (60 ECTS; 1 YEAR)

€15.000,00 (R$ 88.736) por ano
Data de início

Esperado Setembro 2020


Erasmus University Rotterdam

Campus Woudestein,

Mandeville Building, Room T12-47, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50,



3062 PA, Netherlands

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes internacionais

Your degree has to be equivalent to the BSc in Econometrics and Operations Research offered by Erasmus School of Economics. Your Bachelor's degree in Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Mathematics, Quantitative Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or Industrial Engineering needs to be equivalent in both level and content.

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