Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM)
The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM) is a part-time executive program for humanitarian professionals.
MASHLM provides training in the key areas of supply chain management, process and project management, strategic management, and humanitarian action. Students attend 6 blocks in Lugano, Switzerland.
- The first 5 blocks are 1 week each.
- Block 6 is 12 days and includes thesis defense and graduation.
All courses are taught in English and the full program takes 1 year to complete. This part-time format allows participants to earn their master degree while working full-time.
The program welcomes humanitarian practitioners with at least 3 years of related experience. MASHLM students come from all over the world and work in diverse fields within a humanitarian context including logistics, procurement, HR, WASH, ICT, child protection, and transportation. They bring a wealth of knowledge from the field into the classroom, enriching lessons and ensuring project work is highly relevant.
Participants are awarded an Advanced Master’s Degree and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from the Università della Svizzera italiana.
Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis until all places are filled. Students requiring a visa for Switzerland are strongly urged to apply as early as possible. The visa process can take up to 3 months.
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