Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM)

from Università della Svizzera italiana
Registration deadline: 30 Jun 2020 Training date: 23 Aug 2020 to 14 Oct 2021 More Information


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. Participants attend 6 blocks in Lugano, Switzerland.


Because we tailor our program to maximize your potential.

    Immediately apply the tools and methodologies learned in class. You learn to build management skills and practical skills through real-world humanitarian challenges.

    Gain core advanced skills that employers need. MASHLM alumni have been rewarded with greater responsibility and promotions.

  • ACTIVE NETWORKING It’s intense. You work hard. You work together. Through a proven mix of interactive and innovative teaching methods, such as games, simulations and case studies, you engage with experienced professionals, just like you.

  • FACULTY Learn from experts and scholars from leading universities and humanitarian organizations including MIT, Georgia Tech, USAID, and the Red Cross.

  • LSS
    You will earn a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt certification in addition to the Master's degree.

    While you study, you are supported by a team of academic researchers, administrators, doctoral scholars, all focused on your personal development.


MASHLM classes are filled with professionals from all over the world working in multiple fields within the humanitarian context. Each class is made unique by your presence, your experience, and what you bring to the discussions. Fields are:

  • Logistics;
  • Procurement;
  • Operations;
  • Human Resources;
  • ICT;
  • Child Protection;
  • Transportation.


USI Università della Svizzera italiana is one of 12 universities under the Swiss university system, coordinated by the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities (swissuniversitites). swissuniversities represents all 12 Swiss universities and maintains relationships with other accredited universities outside Switzerland. As a recognized university that is part of the public system, the degree-granting body of the Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management is USI Università della Svizzera italiana.

Fee information:
The total tuition cost of the Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management is CHF 21'000. This includes a CHF 3'000 registration fee. Travel expenses, visa fees, and accommodation are not included in the tuition.
How to register:

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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