Last Update: 4/4/2018

Master’s Program in Logistics Management

Program Highlights


Logistics management program emphasizes skill and knowledge development in aspects of quantitative analysis, technology, and management in order to create the moral and ethical graduates with holistic business understanding and capabilities of data analysis, integrated knowledge application, and working with others. Students will obtain insightful perspectives on organizational logistics analysis and management. The curriculum has been developed to be flexible and ready to meet professional demands for executives, analysts, scholars, and logistics management specialists.

 

The instruction focuses on the application of information technology for logistics analysis and management, case studies, and local and international work-based learning. All students will be given an opportunity to attend a seminar abroad. Courses are designed to cover some topics from professional certificates.  These include, e.g., APICS (association for supply chain management), CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport),  and IATA (International Air Transport Association).

Course Structure

Preliminary Course (3 credits)

  • Mathematics and Statistics for Logistics Management

Foundation Courses (12 credits)

  • Data Analysis and Decision Models
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Fundamental for Logistics Personnel
  • Information Technology for Logistics Management

Core Courses (12 credits)

  • Inventory Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Transportation and Distribution Network Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Elective Courses (12 credits)

  • Customer Relationship Management
  • International Logistics Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Forecasting
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Logistics Simulation
  • Revenue Management
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Data Envelopment Analysis in Logistics Management
  • Other related courses

International Logistics Seminar (1 credit)

Independent Study (1 credit) or Master Thesis (12 credits)
If a master thesis is completed, then no elective courses are required.

Total 37 credits are required
Students need to pass preliminary courses as required by NIDA or the program if they have insufficient background knowledge.

For a student with sufficient background, a double degree with the UK institution is possible.

Course Block Schedule

12 hours weekly: Thursday 13:00-16:00, 18:00-21:00  & Friday 9:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00
Required courses can be completed within one year, specifically two semesters and one summer.
In each academic year, the first semester starts in August, and the second semester in January of the following year.
For instance, for 2018 academic year, semester 1 starts in August 2018, semester 2 in January 2019, and summer in June 2019.

 

Tuition & Fees 

  • Entire program 136,200 THB
    • Registration  (2,700 THB/credit)*(37 credits) =   99,900  THB
      • NIDA regular registration: (1,500 THB/credit)*(37 credits) =   55,500 THB.
        • Financial aid is available. If the type-2 scholarship is awarded, NIDA regular registration fee is waived.
      • English program:  (1,200 THB/credit)*(37 credits) = 44,400 THB
    • Fee during regular semester = 10,700 THB/semester
      • This includes regular student fee (4,000 THB), NIDA IT fee (700 THB), library service fee (600 THB), GSAS IT fee (400 THB), and student activity fee (5,000 THB).
    • Fee during summer semester = 4,200 THB

Financial Aid

  1. Full scholarship
  2. Partial scholarship (partially exempted from NIDA credit fee)

See announcement at NIDA Educational Service Division or NIDA-financial-aid

Admission Requirement

  • Proof that you have awarded a four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • CV or resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • English proficiency score, e.g., TOEFL or IELTS (Other standardized test scores, e.g., GMAT and GRE are not required, but encouraged.) NIDA provides TOEFL/ITP test at the beginning of every month; see details at the Graduate School of Language & Communication website.
    • TOEFL (paper-based test) 500
    • TOEFL CBT 173
    • TOEFL IBT 61
    • NIDA TEAP 660
    • IELTS 5.0
    • CU-TEP 68

Submit the required documents to the Graduate School of Applied Statistics, NIDA.
Admission is year-round. The first semester starts in mid August.

The program will tentatively start in August 2018. Approval pending (as of  2018-03-28). 


Key success factors for Business Success


Every business organizations realizes that logistics management is considered the key strategy for competitive advantage because it is a high-cost business activity that has a direct effect on adding value to customer services. The overall logistics cost in Thailand is approximated to be at least 1.5 trillion baht per year, which accounts for 19% of GDP. Therefore, effective logistics management is the heart of business success.

 

Job Opportunity

Logistics operations are the key factor of business practices that appear in all organizations under different names such as logistics and supply chain. The traditional business units including the departments of purchasing, warehouse, transportation, customer service, inventory control, and product distribution currently turn to pay a serious attention to logistics issues. Therefore, the logistics graduates have a wide range of career choices covering all organizational operations, analyses, and management.