Diploma in Global Logistics
Become an Expert in Logistics
Diploma in Global Logistics helps you build and deepen your expertise in logistics. This diploma program is well-suited for individuals already working or desiring to work in logistics and freight forwarding. The extent of the program is 24 ECTS, and you can choose to complete it in 1 or 1.5 years.
With the lead of our experts, you will learn from the latest research and learn how to apply these learnings in your work. The studies include elective courses from Aalto University, allowing you to customize your studies based on your interests.
You might also be interested in the Future of Freight Seminar organized in March 2024.
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The diploma program offers you a unique opportunity to learn about best practices and the latest research. The program is taught by leading experts in the Logistics and Freight Forwarding field.
Possibility to tailor your studies by selecting interesting courses from Aalto University’s degree course offering.
We offer you the flexibility to complete your studies within a year or 1.5 years. Choose the option that suits you best!
The diploma program is beneficial for all professionals working in logistics and freight
forwarding. The program is also well-suited for persons desiring to work in the field.
The Diploma in Global Logistics answers to the development and educational needs of the logistics and freight forwarding sectors. The program has been tailored to the sector’s changing needs and provides professional development opportunities for people working or aiming to work in the industry.
Contents and Schedule
The program offers an interesting deep dive into the latest research and developments taking place in the fields of logistics and freight forwarding.
The program covers topics such as sustainable supply chains, logistics systems and analytics, and linear programming. At the core of this program is to learn how to apply theoretical knowledge in practice.
The extent of the diploma program is 24 ECTS. You can choose to complete the studies within a year or 1,5 years.
The studies include lectures, discussions, analytical exercises, case studies, and a development project. You will learn together with other professionals as well as Aalto University’s degree students.
In this program, you will enhance your skills in:
- Analytical skills
- Information search and processing
- Sustainability management
- Strategic and operational performance measurement and management
In addition, two courses will be selected from Aalto University's course offerings. In these modules, you will be studying together with other logistics experts and Aalto University degree students. Completing the courses requires a separate non-degree study right, which will be applied for as soon as the training begins. Elective courses will be selected a few weeks before the start of the training. The specific dates and course details will be informed in the spring of 2024.
Global Logistics and Distribution Networks (6 ECTS), February-April 2025
The main concepts and topics of the course include definitions of logistic supply chains and other key concepts, logistics applications, distribution networks and structures, transport and transport modes, warehouses and warehouse operations, logistics services and logistics service providers, delivery operations, and transport & trade documents and forwarding.
Sustainable Supply Chains (6 ECTS), September-October 2024
The course topics include the triple bottom line in the supply chain context, benefits of sustainability in supply chains, environmental issues in purchasing and supply, sustainability in logistics, social sustainability in supply chains, sustainability certification, and implementation issues. Both organization and industry perspectives are discussed in the course.
Operations and Supply Chain Analytics (6 ECTS), October-December 2024
Description will be updated later.
Quality and Performance management (6 ECTS), January-February 2025
The main concepts and topics of the course include definitions of quality and performance management, total quality management, lean, Six Sigma, statistical process control, and different quality certificates. Those who pass the course will also receive Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification.
Coordination of Supply Chains (6 ECTS), April-June 2025
The main topics of the course are supply chain integration and coordination as well as collaboration models. This will cover the value of information, supply chain optimization, flexibility principles, contracting, and incentive alignment.