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Economics and Business Administration - Operations and Supply Chain Analytics

Master (2 years) of Operations and Supply Chain Analytics, 120 ECTS
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Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5000 EUR
By joining the Operations and Supply Chain Analytics (OSCA) programme, you will learn how to address complex problems and make more effective decisions based on data, methodical consideration of available options, and careful predictions of outcomes and estimates of risk within the field of Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM).

OSCM is about planning and controlling the activities of a company as well as coordination between companies, in order to secure that the right product is delivered in the right quantities, to the right customer, at the right time, and at the right price. OSCM is one of most critical factors in the long-term success of a business. OSCM decisions involve sourcing, materials management, operations planning, distribution and logistics planning, sales and demand forecasting, order fulfilment, etc. A business with an efficient and effective operations and supply chain may significantly reduce all of the operating expenses, which contributes to a greater profit. Analytics helps realise business objectives by analysing data to create predictive models for forecasting and optimising business processes for enhanced performance. The successful applications of OSCA drive business innovation and help companies to stay competitive.


The OSCA programme aims at providing you with theoretical foundation, quantitative analytical skills, and hand-on experience to challenge and solve complex OSCM problems. As an Operations and Supply Chain Analyst, you will need insight into digital analytics tools to be able to handle and transform diverse pieces of information and data, and then model and solve problems.  

The programme provides you with an in-depth knowledge about:
Strategy design and performance improvement in OSCM Methods for planning and controlling the flow of goods and information in a company or across supply chains IT-based tools and how to work with data, matching the increased focus on digitalised and data-driven decision-making in OSCM.  

The programme prepares you for managerial and consulting roles within OSCM and provides you with analytical skills that enable you to appraise, systematically structure, and analyse the possible solutions to complex problems in operations and supply chains, so that right decisions can be made. The teaching format of the programme encourages student participation. Furthermore, an internship and Master’s thesis will provide you with self-management and communication skills.


Operations managers and supply chain managers with analytical skills remain the most in-demand jobs for both for-profit and non-profit organisations.

You will be equipped with the necessary concepts, methods, and tools to support the decision-making processes. The specialisation in OSCA continues to focus on giving you applicable quantitative analysis and data-driven decision-making skills and competencies to establish a career within the field of OSCM. With the digitalisation of supply chains and arrival of the big data era, the job market for students in Operations and Supply Chain Analysis is fast growing. You may start under the supervision of experienced colleagues and rapidly progress to managerial and executive roles.


Aarhus BSS (School of Business and Social Sciences) is one of the five faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS ranks among the largest business schools in Europe, encompassing both traditional business and social science disciplines in its broad academic portfolio. Aarhus BSS holds the distinguished AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations and is thus a Triple Crown School.


At Aarhus BSS, we conduct research and teaching at the highest academic level. We provide our students with the exact knowledge, skills and experience that are essential for engaging in professional business activities in a global marketplace.

Our broad portfolio enables us to attract researchers, lecturers and students from all over the world. With their help, we have built an international environment that promotes the exchange of different academic and cultural views and fosters new experiences and friendships.

We encourage our students to take a semester abroad at one of the school’s approximately three hundred partner universities around the world. Studying abroad is an excellent opportunity to expand your horizons academically, culturally and personally. It is also a great opportunity for you to acquire valuable international experience and qualifications that are in high demand in companies and organisations everywhere.  


In general, admission to a master’s degree programme requires successful completion of a relevant and recognised university degree equivalent to a Danish bachelor’s degree in level and length (180 ECTS). In addition, you must meet the specific requirements for the individual programme, including language requirements. If you wish to study a master’s degree at Aarhus University, please check out our page ‘Am I qualified for admission’:

If you are curious about how to submit a master’s degree application to Aarhus University, then make sure to check out our ‘Apply Now’ page. Here you can find information about relevant fees, guides, and video tutorials on how to use the application portal:

There are the same English language requirements for all international students with a few exceptions. The general English language requirements for master’s degrees can be found here:

Aarhus University offers a limited number of Danish state scholarships for highly qualified non-EU students applying for master’s degrees. You can read more about scholarships here:

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