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  • Locations: Hamburg, Germany; Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Coordinator: Annastasia Williams
Program Description:
TriContinent Program Masters of Global Supply Chain Management

Program Description

The Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management offers a perspective on supply chain management from the world’s three largest economies. The program has a single, integrated group of students who study at three institutions: the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, Kuehne Logistics University and Tongji University’s School of Economics and Management. Graduates leave with a global perspective, a global network and the skills necessary to excel in managing global supply chains.

Academic Information

The Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management degree program approaches supply chain management from an integrative perspective that includes economics, operations, logistics, risk management, leadership and IT. This truly global program takes place on three continents. Students will spend the first semester in Hamburg (Germany), the second semester in Shanghai (China), and the third semester in Knoxville (Tennessee, U.S.). The final semester is dedicated to a capstone project similar to a master’s thesis.


Semester 1: Kuehne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany

  • Supply Chain Strategy, Logistics, and Current Issues
  • Demand Planning and Inventory Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • International Economics
  • Conducting Business in Europe

Semester 2: Tongji University's School of Economics and Management, Shanghai, China

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management in China
  • Statistics and Operations Research
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Operations Management
  • Conducting Business in China

Semester 3: University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business, Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A

  • Strategic Supply and Cost Management
  • Innovation and Risk Management
  • Distribution, Logistic, and Network Management
  • Conducting Business in the United States

Semester 4: University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business, Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A

  • During this semester, students apply what they have learned to a business setting. They work with other students on a capstone project at their degree-granting institution, demonstrating their ability to translate concepts into business results.

Program Housing


  • Housing can be limited and somewhat expensive in the city center of Hamburg where KLU is located. KLU assists students with finding short term housing, but students must arrange it themselves
  • Housing options include: off-campus student dorms, private student dorms, sublet rooms from current KLU students
  • KLU suggests students look for housing in less popular districts that are easily connected to KLU by the rail system. A 30-45 minute commute is normal.
  • Students can find more information here


  • Students are encouraged to rent an off-campus private apartment for the semester
  • Most students rent housing through an agency called EasyComer. Apartments are less than a 30 minute commute from campus
  • These apartments are fairly affordable
  • Students must contact Alan Wu ( to register for a room

Cost Information

Becky Powell
Program Manager
Haslam College of Business

Becky Powell

Dr. Shay Scott
Executive Director of Supply Chain and Operations Programs
Haslam College of Business

Shay Scott


This program is currently not accepting applications.