Executive Master in Humanitarian Logistics and Management

Università della Svizzera italiana
Semipreseziale a Lugano (Svizzera)

Fr. 18.000 - (16.608 )
IVA inc.

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  • Master
  • Blended
  • Lugano (Svizzera)
  • Durata:
    2 Anni

Obiettivo del corso: The MAS HLM program has been designed for full-time professionals active in the humanitarian sector and for those who are willing to focus their career on humanitarian assistance. The program targets humanitarians with significant field experience looking for frameworks that formalize and extend the practical competence they possess. It also attracts executives from the commercial sector interested in refocusing their careers to humanitarian assistance.
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Via Buffi 13, CH-6900, Tessin, Svizzera
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· Requisiti

Applications are welcome from individuals with at least three years of relevant work experience in the field of humanitarian aid and with a university degree. In special cases, applications based on professional portfolios will also be considered. Admission decisions are based on CV review by an internal commission and a completed application.


The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management delivers a balanced mix of academic and practical teaching. By encouraging participants to share their professional experience, the program enhances the interactive learning experience. Teaching methods include lectures, case studies, simulated games, extensive group work, tutorials and a master thesis. The 22-month program is divided into four modules, each of them essential for an intergrated approach to the complex environment of humanitarian logistics.


Offers a pragmatic approach to guide the corporate, business and functional strategies formation and effective implementation in complex settings, by adopting complementary "lenses", which address cultural, organizational and strategic design.

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Planning
  • Human Resources Management
  • Process Management and Leadership
  • Organizational Change
  • Managerial Accounting for Humanitarian Organizations


Covers the principles of project management and advanced methods for effective scenario planning, scheduling, resources allocation, control and evaluation in humanitarian relief operations.

  • Project Management Principles
  • Strategic Aspects of Project Management
  • Modelling Complex Projects


Focus on designing robust supply chain processes (procurement, transportation, warehousing, inventory, distribution, fleet management) capable of effectively fulfilling needs in highly complex and challenging environments. It highlights the modeling and development of optimization and simulation methods for improved operational and tactical decisions.

  • Supply Chain Principles
  • Supply Chain Design
  • Operations and Supply Chain Strategy
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Resilience
  • Decision Making Models
  • Modelling Complex Supply Chains


Provides contextual background on how events and processes can lead to humanitarian crisis through exploration of the interplay of geopolitical, macroeconomic, demographic, cultural, social, legal, and financial conditions.

  • Introduction to Humanitarian Action
  • Legal Framework for Humanitarian Action
  • Emergency Context and Analysis
  • Crisis Information Management
  • Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Disaster Management and Risk Reduction
  • Innovation in Humanitarian Relief
  • Intercultural Communication Principles


Is intended to lay the foundations for qualitative case-based and quantitative empirical analysis in humanitarian services. Students are exposed to a variety of approaches to research design. They are encouraged to develop their own research projects as well as to evaluate the results of qualitative case-based and quantitative empirical research.

  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Analytical Thinking