The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM) is a part-time executive program designed for humanitarian professionals who want to build capacity and enhance their careers.
MASHLM provides education in the key areas of supply chain management, process and project management, strategic management, and humanitarian action. Participants attend 6 blocks in Lugano, Switzerland.
Because we tailor our program to maximize your potential.
Immediately apply the tools and methodologies learned in class. You learn to build management skills and practical skills through real-world humanitarian challenges.
Gain core advanced skills that employers need. MASHLM alumni have been rewarded with greater responsibility and promotions.
It’s intense. You work hard. You work together. Through a proven mix of interactive and innovative teaching methods, such as games, simulations and case studies, you engage with experienced professionals, just like you.
Learn from experts and scholars from leading universities and humanitarian organizations including MIT, Georgia Tech, USAID, and the Red Cross.
You will earn a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt certification in addition to the Master's degree.
BECAUSE YOU CAN
While you study, you are supported by a team of academic researchers, administrators, doctoral scholars, all focused on your personal development.
Because we combine theory and practice to generate real impact.
Using advanced tools and methods applied to practical humanitarian challenges.
Focusing on the implementation of relevant theory to improve practice.
Teaching across projects, organizations and experienced participants.
To become the premier educational program that supports the global humanitarian community to improve its understanding of the challenges and opportunities in humanitarian emergencies.
To help practitioners and organizations improve their performance in humanitarian operations.
To engage in advanced humanitarian teaching and educational services, applied humanitarian research, and policy development.
To provide humanitarian organizations with the tools and methods that allow them to improve the quality of their operations.
To develop and implement high quality applied research impacting the humanitarian sector.
At the MASHLM, and in our research, we are bridging the gap between strategy, tactics, and operations. It is all about helping people in the humanitarian sector to implement their passions while getting results!
MASHLM classes are filled with professionals from all over the world working in multiple fields within the humanitarian context. Each class is made unique by your presence, your experience, and what you bring to the discussions. Fields are:
Afgahnisat National WASH Cluster Co-lead | Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees
This master gave me confidence, gave me the ability to do whatever I want.
Country Logistics Manager | Norwegian Refugee Council
If you are in the humanitarian sector, you will be able to implement directly what you are taught in class.
Information Design | World Food Programme
The skills I've gained are amazing. I've been able to consider different career opportunities that I would never have thought possible.
Senior Procurement Expert | Save the Children UK
I feel more strategic. Now I think I'm capable of handling any complex situation in the humanitarian sector.
Abdul Zia Noori
Operations Director | Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan
To be recognized as a professional or to compete for jobs in Afghanistan or globally, you need to have a degree, and the MASHLM degree gives me the confidence to do so. You have to work on your capacity, you have to keep learning.
Emergency Response Program Manager | International Rescue Committee
I'm here to learn how to get the services and goods to our beneficiaries and this is something that I'm seeing I'll get out of this program.
Procurement Advisory Service Specialist | UNOPS
The money I paid, the cost of doing this project cannot be compared with the knowledge, the exposure, the personalities that I have met.
Simplice T. Kamdem
Senior Health Systems Strengthening Advisor | USAID Cote d'Ivoire
"The beauty of this program is that it gives you the opportunity to really practice what you are learning here."
Discover new ways to serve your beneficiaries, share experiences and best practice from the humanitarian field, expand your knowledge base, and take your career to new heights.
Training focuses on tools and methodologies, concepts and frameworks needed to better analyze, design, implement, and manage complex humanitarian operations.
Students with at least three years of relevant work experience and a bachelor degree or equivalent diploma in logistics, humanitarian aid, public service, or non-profit management are invited to apply.