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Master of Advanced Studies
in Humanitarian Logistics and Management

Mashlm

The way forward for your humanitarian career

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The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM) is a part-time executive program designed for humanitarian professionals who want to enrich their capacities 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.

WHY MASHLM?

Because we tailor our program to maximize your potential.

IMPACT
Immediately apply the tools and methodologies learned in class.  You learn to build management skills and practical skills through real-world humanitarian challenges.

CAREER
Gain core advanced skills that employers need. MASHLM alumni have been rewarded with greater responsibility and promotions.

ACTIVE NETWORKING
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.

FACULTY
Learn from experts and scholars from leading universities and humanitarian organizations including MIT, Georgia Tech, USAID, and the Red Cross.  

LSS
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.

 

MAS Humanitarian Operations Logistics Supply Chain Management

METHODOLOGY

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.

 

MAS Humanitarian Operations Logistics Supply Chain Management

OUR VISION

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.

 

OUR MISSION

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.

 

MAS Humanitarian Operations Logistics Supply Chain Management

MAS Humanitarian Operations Logistics Supply Chain Management 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!MAS Humanitarian Operations Logistics Supply Chain Management

Paulo Gonçalves
Founder and Director
MAS in Humanitarian Logistics and Management | MASHLM, USI Switzerland

 

MAS Humanitarian Operations Logistics Supply Chain Management

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

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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:

Logistics;
Procurement;
Operations;
Human Resources;
ICT;
Child Protection;
Transportation.

Testimonials
    • MASHLM alumni Rashid

      Rashid Mudall
      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.

    • MASHLM alumni Juliet

      Juliet Bvekwa
      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.

    • MASHLM alumni Deanna

      Deanna Beaumont
      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.

    • MASHLM alumni Alfred Kashweka

      Alfred Kashweka
      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.

    • MASHLM alumni Abdul Zia Noori

      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.

    • MASHLM alumni Mildred Magigwana

      Mildred Magigwana
      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.

    • MASHLM alumni Anne Ukwuagu

      Anne Ukwuagu
      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.

    • MASHLM alumni Simplice T. Kamdem

      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."

Your Program

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.

Curriculum

Training focuses on tools and methodologies, concepts and frameworks needed to better analyze, design, implement, and manage complex humanitarian operations.

Admission

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.