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MSc in Logistics - Seminars

Engelsk navn: 
MSc in Logistics - Seminars
Studiested: 
Molde
Logistikk
Studienivå: 
2. syklus (master)
Studiepoeng: 
30
Studiemodus: 
Heltid
Varighet: 
1 semester
Kull: 
2017
Studieprogram: 
MSc in Logistics - Seminars
Introduksjon

There are two types of seminars. Some cover themes that are important to logistics, but that for some reason have not been covered in other courses. Other seminars are very specialized, covering theoretical or practical aspects of themes already well covered in other courses. This way the seminar series brings both depth and width to the student's knowledge.

Basically the students can choose any seminars freely with two exceptions. The first exception is a seminar called “Research Design” – LOG904-101. The second one is the so called proposal.

The proposal is a draft for the master thesis and there will be no instructions or lectures given for this, but the students should work in close cooperation with their supervisors. The proposal gives 5 study points. "Proposal" includes the preparation and presentation (written and oral) of a proposal for the actual thesis to be done in Semester 4. The seminar "Proposal" will always be at the end of LOG904. However, the students are expected to spend all the time not spent on seminars on the preparation of their proposal and thesis. Hence, from a practical viewpoint, the proposal covers a substantial part of the third semester. These two seminars related to the master theses are only open to ordinary master degree students.

Note: No other courses can usually be taken during autumns when following LOG904 to a full extent.

For exchange students it will be possible to follow individual seminars covering part of the semester with less than 30 ECTS or the whole semester with 30 ECTS. Students at the Master program in Master in Change and Management may take individual seminars. 

Credits

Each seminar gives 2.5 study points per week with the exception of the proposal. Hence, each student must take seminars during 10 weeks. In addition the proposal gives 5 study points, all together 30 study points.
The head of the study program will, together with staff members, recommend blocks of seminars for different groups of students. Some seminars may also be blocked for some student groups depending on their back ground from the first year program. This information will be given in the beginning of the third semester or as soon as the seminars are decided.

Arbeidsformer

Each seminar is usually taught Monday to Friday in one week or some seminars run for two weeks in a row or with some weeks in between the two weeks. Usually the instruction will be a mix of lectures, assignments, group work and discussions. Attendance is mandatory to all classes

 

Oppbygning og sammensetning

General information on the seminars in logistics

Here is some practical information about the seminars in LOG904. This information accompanies the program overview for the series. The program includes the numbering of the seminars that you can use to find the right one in Studentweb. Also, the location of each seminar is given. Changes to the program will always be announced via email to all students of the seminar series.

  1. You sign up through Studentweb for each of the seminars you want to participate in. Registration will give you access to the room called LOG904 in Fronter. (May take a day after your first registration.) You can in general register as late as 12.00 on the Thursday before the seminar starts.
  2. You sign up for ONE AND ONLY ONE SEMINAR PER WEEK. Remember to delete your registration if you find that you do not want a seminar that you first registered for. Do not sign up for all seminars 'in case' you would like to take them. This makes troubles both for the administration and the seminar holders as they have to plan with an incorrect number of students.
  3. Some of the seminars are mandatory for some groups of student. You should also sign up for your mandatory seminars. The proposal presentation in week 49 is not like a seminar, but is treated as such in our administrative system. Make sure to register for this also.
  4. In addition to the Research design seminar and the proposal, MSc logistics students need to choose 9 seminars or more. That is 9 or more seminars at your will. Remember, some of the seminars are quantitative, others more qualitative. The program labels the more quantitative ones under Operation Management, the more qualitative are under Supply Chain Management. Choose seminars that suit your background, your interests, and the topic for your master thesis if you havegot one.
  5. The seminars can be demanding in terms of work, so do not plan for other activities in the weeks you choose. (Monday to Friday afternoon usually.)
  6. All seminars start Monday morning at 0915 unless something else is decided. Most of the lecturers will give lectures until 1200, and then give you some assignments for the next day, but there may be exception to this main rule. You must be prepared to use the afternoon and evening (even late) to prepare these assignments. 100% class participation is mandatory in all seminars.
  7. Evaluation can be “passed / not passed” or ordinary grades A, B etc. This is decided by the lecturer. However, in most cases the evaluation will consist of a mix of the following three elements: Class participation, assignments (either in groups or individually) and a short final individual written exam during Friday. 
  8. In the Fronter room for Log 904 there will be a set of document folders, one for each seminar. Here documents for the individual seminars will be located. Most of the information you need will be given in this way, so keep an eye on the files.
Studiemodell
Emne2017 Høst
Mandatory for MSc Logistics
 
5.0
 
2.5
Operation Management
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
Supply Chain Management
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
5.0
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5