Graduate Diploma (HD) in Supply Chain Management

Course overview

Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management is a two-year education programme that is concluded with a Final Project. In autumn 2020 students can choose between many elective courses.

The Graduate Diploma (HD) in Supply Chain Management is divided into a first year of study consisting of compulsory courses and a second year of study during which students can specialise.

Many of the diploma courses apply Blended Learning which alters between teaching activities at CBS and interactive online activities. Especially in those programmes with much time between the attendance-based teaching activities, online elements will support your learning along the way.

Blended Learning is an initiative which incorporates digital teaching methods in the attendance-based teaching activities.


The structure is for students starting in autumn 2020. For current single courses please see here

1st semester (autumn 2020)

Here you acquire important competences in operational, tactical and strategies areas of SCM. We go through theories and specific management tools that enable you to design, plan, control and develop the value chains and business processes of the enterprise internally and within its global network.

2nd semester (spring 2021)
Here, we focus on the connection between the digital transformation of the enterprise and supply chain management. In parallel with this, you will gain important negotiation and coordination competences. The semester ends with a Business Project in which you apply the learning of the first year to a practical problem in an enterprise.

1st semester 2nd semester

PDF iconGlobal Supply Chain Strategy - 5 ECTS
Subject to changes
Lectures Wednesday from 18.05 - 20.40 and Saturdays 08.55 - 11.30 in weeks 34 - 38


PDF iconNegotiation & Relationship Management - 5 ECTS
Subject to changes
Lectures Tuesdays from 17.10 - 20.40 in weeks 2,3,5 and 8
Lecture Sunday from 08.55 - 14.15 in week 5


PDF iconOperations & Logistics Planning - 5 ECTS
Subject to changes
Lectures Thursdays from 18.05 - 20.40  in weeks 37 - 45 no lecture in week 42


PDF iconThe Digital Supply Chain - 5 ECTS
Subject to changes
Lectures Wednesday from 18.05 - 20.50 in weeks 9-14


PDF iconCircular Economy - 5 ECTS
Subject to changes
Lectures Mondays from 18.05 - 20.40  in weeks 44 - 51


Business Project - 5 ECTS
Subject to changes


3rd semester (autumn 2021)
Here you specialise via elective courses of which you must make a selection adding up to 15 ECTS. Read more and watch the electives video presentations below.

4th semester (spring 2022)
The 4th semester is reserved for the Final Project, and you select a topic of your choice for the Final Project. The project applies knowledge gained from the courses from your electives specialisation as a starting point. An SCM problem from your own enterprise or the enterprise of a fellow student typically provides the practical framework for the project.

3rd semester 4th semester

3 electives - totalling 15 ECTS

Final Project - 15 ECTS
Subject to changes


In your 3rd semester you have to select three elective courses (15 ECTS in total). You have to choose at least 5 ECTS from within this programmes electives. The last 10 ECTS can be chosen from the overall Graduate Diploma Programmes portfolio of electives.

In autumn 2021 our new electives will be:

PDF iconInternational Sourcing & Strategic Procurement - 5 ECTS Subject to changes

PDF iconBusiness Intelligence & Data Analytics - 5 ECTS Subject to changes

In the autumn 2020 our electives are:

These electives will only be available in the autumn 2020

In case an insufficient number of student have registered for an individual elective, the elective is cancelled. You will be contacted by your programme administrator, if a course you have elected is not provided as a result of an insufficient number of registrations.

Below you can watch video presentations of the autumn 2020 elective courses from the Graduate Diploma programme in Supply Chain Management.

 Strategic Procurement  (5 ECTS)
 Supplier Relationship Management  (5 ECTS)
IT and New Business Models in Supply Chain and Logistics  (5 ECTS)


The page was last edited by: HD Markedsføring // 03/13/2020

Fact Box

The entire programme is taught in English
Number of students: Approximately 80 students
Average age: 33 years
Gender distribution: 35% women and 65% men (at the 2019 Admission)

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