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Supply Chain Master Challenge

The Supply Chain Master Challenge offers motivated students the chance to write their master theses about practical supply chain problems and apply their knowledge of Supply Chain Management in real companies.
Each participating company offers master challenge topics, which represent current supply chain problems to be solved by the master students. Each student will have a supervisor from the company as well as the SCMMS Seminar. Students will work on-site at the company and the results of their work will be summarized in their master thesis and presented in a final colloquium.

We regularly present topics in collaboration with the participating companies on our website. You should apply directly to the company. Your application should contain a letter of motivation.

Application Process Supply Chain Master Challenge

Please fill in the application form (we recommend using Acrobat Reader) and send it together with all other documents (transcript of records, bachelor’s certificate, resume, references and certificates from internships) directly to the company. Please submit the application form and all other documents in two pdf-files. The file containing all other documents should not exceed 4 MB.

The company selects the master student based on their own assessment process by February 10 (summer term) or August 10 (winter term). If you receive an offer from one of the companies, you are entitled to write your master thesis at the Department of Supply Chain Management and Management Science.

Important: Once you have received the offer, please send the following documents until February 15 (summer term) or August 15 (winter term) to master-scm(at)

  • Confirmation of company (informal email sufficient)
  • Application documents (application form, transcript of records, bachelor’s certificate, resume, references and certificates from internships)
  • Data confirmation that you fill in in as agreed with your company supervisor to ensure you will receive the data necessary for your master thesis in time

Please note that application within the Supply Chain Master Challenge ist not possible for participants in the double master's programme with Aalto University.


You can find a list of company topics here.


Summer term/ Winter term  
April / October Kick-Off
April / October Official starting date
May / November Problem-Solving Workshop
June / January Midterm presentation
October / April Submission of thesis