OPM 701: Research Seminar Supply Chain Management

The goal of this seminar is to introduce the participants to the conducting of scientific research. It thereby prepares them for the writing of their Master thesis. Participants will carry out a literature study on a given topic in the field of logistics and supply chain management and discuss the results in a written report and in an oral presentation.

Learning outcomes
Students will learn how to analyze the academic literature on a given topic. They will become acquainted with the setup and composition of academic publications. They will also learn how to the present the results of their analysis.

Necessary prerequisites
At least one module OPM 6XX (parallel attendance possible) or an equivalent module within an exchange program

Recommended prerequisites
Sound knowledge in logistics and supply chain management; sound quantitative skills; interest in scientific research

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Seminar2 SWS15 SWS
ECTS credits6
Graded yes
Form of assessmentWritten report (50%, scope depends on the assigned topic), presentation (40%), discussion (10%)
Restricted admissionyes
Further informationRegistration at the end of the preceding term; website of the chair
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Moritz Fleischmann
Prof. Dr. Moritz Fleischmann
Frequency of offeringFall semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationM.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. WiPäd
Preliminary course work
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 4
LiteratureIndividual literature will be distributed at the beginning of the seminar