Master of Commerce with a major in Logistics


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Program Description

The general objective of the Master of Commerce, mention in International Logistics , is to develop skills and abilities, as well as technical knowledge and strategies, to carry out an efficient distribution of products with excellent service.

Basing the training plan on a set of competencies, actions and means destined to provide the necessary resources that includes, in an integral way, the methodologies, tools and strategies necessary to conquer international markets in matters of export, economy, operations and logistics to develop undertakings.

Professional outings

At the end of the master's degree you will be prepared to work on:

  • Grant enough knowledge so that the student is able to strengthen the knowledge to contribute to society by linking national and international socio-economic processes to know, design and implement supply chains based on the characteristics of the product, the markets international and the customer.
  • Promote the analytical, critical and creative capacity to apply analysis techniques and methods to learn to efficiently and effectively manage the company's resources, from the economic-financial, environmental, innovation and supplier point of view.
  • Provide knowledge to develop strategies for an efficient distribution of products and thus support local, regional, national and international socio-economic development.
  • Develop skills to manage purchases and supply and supply chain creation mechanisms.
  • Grant the necessary knowledge so that they are able to plan a logistics project in all its phases and make operational decisions.
  • Provide the student with the necessary knowledge about the fundamentals of logistics, production and commercial distribution at a global level.

Container ship at the Port of Hamburg, Germany.

Overcoming this mastery you will get


  • Master in Commerce Mention in Logistics from the International University of Ecuador UIDE (Postgraduate course registered at CES and recognized by SENESCYT, valid in Ecuador).


  • Professional Master's degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management certified by the Nebrija University of Spain.
  • Professional Master's Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management by IMF Academic Institution of Spain

* Title issuance fees not included.


Multiple skills that will open doors for you.

  • Apply quantitative and qualitative research tools for the development of consulting and / or auditing activities through quality systems and models of excellence.
  • Employ methodologies, develop techniques and use tools that make the most of their skills and knowledge to carry out marketing plans and business plans.
  • Know the fundamentals of the evaluation of the different integrated quality systems.
  • Act as a purchasing management consultant.
  • Undertake as director or head of Supply Chain and Logistics.
  • Undertake as director or head of the Purchasing and Procurement Department.
  • Act as director or head of Production.
  • Directorate of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Online methodology

The study modality is 100% online through the web platform, each module will last 3 weeks. During the 3 weeks, 24 hours of tutoring will be distributed and on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) of weeks 2 and 3 virtual classes will be held from 08:00 to 14:00.

The Online Master is based on a practical methodology and focused on the labor market. Therefore, from the beginning to the end of the program, all theoretical knowledge is projected onto a practical case study, from which data and problems will be analyzed and discussed, actively contributing to the progress of the course with supported and relevant contributions.

For quality assurance, there is a suitable technical team with learning resources and technological platforms that guarantee its execution. The technological model that the online modality uses is e-learning supported by the Moodle LMS Learning Management System. It is a platform that, through a course management system, helps to develop its learning model based on autonomous, independent, guided, collaborative and cooperative work.

  1. Virtual Campus: The Virtual Platform Moodle version 3.1.
  2. Blackboard Collaborate
  3. Virtual Libraries

Teaching activities - Assisted and Collaborative: tutorials, group discussions, research work. Practical Activities of Application and / or Experimentation: resolution of practical cases and workshops and exercises Autonomous Work Activities: forums, questionnaires, tasks, readings.

The methodology is 100% online:

  • Real Time - Synchronous: Virtual tutorials, chat.
  • Deferred Time - Asynchronous: autonomous work, practical activities.

Admission profile

This program seeks that professionals graduated from the Master of Commerce, acquire the following professional and personal characteristics as part of their professional profile:

Accredit theoretical and practical experience in the area of commerce.

Be able to formulate and implement business strategies in a global context.

Direct investigation and intelligence analysis processes for new markets.

Advise for the Planning and development of operation and marketing strategies in organizations with international standards.

Be a consultant in the development of new projects.


Necessary documents

  • Copy of the third level certificate registered in the SENESCYT and in the case of foreign titles these must be apostilled or legalized by consular route.
  • Copy of personal documents: ID, voting slip, passport-size photo.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Preferably one year of proven professional experience (labor certificates).


Contents of the program

Logistics Fundamentals

  • Logistics concept
  • Logistics activities and their integration
  • Logistics strategy
  • Logistics management
  • Logistics quality
  • Introductory Logistics Case Studies
  • Supply chain concept
  • Strategic adjustment of the supply chain
  • Strategic decisions and key success factors
  • Design of supply networks
  • Consideration of risk in a supply network
  • Supply Chain Design Case Studies
  • Estimation of demand. Forecasting methods
  • Aggregate planning of a supply network
  • Supply and demand management
  • Value chain and supply chain
  • Case studies of relationship analysis in a logistics chain
  • Reengineering of the logistics network
  • Management of the relationship portfolio in a logistics chain
  • Coordination - The bullwhip effect - The CPFR
  • The concept of service
  • Logistics services in Europe (I). Structural changes in the logistics chain
  • Logistics services in Europe (II). ThirdParty Logistics
  • Logistics services in Europe (III). Lean Logistics
  • Case studies of structural and strategic changes in the supply chain

Information technologies in logistics

  • ICT support for the design of delivery routes
  • ICT support for logistics management
  • Identification and logistics information systems
  • Logistics and e-commerce

Production logistics

  • Production Logistics Concept
  • Physical flows in production
  • Stocks in progress
  • Packaging, packaging, packaging and palletizing
  • Introduction to internal logistics case studies
  • Handling and maintenance (I). Load support
  • Handling and maintenance (II). Shelves
  • Handling and maintenance (III). Wheelbarrows
  • Handling and maintenance (IV). Stacker cranes, wire-guided devices, and overhead conveyors
  • Handling and maintenance (V). Loading and unloading facilities, docks, processes and equipment
  • Practical cases of handling and maintenance
  • Design of finished product warehouses
  • Finished product storage methods
  • Project and management of finished product warehouses
  • Management and control of stocks
  • Concept and organization of order picking
  • Order picking facilities and equipment
  • Production Warehouse Case Studies
  • Maintenance logistics. Conservation and maintenance as logistics operations
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Autonomous Quality Maintenance
  • Defect prevention and equipment improvement logistics
  • Practical cases of maintenance as a logistics activity
  • Enterprise resource planning systems (ERP)
  • Logistics management with an ERP system
  • Practical cases of the computerization of internal logistics

Physical distribution and reverse logistics

  • Physical distribution. Models and strategies. Transportation of goods
  • Physical distribution. Storage
  • Reverse logistics

Supply chain management. Operations and logistics centers

  • Supply chain management
  • Logistics as a competitive tool. Value chain
  • Purchasing and supply management
  • Inventory management
  • Warehouse management
  • Cargo transportation management
  • Supply chain management case studies
  • Supply chain strategy and SCOR model
  • Logistic outsourcing
  • Logistics collaboration strategies (CPFR, VMI, ECR)
  • E-procurement and e-fullfillment
  • Assistive technologies (EDI, RFID, TMS, GPS)
  • Supply Chain Technologies and Strategies Case Studies
  • Logistics operators. Logistics contract and self-regulation

Global commercial distribution and logistics

  • Introduction to commercial distribution. the demand for educational commercial distribution services
  • Typology of commercial forms
  • Commercial channels. conformation, typology and organization
  • Selection and management of commercial channels
  • Spatial organization of commercial distribution systems
  • Commercial channels practical cases
  • Competition and commercial policy. Trademarks
  • The distribution and trade sector in Spain and Europe
  • Franchise Basics
  • Franchise strategies and structures
  • Distribution business models and their evolution
  • Commercial distribution policies and strategies case study
  • Introduction to global logistics
  • International Trade. Marketing channels and Incoterms
  • Strategic planning. Regulation of freight transport
  • Intermodalism. Ground transportation
  • Marine transport. Port traffic
  • Air Transport
  • Global Logistics Hardware Case Study
  • Customs operations and regulation
  • Financing and letters of credit
  • Safety aspects
  • Intermediaries, alliances and subcontractors
  • Public logistics
  • Organizational support case study for global logistics

Logistics project

  • Introduction to PMI, PMP and PMBOK
  • The logistics project. Planning the scope of the logistics project
  • HR planning of the logistics project
  • Communications planning and logistics project schedule
  • Planning the risks of the logistics project
  • Planning the quality, procurement and costs of the logistics project
  • Practical case of logistics project planning
  • Execution processes of the logistics project. Leadership
  • Monitoring and control processes of the logistics project
  • Logistics quality and competitive strategy
  • Green logistics or green logistic
  • Practical cases of logistics quality and competitive strategy
  • Service and logistics costs. The logistics value chain
  • Quality and hidden cost

Purchasing and supply management

  • Introduction to purchasing and supply management
  • Purchasing management and the value chain. LNP-CPS
  • Planning and scheduling. Organization of purchases
  • Shopping strategies
  • Kano parent and vendor policies
  • Risk analysis in procurement processes
  • Practical case of basic aspects of purchasing and supply management
  • Decision making in purchases (I). Internal activity or subcontracting. third and fourth suppliers
  • Decision making in purchases (II). Selection of suppliers
  • Purchase management plan
  • Purchasing management techniques (I) Product and process oriented. Eprocurement
  • Purchasing management techniques (II) Oriented to the organization. Buying groups
  • Purchase contracts
  • Purchasing management case studies
  • Purchase negotiation processes
  • Transport process in supply (I). Type selection and planning
  • Procurement transport process (II). Equipment and systems
  • Provisioning transport process (III). Situation of transport in Spain and Europe
  • Processes of reception of goods control, and handling of entry
  • Practical cases of purchasing and procurement processes
  • Raw material stock management control (I). Replenishment and demand forecasting systems
  • Management control of raw material stocks (II). 24. Sizing, control and monitoring
  • The role of it in the control and monitoring of purchasing management and in procurement
  • Customer-supplier integration strategies
  • Practical cases of control and integration of purchasing and provisioning processes

Integrated logistics support, logistics engineering and systems logistics

  • Integrated Logistics Support and system life cycle
  • Support logistics in system design
  • Support logistics during the construction, operation and removal of the system

Degree plan

  • Applies a methodology for solving a problem of international trade and logistics management, integrating criteria of integrated management systems.
  • Design a high-level professional article in a detailed, logical and objective way.
  • Design a project with applied research and / or development components.
  • Applies practical models of exam-oriented knowledge of a complex nature.
Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

OpenUIDE nace con el objetivo de ser la Universidad a distancia de referencia en el Área Andina. Respaldada y avalada por la Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, una universidad joven, innovadora, p ... Read More

OpenUIDE nace con el objetivo de ser la Universidad a distancia de referencia en el Área Andina. Respaldada y avalada por la Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, una universidad joven, innovadora, positiva, proactiva y visionaria. La UIDE en menos de dos décadas ha construido uno de los campus más hermosos de América Latina, ha establecido sedes en diferentes ciudades del Ecuador, y ha consolidado importantes vínculos internacionales con instituciones educativas de prestigio mundial. Read less