Students acquire practical business administration know-how, specialising in logistics with industry-specific learning modules. Special attention is given to method skills. The foundations of business administration knowledge are laid in the first year of the programme, together with an introduction to logistics, plus method modules such as languages and law. As the programme progresses, there is increasing emphasis on logistics-specific modules, and the third year concentrates fully on logistics modules.
Business Administration core content and methods
The Logistics Management course teaches the fundamentals of business administration. That includes the modules Accounting & Balance Sheet, Management Accounting, Economics, Human Resources, Organisation, Investment and Financing, and Marketing. Students also acquire in-depth method skills (mathematics, statistics, quantitative methods).
Logistics core modules
Following an introduction to the questions of logistics, the second year programme covers transport planning problems and Supply Chain Management. Alongside these specific subjects, it also includes general business administration contents, taking a specific logistics approach to them. They include Strategic Management, Transport Law and Tax Issues, IT, and Risk Management and Controlling. The third year adds modules which deal with Logistics as functions within the company, such as Procurement, Production, Distribution and Disposal Logistics (Logistics Functions) and Warehousing Logistics.
Elective modules in logistics
The electives provide more in-depth, broader coverage of know-how and methods. They comprise relatively short seminars (16 hours) on subjects such as Spare Parts Logistics, Local Transportation Logistics, and Container Logistics. Students also have the opportunity to participate in study trips, at international locations or in Hamburg.
The General Electives are interdisciplinary, giving students a chance for further development of their individual know-how and skills over the three years of their studies. The range of options extends from social skills and IT seminars to general studies, and also includes minor options for more in-depth treatment of selected business administration contents. Foreign language teaching is available on an extra-curricular basis.