Logistics Management (BSc)

Dual Bachelor's programme in business administration with a special focus on the logistics sector

Karin Rose

Bachelor's programme Logistics Management (BSc) at HSBA

Study business administration with a special focus on the logistics industry at one of Germany's best dual universities!

The dual study programme Logistics Management offers practically oriented Business Administration studies with a special focus on the logistics sector, combined with simultaneous systematic in-company training. It provides not only the fundamentals of Business Administration, but also selected contents from the specific logistics angle, adding modules such as Supply Chain Management, Transport Planning, and Production & Warehousing Logistics. The cooperation partners are mostly logistics companies.

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Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Credits:
180 ECTS
Programme Start
1 October each year
Study duration:
3 years
Language:
English
Internal
System Accreditation

The academic head Prof. Dr. Ninnemann explains the focus and the special features of the dual undergraduate degree programme in Logistics Management.

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Programme Organisation and Structure

Logistics Management (Bachelor of Science) at HSBA

The dual programme integrates phases of theory at the university (on average 32 weeks a year) and practical phases of training in their training company (on average 20 weeks a year).

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.

Plan of Study Logistics Management (Bachelor of Science) at HSBA

Study Content Semester 1
  • Mathematics
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Accounting
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Introduction to Logistics
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Fundamentals of Business Informatics
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Science & Trends
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
Study Content Semester 2
  • Statistics
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Microeconomics
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Principles of Finance
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Marketing Management
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Supply Chain Management
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
Study Content Semester 3
  • Quantitative Methods
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Strategy and Innovation
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Warehousing and Inventory Management
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • People and Leadership
    6 ECTS
    34 Contact hours
    English
  • Transport and Logistics IT
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
Study Content Semester 4
  • Operations Management and Operations Research
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Projekt Management
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Organisation and Organisational Behavior
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Transportation Law
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Transport Logistics
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
Study Content Semester 5
  • Business Law
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Sustainability
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Specialisation / Minor (part 1)
    12 ECTS
    96 Contact hours
    English
    Info

    A minor comprises three courses or 18 ECTS and takes place in the 5th and 6th semester. You have the choice between the following topics:

    • Advanced Studies in Logistics
    • Shipping

     

  • Elective
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German/ English
  • Bachelor's Thesis
    English
    Info

    Since the Bachelor thesis is time-intensive and individual, it can be written in different semesters. The Bachelor's thesis can be registered if 120 ECTS can be proven.

     

Study Content Semester 6
  • Specialisation / Minor (part 2)
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
    Info

    A minor comprises three courses or 18 ECTS and takes place in the 5th and 6th semester. You have the choice between the following topics:

    • Advanced Studies in Logistics
    • Shipping

     

  • Management Game
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Bachelor's Thesis
    12 ECTS
    German/ English
Study programme can be designed more individually:
  • Specialisation / Minor
    18 ECTS
    144 Contact hours
    English
    Info

    In the 3rd year of study, you have the opportunity to specialise by choosing a minor. A minor comprises two courses in the 5th semester and one course in the 6th semester (a total of 18 ECTS). You have the choice between the following topics:

    • Advanced Studies in Logistics
    • Shipping

     

  • Elective
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German/ English
    Info

    The compulsory elective subject, which takes place in a block week across all study programmes, enables students to deal intensively with a business management problem of their choice.

     

  • General Electives
    6 ECTS
    105 Contact hours
    German/ English
    Info

    The general electives give students the opportunity to develop their individual knowledge and skills further. The offering ranges from social skills and IT seminars to studium generale events and smaller electives where students can tackle selected business administration content in a more in-depth manner. Foreign language courses are also on offer on an extracurricular basis.

     

  • Study Trip
    2 ECTS
    30 Contact hours
    Info

    A special highlight for all students is the study trip. The excursions, which span several study programmes and include numerous company visits and lectures, are organised independently by the students. Current topics such as digitalisation, the start-up scene in Silicon Valley or emerging countries frame the content of the individual destinations.

     

Specialisation / Minor

In the 3rd year of study, you have the opportunity to specialise by choosing a minor. A minor comprises three modules or 18 ECTS and takes place in the 5th and 6th semester. You can choose between the topics Advanced Studies in Logistics and Shipping.

Questions?

We are happy to help!

Volker Rossius, HSBA
Volker Rossius
Operational Director, Academic Office
+49 40 822160-941
volker.rossius(at)hsba.de
Klaus Waubke HSBA
Klaus Waubke
Senior Manager Student Recruitment & Company Relations
+49 40 822160-933
klaus.waubke(at)hsba.de
Jennifer Wieckhorst

At BAT I support the department Corporate Affairs for example with organising company events or writing press releases. This teaches me how to represent the values and principles of the company to employees and the public.

Jennifer Wieckhorst
PR Department, British American Tobacco (Germany) GmbH
Felix Peleikis

The dual study programme at HSBA was the ideal basis to continue my career in one of the big four auditing companies. The university has a very dynamic character and I am happy to have been a part of it – three very significant years.

Felix Peleikis
Assurance, Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Julia Rückert

I started to work in the internal audit department and during the audits learned more about the many different national and international subsidiaries and areas of the Otto Group. I find the way that HSBA and Otto support the further development of their students outstanding.

Julia-Mara Rückert
Revisorin & HSBA-Masterstudentin, OTTO GmbH & Co. KG
Elisa Levermann

The study course Logistics Management does not always have to end in the Port of Hamburg. For me it opened the door to the automotive industry. I am responsible for the department European Sales at the DAD and my tasks for example are customer acquisition and visiting trade fairs.

Elisa Levermann
Key Acoount Management, DAD Deutscher Auto Dienst GmbH

Partner Companies

More than 300 partner companies support HSBA

Hermes Germany GmbH
Jungheinrich AG
Wilhelm Hoyer GmbH & Co. KG
SENATOR INTERNATIONAL Spedition GmbH
Neumann Gruppe GmbH
Mühlenchemie GmbH & Co. KG
Hapag-Lloyd AG
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft
Tchibo GmbH
Airbus Operations GmbH
Service-Bund GmbH & Co. KG
Buss Group GmbH & Co. KG
Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH
VTG Aktiengesellschaft

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FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Can I apply for a study place directly with HSBA?

No. Students can only study at HSBA if they have concluded a contract of study with a training company. To apply with a company is always the first step in the application process.

What are the options of studying abroad?

About 30% of HSBA's Bachelor students spend time abroad during their studies (mostly short-stay at Summer Schools or as an exchange student with one of our partner universities). In the third year of studies of the dual programmes, students can go on an international study trip. Furthermore, HSBA attaches great importance to the international character of its content, offering a wide range of seminars held in English. Fore more information, please see here.

When should I start with my application?

Anyone interested in taking a dual Bachelor programme should normally start looking for a training company at least one year before they intend to start their studies. The application to the company should include all the usual documents, such as school and examination qualifications and CV. The company then sends the study contract together with the necessary documents to HSBA, which checks whether the criteria for admission are fulfilled, and if so accepts the applicant.

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Klaus Waubke HSBA

Klaus Waubke

Senior Manager Student Recruitment & Company Relations
+49 40 822160-933
klaus.waubke(at)hsba.de

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