Dual Bachelor's programme in business administration with a special focus on the logistics sector
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.
Extensive financial independence through monthly remuneration
Extensive range of options
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Lecturers with extensive practical experience
Attractive career prospects after graduation
Stays abroad possible
Campus in the heart of Hamburg
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The tuition fees are EUR 665 per month. The companies generally pay most of the course fees, at least if the student remains with the company after finishing his/her degree. In addition, students generally receive traineeship remuneration, the amount of which depends on the industry and company in question.