Logistics Management (BSc)

Karin Rose

Study Profile

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.

Highlights of the Study Course

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

  • Extensive financial independence through monthly remuneration

  • Extensive range of options

  • Lecturers with extensive practical experience

  • Attractive career prospects after graduation

  • Stays abroad possible

  • Campus in the heart of Hamburg 

Facts on the study course

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc) with 180 ECTS
Language: English
Accreditation: FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation)
Programme start: The programme starts on 1 October each year. In 2020 it starts with a practice phase.
Study duration: 3 years

Success Stories of our Graduates

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

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

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

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

Study Organisation

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).

Programme Structure

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.

Study Plan

Semester 1

Module Contact Hours Credits
Methodology and Basics of Business Studies 32 4
Financial Accounting 48 6
Microeconomics 50 6
Mathematics 48 7
Business English 48 5
Wirtschaftrecht or International Business Law (Part 1) 16 5

Semester 2

Module Contact Hours Credits
Human Resource Management 48 6
Managerial Accounting 48 6
Macroeconomics 32 4
Statistics 48 7
Introduction to Logistics 34 4
Wirtschaftsrecht or International Business Law (Part 2) 32 5

Semester 3

Module Contact Hours Credits
Strategic Management in Transportation and Logistics (Part 1) 32 7
Introduction to Investment and Finance 48 6
Organisation 48 6
Transport Logistics 48 6
Quantitative Methods 32 5
Project Management 24 5

Semester 4

Module Contact Hours Credits
Strategic Management in Transportation and Logistics (Part 2) 34 7
Corporate Finance 32 4
Business-to-Business Marketing 32 4
Warehousing and Inventory Management 48 6
Operations Research 32 5
Steuerlehre or International Taxation and International Accounting 24 3

Semester 5

Module Contact Hours Credits
Special Logistics 64 8
Supply Chain Management 64 8
International Risk Management 64 8

Semester 6

Module Contact Hours Credits
Transportation Law 24 3
Transport and Logistics IT 48 7
Management Game 30 4

Special Weeks

Module Special Week Contact Hours Credits
Introduction to HSBA 1 18 0
Methodology and Basics of Business Studies (Part 2) 1 4 4
Study Trip 5 30 2
Elective 4 30 3
General Electives 1-5 75 3
Digital Toolbox 2-5 64 5

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.


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.

Tuition Fees

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.



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