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Logistics Management (BSc) Content

Karin Rose

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 (Part 1) 32 4
Financial Accounting 48 6
Microeconomics 48 6
Mathematics 48 7
Wirtschaftrecht or International Business Law (Part 1) 16 5
Business English 48 5

Semester 2

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

Semester 3

Module Contact Hours Credits
Introduction to Investment and Finance 48 6
Organisation 48 6
Strategic Management in Transportation and Logistics (Part 1) 32 7
Transportation Law 32 4
Transport Logistics 48 6
Quantitative Methods 32 5

Semester 4

Module Contact Hours Credits
Corporate Finance 32 4
Business-to-Business Marketing 32 4
Strategic Management in Transportation and Logistics (Part 2) 32 7
Supply Chain Management 48 6
Operations Research 35 5

Semester 5

Module Contact Hours Credits
Transport and Logistics IT 48 6
Risk Management - Theory 48 6
Risk Management - Applications 24 3
Warehousing and Inventory Management (Part 1) 24 6
Logistics Functions (Part 1) 32 8
Special Logistics 64 8
Bachelor-Thesis 4 12

Semester 6

Module Contact Hours Credits
Management Game 30 4
Warehousing and Inventory Management (Part 2) 24 6
Logistics Functions (Part 2) 32 8

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
Project Management 3 24 5
Betriebswirtschaftliche Steuerlehre oder International Taxation 4 30 2
Study Trip 5 30 2
General Electives   125 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.

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