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Bachelor-Studiengang Logistics Management, HSBA

Logistics Management

Bachelor of Science – co-operative

Co-operative Bachelor's degree programme in business informatics with alternating theoretical and practical phases

Bachelor's degree programme Logistics Management (BSc)

Co-operative 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.
 

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Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Credits:
180 ECTS
Programme Start
1 October each year
Study duration:
3 years
Language:
English
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The academic head Prof. Dr. Ninnemann explains the focus and the special features of the dual undergraduate degree programme in Logistics Management.

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

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  • Bachelor students rate HSBA above average and are very satisfied with their studies.
  • Our dual university is in the top group in 12 out of 12 categories.
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Programme Organisation and Structure

Logistics Management (Bachelor of Science) at HSBA

The co-operative 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

  • Mathematics
  • Accounting
  • Introduction to Logistics
  • Fundamentals of Business Informatics
  • Science & Trends
General Elective Module / Study Trip from semester 1 to 5
  • Statistics
  • Microeconomics
  • Principles of Finance
  • Marketing Management
  • Supply Chain Management
General Elective Module / Study Trip from semester 1 to 5
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Warehousing and Inventory Management
  • People and Leadership
  • Transport and Logistics IT
General Elective Module / Study Trip from semester 1 to 5
  • Operations Management and Operations Research
  • Projekt Management
  • Organisation and Organisational Behavior
  • Transportation Law
  • Transport Logistics
General Elective Module / Study Trip from semester 1 to 5
  • Business Law
  • Sustainability
  • Specialisation / Minor (part 1)

    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
  • Bachelor's Thesis

    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.

General Elective Module / Study Trip from semester 1 to 5
  • Specialisation / Minor (part 2)

    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
  • Bachelor's Thesis
General Elective Module / Study Trip from semester 1 to 5
  • Specialisation / Minor

    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

    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

    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

    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.

General Elective Module / Study Trip from semester 1 to 5

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.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the Logistics Management degree programme have comprehensive knowledge in the field of supply chain and logistics management. These skills make them desirable employees in various industries such as trade, automotive, retail, or manufacturing. Whether in supply chain management, procurement, production planning, transportation and warehousing, or consulting: with a dual degree in Logistics Management, you can advance to leadership positions or work in international companies.

"Enrolling at ϳԹ is the first step towards a promising career in global business."

Julian Thormählen, Alumnus Logistics Management, class of 2022, Global Material Manager at Airbus

At HSBA, he was known and loved as a dedicated student speaker, focused student and entertaining host of the HSBA Insights event series: Julian Thormählen was one of the first to study Logistics Management (BSc) at our partner company Airbus from 2019 to 2022. Since his successful graduation, he has been responsible for the parts supply of Airbus' final assembly lines in China and the USA as Global Material Manager. We talked to him about his Logistics Management studies, his daily challenges and his personal study highlights.


Dear Julian, congratulations on your new position! Since you have your Bachelor's degree in your pocket, you are Global Material Manager at Airbus, what exactly does that mean? What do you do all day long?

As Global Material Manager, I am responsible for the supply of parts to the final assembly lines in China and the USA. My colleagues and I are the interface between purchasing and logistics on site and ensure that the aircraft parts are available in time for the start of the station. Especially in times of supply chain crises caused by Corona or the aftermath of the Ever Given in the Suez Canal, this means new challenges every day. Because a production stop must be avoided at all costs.

Why did you actually want to study Logistics Management? And how did you find Airbus?

For some time now, I have been interested in the topic of traffic, transport and logistics in general, especially from the point of view of today's challenges (climate, urbanisation, etc.). Logistics as a degree programme offers the opportunity to receive a broad education in business administration, but at the same time to specialise at an early stage.

In my application phase, I saw Airbus as a global company as an ideal partner, as it offers sufficient resources and opportunities to develop broadly. And all this on the basis of an exciting product.

How would you describe the training at Airbus, in which areas do you actually work at Airbus after graduation and what is the support like?

The nice thing about Airbus as a partner company is the flexibility to go into any area you can imagine. This ranges from production-related areas in Finkenwerder, to management staff positions, to an assignment at the Toulouse plant or Mobile, AL in the USA, for example. I received a friendly welcome in every area, as "dualis" are always welcome. So if you express your wishes and ideas, address them to the right people and pursue them with vigour, there are hardly any limits at Airbus.

Did your studies prepare you well for the working world and your current job? 

Above all, the practical part of my studies was worth its weight in gold for my current job. As a high school graduate, I stumbled straight into my studies and was initially a little overwhelmed by the new environment. Over time, however, I was able to get used to the processes and the working environment, improve steadily and now start my job as a fully-fledged team member without a long training phase. Of course, we were given the theoretical and methodological basics during our semesters at HSBA, which made for a well-rounded package.

What do you remember most fondly when you think back to your studies?

The moments and memories with my fellow students are particularly special about my time at university. Even if Corona threw a spanner in the works, the numerous parties, sporting events and breaks were the ideal balance to the often stressful everyday life of studying.

Another very special experience was my assignment abroad at the Airbus final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama. Those were definitely the most educational and exciting three months of my studies.

Your advice for other dual students / Logistics Management students at HSBA?

Just do it! Enrolling at ϳԹ is the first step towards a promising career in global business. Then it is up to each and every individual to take their own future into their own hands and shape it according to their own wishes. In doing so, one should not wait for success to be dropped in one's lap. However, as soon as the goal is in sight, the dual study programme at HSBA offers the best framework for achieving it with your own steps. I am convinced of that.

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Operational Director, Academic Office

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volker.rossius@hsba.de
Klaus Waubke HSBA
Klaus Waubke

Senior Manager Student Recruitment & Company Relations

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klaus.waubke@hsba.de

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Do you have questions that you would rather discuss with our students? In our Ask a student format you will find contact persons for each of our dual degree programmes: Jennifer Kerßens (Business Administration), Clara Wendrich and Yasch Gahi (Business Informatics), Luca Lenniger (International Management), and Kai Hemp (Logistics Management).

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Partner Companies

More than 300 partner companies support HSBA

AMBRIAN  ENERGY  GMBH
HMM (Germany) GmbH & Co. KG
Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH
STW Engineering GmbH
Funke Logistik GmbH
Hapag-Lloyd AG
Tchibo GmbH
Airbus Operations GmbH
BUDNI Handels- & Service GmbH & Co. KG
DACHSER SE  Logistikzentrum Schleswig-Holstein
Hermes Germany GmbH
Lexzau, Scharbau GmbH & Co. KG
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft
Mondelez Deutschland Services GmbH & Co. KG
Service-Bund GmbH & Co. KG
SENATOR INTERNATIONAL Spedition GmbH
Sysmex Europe SE
Jungheinrich AG
COSCO SHIPPING (Europe) GmbH
Neumann Gruppe GmbH
KG BURSPED Speditions G.m.b.H. & Co.
Maersk Deutschland A/S & Co. KG
Buss Group GmbH & Co. KG
Stern-Wywiol Gruppe GmbH & Co. KG

FAQs (Kopie 1)

Frequently asked questions

Can I apply for a study place directly with HSBA?

No, you apply directly to the company. If you have successfully completed a selection procedure and are offered a place, the partner company will contact HSBA and register you. You can find all current study place offers from our partner companies on our Study Place Exchange.

Our Hamburg Business Speed Dating offers an additional opportunity. It takes place twice a year.

If you have any questions about an admission test, you are welcome to contact us.

What are the options of studying abroad?

Yes. Most HSBA Bachelor students spend time abroad during their studies, sometimes several times. For example, in one-semester exchange programmes at our partner universities, in the one-week study excursions in the third year of study, or by participating in a summer school. Some partner companies also enable students to spend time abroad during the practical phase. Internationality also plays a major role in everyday study life in Hamburg, as HSBA attaches great importance to the internationality of the course content and offers a wide range of English-language seminars.

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Can I apply to a company even if I do not yet fulfil the admission requirements?

It is best if you fulfil the admission requirements for our Bachelor's degree programmes beforehand. Or if your previous grades at degree level are in the right direction. Otherwise your application will not usually be successful. IF you have to take an admission test and would still like to apply beforehand, be sure to mention this in your letter of application. Then it will be clear to the company representatives that you know what you are doing!

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Klaus Waubke

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

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