International Programmes 2019/2020

Master of Science in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management Master's in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Kühne Logistics University • Hamburg

Degree
Master of Science
Course location
Hamburg
Teaching language
  • English
Languages

The courses are taught in English.

Programme duration
4 semesters
Beginning
Winter semester
Application deadline
  • Start of application period: 1 November
  • Early bird deadline: 15 January
  • International application deadline (recommended): 31 March
  • International application deadline (final): 31 May
  • Application deadline: 15 July

We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. For fully completed applications received by 15 January, you will be granted a 10% early bird discount on the overall tuition upon enrolment. To be entitled to receive the discount, you need to fully complete the online application form and submit it together with your transcript of records.

Non-EU applicants please note: The visa process takes up to two months, starting on the date of acceptance by KLU. Please keep in mind that there are a lot of other organisational matters to deal with when planning your study abroad. We recommend that non-EU applicants apply before 31 March.

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
6,480
Additional information on tuition fees

Please enquire about financing options and the possibility of tax deductions.

Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
No
Joint degree / double degree programme
No
Description/content

Our MSc programme in global logistics and supply chain management provides you with the tools to become a leader in today’s most vibrant management disciplines. Logistics and supply chain management are booming, and they are the driving forces of world trade growth. They offer excellent international career opportunities and financial prospects. Specialised topics represent more than half of the curriculum. The teaching methods include both case- and project-based learning, excursions, business simulations, integrated internships, and regular interaction with industry professionals. Practical relevance is the programme’s core.

Your pathway to success

Get ready for the business world. Throughout your studies, you will attend in-depth workshops and coaching programmes to support you with your professional orientation and career planning. They help you find answers to vital questions that will position you to actively pursue and manage your professional career goals.
Our integrated internship programme allows you to put your theoretical knowledge into practice and to explore positions of interest to you. Our Career Development Office (CDO) will assist you during the orientation and application phases. Furthermore, they will provide opportunities to network with potential employers.
Are you an international student looking for a career in Germany or Europe? Use KLU as your springboard. Our CDO created a career & professional development programme consisting of 11 workshop modules. It is designed to help you find answers to vital questions that will position you to actively pursue and manage your professional career goals.
KLU alumni now have careers at a wide range of leading, world-renowned companies. Strategy consulting, global fast moving consumer goods firms, logistics and supply chain management, non-profit and humanitarian institutions, and start-ups have all hired KLU alumni. Some of our graduates have even become successful entrepreneurs themselves.

Course organisation

Curriculum

  • Courses in logistics, supply chain management, management, economics, and managerial skills
  • Optional fast track in three semesters (Bachelor’s degree = 210 ECTS)
  • Study abroad semester at one of KLU’s partner universities (standard track, optional for holders of a first degree from outside Germany)
  • Three-month internship
  • Master’s thesis (five months)
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International elements
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
  • Training in intercultural skills
Description of other international elements

Three-month internship, which can be completed abroad

Integrated study abroad unit(s)

Explore the world with KLU! You can spend your third semester at one of our partner universities in Europe, Asia, Africa, or the Americas (standard track only). We have established a network based on exchange agreements with more than 50 partner institutions around the world. Enrolled as a full-time student at the host university, you will gain first-hand insight into new cultures and countries and enjoy a unique personal experience.

The outcome of studying abroad is yours to decide. For example, if your aim is to enhance your knowledge in the field of leadership and management, our partner KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux, France, might be your first choice. In the field of Global Management we have partner institutions in Argentina and Thailand among others. We encourage you to customise your international experience by defining what to focus on in any other institution’s specialisation from our extensive network of partner universities.

Our International Office will support you in planning and organising your semester abroad. They are in close contact with all of our partner universities and are happy to provide support for everybody seeking further information.

Integrated internships

After the second semester, students do an internship, which they can complete abroad. This is a good opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills and to find a subject and material for your Master's thesis. The Career Development Office will assist students in finding an appropriate internship.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
No
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
No
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
6,480
Additional information on tuition fees

Please enquire about financing options and the possibility of tax deductions.

Semester contribution
Included in tuition fees
Costs of living
Students should budget around 13,000 EUR for each year of study (excluding travel expenses).
Funding opportunities within the university
Yes
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university
KLU offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships. Please visit our homepage for details.
Academic Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised university or college*
  • Proof of English language proficiency: Please have a look at our different options here.

*We require a degree in business or economics, but we will consider other fields such as industrial engineering, business informatics, and mathematics if you have taken a sufficient number of courses (at least four) in business administration or economics in your Bachelor's programme. The Bachelor’s degree must comprise at least 180 ECTS for the standard track or 210 ECTS for the fast track. Applicants for the fast track must have completed at least one academic semester abroad during their previous university course of study. It is equally possible to prove that you completed an internship abroad, which was officially part of your Bachelor's degree programme.

A passing grade on the GMAT or TM WISO test is not an admissions requirement; however, the admissions committee will view test scores positively.

What if you do not have your Bachelor’s certificate yet? Just provide a transcript of records and you can submit the Bachelor’s certificate at a later stage.

Please also check our detailed FAQ on admission requirements.

Language requirements

There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency. For details, please have a look at our FAQs.

No German language skills are required.

Application deadline
  • Start of application period: 1 November
  • Early bird deadline: 15 January
  • International application deadline (recommended): 31 March
  • International application deadline (final): 31 May
  • Application deadline: 15 July

We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. For fully completed applications received by 15 January, you will be granted a 10% early bird discount on the overall tuition upon enrolment. To be entitled to receive the discount, you need to fully complete the online application form and submit it together with your transcript of records.

Non-EU applicants please note: The visa process takes up to two months, starting on the date of acceptance by KLU. Please keep in mind that there are a lot of other organisational matters to deal with when planning your study abroad. We recommend that non-EU applicants apply before 31 March.

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Accommodation

KLU does not offer on-campus accommodation, but affordable rooms in two student dorms in Hamburg are available. It is recommended that you start looking for accommodation as early as possible.Our Student Services Office will be happy to assist you in finding suitable accommodation.

Career advisory service

The KLU Career Development Office offers a unique programme that targets your personal development and your contacts with future employers.

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Visa matters

Kühne Logistics University

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Kühne Logistics University - Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung (KLU) - is a private, state-accredited university located on Hamburg’s harbour. Sponsored by the non-profit Kühne Stiftung (Kühne Foundation), KLU offers a broad spectrum of courses and research in logistics and supply chain and business management.

Our BSc, MSc, and PhD degree programmes feature an international student body, an outstanding faculty, an intimate learning environment, and extensive corporate ties. Our part-time MBA programme, open enrolment, and customised executive education programmes provide excellent opportunities for professionals to expand their expertise.

KLU is unique for its international faculty, known for research excellence in logistics, transportation, supply chain management, and related aspects of business.

The private university in Hamburg achieved top ratings in the 2017 CHE university rankings. The newest ranking of the Wirtschaftswoche identifies the strongest research universities in the field of Business Administration in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Out of 200 competing universities, KLU scores as number two among all private universities and reaches the top 20 (number 19) in the overall ranking. In terms of research-output per professor, KLU faculty is ranked number one of all private universities and number seven in the overall ranking. One of the most recent prizes KLU received is the Global Student Satisfaction Award, awarded by Studyportals.com, a global study choice platform .

88 Percentage of KLU alumni who would recommend KLU
100 Percent of the recommendation rate of KLU students on www.studycheck.de

University Location

Hamburg is a popular city among German students. Its cultural spectrum rivals that of Berlin. Students can experience the diverse nightlife offered at the Reeperbahn, enjoy great music at the Elbjazz and Dockville festivals, relax in the cafés and trendy bars in the St Georg and Schanze districts and watch the Hamburg sunset at the city's popular harbour beach clubs.

With over four million inhabitants, the Hamburg metropolitan area is among the biggest winners to profit from the opening up of Eastern Europe and worldwide globalisation. This metropolis on the water is the most easterly of the northern seaports, making it the ideal port for Eastern Europe. As a global hub serving overseas countries, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Baltic area, Hamburg benefits from its central position at the confluence of the global trade handled by European logistics.

Hamburg is also considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its extensive stretches of water and green parks and the historic residential areas are renowned. There are many attractive possibilities for leisure activities. These special qualities, together with the maritime atmosphere and its proximity to the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, make Hamburg a jewel among international cities.

The historic core of Hamburg's port is the "Speicherstadt," the former warehouse area, where the world's most beautiful warehouse complex was built at the end of the 19th century. Against this background, the new HafenCity is being constructed on the former harbour area, and it is right here - in the centre of Hamburg and right on the waterfront - where Kühne Logistics University is located. Students find everything they need in order to study and feel comfortable. This includes superbly equipped interactive teaching and study rooms, state-of-the-art facilities, broadband wireless access, a well-stocked library, and access to relevant online databases for research.