International Programmes 2019/2020

Master in Global Supply Chain Management (Tricontinent) Master in Global Supply Chain Management (TriCon)

Kühne Logistics University • Hamburg

Degree
Master of Science
Course location
Hamburg
In cooperation with
Tongji University
University of Tennessee
Teaching language
  • English
Languages

Courses are only held in English.

Programme duration
4 semesters
Beginning
Winter semester
Application deadline
  • Start of application period: 1 November
  • Recommended application deadline, non-EU applicants: 31 March
  • 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.

You will need to be eligible for student visas in Germany, the US, and China. Each university will assist you in applying for your visa, but you are responsible for obtaining the visas. Check your eligibility for the three visas before you submit your application: if applicants are refused a visa, it is not a reason for tuition and fee reimbursement.

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
7,475
Additional information on tuition fees

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

Please find a general overview of the costs for the TriCon here.

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

Three continents, two years, one global degree

Alongside our regular Master in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme, we offer a Global Supply Chain Management Master’s programme with Tongji University in Shanghai and University of Tennessee in Knoxville to a selected number of high-profile students.

When we say “global supply chain management”, we mean it. This degree programme will give you the unique chance to experience supply chain management from the perspective of three of the world’s largest economies. It will immerse you in the world of international business practices, and you will discuss the effects of global economic trends with local executives and academic experts.

Throughout the programme, students from all three of the partner universities will be in one integrated class. This puts you in a network spanning the globe and the supply chain business that will fuel your future career. The cross-cultural management skills you develop for dealing with people from around the globe will turn you into a true global citizen.

Each of our partner universities has a particular strength in supply chain management and receives top results in national rankings. The Master’s programme at the University of Tennessee is regarded as one of today’s most comprehensive and contemporary supply chain programmes on a global scale. The School of Economics & Management at Tongji University was one of the first institutions in China to offer majors and specialisations in supply chain management.

Course organisation

Learn from the best to become the best

The first semester takes place at KLU, which is located in northern Europe’s leading logistics metropolis: Hamburg, Germany. For the second semester, the students move to Tongji University School of Economics and Management in Shanghai, China. The third semester is held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, USA. Each student will spend the fourth and final semester at his/her home university. During the last semester, students will intern at a company of their choice.

International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
  • Language training provided
  • Training in intercultural skills
  • Study trips
  • Courses are led with foreign partners
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

The Master's programme takes place on three different continents.
The first and fourth semesters: Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg, Germany
The second semester: Tongji University in Shanghai, China
The third semester: University of Tennessee in Knoxville, USA

Integrated internships

After the third semester, you will complete an internship. You may choose to complete this internship abroad. This gives you the opportunity to put into practice the concepts and methods you have learnt and to identify relevant business problems for your Master's thesis. The Career Services Department 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
7,475
Additional information on tuition fees

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

Please find a general overview of the costs for the TriCon here.

Semester contribution
Included in tuition fees
Funding opportunities within the university
Yes
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university
KLU offers a limited number of scholarships. Please visit our homepage for details.
Academic Admission Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised university or college*

*The Bachelor’s degree must comprise at least 180 ECTS. We require a degree in business or economics, but will consider other fields such as industrial engineering, business informatics, and mathematics if your Bachelor's degree contains a sufficient number of courses (at least four) in business administration or economics.

Do you not yet have your Bachelor’s certificate? Just provide a transcript of records, and then you can submit your Bachelor’s certificate at a later stage.

Language requirements

TOEFL (iBT: 90) or IELTS (band 6.5) or CAE/CPE (grade C) to demonstrate English proficiency

The TOEFL, IELTS or an equivalent certificate must not be older than two years at the time of submitting the application. In case of admission, please note that you will need an official score report (hardcopy) for the enrolment. Therefore, please name KLU when registering for a test, if possible (TOEFL institutional code is 7373).

Please also have a look on our FAQs.

Application deadline
  • Start of application period: 1 November
  • Recommended application deadline, non-EU applicants: 31 March
  • 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.

You will need to be eligible for student visas in Germany, the US, and China. Each university will assist you in applying for your visa, but you are responsible for obtaining the visas. Check your eligibility for the three visas before you submit your application: if applicants are refused a visa, it is not a reason for tuition and fee reimbursement.

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Please apply via our online application tool!

Accommodation

KLU does not have on-campus accommodation. Therefore, it is recommended that you start looking for accommodation as soon as possible. Our Student Services Office will be happy to assist you in finding suitable accommodation.

Career advisory service

The KLU Career Development office is an important interface between the university and the business world. We provide in-depth coaching and workshop programmes to support our students with their professional orientation and career planning. We will accompany you on your way to your internship, and later, we will accompany you on your way your first job.

We actively arrange contact between companies and KLU students or graduates. Companies come to us when they are looking for interns or when they have interesting thesis themes to share or would like to set up individual recruiting events or career fairs. Contact us – we are open to all types of cooperation.

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 was one of the top universities in the 2014 Handelsblatt research ranking of business administration faculties, and it 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 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.

88 Percentage of KLU alumni who would recommend KLU
100 Percentage is 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.