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Master of Science (M.Sc.)

International Logistics Management

Practical learning linked to academic methods and tools: in this dual-language degree program, you will deepen your knowledge and skills in international logistics, preparing you for complex management tasks. Our program is practice-oriented. Learn about and manage typical strategic challenges, structures and processes in international logistics companies.

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A Degree Program with a Future


The first requirement for admission is a secondary education (or equivalent) leading to a university entrance qualification (criterion 1).

The second requirement is a certificate of your successful bachelor’s degree (or “Diplomprüfung” if applicable) in a logistics related study course with at least 210 ECTS (7 semesters or more). In addition, other study courses may apply, if they are substantially similar. This means that your degree course needs to have covered the listed minimum credits in the following areas (criterion 2):

  • Core modules in logistics / supply chain management: at least 24 ECTS
  • Business / management modules: at least 15 ECTS
  • Quantitative Methods, information technology and empirical research: at least 15 ECTS
  • International Aspects (e.g. law, social sciences, international economics, English): at least 10 ECTS

Criterion 3: Due to the bilingual nature of the study programme you need a certificate proving an adequate skill of Business English at level B2 (e.g. TOEFL, FCE or comparable). If your university entrance qualification was obtained at a non-German-speaking institution, you further require a certificate proving an adequate skill of Business German at level B2 (e.g. DSH, TestDaF, Goethe-Institut Zertifikat, Telc B2 Zertifikat or comparable).

Depending on the total ECTS of your completed bachelor course, there are four alternative tracks to the consecutive master course (see examination regulations for further details):

(a) If your bachelor degree course awarded a total of 210 ECTS, you can start the first semester straight away. If your bachelor degree course awarded a total of only 180 ECTS, you need to either (b) acquire 30 ECTS as prerequisites for the study programme via an internship or by (c) completing suitable complementary bachelor or master modules in Lemgo. In certain cases, relevant professional experience after a successfully completed bachelor study course may be accepted as an alternative to the internship and can be credited for 30 ECTS as prerequisites for the study programme. In this case, you can also directly start the first semester directly.

ECTS gained at other universities need to be approved case-by-case by the examination board based on a recommendation by the corresponding subject lecturer / professor.

Find more detailed information regarding the admission requirements here.

Structure and Contents of the Degree Program

1. Semester

  • Strategic purchasing
  • Production management (German)
  • International Economics
  • Intercultural Aspects of Management
  • Advanced Modelling and Optimisation

2. Semester

  • Managing Global Supply Chain Networks
  • Demand Management
  • International Marketing & Sales Strategy
  • Advanced ERP Systems
  • International Research Seminar

3. Semester

  • Master thesis

Focus area

  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Global logistics
  • Intercultural Management
  • Logistics Modelling and Research
Acquired Knowledge and Skills

Your master’s in “International Logistics Management”

  • prepares you for management positions in companies with a strong focus on international imports / exports
  • teaches you application-oriented and practical knowledge, combined with academic methods and tools
  • advances your knowledge and skill in managing complex leadership tasks in international logistics
  • allows you to discuss relevant problems and hypotheses critically through business games, simulations and seminars
  • increases your intercultural and interpersonal skills through project and seminar work
  • allows you to develop your own individual solutions through different learning situations
  • enables you to systematically reflect on and assess your actions
Job Profiles

You can look forward to career prospects in industry, trade or logistics that are as diverse as the degree program itself, such as:

  • Strategic purchasing management
  • Supply chain manager
  • Supply chain controller
  • Requirements manager
  • CEO / department manager
  • Key account manager
  • In-house consultant / Business consultant
  • Management of public agencies
  • Academic research at a university or research institution
Research in the Department

The guiding idea behind our research is the smart economy, where digitization and innovative, sustainable business practices create new fields of action. We want to understand these fields of action, and support companies to shape them actively alongside social and economic needs.

Our fields of research

As Graduate You Contribute to...

... the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

  • directly to decent work and economic growth
  • directly to industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • directly to responsible consumption and production
  • directly to partnerships for the goals

Studying at Innovation Campus Lemgo

Our Innovation Campus in Lemgo

At the Innovation Campus in Lemgo, you will study at one of the most exciting technology locations in NRW. Here you will find state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching rooms as well as science-to-business factories. For example, the Centrum Industrial IT, in which companies from all over East Westphalia-Lippe (OWL) have their branches. Or the Smart Factory OWL, which showcases data and AI management. In the Future Food Factory OWL, which is unique in Europe, something similar is happening in relation to food production. New work and transfer meet at InnovationSPIN. Here, TH OWL, the district administration and the skilled trades demonstrate transparent cooperation and a spirit that allows new things to emerge. In addition to Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, the campus is also home to two vocational schools and the national handball league team TBV Lemgo-Lippe. And best of all, the campus also has student residence halls with short distances to the university and the city.

Campus Life


Degree Course:
International Logistics Management
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Study model:
Restricted acceptance
Standard period of study:
3 semester
Summer semester, Winter semester
Course language:
Innovation Campus Lemgo
Tuition Fees:
Preparatory courses:
Application periods:

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 02.05. – 15.10.
Summer Semester: 17.11. – 15.02.
Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 01.04. – 31.07.
Summer Semester: 17.11. – 25.01.