Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

International Logistics

This is a practical degree program which teaches business administration expertise with a focus on international supply chains. The program also teaches special topics related to global product purchasing and distribution based on business analysis of logistics processes, intercultural aspects, and special framework conditions for international trade.

In addition to basic business administration and logistics expertise, students will gain selected competencies that will prepare them for specialist and management duties at international companies. The content of the different modules is coordinated to work together and covers the entire supply chain – from international purchasing to production and global distribution.

Coursework is divided into lecture courses, business simulation games, exercises and case studies. Lecture course teach basic content, which is then addressed more thoroughly in the exercises. Business simulation games are interactive simulations where students independently make logistics decisions based on business knowledge in small groups, learning directly about the effects their decisions have on “their company,” for instance on the competitive situation or on market developments. Students will use case studies to understand realistic questions faced by international logistics. Working on a team help promotes a willingness to compromise, empathy, and communication skills. In addition, students will independently develop and present their own solutions and reflect on the approaches they used to achieve them. Both of these approaches expand and reinforce methodological expertise.


The degree program has a generalist structure, and allows graduates to enter careers in many different areas of logistics. Graduates will be qualified to work in industry, trade or logistics services companies:

  • Global purchasing / purchasing management
  • Global sales / distribution
  • Logistics project management
  • Logistics controlling
  • Assistant to the general management
  • Marketing / customer service
  • Internal or external corporate advising
  • Public administration (higher civil service)

Successfully completing the Bachelor's program qualifies students to continue with a Master's degree at our or another university. The consecutive, bilingual Master's program in International Logistics Management at the TH OWL is one option after graduation.

Entry requirements

  • Abitur exam / vocational baccalaureate diploma (Fachabitur)
  • Twelve-week internship or completed training program in logistics. The internship which must be completed by the end of the 3rd semester, by February 28th of the year, and not by the start of lecture courses in March! Further information on the internship is available here.
  • Since demand for spaces in the logistics program is typically very high, a “numerus clausus” process may be applied.


In addition to global purchasing and distribution, focus areas include intercultural aspects and special framework conditions for international trade. Because of this, some modules are taught in English.


The degree program is six semesters long: The first phase of the program focuses on logistics fundamentals and business analysis of logistics processes (such as marketing, costing, mathematics, statistics, production management). The main phase of the program primarily addresses advanced logistics content in purchasing and distribution, as well as international logistics framework conditions, and some instruction is in English. Students will write their Bachelor's thesis during the sixth semester and defend it in a colloquium.


Topics: Economy, Management

Start: Winter semester
Duration: 6 semester
Foreign semester: Optional
Credit points: 180 ECTS

Location: Lemgo
Department: Business sciences

Mode of study: Full-time
Cooperative study : Not a cooperative study

Course language: German/English

Chamber ability: No

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Restricted acceptance

Preparatory course

Mathematics, English