International Logistics Management
Practical learning combined with scientific methods and tools promote your knowledge and skills to manage complex leadership challenges in international logistics. The course focuses on typical strategic challenges, structures and processes in international companies.
Have you successfully completed a logistics oriented bachelor study course? Then prepare for your next career move with our consecutive and bilingual (English / German) master study course "International Logistics Management".
The M.Sc. in "International Logistics Management" further enhances the commercial management of international supply chains in industry and trade. The course focuses on typical strategic challenges, structures and processes in international companies.
By successfully completing the master course, you earn 90 ECTS (three semesters). Both problem-oriented and practical learning combined with scientific methods and tools promote your knowledge and skills to manage complex leadership challenges in international logistics. By this means, you are ideally qualified to meet the international market needs.
The courses apply a mixture of lecture courses, business games / simulations, tutorials and case studies. Lecture courses teach fundamentals, whereas business games / simulations, seminars and tutorials serve to critically discuss relevant issues and hypotheses. Guest lectures and workshops with external international practitioners help to embed current relevant topics and solutions in the study course. Our master study programme is a full-time course and requires your active participation, e.g. in developing creative solutions in practical projects or case studies.
Working in project and seminar teams, you will boost your intercultural and interpersonal skills. In other learning situations, you will develop and present your own individual solutions and systematically reflect and assess your approaches. Thus, you will improve your methodological skills.
"International Logistics Management" in Lemgo qualifies you both professionally and personally for your further career.
After successfully completing the study course, you will receive the academic degree "Master of Science". The M.Sc. in “International Logistics Management” prepares you for management functions in companies with a strong international import / export orientation.
Possible job perspectives in industry, retail or logistics service providing are as diverse as the study course, e.g.:
- Strategic Purchasing Manager
- Supply Chain Manager
- Supply Chain Controller
- Demand Manager
- General Manager / Branch Manager
- Key Account Manager
- In-house Consultant / Business Consultant
- Public Authorities Manager
- Research Assistant at a university or research institute
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.
Besides the focus on typical strategic logistics challenges, structures and processes in international companies, the course offers several general management modules to choose from.
The study course consists of three semesters. Besides core modules in strategic global logistics you may choose from several general management modules. Your master thesis covers the last semester.