application deadline prolonged until august 15, 2022

Are you still interested in applying for a study start in September?

Are you German / EU national / from a country that doesn't require a visa for entering Germany?

Use your last chance now to submit an application and secure a study spot.

Apply now!

Bachelor in Business Administration (BSc)

Bachelor in Business Administration (BSc)

3 years

Duration study program

English

Language of instruction

15 August 2022

Application Deadline

Exchange semester

Standard & Intensive Track

Integrated Internship

Intensive Track: 2 internships

Standard Track (180 ECTS)

Intensive Track (210 ECTS)

Our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration lays the groundwork for an international career in management. The teaching method includes case- and project-based learning, excursions, business simulations, integrated internships, a semester abroad and regular interaction with industry professionals. Students choose one of four profiles (international management, sustainable management, supply chain management, or digital management and innovation), allowing them to focus on their chosen area and helping to prepare them for their future career goals. 

Once a student has decided on KLU, the last choice is the track: either standard (180 ECTS) or intensive (210 ECTS). The intensive track allows more in-depth exposure to the coursework, a second internship and with the extra credits, could offer more options when choosing a master degree. Students join the 'KLU family' from day one. As part of this community they have the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy, while growing into competent professionals apart of a strong global network. 

KLU is not just any ordinary university. The multitude of opportunities KLU offers to students, like visiting companies and networking events, are incredibly advantageous and really helpful for the future. On top of that, there is close contact to professors in interactive classes, who never hesitate to answer any of your questions.

Tamara Straub Lopez, Student BSc Management, Class of 2020

At KLU, I am able to interact in a multicultural environment, learn about new cultures and I feel part of the KLU-family. This university and the people keep my motivation high and teach me about more than just academic topics, like respect and equality. It is like a second home for me.

Emily von Bergen, Student BSc Management, Class of 2020

What I value about the KLU is two-fold: it provides an excellent academic foundation for a successful future, and it encourages you to grow as an established individual, fostering confidence and approachability.

Hauke Schnepel, Student BSc Management, Class of 2020

One of the things I like the most about being at KLU is the comfortable study environment KLU offers. Not only do you feel comfortable on campus, but you also get to meet people with different backgrounds and work alongside with them, giving each student a very unique way of developing themselves throughout their studies.

Andrés Escalante, Student BSc Management, Class of 2020

For me the highlight of being a student at KLU is definitely the community. From the students to the faculty and staff, everyone has been incredibly welcoming and supportive from day one.Their support allows me to excel academically and guides me in the right direction on my career path. And, because of the international student body, I am able to discover many different cultures. The overall encouragement and diversity create a very special atmosphere on campus.

Ellen Huang, Student BSc Management, Class of 2020

You can consider KLU as a “gateway to the world,” as they say in German. An intercultural university with students of more than 30 nationalities located in Hamburg, KLU gives students the opportunity to connect with people from all around the world and to experience a multifaceted city. I could not imagine a better place for taking the first step into my future and establishing my own network.

Sebastian Tschirner, Student BSc Management, Class of 2019

Studying at KLU is an all-inclusive package. Coming here every day means meeting with my friends — who are as passionate about our subjects as I am. Classes are very interactive, and our professors are highly supportive. The beautiful facility plus the ideal location in HafenCity make the whole experience even more enjoyable. I am happy that I chose KLU!

Mulan Bartz, Student BSc Management, Class of 2019

The courses at KLU are carefully synchronized, leading to  fast progress through the content without unnecessary repetition. The small size of the classes allows me to ask questions to the professor, if something is unclear. The lectures are often complemented by practical examples or projects illustrating the theory in a real-world context. The projects create a vivid, motivated atmosphere in class, which makes me enjoy my studies at KLU very much.

Vanessa Wolgien, Student BSc Management, Class of 2019

The KLU-Experience not only includes learning theoretical concepts in class but also experiencing their implementation outside of the classroom. For example, our excursions to Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services and the container terminals at the harbor were extremely interesting and valuable.

Lee Weisgerber, Student BSc Management, Class of 2019

How to Apply

  • High school diploma/school leaving certificate (qualifying for entrance to German universities)
  • Proof of English language proficiency: please have a look at our different options here 
  • Interview with program management and faculty members
  • Additional requirements may apply for applicants from certain countries. Please inquire.

You do not have your school leaving certificate yet? Just provide a transcript of records including all grades given to date and you can hand in your school leaving certificate at a later stage.

  • Start of application period: November 1st
  • Early Bird deadline: January 15 (more information)
  • International application deadline (recommended): March 31 (more information)
  • International application deadline (final): May 31 (more information)
  • Application deadline: July 15 (prolonged to August 15)

We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. For fully completed applications received by January 15, you will be granted a 10% early-bird discount on your total amount of tuition fees. To be entitled for the discount you need to fully complete the online application form and submit it together with your transcript of records. More information can be found here

International (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 organizational matters to deal with when planning your study abroad. That is why we advise you to apply as soon as possible (see recommended international deadline).  For details on the application deadlines for international applicants please see our FAQ.

We require a non-refundable application fee of €100 for non-EU applicants. Your application will only be processed once we have received this.

We will consider your application as soon as we have received all the required documents (and application fee for all non-EU citizens) and will notify you of the board of admission's decision promptly (6-8 weeks).

Tuition

PROGRAMECTSDURATIONPROGRAM START 2022 
BSc in Business Administration
Standard Track
180

3 years
6 semesters

5980.00 per semester

BSc in Business Administration
Intensive Track

210

3 years
6 semesters

6665.00 per semester

Tuition fees are charged per semester. A non-refundable deposit of EUR 1,000 is due within two weeks after the receipt of the signed study contract. The deposit will be deducted from the first tuition fee installment.

Convert currency

Often used:

The rates are updated daily around 4PM CET.

From playing in ‘KFC’ to enjoying the serenity of Planten un Blomen. Watch Bachelor student, Minsan, from South Korea, answer rapid-fire questions about student life at KLU.

The best party Magdalena has been to? Spoiler, it's the KLU Christmas party. Watch 73 rapid-fire questions with Bachelor student Magdalena Bürk from Germany.

‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ is how Alex could describe his KLU uni experience. Watch 73 rapid-fire questions with Bachelor student Alexander Steimel from Munich, Germany.

KLU’s professor's answer: What sets KLU apart?

KLU’s professor's answer: What sets KLU apart?

Curriculum and Services

Exchange semester

Standard & Intensive Track

Integrated Internship

Intensive Track: 2 internships

Standard Track (180 ECTS)

Intensive Track (210 ECTS)

Our three-year BSc in Business Adminstration program starts every September.

  • Courses in management/economics, and personal skills
  • Two profile lines: human and environment or data and systems 
  • Four profiles: international management, sustainable management, supply chain management or digtial management and innovation
  • Optional intensive track with higher workload and additional practical training
  • Exchange semester with partner universities
  • Three-month practical training period
  • Bachelor’s thesis (3 months)

BSc exchange place MSc exchange place BSc/MSc exchange place

KLU is a great place to study

  • Research university with high academic standards combined with practical application
  • As one of only 14 private universities in Germany, KLU has the right to confer their own PhDs
  • Top ranked in CHE university ranking and Handelsblatt research ranking
  • Small classes, interactive teaching and excellent student-professor ratio
  • Truly international students and faculty; all courses taught in English
  • Internships and semester abroad integrated into the curriculum
  • Case- and project-based learning, excursions, business simulations, regular interaction with industry professionals
  • High quality career services and corporate network, career orientation and guidance
  • State-of-the-art campus in the heart of Hamburg’s HafenCity
  • Premium accredited program (FIBAA)


Contact KLU Staff

Profile image

Kim Elise Lukosch

Student Recruitment & Marketing Manager (BSc & Preparation Program)

Kühne Logistics University GmbH

Profile image

Genevieve Steffan

Student Recruitment & Marketing Manager (BSc & Preparation Program)

Stay up-to-date with KLU!

Register now and receive updates, deadlines, financial aid and opportunities to get in touch with us. We will also send you five starter mails to get you acquainted with KLU.

**Data Privacy Statement

Data privacy policy

You are free to supply your personal data on a voluntary basis, but to process your request we need at least the fields that are marked as mandatory (*). Your voluntary information makes it easier for us to provide you with individual advice. We will process and use your data for the purpose you expressly indicate or to process your request. Of course we will treat all the information you have entered as confidential. We will not forward your data and information to third parties.

Consent to data use

I consent to Kühne Logistics University - KLU using and saving my personal data in order to inform me of the benefits of the KLU degree and continuing education programs and advise me – via e-mail or on the telephone as well. I can revoke this consent at any time, effective at a future date, by sending an e-mail to unsubscribe@the-klu.org