Master in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management (MSc)

Master in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management (MSc)

English

Language of instruction

15 July 2022

Application Deadline

EUR 6,980/ semester

Tuition fee Standard track

2 years / 4 semesters

Duration Standard Track

Exchange semester

Integrated in Standard Track

internships

Integrated in Standard Track

Our MSc in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management provides you with the tools to become a leader in today’s most vibrant management disciplines. The pandemic situation proved once more that logistics and supply chain management are relevant as ever before and are world trade growth drivers. They offer excellent international career opportunities and financial prospects. Specialized topics represent more than half of the curriculum, focusing on trending topics like sustainability and digitalization. The teaching method includes both case- and project-based learning, excursions, business simulations, integrated internships, and regular interaction with industry professionals. Practical relevance is the program’s core.

Studying at KLU in Germany is the right choice. German universities and our educational system are world class and recognized by employers around the globe. In Germany, you will be able to live freely: this is a safe country for all students. Germany has a strong economy and a stable job market. After successfully graduating from KLU you are legally entitled to work in Germany. You will also be allowed to stay in Germany for up to 18 months after graduation to find the ideal job. In the long run you may even become a German citizen. In addition to the benefits of Germany, the cosmopolitan city of Hamburg has been frequently voted as one of the most livable cities in the world, and offers a great work life balance for its residents.

How to Apply

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university or college1
  • Proof of English language proficiency: please have a look at our different options here

1The bachelor’s degree must comprise 180 ECTS for the standard track and cooperation track or 210 ECTS for the fast track and the part-time track.

We require a degree in business or economics, but will consider other analytical fields such as industrial engineering, business informatics, and mathematics if your bachelor's degree contains a sufficient number of courses in business (at least four). There are different ways to make up for missing business courses, please find an overview here. Foreign university degrees will be evaluated according to the guidelines of the German Council of Higher Education. 

Applicants for the fast track and for the part-time track must have done at least one academic term abroad during their previous university study. Equally possible to prove an internship abroad, which was officially part of the bachelor’s degree program

A passing grade on the GMAT or TM WISO test is not an admission requirement, however, the Admissions Committee will consider test scores positively.

You do not have your bachelor’s certificate yet? Just provide a transcript of records and you can submit the bachelor’s 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

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 an 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 will notify you of the board of admission's decision promptly (6-8 weeks).

... with Monica Magana, a KLU Master's student from Mexico (MSc Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Class of 2020). 

Interviewed by Emily Dickey from the US, recent graduate of KLU's Tricontinental Masters program in Global Supply Chain Managment Tricontinent, and current doctoral student at KLU.

with Veekshith Ravikumar, a former KLU Master’s student from India (Master of Science Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Class of 2022).

Interviewed in a rapid-fire one-take production by Emily Dickey from the US, graduate of KLU's Tricontinental Master’s program in Global Supply Chain Management Tricontinent, and a current doctoral student at KLU. 
Thanks to Kühne + Nagel for letting us film at their Warehouse in Hamburg, Obergeorgswerder.

... with Elisabet Vasquez, a KLU Master's student from Dominican Republic (Tricontinent MSc Global Supply Chain Management, Class of 2020). 

Interviewed by Emily Dickey from the US, recent graduate of KLU's Tricontinental Masters program in Global Supply Chain Managment Tricontinent, and current doctoral student at KLU.

Meet your faculty

In 2020 KLU celebrated its 10th anniversary. For this special occasion we put our professors in front of the camera to hear what really drives them. We asked about their motivation to work at KLU, their passion for their research and why they think KLU is such a special place: Meet the faculty of our Department of Operations & Technology.

Meet your faculty

In 2020 KLU celebrated its 10th anniversary. For this special occasion we put our professors in front of the camera to hear what really drives them. We asked about their motivation to work at KLU, their passion for their research and why they think KLU is such a special place: Meet the faculty of our Department of Leadership & Management.

Tuition

 Standard TrackFast TrackPart-Time TrackCooperation Track
Tuition Fees6,980.00 per semester7,480.00 per semester6,980.00 per semester7,975.00 per semester
Study Period2 years / 4 semesters1,5 years / 3 semesters2,5 years / 5 semesters2 years / 4 semesters

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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.

KLU offers a limited number of merit-based scholarhips. Stipends of gifted education instituions (Begabtenförderwerke) can apply for a full tuition fee waiver at KLU. We also offer an innovative tuition financing model. Students participating in this model do not or only partially pay tuition fees during their studies at KLU. However, they commit themselves to make income-dependent payments upon completion of their studies.

Curriculum and Services

Our MSc in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management program starts every September. We have adapted this program to all kinds of student profiles, and it is offered in four tracks: standard (4 semesters), fast (3 semesters), part-time (5 semesters) and cooperation (4 semesters). Find the one that best caters to your interests and needs.

Module Handbook Master in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

 Standard TrackFast TrackPart-Time TrackCooperation Track
Study Period2 years / 4 semesters1,5 years / 3 semesters2,5 years / 5 semesters2 years / 4 semesters
Program ECTS120 ECTS90 ECTS90 ECTS120 ECTS
ECTS for Admission180 ECTS210 ECTS210 ECTS180 ECTS
InternshipMandatoryMandatoryNoNo
Semester Abroad1 semester / free to choose2NoNo2 semesters / China + USA
CurriculumCurriculumCurriculumCurriculumCurriculum

2Students who have already studied outside of Germany for a substantial amount of time might have the option to spend their third semester at KLU. For more information please enquire

Enjoy the advantages of a private university: instruction in small groups, a favorable student-faculty ratio, easy access to important contacts, modern infrastructure and a comprehensive range of services. Our Career Services offers a unique program that targets your personal development and your contacts with future employers. Our International Office paves the way for your semester abroad and our Program Management ensures that your course of study meets our quality standards and runs as smoothly as possible. Upon acceptance, we will help you organize your journey to Hamburg and continue to assist you throughout this process. You do the studying; we do the organizing!

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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)


The corona crisis has shown us just how important supply chains are – and have always been! – for our day to day lives. Currently, hundreds of ships are waiting for entry to the harbor of Los Angeles – a huge problem. At the same time, we’re trying to find the way how to deliver all goods in a climate-neutral manner. To tackle these challenges, we need bright minds, with an excellent educational background in supply chain management.

Otto Schacht, Executive Vice President of Global Sea Logistics, Kuehne+Nagel International AG

Career prospects

We understand that a lot of students rate post graduate career prospects among their top three college search information needs. That’s why we have aggregated some statistics based on our recent alumni survey. You may also want to explore profiles of our students and alumni on our LinkedIn University Page. One program that is unique and helps KLU students during their studies to pursue and manage their career goals is the Career & Professional Development Program.

Most KLU MSc Global logistics & SCM graduates start their career as experienced employees.

  • 71% start as experienced employee
  • 24% start on the manager level
  • 5% start on the entry level/ graduate
  • Consulting
  • Logistics/ Transportation
  • Procurement
  • Production/ Operations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Automotive and Parts
  • Logistics Consulting
  • Management Consulting Services

KLU’s MSc Global logistics & SCM graduates* do start with an average salary of 52.000€ per annum, which is above average. The median starting salary with a degree in management in 2017 was 41,756 € in Germany (source: www.gehalt.de). 

*Graduates working in the EU, median salary one year after graduation

Your degree from the KLU will certainly be career boosting. Alumni from our programs were hired for example by Accenture GmbH, Airbus S.A.S., BASF, Beiersdorf AG, DB Schenker - Rail, EADS Group, IBM Group, Kühne + Nagel (AG & Co.) KG, Johnson & Johnson Medical, Lufthansa Group, Siemens, Vattenfall Wind Power or Anheuser-Bush.

Cesar Maldonado

Business Analyst Strategic Procurement, Hamburg Süd

Hamburg, Germany

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Heinrich Längerer

Management Consulting, Accenture

Munich, Germany

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Maximilian Slupina

Supply Chain Planning & Supply Chain Quality, BMW Group

Munich, Germany

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Peter Hentzschel

Associate at Strategy&, part of the PwC network

Munich, Germany

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Philipp Doehle

Consultant, Deloitte Deutschland

Munich, Germany

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Román Peláez

Disposition, Audi México

Puebla de Zaragoza, Mexico

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Sara Maradey

Global Supply Chain Management - Warehouse and Distribution Performance Management, Bayer

Cologne, Germany

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Simon Spinner

Management Consultant, Accenture DACH

Düsseldorf, Germany

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Alexandra Mueller

Specialist Industrialization, BMW Group

Munich, Germany

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Colin Beaucamp

Global Logistics Trainee at Hilti

Paris, France

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Jeetendra Shukla

Supply Chain Logistics Specialist, The Dow Chemical Company

Hamburg, Germany

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Lars Eric Wiechern

CARE Business Partner, Customer Service, Maersk Line

Hamburg, Germany

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Lea Stegemann

Project Manager, BMW Group

Munich, Germany

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Oliver Wang

Merchandise Planner, Esprit

Cologne, Germany

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Paloma Piris de la Peña

Coordinator Business Area Procurement Energy Networks, E.ON

Düsseldorf, Germany

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Quentin Ertzscheid

Regional Logistics Service Manager, Hilti Asia Ltd

Hong Kong

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Sean Holdforth

Solutions Engineer, Kuehne + Nagel

Toronto, Canada

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Tobias Gawor

Manager Last Mile, Hermes Germany GmbH

Rostock, Germany

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Lydia Vogdanou

Subcontractor, Airbus Group Inc.

Hamburg, Germany

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Hamaidi Stulos

Student Recruitment & Marketing Manager (MSc Programs)

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Sophia Rauber

Student Recruitment & Marketing Manager (MSc Programs)

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Patricia Bendala

Student Recruitment & Marketing Manager (MSc Programs)