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15 July 2022
EUR 6,980/ semester
Tuition fee Standard track
Standard Track: 2 years
Fast Track: 1,5 years
Only in the Standard track
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 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 college*
- Proof of English language proficiency: please have a look at our different options here
*The 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.
Applicants for the fast 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.
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.
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).
Full-time standard track with a duration of 2 years (4 semesters). A practice-oriented internship and a semester abroad are integrated. For students who completed their first degree outside of Germany, the semester abroad is optional.
In the second semester one of two focus blocks, “Sustainable Management” or “Digital Management”, with each containing four specialized modules, has to be chosen.
Students with above-average grades have the opportunity to apply for the “Independent Studies” module scheduled in the second and third semesters. This module offers students who aspire to an academic career the opportunity to work on research projects from the academic or entrepreneurial field, which may be used as an entry project for a doctoral degree. The module "Independent Studies" can be used to replace two compulsory elective modules in the second semester and one compulsory elective module in the third semester.
Full-time fast track with a duration of 1,5 years (3 semesters). All courses take place on KLU campus in Hamburg. A practice-oriented internship is included. 210 ECTS from a previous bachelor’s degree are required for this track. A semester abroad is not included.
In the second semester one of two focus blocks, “Sustainable Management” or “Digital Management”, with each containing four modules, has to be chosen.
The Part-Time Track is completed in five semesters and comprises 90 ECTS. An extended Bachelor's degree with 210 ECTS is required for admission. All courses take place on KLU campus in Hamburg. A practice-oriented internship is replaced by a practice report. A semester abroad is not included.
The Part-Time Track is based on the Fast Track in terms of the modules offered, but can be completed in an extended period of four semesters and, hence, offers more flexibility to students who cannot follow a full-time study program. The fifth semester is reserved for the master's thesis.
Students will spend the first semester at KLU in Hamburg (Germany), the second semester at the Tongji University in Shanghai (China), and the third semester at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (Tennessee, US). The final semester is dedicated to the master’s thesis. Studies follow a predefined curriculum. Students may apply for a double degree at Tongji University.
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.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research supports 13 institutions for gifted education that grant scholarships for study purpose. Scholars of one of these institutions (Avicenna-Studienwerk, Cusanuswerk - Bischöfliche Studienförderung, Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk e.V., Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst e.V., Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung, Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung e.V., Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft / Studienförderwerk Klaus Murmann, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) can apply for a full tuition fee scholarship at KLU: please check here.
...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 Managment Tricontinent, and a current doctoral student at KLU.
Thanks to Kühne + Nagel for letting us film at their Warehouse in Hamburg, Obergeorgswerder.
Our MSc in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management program starts every September.
- Courses in logistics, supply chain management, management, economics, and managerial skills
- Different tracks available: standard track (2 years), fast track (1,5 years), cooperation track (2 years), and part-time track (2.5 years)
- 210 ECTS required for fast and part-time track
- Exchange semester with partner universities (standard track, optional for holders of a first degree from outside of Germany)
- Mandatory semesters abroad in the cooperation track
- Three-month internship (standard and fast track)
- Master’s thesis (5 months)
In the Standard Track, you will spend your third semester at one of our partner universities in Europe, Asia, Africa, or the Americas (standard track only; countries for the cooperation track are fixed). We have established a network based on exchange agreements with more than 50 partner institutions around the world. Enrolled as a full-time student at the host university, you will acquire a first-hand insight into new cultures and countries and have a unique personal experience.
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Advanced Supply Chain Management
Advanced Topics in Logistics
Managing Supply Chain Complexity
Revenue Management and Service Operations
Sourcing and Procurement Management
Strategic Issues in Supply Chain Management
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 everything else!
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.
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