Master in Logistics & SCM

Our Master’s program in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management combines the themes logistics, supply chain management, management, economics and leadership in a unique way. Logistics and SCM topics represent more than half of the curriculum. The program is taught in English. All of our programs are distinguished by an international student body, outstanding faculty, an intimate learning environment and extensive corporate ties.

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 team offers a unique program that targets your personal development as well as your contacts with future employers. Our International Office paves the way for your semester abroad and our Program Management team 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.

Here is an overview of the curriculum:

  • Courses and electives in logistics, supply chain management, management, economics and leadership skills
  • 4 semester standard track (120 ECTS) / 3 semester fast track (90 ECTS) 
  • an exchange semester with partner universities 
  • three-months period of practical training
  • master’s thesis (five months)

You do the studying, we do everything else!

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Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – A smart career move!

Our Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a smart career move, and here’s why:

  • Logistics and supply chain management are booming and drive of growth in world trade. The logistics and supply chain industries provide excellent international career opportunities and financial prospects.
  • Kühne Logistics University is dedicated to teaching and research in the fields of logistics and management. It is, in fact, the only logistics university in the world. The university is supported by the strong commitment of Klaus-Michael Kühne, one of the most outstanding industry leaders of the global logistics industry. It ranks among the top universities in Germany.
  • Hamburg is Germany’s gateway to the world and northern Europe’s leading logistics metropolis. Nowhere else can you study logistics so close to the real thing: right in the center of Hamburg’s harbor. The world’s most modern container terminals and countless potential employers are but a stone’s throw away.
  • Small group discussions, company presentations, and guest lecturers from well-known companies: our logistics and scm master gives you a lot of opportunities to meet your future employer. Internships also give you a chance to get your foot in the door and build your résumé.

Tuition fees have never prevented anyone from studying at KLU. We not only provide students with scholarships, but we also have set up an innovative financing plan. Participants in this plan pay no tuition fees while they are studying. In return, they commit to income-based payments after graduation.

Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – Apply for our next intake!

In detail, the admission requirements for our Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management are:

  • a bachelor‘s degree or equivalent, preferably in business or economics*
  • TOEFL or IELTS to demonstrate English proficiency
  • strong academic record

* other fields such as industrial engineering, business informatics, psychology or mathematics will be considered if your bachelor’s degree consists of a sufficient number (at least four) and a variety of courses in the field of business administration or business economics.

Students who apply to Kühne Logistics University benefit from a rolling admissions policy. KLU considers each student's application as soon as all the required documents have been received and will notify applicants of the board of admission's decision without delay. 

We strongly recommend that applicants from non-EU countries apply by March 31. 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.

You do not have your bachelor’s certificate yet? Of course, you can still apply to Kühne Logistics University. Just provide a transcript of records including all grades given to date and you can hand in your bachelor’s certificate at a later stage.

Logistics University

Study logistics at the world’s only logistics university!

Kühne Logistics University (KLU) is a private, state-recognized university located in Hamburg’s harbor.

Sponsored by the nonprofit Kühne-Stiftung, KLU offers a broad spectrum of courses and research in logistics, supply chain and business management. Our BSc, MSc and PhD programs are distinguished by an international student body, an outstanding faculty, an intimate learning environment and extensive corporate ties.

Our Executive MBA program, a seminar series and international summer and autumn schools provide excellent opportunities for professionals to expand their know-how.

KLU is unique for its international faculty and research expertise in logistics and related aspects of business. It ranks among the top universities in the 2014 Handelsblatt research ranking of business administration faculties in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Hamburg, Germany

There is no better place to study logistics!

With over four million inhabitants, the Hamburg metropolitan area is among the biggest winners to gain from the opening up of Eastern Europe and globalization.

This metropolis on the water is the most easterly of the northern seaports, making it the ideal port for Eastern Europe. As a global hub serving overseas countries, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Baltic area, Hamburg benefits from its central position at the confluence of the global trade handled by European logistics.

The historic core of Hamburg’s port is the “Speicherstadt,” the former warehouse area, where the world’s most beautiful warehouse complex was built at the end of the 19th century. Against this background, the new HafenCity is being constructed on the former harbor area, and it is right here – in the center of Hamburg and right on the waterfront – where Kühne Logistics University is located. Students find everything they need to study and feel comfortable. This includes superbly equipped interactive teaching and study rooms, state-of-the-art facilities, broadband wireless access, a well-stocked library, and access to relevant online databanks for research.