Curriculum - Executive MBA Logistics | KLU

Julian Michael Böcker, KLU student, Executive MBA


The program is an eighteen month long part time program mixing class room work with team based projects. Two international trips are integrated into the curriculum to provide the students with background information on how other cultures learn and work. A capstone project (thesis) based on a real world problem of importance to the student and their employer integrates the knowledge developed throughout the program and provides the student with a transition from learning to actual practice. 


The four dimensions of the educational program are:

The Strategic Dimension

  • Where are we going?
  • Who are our competitors?
  • How are we different?
  • How will we compete?

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The Organizational Dimension

  • How should we organize to compete?
  • What resources do we need?
  • How can we motivate our people?
  • How do we control ourselves?

Read more about the Organizational Dimension.

The Product Dimension

  • What products do we want to make?
  • How do we keep them fresh?
  • How do we get our message to the customer?
  • How can we get feedback from our customers?

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The Operational Dimension

  • How can we operate effectively and efficiently?
  • How can we operate in a sustainable manner?
  • How can we involve everyone in the operation?
  • How can we continuously improve?

Read more about the Operational Dimension.


The program is composed of nine modules, including the capstone project.

  1. Business in a Global Context
  2. Global Competitive Strategy
  3. Organizing for Sustainable Value Creation
  4. Managing Supply Chains for Value (Study Trip to the Ohio State University)*
  5. Developing Valuable Products for customers and Society
  6. Sustainable Operations Management
  7. Sustainable Logistics Operations (Study Trip to Tongji University)*
  8. Reinventing the Organization
  9. Master Thesis (capstone project)

*Study Trips

The sessions of module 5 and 7 are held at our international partner universities Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, U.S.A. and Tongji University, Shanghai, China to enhance global and inter-cultural business skills. During the two trips, students will experience how other cultures learn and work. The study trip to the USA will take place in May, the Study trip to China in March. The study trips are entirely organized by the KLU and expenses regarding teaching materials, meals, excursions and supporting program are covered. Please note that costs regarding flights and visa arrangements are not covered. The program coordinator will provide you with all important information regarding visa applications. Please make sure that you book your flights and apply for your visa well in advance. Please note that both study trips are fully recognized as educational leave. We will provide you with the relevant confirmation.

"After my Bachelor Degree and more than 5 years professional experience in Supply Chain I was looking for a MBA program which is – part-time, focused on Supply Chain Management and has an international context. The program at THE KLU provided all of that combined with great lectures and professors, challenging case studies and an interesting educational trip."

Daniel Stahl, Supply Chain Manager DACH & Eastern, Europe BASF Construction Polymers GmbH