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Graduate MSc Global Logistics 2015



During an apprenticeship as a wholesale and export clerk in Hamburg and while I was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration in Muenster, Germany as well, I got in touch with several lectures, issues, and topics that were related to logistics and I was somehow pretty excited about it. So, during my rather general bachelor’s degree program, I decided that I wanted to focus on logistics in my master’s degree program. Having set this goal, I chose KLU pretty quickly, since it is the only logistics university of this kind in the world.

Why I wanted to study in Germany:

I truly wanted to study in Hamburg, which is obviously located in Germany. After studying in Muenster, Germany, I really looked forward to moving back to my native town – for some personal reasons.

Why I wanted to study at KLU:

KLU provides a perfect mixture of logistics-, economics-, management-, and leadership-related courses and topics. Paired with its cross-cultural character and the good student-to-professor-ratio, KLU was my first choice for my master’s degree program!
Moreover, KLU is a very young university that is still open to new ideas and changes. So, especially as a new and possibly still young student, you have the opportunity to shape KLU and its culture.

This is what Lars is up to:

  • Internships at Beiersdorf AG, Dow Chemical, Alfred Talke GmbH & Co. KG, Süderelbe Logistik GmbH
  • Semester abroad in Växjö, Sweden
  • Interested in people, basketball, soccer, skiing, cars, traveling, and economics
  • Member of the KLU Social Event Group

These are the subjects which Lars can also help you on:

  • What it is like to study at KLU but not live nearby (I commute for about an hour every morning and every evening)
  • Information about the study culture at KLU
  • What to do in and around Hamburg
  • Explanation of the German culture and way of living
  • Any questions you may have – honestly, there are no “stupid” questions!

Lars’s tips for Hamburg:

You will really need some time to explore everything that Hamburg has to offer. I have been living near Hamburg for almost my whole life but still have not experienced everything so far. So, take your time and explore one of the most beautiful cities in Europe!

What is one piece of advice Lars would give to a prospective student interested in KLU?

First, you could meet current students and staff at fairs for a first contact. Afterwards, you should make an appointment for one of the Buddy Days at KLU to get a realistic insight into the everyday life of a KLU student. Apart from this – simply apply!

And please don’t worry too much about your English skills. I have not really needed English for 7 years before I came to KLU and now I feel really comfortable with it (again).

What Lars hopes to do after graduation:

I hope to work in the logistics or supply chain department of a manufacturing company, ideally located in the Hamburg/Bremen region after graduating.

What Lars likes the most about KLU:

What I like most about KLU is that the internationality of both the students and professors automatically teaches you a lot of soft skills. In connection with the small classes, this provides the best environment for learning and developing as much and as well as possible during your studies here.

Lars can answer your questions in the following languages:

German and English

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