M.Sc. in Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management (MSC)

Kühne Logistics University
Program overview
2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2024

September 2025

September 2026
Master in Logistics & Supply Chain Management

About this program

M.Sc. in Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management (MSC)

Our MSc program in global logistics and supply chain management provides you with the tools to become a leader in today’s most vibrant management disciplines. Logistics and supply chain management are booming and world trade growth drivers. They offer excellent international career opportunities and financial prospects. Specialized topics represent more than half of the curriculum. 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.

Admission requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university or college. The bachelor’s degree must comprise of at least 180 ECTS for the standard track or 210 ECTS for the fast track. This degree will usually be in business or economics. Other fields such as industrial engineering, business informatics or mathematics will be considered if your bachelor’s degree consists of at least four and a variety of courses in the field of business administration or economics. International degrees will be assessed according to the regulations of the German Council of Higher Education.
  • Proven proficiency in English: TOEFL (iBT: 90), IELTS (BAND 6.5), Pearson PTE Academic (61), Cambridge FCE (Grade A), Cambridge CAE/CPE (>180), IB Diploma.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Semester I

Core Courses

  • Analytical Methods in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Business Analytics and Econometrics
  • Business Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Issues in Supply Chain Management


  • Financial Performance Management and Management Control
  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Managerial Skills

  • Business Ethics/ Intercultural Skills
  • Conflict Management/ Negotiations
  • Project Management/ Quality Management
  • SAP Laboratory/Programming

Semester II

Core Courses

  • Logistics Information Systems
  • Transportation and Distribution


  • Humanitarian Logistics
  • Managing Supply Chain Complexity
  • Maritime Logistics
  • Port Management
  • Revenue Management and Service Operations
  • Sourcing and Procurement Management
  • Sustainable Logistics
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Data Science
  • Economics of Digital Transformation
  • International Economics

Option I: Semester III Abroad

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management, Economics


Option II: Semester III at KLU1

Core Courses

  • Capstone Project


  • Advanced Modeling in Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Advanced Supply Chain Management
  • Advanced Topics in Logistics
  • International Trade
  • Retail Operations and Logistic Management
  • Supply Chain Analytics

Semester IV

Core Courses

  • Applied Research Methods
  • Master Thesis

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Standard track: 120 ECTS (1 ECTS equals 30 hours workload)

  • On-campus lectures
  • Study abroad in semester 31
  • Integrated internship
  • Master thesis starting in semester 4 (5 months)

Fast track: 90 ECTS

  • On-campus lectures
  • Integrated internship
  • Master thesis starting in semester 3 (5 months)


  • Tution Fees:€ 7,390 per semester standard track
  • Tution Fees:€ 7,890 per semester fast track



  • Standard Track: 120 ECTS
  • Fast Track: 90 ECTS
  • Cooperation Track: 120 ECTS

Career paths


  • Consulting
  • Logistics/ Transportation
  • Procurement
  • Production/ Operations
  • Supply Chain Management


  • Automotive and Parts
  • Logistics Consulting
  • Management Consulting Services

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Kühne Logistics University

Kühne Logistics University is a private university located in Hamburg’s HafenCity. KLU is one of very few private universities in Germany entitled to confer their own PhDs. The independent, state-certified university’s major research areas are Sustainability, Digital Transformation and Value...

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- Very international environment - Very good lectures - Good support from the professors during master thesis - Very good exchange universities and good support from KLU staff during the administrative process - Great location of the university, directly in located in the Hafen City of Hamburg


KLU was not only the best academic place for me, but also where I could find new amazing friends. If you want to pursue your career in the field of supply chain and logistics, KLU is the right place to be. Knowledgeable professors and supportive staff will prepare you for your future job. I highly recommend you to study at KLU to ensure a succ...

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Roshan H

Since I've been studying at KLU, I haven't regretted this decision for a day. Of course there are courses that are more suited to you than others, but every professor is committed, experienced and, where possible, practice-oriented. In addition, I have the impression that the course content has prepared me well for my future. The KLU is also w...

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