At a glance

We are pleased to note your interest in the dual BA programme in Logistics Management.

Programme name and degreeLogistics Management
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Target groupStudents with a general university entrance qualification, an entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences or a qualification recognised as equivalent who wish to pursue a study programme with integrated periods of intensitive practical application
GoalFamiliarity with and application of content, concepts, methodologies and instruments for logistics management
Building the expertise needod to assume future professional responsibilities and to improve career opportunities
StartWinter semester
Standard duration6 semesters, including intensive periods of actual practice and the thesis
Teaching methodsSeminars, case studies, electronic data processing in the computer labs, role plays, use of an e-learning platform
Language of instructionGerman and English
LecturersProfessors from the Department of Business and from other universities, guest lecturers from English speaking countries and other experts working in the field of logistics management
AccreditationThe study programme has been accredited by AQAS

Read on to find out more about our programme, its structure and the lecturers involved. Information about admission requirements is also provided.

Click here for general information about dual study programmes (sandwich degrees) at Fulda University.

Please contact us if you have any further questions about the programme in Logistics Management.  

Kind regards

Prof. Dr. Andreas Witt and Prof. Dr. Boris Zimmermann

Programme Director

Andreas Witt

Prof. Dr.

Andreas Witt

Logistics and economic computer science

Building 30, Room 019
Prof. Dr. Andreas Witt +49 661 9640-266
Consultation hours
See eFBW

Programme Director

Boris Zimmermann

Prof. Dr.

Boris Zimmermann

Logistics

Building 23, Room 102
Prof. Dr. Boris Zimmermann +49 661 9640-257
Consultation hours
See eFBW

Profile and objectives

What is it all about?

Managers in the field of logistics deal with many interesting questions and challenges: How do internationally operating companies organise transportation of their commodities? How do such different kinds of commodities reach the marketplace on time? How does a car manufacturer make sure that parts are available on the assembly line on time? If you are interested in the answers to these questions and others like them and enjoy connecting theory and actual practice, this programme could be just what you have been looking for.

The goal of this study programme is to provide students with broad, integrated and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis for logistics management and to enable them to apply this knowledge to known and new logistical endeavours.

Programme structure

A particular feature of this study programme is its dual (sandwich) structure. Unlike conventional study programmes, students alternate between three-month study periods at the University and practical periods spent with one of our partner enterprises and organisations. The six-semester programme enables students to gather information that will help to solve practical and theoretical problems in the field of logistics at two centres of learning. Students also learn to assess and interpret that information as the basis for developing academically sound judgements that take account of social, academic and ethical factors.

Special focus

  • Enterprise-specific and cross-company logistics management as well as the implementation of information technology in logistics management
  • Thorough knowledge of the sectors of logistic services, manufacturing and trade
  • Business management concepts, methodology and instruments and their application in logistics management
  • The skills needed to communicate in national and international contexts and leadership skills

The study programme makes ample use of application-oriented teaching methods, e.g. case studies, project work and simulation games. Lecturers draw on their relevant professional experience to contribute practical examples to classroom discussions.

Content and structure

In the lecture hall today. In the company tomorrow.

Each semester consists of three months at the University and three months of hands-on training in a company. During the campus-based period, students complete four to five theoretical and application-oriented modules. In the hands-on period, students compose a written scientific report within the framework of a practice module. The study programme is concluded in the sixth semester with a Bachelor’s thesis.

The particular structure of the dual study programme gives students a good foundation in Logistics Management. 

The programme content focuses on the acquisition of expertise and skills of relevance to internal and cross-company logistics, including the following:

  • Logistic functions and services
  • Industry specific logistics from the point of view of manufacturing, trade and logistics services
  • Primarily cross-company-oriented supply chain management

Expertise is also acquired in the following areas:

  • General business management, IT/EDP/quantitative methods and law
  • Essential soft skills, especially leadership, social and decision-making competences
  • Practice modules, where the primary focus is on the connection between theory-based knowledge and hands-on use
1st semester2nd semester3rd semester
Foundations of LogisticsLogistics and the MarketLogistic Planning Methods
Foundations of Business AdministrationLogistics in Trade and Industry1st elective course: Efficient Consumer Response or Management of Shipping
Accounting and Annual Financial StatementsCost Accounting and Logistic ControllershipSales, Marketing and Corporate Communication
Mathematics and StatisticsManagement, HR and OrganisationFoundations of Economics and Foreign Trade
Business Information SystemsERP SystemsInvestment and Finance
Research and In-Company Business Administration PhaseIn-Company IT Project with Academic MentoringIn-Company Branch Project:  Trade, Industry, Carriers and Service
4th semester5th semester6th semester
Supply Chain ManagementInter-LogisticsInternational Logistics
Process and Quality ManagementOutsourcing2nd elective course:  Business Simulation Game, General Management or Logistics
Project and Risk ManagementOperative Logistics Systems3rd elective course:  
Special Problems relating to
  • Business Management
  • Responsible/ Humane Logistics
Economic LawLaw in LogisticsTheoretical and Practical Final
Research Project: Concentration SCMPractice Report: Concentration Project Management

Bachelor's thesis

Practice modules

During the practical periods, students can be assigned to different work areas at one pf our partner enterprises/organisations. Regular reports, which examine practical questions using scientific methodologies, add to the student’s experience. 

Details of the lectures can be found in the module handbook.

The handbook and the legal framework for the study programme are included in the Examination Regulations

Admission requirements

  • University entrance qualification or, for example, a vocational school leaving certificate; and
  • A study or training contract with one of the University's Partner Companies, i.e. a company that has signed a cooperation agreement with Fulda University of Applied Sciences for the dual study programme in Logistics Management; or an internship or trainee contract with enterprises or research institutes which must ensure that all practice modules can take place within the standard progranne duration of six semesters.

Applicants who have a study agreement with a partner company

Applicants who wish to enrol in the dual-study programme with one of Fulda University's cooperation partners, must first apply in writing to one or more partner companies. As a rule, the application has to be submitted one year before the start of the study programme.  It is also important to note that application deadlines may vary from one company to another.   

Applicants are usually required to undergo a selection procedure at the companies. Once accepted by a company, the student has to enter into a contract with the partner company that sets out the implications of  the dual study programme for both parties.  

Once you have concluded a contract, you can apply to enrol in the dual study programme in Logistics Management at Fulda University of Applied Sciences. A copy of the study contract must be submitted with your application. Information about application deadline can be found here (German).

If you have any questions about admission or application, please get in touch with the contact person for the dual study programme.

Applicants who do not have a study agreement with a partner company

Applicants who wish to complete the dual study programme by completing a series of internships must submit certified copies of the required internship contracts with their university applications.

If you have any questions about admission or application, please get in touch with the contact person for the dual study Programme.

Instruction and instructors

The quality of this degree programme is largely attributable to the organisational framework and the didactic skills of our experienced educators. Our team comprises professors, highly qualified staff lecturers and adjunct lecturers. Our strength lies in conveying the knowledge of logistics that is required in actual practice. Furthermore, students learn the techniques of academic and scientific research, analysis and writing. This will prove especially beneficial should they decide to pursue a postgraduate degree programme.

We prefer seminars to traditional lectures. In other words, we like to foster active exchanges between teachers and students. Complex subject matter is taught through specific, comprehensible examples and case studies, and sometimes use is made of e-learning tasks and software (e.g. Excel).

Some of the courses are conducted in English. This gives students a valuable opportunity to become familiar with subject-specific terminology in English.

Students can access teaching material via department’s electronic platform “eFBW“, which is also a platform for communication between students and their professors and instructors.

For the purpose of quality assurance and enhancement, our courses and teaching are assessed towards the end of each semester.

Excellent career opportunities for graduates

Taking a dual study programme means combining university studies with their practical application while you are still a student. As a graduate of the study programme in Logistics Management, your future prospects are excellent – first, because you start your career without the shock of shifting from theory to practice and, second, because the chances of being taken on by your internship partner are very high. It is not unusual for graduates to be appointed to positions of responsibility with their internship partners as soon as they have completed their degree programme.

What is more, logistics – the third largest economic sector in Germany – is becoming an increasingly important factor for corporate success. In view of the ongoing globalisation trends and further technological developments, logistics managers face new challenges that are part and parcel of working in a fascinating, future-fit environment. Our study programme will give you practically oriented training and the best possible preparation for your future career.

After successfully completing your Bachelor’s programme, you might also be interested in developing what you have learnt by studying for a Master’s degree. Fulda University offers the following Master’s programmes in the field of business.

  • International Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Accounting, Finance and Controlling

For enterprises

The dual study programme in Logistics Management has many advantages for students but also for enterprises. It is an opportunity for business enterprises to foster potential junior managers!

In order to become part of the business community that sends students to Fulda University of Applied Sciences, companies enter into a contract with the University that regulates the joint implementation of the study programme.   

The dual study programme in Logistics Management is carried out in close cooperation with the partner companies. Regular exchanges between the study programme management and participating cooperation partners takes place through a special advisory board. 

It costs €200,00 a month to send a student to the dual study programme at Fulda University of Applied Sciences. If a company sends more students, a sliding scale of prices can be negotiated. 

Further information about participation in the dual study programme in Logistics Management can be obtained from the dual study programme team.

Further information