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Global Logistics (M.Sc.)

A unique combination of logistics, traffic and foreign trade, based on a broad IT foundation

Frankfurt/Main distinguishes itself as a central hub for logistics and mobility. You will be hard pressed to find another place in the world, where goods, finance and information transactions are interlinked as ingeniously as here in the Rhine-Main-Metropolis. T+G142 Take advantage of this special location and, amongst other things, gain access to the globally unique House of Logistics & Mobility (HOLM). Within the study program Global Logistics you will deliberate on content involving current research findings and have opportunities to discuss them with logistics experts from renowned enterprises.


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The Frankfurt UAS ranked 3rd place in the ranking of the German weekly business news magazine 'Wirtschaftswoche / Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen'.

In recent years, logistics has evolved into a field which could easily be described as tense and exciting. Therefore, it is no surprise that some people are drawn to it and more and more research projects are being created to optimize the logistical processes to their deepest layers.

This Master program is unique in this region and has an attractive professional prospective. It combines logistics, traffic and foreign trade topics in a unique manner and is based on a broad IT-foundation. The course usually takes place in small groups and this degree course distinguishes itself by its great proximity to practice. Next to the choice of current and relevant questions and the high number of case-related solution approaches, well-known guest lecturers and the close collaboration with selected companies will further enrich your life as a student. It also includes three modules that require research at a company level - companies provide problems, which are solved in small groups and the results are presented afterwards. A large number of lectures and events are held at the well-established House of Logistics & Mobility (HOLM) at Frankfurt Airport.

We currently do not accept applications.

The application deadline was July 15.

The pillars of logistics and of the degree course

As a logistics specialist you must possess expert knowledge, be able to operate IT systems and know you way around the globe. The professional pillars are clearly determined and oriented in the requirements of the companies:

  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • IT (SAP ERP, Intra logistics systems and SAP SCM)
  • Foreign trade aspects
  • Research projects involving logistics and transport economy in form of seminars

Contentual unparalleled – accompanied by experts

  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Banning (SAP; more than 20 years of experience in the IT sector)
  • Klaus Hamp (Senior Consultant for SCM at Ernst & Young)
  • Prof. Dr. Susanne Koch (Logistics; more than 10 years of experience in aviation and logistics)
  • Prof. Dr. Köster (Economics;  more than 15 years of experience outside the institution of higher education)
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Lueg-Arndt (Economics; more than 10 years of experience outside the institution of higher education)
  • Konstantin Montasem (Change Management, CEO innergy GmbH)
  • Prof. Dr. Karl-Rudolph Rupprecht (Logistics; more than 30 years of experience in aviation)
  • Prof. Dr. Kai-Oliver Schocke (Logistics; more than 14 years of experience in logistics)
  • Irene Wagner (Senior Consultant for logistics at Miebach Consulting)
  • Alex Waterinxck (Senior Consultant for logistics at Miebach Consulting)
  • Prof. Dr. Kirstin Zimmer (Qu processes; more than 10 years of experience in aviation)

You are convinced that this the right choice for you and you would like to apply!

All good things come in threes:
  1. Please check the professional requirements! If you meet them, if you have more than 30 ECTS in relevant subjects, then …
  2. … apply for a study place and …
  3. … complete at the same time the study aptitude test.


Program Global Logistics
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Terms 3 semesters, full-time
ECTS-Credit Points 90
Program start Each year winter semester
Application deadline July 15
Languages German, English
Accreditation ZEvA until the end of the summer semester 2019
Admission requirements yes (NC and study aptitude test)


Your perspectives will be diverse: managerial responsibilities within logistics, freight, railway, aviation or shipping companies are just as conceivable as a prominent position within infrastructure companies (airports or industrial ports) or in a consulting firm.


The logistics professors are the group that performs the most research at this faculty by far. A large number of projects take place with the participation of students of the Frankfurt UAS.-It is also possible to undergo (external) doctoral studies . Have a look yourself!

Structure of the study program - practice-oriented!

Six modules out of 13 are completed on practical questions in teams of 5 together with companies. Exemplary tasks:

  • Air freight: Price-/accounting models in ULD outsourcing (ULD = Unit Load Design; air freight pallets)
  • air freight / haulage: How does Brexit affect the air freight market?
  • Catering: Development of concept ideas for peak-oriented meals; Commissioning under consideration of upstream and downstream production processes
  • Block chain technology in logistics
  • City logistics concepts
  • Pharmaceutical sector: Digitization in the order fulfillment process
  • KMU: Selection of appropriate commissioning technology / adequate storage technology

The lectures are mainly held at the globally unique House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) at Gateway Gardens at Frankfurt Airport. We are represented there with numerous projects and teach, research, and collaborate with 20 other institutions of higher education and many companies. Will we also be working there with you in the future?

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Admission requirements

The deadline for the submission of the application ends on July 15, for the winter semester.

A separate, informal application must be submitted for the random study place allocation. The application period begins two weeks prior to the begin of the lecture period of the respective semester and ends on the day of the begin of the lectures of the respective semester.

To the academic calendar

The degree course is admission restricted. The study spot placement takes place via a local NC procedures.

Admission to the master's degree is only possible if you have

a) completed a bachelor's examination in one of the bachelor's degree courses with a regular period of study of at least six semesters or with at least 180 ECTS credits or

b a diploma examination in the diploma degree course with a regular period of study of at least six semesters and

c excellent English language skills
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) must have been passed with a minimum of 87 (computer-based) or IELTS 6.5 or
-another proof of language skills, which entails a note that the language competence is at least at level B2 in accordance with the recommendations of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The proof of English language skills in accordance with paragraph 1 number 3 can be waived, if
-the student successfully completed a degree course in which at least 30 ECTS credits were attained in the English language, or
-if at least one semester was successfully spent at an institution of higher education or another institution, where the language of instruction was English, or
-if the higher level course 'English' was completed at least with the grade 'satisfactory' in the certificate of higher education entrance qualification.

Knowledge and application competencies in the following areas must be proven:

1. Logistics,

2. foreign trade,

3. production,

4. supply chain management.

This knowledge and these competencies are considered proven if the contextual focus in one of the stated subjects was acquired in modules accumulating to 30 ECTS credits.

If the previous degree course entailed less than 210 ECTS credits or the diploma degree course was less than 6 semesters long, the admission is granted combined with the condition that the successful completion of modules of 30 ECTS credits must be proven until the admission to the master's thesis is granted. The examination board decides on the choice of modules. The proof of meeting the requirements can be provided by the successful completion of the additional module 14 Practice-Transfer-Project. Here you will find the admission application form and the annex to the application which must be filled out.

Duration, Application Deadline and Pre-requisites for admission

The study program lasts three semesters and starts every year in the winter semester. The application deadline is July 15, of the respective year.

Pre-requisite is a bachelor's degree or Diplom (German academic degree) or an equivalent degree from abroad in business administration or a closely related field of study with a standard time of at least 6 semesters. This study program has restricted admission. More information about the admission procedure, the conditions and enrollment can be retrieved on the pages of the Admission Office.

Accreditation and degree

  • The master's degree course Global Logistics was accredited by ZEvA and entails 90 ECTS credits.
  • After the successful completion of the course of study, we will grant you the academic degree Master of Science (M.Sc.).

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