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Information for prospective students of Global Logistics (M.Sc.)

Understanding logistics means understanding the world.

Those who study with us today can change the world tomorrow. And in English! This degree course offers a unique combination of logistics, transport and foreign trade, based on a broad IT foundation. It gives you a profound knowledge of how global value chains and the international system of the flow of goods work. We‘re all about the future from Monday to Friday.

Why us – why here?

Small groups, direct contact with the lecturers, practical relevance to companies, cosmopolitan atmosphere on campus, mega opportunities on the job market, exciting practical case projects, internationality and semesters abroad guaranteed - and last but not least: an interdisciplinary professional and personal education as a return on investment for life.

The most important in brief

Study program Global Logistics
Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Standard period of study 3 semesters
Form of study Full-time
ECTS credits 90
Lecture language German/English
Accreditation ZEvA until 30.09.2026
Admission requirements Yes
Start of study* Every winter semester*
Application deadline for the summer semester --
Application deadline for the winter semester 15.07.

*About the semester dates.

 

 

The study program

Can there be a better location to study logistics? Probably not, because Frankfurt am Main not only has the largest cargo airport in Europe, but also the largest European highway interchange and the largest Internet node in the world. In addition, the Rhine-Main metropolis is located on the European rail corridor Italy-BeNeLux and on the only navigable connection between north and south. In this Master's program, which uniquely combines the topics of logistics, transport and foreign trade and is based on a broad IT foundation, you will take advantage of this special location and will, among other things, maintain close contact with the globally unique House of Logistics & Mobility (HOLM). You will reflect on course content in depth, incorporating current topics and research findings, and discuss them in a practice-oriented manner with logistics experts from renowned companies - not in frontal lectures, but for the most part in project work by and with companies. As of the winter semester 2019/20, the program will be conducted entirely in English.

Career prospects

Your prospects will be diverse: Leadership roles in companies in logistics, road freight, rail and air transport or shipping are just as conceivable as an exposed position in infrastructure companies (airports or ports) or in a consulting firm. To see what Global Logistics graduates have "become", please refer to this selection of job titles!

  • Junior Supply Chain Manager
  • Global Value Chain Excellence Specialist
  • Sales Project Engineer
  • Logistics planning (Consultant Supply Chain Management)
  • Container Steering Worldwide
  • Team leader customer service
  • Strategic purchase
  • Department Head EMEA Sales Development
  • Manager Logistics + Supply Chain Management
  • Process and Project Manager Air Freight South-East Region
  • Strategic Sourcing and Mold Planner
  • Sales Analytics and Demand Planning Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Speaker Standardization Production System Maintenance
  • Management Consultant | Operations Performance & Strategy
  • Project Manager Track and Trace
  • Sales & Operations Planning Expert
  • Platform Manager Digitalization

Study structure

The course is designed for three semesters and provides you with a cloverleaf of competencies, because as a logistics specialist you must have specialist knowledge, be able to operate IT systems and know your way around the world. The four professional pillars are therefore clearly defined and aligned with the needs of the companies:

 

The following modules belong to this pillar

  • Selected Topics in Corporate Logistics
    Practical problems from the field of corporate logistics are solved together with companies.
  • Hub Logistics and Transport Logistics
    In a mix of lectures, presentations and excursions we deal with the transport challenges in Frankfurt Rhine Main and the world.
  • Selected Topics in Logistics and Economics
    Current topics in logistics and foreign trade are discussed, prepared and presented in cooperation with companies and associations.
  • Supply Chain Management
    Established and new methods and procedures from Supply Chain Management are taught.
  • Research Project in Applied Logistics and Economics
    Based on well-founded scientific research, applied business problems are worked on and presented.

 

Examples of corporate projects:

  • Airfreight: Pricing / billing models in ULD outsourcing (ULD = Unit Load Design; airfreight pallet).
  • Airfreight / freight forwarding: How does Brexit effect the airfreight market?
  • Catering: developing concept ideas for peak-oriented meals; order picking taking into account upstream and downstream production processes
  • Blockchain technology in logistics
  • City logistics concepts for Frankfurt
  • Pharma: Digitalization in the order fulfillment process
  • SMEs: selection of suitable picking technology / suitable warehouse technology

The following modules belong to this pillar:

  • IT-based Process Management with ERP-Systems
    Logistics without IT is unthinkable. You will refresh your knowledge of Process Management and apply this to case studies in SAP ERP.
  • IT-Technology in Logistics
    a. You will use our DigiLab and learn everything about AR/VR glasses and other digitization equipment.

b. Experienced consultants from Ernst & Young teach you how to solve planning problems in companies in SAP SCM.

  • Simulation in Logistics
    Together with experts from Simplan, you will learn the theory of simulation and apply it in current simulation software.

The following modules belong to this pillar:

  • International Trade and International Business Law
    Global Logistics can only be understood with a foundation in basic trade agreements.
  • Selected Topics in Logistics and Economics
    Current topics in logistics and foreign trade are discussed, prepared and presented in cooperation with companies and associations.
  • General Framework in Transport Economics
    You will learn about the economic relationships based on transportation networks.
  • Research Project in Applied Logistics and Economics
    Based on sound scientific research, applied business problems are worked on and presented.

The following modules belong to this pillar:

  • Empirical and Quantitative Methods
    Operations research and advanced knowledge of empirical methods are key to understanding quantitative problems.
  • Change Management
    Logistics is people business: Here you will learn to understand "change" and get to know the necessary tools.
  • Bachelor degree with 180 ECTS? → Practical transfer project helps
    more details under "Admission to studies".

Six of the 13 modules are completed together with companies on practical issues in teams of 5. Most of the lectures take place in the globally unique House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) in Gateway Gardens at Frankfurt Airport. We are represented there with a large number of projects and teach, research and work together with 20 other universities and many companies. Through the project modules as well as the companies operating in HOLM, you have unique, direct contact to potential employers!

 

First semester

  1. Selected Topics in Corporate Logistics
  2. Hub Logistics and Transport Logistics
  3. Selected Topics in Logistics and Economics
  4. IT based Process Management with ERP-Systems
  5. International Trade and International Business Law
  6. Empirical and Quantitative Methods

Second semester

  1. Supply Chain Management
  2. Research Project in Applied Logistics and Economics
  3. IT-Technology in Logistics
  4. General Framework in Transpost Economics
  5. Change Management

 

Third semester

  1. Simulation in Logistics
  2. Master Thesis with Colloquium

Our lecturers have great scientific and practical experience:

  • Dr. Ulrich Burges (Simulation; Board of Directors Simplan AG; more than 20 years of relevant experience).
  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Banning (SAP; more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry)
  • Klaus Hamp (Senior Consultant for SCM at Ernst & Young; more than 20 years of relevant experience)
  • Prof. Dr. Susanne Koch (Logistics; more than 10 years of experience in aviation and logistics)
  • Prof. Dr. Tobias Hagen (Economics; more than 10 years of experience outside the university)
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Lueg-Arndt (Economics; more than 10 years of experience outside the university)
  • Konstantin Montasem (Change Management, Managing Director innergy GmbH; more than 20 years of relevant experience)
  • 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)
  • Alex Waterinxck (Senior Consultant for Logistics at Miebach Consulting; more than 15 years of relevant experience)
  • Prof. Dr. Kirstin Zimmer (QuVerfahren; more than 10 years of experience in aviation)
  • The Global Logistics program comprises 90 credit points (ECTS) and has been accredited by ZEvA (Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency).
  • Upon successful completion of your studies, you will receive the Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree.

Here we inform you about the partner universities at Faculty 3 - Business and Law

Not all partner universities are suitable for this degree program. You will be advised in detail at the appropriate time.

Contact

Counseling

Application and enrollment with national degrees

Application and enrollment with international degrees

Ute Kaboth
Building 1, Room 4
Fax : +49 69 1533-2748
Sarah Panzer
Building 1, Room 3
Fax : +49 69 1533-2748

Head of degree course

Prof. Dr.
Benjamin Bierwirth
Head of degree course: Global Logistics (M.Sc.)
Building HoST, Room B 03 319

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