Business Administration — Logistics and Transportation

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Deadline: Sep 15, 2024
StudyQA ranking:5482 Duration:3 years

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The Bachelor's degree course Business Administration - Logistics and Transportation of the Department of Cooperative Studies at the Berlin School of Economics and Law is oriented towards the current demand for personnel for industry, trade, third-party logistics providers and other service industry companies trained on a high level in business and logistics.
The degree course offers comprehensive and multi-faceted training in this area. This can be seen in the current curriculum as well as the close collaboration with the logistics industry. The degree course provides efficient and practice-oriented training with the latest state-of-field knowledge. The logistic and transport orientation is an essential part of the curriculum.
The course is accredited as an intensive study course by AQAS, a government-approved agency for quality assignments and certification according to European education standards.

Educational organisation

In addition to the general courses of a business study programme (business administration, economics, accounting, law), key aspects of the study programme are:
  • logistics, transport and stock management
  • international economy and market situation for transportation and logistics services
  • transportation and logistics geography and traffic politics
  • operative and strategic logistics planning
  • logistics controlling and supply-chain-monitoring
  • transportation insurance and law
  • international customs and security regulations
  • quality and recycling management
  • information and communication systems
  • intercultural and project management with case studies
  • soft skills (intercultural social behaviour and planning methods)
Students are prepared for the growing challenge caused by the globalisation of the logistics sector with specialised contents in all subjects and integrated courses in foreign languages with a special focus on business administration contents.
Supervised work experience: dual studies means that the theory and practice phases alternate every three months during the entire three-year duration.

Study abroad unit(s)

During the fifth semester, students usually spend a theoretical and/or practical phase abroad.


Integrated into the study programme: all students have a traineeship contract with appropriate partner enterprises.
The programme includes six semesters comprising 12 weeks of courses and 12 weeks of on-the-job training per semester with educational responsibility shared by the teaching staff of the Berlin School of Economics and Law and the participating companies.

Forms of assessment

Written and oral exams, term papers, presentations, practice project reports, Bachelor's thesis

Course objectives

Career prospects
The study programme qualifies participants to take over commercial and executive functions in:
  • logistics companies, third-party logistics providers and service-industry companies
  • logistics departments of industrial and trading companies
  • recycling and waste management companies
  • consulting companies in the area of logistics, stock, transportation and environmental management
Due to globalisation and the specific demands placed on logistics, students will be prepared for international aspects in the course contents as well as in integrated foreign language classes with a business focus.
As logistic service providers have a special focus on the needs of their customers, committed employees very quickly achieve more responsibility and have better possibilities for advancement.
Early on in their studies, students are introduced to practice by working in the different departments of the cooperating companies. After their exams, students are able to start working right away and do not require any further training because they are already familiar with the company as a whole.

Language requirements

ITP (Institutional Testing Programme): min. 543 points or
TOEFL iBT: min. 87 points or
ELSA test, min. score 383 points
We accept any test that proves basic knowledge of German (level A1).

Academic requirements

  • Academic qualifications meeting the general requirements for admission to a university/university of applied sciences or professional qualifications allowing university admission as specified in §10 of the Law on Institutions of Higher Education in the State of Berlin (Berliner Hochschulgesetz - BerlHG)
  • a formal contract with a suitable apprenticeship institution/company

Enrolment fees

Approx. 300 EUR (subject to change without notice) per semester cover fees for the student services organisation and student parliament groups as well as the cost of a semester ticket which allows students to use the Berlin Public Transport (BVG) for six months.

Costs of living

The cost of living in Berlin is estimated at approx. 850 EUR per month. This includes rent in a student residence hall (private accommodation costs from 300 to 500 EUR per month), living expenses, health insurance, books and material, and incidental expenses.

Job opportunities

There are many job opportunities for students in Berlin.
Non-EU students are permitted to work within specified limits.

Arrival support

The Study Office offers an orientation day to new students and assists with administrative matters such as residence permits, insurance, etc.

Services and support for international students

You will be supported by the Study Office at the Berlin School of Economics and Law.


Student Services ("Studentenwerk") and other institutions currently offer some 15,600 rooms in student residence halls throughout Berlin.
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