MBA Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Study in Bremen – a thriving logistics hub in Northern Germany

We train you to become an international logistics expert!

This MBA program prepares you for challenges in a growing, truly international industry. In the course of the specialisation, you will learn how logistics networks are created, analysed and controlled and gain an understanding of the individual processes. Due to Hochschule Bremen's proximity to the sea, the university also offers a special module with a focus on the maritime transport and logistics industry. The varied study spectrum, ranging from excursions and business simulation games to guest lectures, creates the optimal learning conditions at IGC.

Study in an international environment and benefit from our multicultural student body. The MBA in International Logistics & Supply Chain Management not only imparts specialist knowledge, but also intercultural skills.

Key Facts

Degree Master of Business Administration
Study start October 2024
Application deadline

March 31, 2024

Accreditation AQAS
  • Bachelor's degree in a business related subject*
  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience
  • Letter of Motivation
  • High English proficiency (IELTS 6,5; TOEFL iBT min. 90)
  • All documents must be provided in English
  • Sufficient financial resources for tuition fees and living costs
Language English
Duration & type 3 semester / full-time
Group size about 25 students
Tuition fees

€16,500 with full payment or €17,000 in total with monthly installments*

*plus €350 student- and semesterticket twice a year.

Course of Studies MBA in Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Business Analytics

This module aims to introduce students to business analytics concepts required to understand contemporary business challenges. Analytical techniques will be applied to assess and resolve some of the complex challenges faced by business professionals in global industries.


Global Strategic Analysis

In this core module, students understand strategic business planning: This module introduces students to global business challenges and the methods used to address them, through careful review of effective managerial techniques, in order to ensure a winning international business strategy.


Global Marketing Strategies

You will gain skill and confidence in developing strong marketing plans for global business. The course addresses marketing performance in a global context; assesses differences in country environments; and applies techniques for international market segmentation, entry strategies, risk analysis, and comprehensive marketing plans.


Human Resource Management in the Global Environment

Students investigate critical human resource management (HRM) topics within this module. The aim is to examine relevant elements of HRM as they relate to global business, organizational policies, and standard management practices.

Multinational Financial Management

The goal of the course is to train highly effective global managers who have advanced analytical and decision-making skills essential for conducting successful business across borders.


International Leadership (elective)

The main objective of the module Leadership is to give the course participants a general leadership overview, to explore their individual leadership styles and set feasible goals for developing their management skills.

International Transport

This module provides a general overview of fundamentals of international trade and conveys in-depth knowledge about components and characteristics of international transport systems. Aspects of design and optimization of transport operations in international networks and supply chains are essential parts of the course content. A review of actors and regulations of international transport operations completes the module.

International Maritime Transport

International maritime transport is the backbone of globalization. For this reason, this module will deliver you an overview of the basic elements of international maritime transport; it will focus on the major shipping markets as well as on factors influencing it, such as the regulatory environment. As the shipping industry is one of the most globalized ones, issues of corporate responsibility will be of special importance.


Project Management

The purpose of this course is to help you to develop your project management skills by focusing on the issues in this field. The value of this is that today's organizations constantly outperform themselves in project management, becoming more and more competitive, thus creating the need for professionals in this field to understand and apply basic principles of project management in their career.

International Sourcing and Procurement Logistics

You will learn about the challenges of sourcing and procurement logistics in the global business environment. Most common issues in business practices will be discussed in this course, as well as strategies, methods and tools for solving practical problems in international business. The module will contribute to an in-depth understanding of strategies and processes of int. sourcing and logistics in global business. As part of this module, an integrated framework for supply management will be developed.

Logistics Networks

This module is dedicated to logistics network design from procurement of raw materials to all tiers of production to reaching to the customer. After discussing objectives and decisions, key design options will be presented. You will be familiarized with modeling and solving logistics problems using off-the shelf optimization software. Site selection will be discussed in depth as one of the key factors in network design. Lectures, teamwork and independent study phases will support your learning process. You will graduate this module with expanded knowledge about supplychain management.

International Leadership (elective)

The main objective of the module Leadership is to give you general leadership overview, to explore your individual leadership styles and set feasible goals for developing your management skills.

Master Thesis

At the end of the MBA program there is the master thesis with 30 ECTS, which has to be written in English. As a rule, the entire 3rd term is dedicated to the thesis. To prepare you, each university offers a thorough, interactive three-day workshop that underpins the required research skills with analytical and scientific methods.

Alongside this, your Master's thesis supervisors will support you. IBSA students in the Logistics & Supply Chain Management specialization are therefore required to find two supervisors, usually two of your lecturers. It is also possible to write your master thesis in cooperation with a company. This requires a bit more preparation for the selection and contacting of potential companies.

Faculty of the MBA-Program Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Prof. Dr. Frank Giesa

Prof. Dr. Frank Giesa
Program Director, International Sourcing & Procurement Logistics

Prof. Dr. Irina Dovbischuk
International Transport

Prof. Dr. Kai Havekost
Global Strategic Analysis

portrait Prof. Dr. Stephen Hill

Prof. Dr. Stephen Hill
Business Analytics

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hilmer

Prof. Dr. Iven Krämer
International Maritime Transport

Prof. Dr. Helga Meyer
Academic Writing

Rainer Sappa
Project Management

Dr. Ernst Schröder

Prof. Dr. Martin Schwardt
Logistic Networks

portrait of MBA lecturer Professor Dr. Carola Spiecker-Lampe

Prof. Dr. Carola Spiecker-Lampe
Multinational Financial Management

Michael Tasto
International Maritime Transport

Prof. Dr. José Luis Vallejo Garcia
Human Resource Management in the Global Environment

portrait of Dr. Markus Wienbreyer

Dr. Markus Wienbreyer
Multinational Financial Management

Prof. Dr. Elke Wietoska
International Transport

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