Focus: Int. Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Study in Bremen – a thriving logistics hub in Northern Germany

After your core studies (first semester) at one of the five partner universities within our network, you can specialize in International Logistics & Supply Chain Management at the IGC in Bremen. Not only will you graduate as an logistics expert, but you will also benefit from our diverse student body by developing essential intercultural competencies. During your specialization at IGC, you will learn how to create, analyze and control logistics networks and gain an understanding of the individual processes. Due to its proximity to the sea, the University is able to offer a special module with a focus on maritime transport and the logistics industry. IGC's versatile educational methods include excursions, business simulation games and guest lectures - creating an ideal learning environment.

Your benefits

  • 2 degrees: MBA & Master
  • Choice from 6 different countries
  • An international network
  • Free German language courses (optional)
  • International Student Assistance (ISA)
  • EFMD-accredited MBA program


  • Bachelor’s degree in a business related subject (210 ECTS)
  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience after first degree
  • Letter of motivation
  • High English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5 points or TOEFL iBT min. 90)
  • All documents must be in English
  • Funding for tuition fees and living costs

Key Facts - MBA

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Dual Degree
Dual Degree - MBA/MBA or MSC

Upon completion of this postgraduate management degree, you will earn your Master’s in Business Administration. The title of MBA is internationally renowned in business and stands for hands-on management education and leadership training. You will also earn a second degree depending on the the partner university you chose. Your second degree will either be an MSc or an MBA.

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Language - English

As the language of education is English, very good English knowledge is required. Please be advised that while it is possible to complete your degree without any German language knowledge, most local jobs will require German skills. For this reason, if you plan to work in Germany following your studies, we recommend that you take advantage of our free German courses.

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Start - October

The program begins in the winter semester. The introductory events and courses start at the beginning of October and run until the end of January, depending on your first university. The summer semester begins in February. By mid June, you can use the lecture-free period to work on your master’s thesis.

Duration & Type
3 semesters / full-time
Duration & Type - 3 semesters / full-time

Depending on your educational qualifications, you can complete your studies in two or three semesters as a full-time student. All you need a bachelor's degree with 210 ECTS credits and a minimum of one year of work experience.

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Accreditation - EFMD, AQAS

Accreditation of our degree programs is very important to us. For this reason, we regularly have our programs reviewed for quality by independent external agencies. The international MBA is EFMD-accredited as well as accredited by the agency AQAS. Since 2002, this agency has accredited most of the study programs at public universities in Germany.

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Group size
About 25 students
Group size - About 25 students

Our classes take place in small groups of about 25 students. This gives you the opportunity to maintain close contact with teachers and lecturers and facilitates cooperation and intercultural exchange among fellow-students.

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Tuition fee
16,000 Euro
Tuition fee - 16,000 Euro

The tuition fee is around 16,000 euros for the entire course, depending on the destination of your first semester. There is also an additional semester fee of roughly 350 euros per semester (as of 09/2022). The semester fee covers your student ticket that entitles you to free public transportation in Bremen, as well as to Lower Saxony and Hamburg. To learn more about financing your studies or arranging a personalized payment plan, see the menu item Support.

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Application deadline
Depending on partner
Application deadline - Depending on partner

For the logistic specialization you have to apply with one of our partners. For application deadlines, please check the website of our partner universities. We look forward to receiving your application from our partner.

Semester overview

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.



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


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.


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.

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 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 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.



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 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.

Studying at the International Graduate Center, Bremen

The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen is one of Germany’s leading logistics hubs. This makes IGC the ideal location for a specialization in the field of logistics. As part of Hochschule Bremen, City University of Applied Sciences, the IGC is renowned for providing outstanding education in a practice-oriented learning environment. IGC's diverse student community will help you broaden your cross-cultural communication skills. Multiple company visits within the study program will offer you the opportunity to meet leading experts from Bremen based companies such as Airbus, Mondelez, AB InBev and BLG Logistics. Along with being student-friendly, the northern German city of Bremen will captivate you with its fairytale charm, relaxed atmosphere and its bustling new and old town. Other advantages of studying at the IGC are its well-known non-academic support services, such as accommodation search and visa application assistance.

Program Coordinator Contact

We offer you the world with two business degrees. Within the alliance, international students not only improve their team-work skills on a continuous basis but each student is also provided with a unique individual support suitable for his/her needs.

Prof. Dr. Frank Giesa
Prof. Dr. Frank Giesa
Program Director