International MBA: Focus International Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Study Logistics

If you want to extend your skills for an international career and gain global experience, the IGC of Hochschule Bremen City University of Applied Sciences (HSB) is the right place for you: an interdisciplinary graduate school for management and leadership. All full-time programs here are taught entirely in English.

During your academic year, you will study with an international perspective: in your first term (four months), you will be introduced to business basics; in the second term, you will gain deeper knowledge in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Following your specialization is term three in which you will write your master's thesis.


Your benefits

  • MBA degree in 16 months
  • Deep insights into logistics
  • International perspective
  • Intercultural competencies
  • International network


  • Bachelor's degree in a business related subject (210 ECTS)
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience after first degree
  • Letter of motivation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: IELTS (6.5 points) or TOEFL iBT (at least 90 points)
  • All documents must be in English (or German) language

Career perspectives

  • General management
  • Logistics management
  • Supply chain management
  • Key accounting logistics
  • Business development
  • Dispatching

Key Facts - International MBA Logistics

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Degree - MBA

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.

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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, the core studies run until the end of January. The summer semester with the specialization in International Logistics & Supply Chain Management 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 two years of work experience.

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Accreditation - 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 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 16,000 Euro for the whole program. There is also an additional semester fee of roughly 380 euros per semester (as of 03/2021). The semester fee covers your student ticket that entitles you to free public transportation in Bremen, as well as to Lower Saxony and Hamburg.

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Application deadline
September 30, 2021
Application deadline - September 30, 2021

The application deadline for the fall intake is September 30. As we admit students on a rolling basis, we advise to apply early. We look forward to receiving your application.


International MBA - Student Voice

Program description

The International MBA Program qualifies future leaders to work in the field of general management. During your first term (4 months), you will learn international business basics in core modules such as Multinational Financial Management, Business Analytics or Global Marketing Strategies.

During the second term, you deepen your knowledge in the specialization International Logistics and Supply Chain Management:

  • International Transport
  • International Maritime Transport
  • Project Management
  • International Sourcing and Procurement Logistic
  • International Networks
  • International Leadership (optional)

You will complete your studies with writing your master's thesis in the third term (usually from June/July on). Costs for the study program amount to 16.000 Euros.


Students from the dual degree program International MBA will join classes.


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