Business Administration/Logistics and Transportation

  • Degree
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Type of study
  • Standard period of study
    6 semesters (incl. internship)
  • Commencement of studies
    Winter semester (1 Oct)
  • Credits (ECTS)
  • Language of instruction
  • Department / Central Institute
    Department of Cooperative Studies

Degree programme

Whether by land, sea or air, industrial products need to be transported from A to B and require the services of a logistics specialist. As one of the most important export economies, Germany is becoming increasingly reliant on the logistics branch and experts to staff it. Those hoping to work in the growing sector need a talent for rganization,
a detailed theoretical knowledge of the branch and a deep practical experience of the challenges which they will face. Graduates of this degree programme are equipped with the detailed Business Administration knowledge with which to face the challenges posed by the international environment in which they will work. Th ey also study the selected specialisms pertaining to the planning, management and control of goods and information flows within the logistics chain. Questions of logistics are always considered within the context of market and legal requirements and are applied to the development of logistics strategies to design the programmes and control mechanisms required by each sector. The optimum combination of theory and practice within a cooperative studies degree programme acts as a guarantee for up-todate practical knowledge and employability.

Professional field

The degree course qualifi es its graduates to assume a range of commercial and generic management roles in logistics organizations (hauliers, CEP operators, railway companies and airlines and harbour managers etc.) recycling and disposal operators; Management Consultants for the Logistics industry and Transport and Environmental Management companies. Industrial and trading companies also provide a warm welcome to graduates of this programme.

Degree structure

In addition to the comprehensive grounding in the core issues of Business Administration, this degree programme provides the opportunity to focus on the core areas of Logistics and Haulage.

Study and internships abroad can be completed in the fifth theory semester and during the practical phases.

In addition to the generalist Business Administration issues covered in the programme (Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, Law etc.) the programme also covers:

  • Logistics, Transportation and Storage Management
  • International Freight Traffic and the Logistics Services Market
  • Transport Geography and Transport Policy
  • Operative and Strategic Logistics Planning
  • Logistic Controlling and Supply-Chain Monitoring
  • Insurance
  • Traffic and Customs Law
  • Quality and Disposal Management
  • Information and Communications Technology

Students will also deal with the specific implications of globalization for the Logistics sector by considering the international aspects of the programme and integrating business-focussed Foreign Language training.

  • University entrance qualification or an entrance qualification for a University of Applied Sciences
  • Study agreement with a partner company

Those interested in a dual study program do not apply to the HWR Berlin but directly to the dual partners using the partner database on our website. These partners select their future dual students from the applicants and conclude a study agreement with them.

Apply in time: Many companies select their dual students more than one year before the start of studies.

The cooperation partners of this study programme are listed at the end of this page.

Programmakkreditiert durch den Akkreditierungsrat

Fees and grants

  • Tuition fees


  • Semesterfee

    ca. € 300 per semester (incl. local transport semester ticket)

Division Director

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Fischer

Department of Cooperative Studies
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Fischer
Professorship for Business Informatics, especially Databases and Business Intelligence

Student advisory service

Department of Cooperative Studies
Personal counselling for dual study programmes

Office hours (without advance notice)
Thu 15.00 -17.00

Study counselling by telephone
Thu 14.00 -15.00

Partner companies

Name of the cooperation partner
Free places
Type of cooperation
Department of Cooperative Studies
Department of Cooperative Studies
Department of Cooperative Studies
Department of Cooperative Studies
Department of Cooperative Studies
Department of Cooperative Studies
Department of Cooperative Studies
Department of Cooperative Studies
Department of Cooperative Studies
Department of Cooperative Studies

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