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Bachelor's degree program in Logistics (B.A.)

Logistics has developed rapidly, especially in recent years, and has produced new offerings for a global, networked economy. This change as well as the scientific discussion of the underlying concepts occupy a broad space in the curriculum of the study program. In particular, the increased importance of information logistics, especially the use of the Internet (eBusiness), is taken into account. Process-oriented thinking and the use of ERP systems for handling logistics processes are further current topics. Changes in internal logistics through integrated material flow systems are addressed in independent courses.

The logistics degree program aims to meet the emerging demand for qualified logisticians and logistics managers and imparts the knowledge necessary for the diverse job profile of the logistician, emphasizing business management and information technology training content. Building on basic theoretical knowledge, the program teaches the analytical skills required in practice to master complex tasks in a methodical and goal-oriented manner.

Exercises integrated into courses, critical discussion of application examples in seminars, and reflection on what has been learned using case studies are therefore an essential part of the program. Project work, case studies and guest lectures are intended to underpin the practical relevance of the course content and give students the opportunity to test what they have learned in terms of its practical suitability.

Our USPs

Our bachelor's degree program in logistics offers the following special features:

High-quality studies with application-oriented teaching

Teaching of business soft skills relevant to success   during studies

Numerous Practice Guest Lectures each semester.

Action-oriented teaching formats in close cooperation with well-known companies

Interdisciplinary study program for a broad view of operationally relevant issues

Fact Sheet - Logistics (B.A.)

We have compiled everything you need to know for your decision-making process on the following fact sheet:

Duration of studies5 semesters + 1 semester abroad/internship and Bachelor thesis, full-time
Commencementtwice a year, in each case for the winter & summer semester
Application deadlineJuly 15/January 15 of the year in which you wish to begin your studies
Start of studiesend of September/ middle of March
LanguagesGerman and English

Course of studies

Semester 1
  • General Business Administration
  • Business Mathematics
  • Accounting and cost accounting
  • Law
  • Human resources and marketing
  • Business Information Systems

Semester 2

  • Investment and Financing
  • Accounting and taxation
  • Statistics and Operations Research
  • Economics
  • Basic Business Skills

Semester 3

  • Introduction to Management Techniques and Business Law
  • Production Logistics
  • Distribution Logistics
  • Advanced Business Skills
  • Scientific work

Semester 4

  • Elective module
  • ERP Systems and Logistics
  • Process and Project Management
  • International Business Skills
  • Supply Chain Simulation

Semester 5

  • Procurement Management and Logistics Controlling
  • Logistics Applications
  • Transport Logistics
  • E-Business and Supply Chain Management

Semester 6

  • Abroad/Internship and Bachelor Thesis
DegreeBachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Study contents in the Bachelor Logistics

Interdisciplinarity in all facets
The curriculum of the Bachelor's program - Logistics - is structured in an interdisciplinary way. The understanding of logistics taught is holistic and provides you with action approaches for a general logistics view.

In addition to the theoretically sound transfer of knowledge and the consistent practical relevance, the development of key qualifications such as global or internationally oriented thinking and acting, team, communication and social competence through content and methods is a central concern of our study program. Dealing with diversity aspects as well as with unstructured situations and dynamic change requirements are further competencies that are of particular importance in a globalized world and are therefore integrated into the study program concept.

Content implementation
As a student in the Bachelor's program - Logistics - you will be introduced to the complex issues of logistics step by step. First, you will learn the basics of business administration before specializing in the core subjects in semesters three, four and five. You will be able to apply the knowledge you have acquired in a playful way by means of a business game in the fourth semester in the management of a complex supply chain. In parallel, the accompanying skills are taught, such as presentation or language skills. Furthermore, due to the increasing share of seminars over the semesters, the teaching shifts from the classical transfer of knowledge in lectures (in the basics) to active learning in small groups. The strong project and application orientation is a specific feature of the course. It is found above all in the modules in which logistics competencies and methodological knowledge are taught. The course of studies is oriented towards the competence of a logistician in a responsible position (specialist or management career) and includes the classic partial competences - specialist competence, methodological competence, social competence and personal competence. They are thus prepared step by step for complex logistical tasks in a globalized corporate reality.

Globalization and logistics
Globalization means that foreign language skills play a central role in logistics. These are taught in the modules BLO240 (Basic Business Skills), BLO330 (Advanced Business Skills) and BLO430 (International Business Skills). By distributing the modules over different semesters, you will acquire foreign language skills that accompany your studies and increase in content and demand. This includes subject-specific vocabulary and the application in intercultural communication situations.

In order to acquire language skills and to prepare for a stay abroad or an internship abroad, which you can complete in the 6th semester, our university offers language courses in English as well as courses for learning foreign languages (e.g. French or Spanish), which you can take additionally. In terms of content, students receive support from staff members of the study program in planning a stay abroad.

Your Support Offer
In addition, the Department of Services & Consulting also offers numerous voluntary events to improve English communication skills. This brings together students from all majors as well as exchange students. This mix of different language skills coupled with the informal interaction of the language allows for the expansion of language skills and has a positive impact on overall social skills.

Admission requirements - Logistics (B.A.)

The Bachelor's degree program - Logistics - is subject to local admission restrictions (NC procedure). In accordance with the applicable examination regulations, students are entitled to study if they have a university entrance qualification within the meaning of Section 65 (1) and (2) HochSchG and have not lost their entitlement to take examinations for this degree program. A detailed description of which educational certificates entitle students to study for a Bachelor's degree in Logistics can be found here.

In addition to the formal admission requirements mentioned above, applicants should generally have the following general study requirements:

  • a good general education,
  • a good knowledge especially in economic and mathematical subjects,
  • an interest in business issues and working in the logistics industry.

After you have familiarized yourself with the Bachelor's program - Logistics - and have decided to study at our university, your path begins with the application.

If you still have questions about the application modalities, the following contact persons are at your disposal:

Applications from the Federal Republic of Germany

Contact Application Management
Ms. Kerstin Brückner

University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen
Student Service Center
Application Management

Ernst-Boehe-Str. 4
67059 Ludwigshafen

  A 27
  + 49 (0) 621 / 5203-130
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Applications from abroad

Contact Application Management International
Ms. Johanna Weber

Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences
International Affairs Department

Ernst-Boehe-Str. 4
67059 Ludwigshafen

  A 202
  + 49 (0) 621 / 5203-453

Our interdisciplinary team

The world of logistics is multifaceted - just like the profiles of our team.

With six dedicated logistics professors in the Department of Services & Consulting, we cover a broad range of services from transport, contract logistics and supply chain management to current issues of digitalization, business models, change leadership and drive technologies.

Our team of professors from the fields of business informatics, business law, and marketing and corporate management completes our interdisciplinary team in the bachelor's program in logistics. Lecturers for special tasks, such as business ethics or cross-cultural management, as well as experienced managers and experts from renowned companies from various industries complete our team in the Bachelor of Logistics program in the form of lecturers or exciting practical guest speakers.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Müller

Head of Bachelor Logistics

Teaching areas
Knowledge management



Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Stefan Bongard

Professorship for Business Administration and Logistics


Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Stefan Iskan

Professorship for Logistics and Business Informatics,
esp. Automotive Supply Chain Management and Digitalization

Head of Master Logistics



Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Sabine Scheckenbach

Logistics and Process Management



Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Joachim Schmidt

Professorship for Business Administration, in particular Logistics



Module Handbook

General Examination Regulations (APO)


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Müller

Head of Bachelor Logistics

Teaching areas
Knowledge management