Logistics (Master)

Brief overview

DegreeMaster of Science (M. Sc.)
DepartmentMünster School of Business
SiteMünster
Special type of studyfull-time
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study4 semesters
Semester fee€ 276,21 / semester

Requirements and application

Admissions restrictions No local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementThe pre-study placement can be split into a maximum of two blocks lasting at least four weeks each. Relevant apprenticeships and professional activities count towards this time. A relevant practical stage of an equivalent duration completed in the course of your undergraduate degree will be recognised as proof if it took place in the second half of the degree programme. The time spent preparing for an application-oriented final thesis can also count towards this time if it was undertaken outside of academia. Your practical experience must be verified upon enrolment.
Additional entrance requirements

First professional degree:
You will need an undergraduate degree in a business or engineering subject with an overall grade of ‘good’ (2.5) or better.

Aptitude test:
You must take a test to establish your aptitude for this degree programme. Please apply directly to the department in order to take part in the aptitude test. The closing date for applications is 15 June.


Knowledge of a foreign language:
You must also prove that you have a sufficient knowledge of English. This can be demonstrated by showing that you have passed a TOEFL test or an equivalent qualification.
ApplicationThe closing date for applying for the aptitude test is 15 June. Apply directly to the department. Once you have passed the aptitude test, apply online to enrol at Münster University of Applied Sciences by 15 August.

Detailed description of the degree programme

Modern logistics involves the planning, implementation, management and control of materials, information and value flows. For this reason, logistics experts must not only be able to recognise technical and economic problems, but also to analyse them. Only then can they improve processes within a company, or develop new ones. Our Master’s programme will prepare you optimally for these multifaceted challenges.

Objectives

Modern logistics involves the planning, implementation, management and control of materials, information and value flows. For this reason, logistics experts must not only be able to recognise technical and economic problems, but also to analyse them. Only then can they improve processes within a company, or develop new ones. Our Master’s programme will prepare you optimally for these multifaceted challenges.

Occupational fields

The Master’s degree will qualify you to take on highly specialised and managerial responsibilities in logistics – a high-tech sector of the economy with major growth potential and top career opportunities.

Content and course sequence

Our degree programme includes lectures from Münster School of Business as well as from the departments of mechanical engineering and civil engineering. Teaching begins with core subjects such as Infrastructure and Transport, Process and Project Management, Operations Research, and Technical Foundations (Materials Handling). The introductory integration module in Principles of Logistics ensures that you will get off to a good start on the programme, even if you do not have a strong background in the field.

In the second and third semesters, you will develop your profile in a targeted manner by enhancing your knowledge in selected areas, such as business and logistics law, procurement and distribution logistics, or production and disposal logistics. You will also gain further experience in technical logistics, logistics controlling, and information logistics. In addition, you will continue to enhance your skills in IT and processes. At the same time, in methodology seminars you will learn to work in a research-based way, using English as the academic language. During the semester, you will join a team of four to five students to tackle a specific task within a logistics project at a company from one of a variety of sectors.

At the start of the fourth semester, you will tackle a complex simulation, including the development of tools, enabling your team to apply the knowledge you have learned. This is followed by the Master’s thesis which, thanks to our industry contacts, you will be able to complete at a company.

Why choose us

  • Industry contacts

The Master’s programme itself was initiated by four foundation-owned businesses: Fiege Holding Stiftung & Co. KG, Jungheinrich AG, SSI Schäfer Noell GmbH and Vaillant GmbH & Co. KG. In 2012, the programme was integrated into the Institute of Process Management and Logistics (IPL), which maintains numerous industry contacts.

  • A real-world education

You will have the opportunity to engage with people in the field during the course of presentations, field trips or lecture series. This will enable you to gain insight into professional logistics practice and to find out what companies will expect from you in the future.

All students are given the opportunity to obtain a licence to operate a forklift.

  • Excellent supervision

At our department, professors and students work together in partnership. Moreover, by including issues from the business world at all times, we are constantly updating and optimising our course content.