International Logistics Management

Course Information
  • Subject: Business, Logistics
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Type of Degree: BBA
  • Cost: EUR 1,984 2016/2017

*Please note the location of this programme is in Emmen, the Netherlands.*

This programme prepares students for the field of Logistics and Economics. Within this broad professional field the main focus is on process optimization in organizations and chains. Students are expected to be interested in subjects such as trade, economics, purchasing, business economics and administration, business processes, marketing and legal aspects of logistics. International Logistics Management is one of the best programmes in its field in the Netherlands according to the Higher Education Choice Guide (October 2011)

Logistics Management is a broad professional field in which economically oriented logistics expert focuses on process optimization in organizations and chains.

What can I become?

A bachelor degree in International Logistics Management will enable students to take on the management of essential business processes. Students can oversee aspects such as the optimal flow of goods, planning, warehousing and transport, or manage a production department. International Logistics Management is a programme with a national or international future. Companies, government authorities and non-profit organisations require graduates with a degree in logistics. The Netherlands is proud of its reputation of a healthy environment for investment for international companies and its role as logistic hub in Europe

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“I’d always wanted to take over my father’s transport company. I now run it with my sister. Planning, estimations, management: I can fill in anywhere. The Logistics and Economics programme has given me an extremely broad background, so if I need to, I can organise everything from A to Z.”

Jaap Wigchers, owner of Wigchers Internationaal Transport B.V.

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There is a significant high demand for International Logistics Management graduates, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Graduates are provided with job opportunities such as:

  • Logistics manager planning, steering and coordinating the processes within a company in order to keep quality high but costs low whilst ensuring goods are moved and stored efficiently.
  • Planner responsible for the correct and timely delivery of orders, managing the stock, monitoring the transport costs and planning and liaising with carriers.
  • Sales managerresponsible for the sale of products and services and in charge of a sales team (made up of sales representatives), often working closely with the marketing department.
  • Export manager,usually within a large export company, concerned with the purchasing and sales of products abroad; buying products in, finding overseas purchasers and then delivering the products smoothly.
  • Purchasing managerresponsible for a company’s purchasing policy, possessing astute commercial insights and knowledge into how the company and the market operates so as to be able to determine appropriate purchasing strategies.

These are of course just a few examples. Some students get jobs as production mangers or logistics consultants, working either for a company or freelance.

The programme: what can you expect?

The Logistics and Economics programme comprises two phases, namely the propaedeutic year (the 1st year) and the main phase. During the propaedeutic year, students will be introduced to the various aspects of the logistics process, from marketing, production and logistics to internal organisation and purchasing. Students will develop skills in logistics, communications and commerce – in short, a diverse range of subjects.

Practical experience

The knowledge gained in the first year forms the basis for the main phase of the programme. The subsequent 3 years are spent delving further into the propaedeutic subjects, for instance through projects investigating the logistics process from raw material to final product. Throughout the entire programme students will often work in small groups on real business cases, bringing theory and practice together in a challenging and enjoyable way.


Graduation within a company

The main phase of the programme includes an internship. It forms an important part of the course, enabling students to apply their knowledge and experience to practice. Rewarding and enlightening, the internship is excellent preparation for a career, giving the chance to find out about the various professions and positions in the sector and discover what profession would be most suitable to pursue a career in. The programme finishes with a practical final project centred round a particular problem. This is undertaken within a company or organisation – possibly even a future employer.

Minors play an important role in gaining further depth and specialising in a specific field of interest. Within logistics management, students can follow minors such as:

  • Green logistics
  • International transport

Programme start dates

You can start this programme in either September or February

Location: Emmen, the Netherlands


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