Logistics Management

4 Jahre
1. September. (Studiengänge mit Studienbeginn Februar)
Für alle angehenden Studenten mit einem deutschen Abschluss reicht entweder die Allgemeine Hochschulreife (Abitur) oder der schulische Teil der Fachhochschulreife (Fachabitur). Weitere Informationen hierzu gibt es auf buas.nl.
2168.00 € / Jahr

The regular application deadline (1 May) for new students will be extended to 1 June.

Worum geht's im Studium

Do you see to it that iPads make it onto store shelves in time? Do you prevent hospitals having long waiting lists? Or are you in charge of visitor flows at an airport? Everything is possible!

Logistics is about organising and planning flows of goods, information and people in a time-effective manner and at lowest possible costs, taking into account sustainability issues. The Logistics Management programme focuses on economic and financial aspects of logistics.

Studying Logisitcs Management

Year 1

In the first year you will learn what logistics means for various sorts of companies, what differences there are between companies and how you can survey all the logistics processes in a company or organisation. So you will become acquainted with subjects such as supply and purchasing management, law and transport management. For this purpose you will follow lectures, seminars, training sessions or guest lectures which are often linked to a group assignment. In the first year excursion week you will see how logistics is applied in all sorts of companies; you will see the theory from the preceding weeks in actual practice – an eye opener! Because logistics is an international specialisation, considerable attention is paid to logistics in an international context.

Year 2

In the second year there is more freedom of choice. You will expand your knowledge of logistics by becoming acquainted with intermodal transport, manufacturing systems and automation techniques. In addition to this expansion of knowledge, at the end of the year you can gain in-depth knowledge with a specific accent:

  • Supply management: the right number of goods or services being available at the right moment.
  • Production logistics: coordinating, monitoring and optimising the production process.
  • Transport: transporting products or services in a safe, quick, sustainable and as inexpensive manner as possible from supplier to client.
  • Warehousing: the optimisation of the setup of warehouses. Care logistics: processes in the care sector concerning the optimal flows of goods (equipment and medicines), information and people (patients and visitors).
  • Event logistics: coordinating, monitoring and optimising logistics processes regarding events.

Year 3

In the third year, working in professional practice and studying at Breda University of Applied Sciences are alternated. You will go on a work placement twice for a period of three months each at, for example, a production company, trading enterprise, hospital or transport company. For the work placement you can opt for the same accent as for the specific theme in the second year, but you can also explore a different area of logistics. Examples of work placement assignments are:

  • Improving the customer service at a transport company.
  • Carrying out an analysis of a fleet of vehicles.
  • Carrying out an analysis of the flows of goods or visitors.
  • Setting up a purchasing plan.
  • Designing the setup of a warehouse.

You will preferably carry out the second work placement abroad. In the term in between the two work placement periods you will work at school on gaining in-depth knowledge as far as contents are concerned about the logistics subject area. In this, attention will be paid to the various supply chains, e-commerce and entrepreneurship.

Year 4

At the start of the fourth year you will follow a minor: an in-depth minor in which you will further specialise in the subject area, or you will otherwise take a look just outside the limits of your subject area by following a minor to broaden your perspectives. In the second half of the fourth year you will carry out a graduation assignment for a company or organisation with complex logistical flows, for example. Once again you can opt for sectors where you undertook your work placement in the third year or otherwise a totally different area of logistics.

Examples of graduation assignments are carrying out research into the changing a mode of transport, improving the supply chain, the introduction of automation processes or the application of supply models. You will write a graduation thesis about this assignment which you will defend during the exam.

After Study

Get a job

Graduates are equipped to fill a range of positions, such as purchase manager, logistics manager, supply chain manager, project manager or advisor at (inter)national:

  • transport companies
  • wholesale companies
  • retailers
  • manufacturers
  • ICT companies
  • multinationals
  • commercial enterprises
  • consultancy firms

Please be aware of the fact that many graduates start at the bottom of the career ladder - in assistant positions - and work their way up to management positions.

In HBO Monitor 2018 (an independent guide containing a systematic quality comparison of study programmes in higher education) you can find an indication of the labour market prospects for recent graduates (average starter salary and percentage of unemployed among recent graduates). For the Logistics Engineering programme, the starter salary of recent graduates amounts to €14,42 per hour before tax. A year and a half after graduation, approximately 100% of the graduates have found a job of which 88% on a Bachelor’s level.

Obtain a Master´s Degree

Once you have earned your bachelor's degree, you may choose to continue your studies at Breda University of Applied Sciences with the brand new master’s programme Master Leadership in Supply Chain Management. This study programme will start in September 2020.


Breda University of Applied Sciences
Mgr. Hopmansstraat 2
4817 JT Breda

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