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Information for International Students

Since the courses offered by the chair are taught in english, international students are welcome to participate in our lectures, seminars and projects. Please note that participation in master courses is reserved primarily for master students.

 

Bachelor seminars

Learning objectives


The participants should learn to understand, point out and evaluate design and planning contexts in the transport industry as well as to develop their own proposals for solutions.

Contents

  •     Classification in business administration
  •     Modes of transport and their importance for logistics
  •     Goals and planning contexts
  •     Cooperation and competition in the transport industry
  •     Sustainability and safety
  •     Connections to supply chain management and meso logistics

General information

VAK number: 07-B37-5-15-05

Credit Points: 6 CP

This course is regularly held in the winter semester.

 

Learning objectives


Students are able to recognize relevant business problem areas in logistics and to work on them in a solution-oriented manner. They will also acquire research skills and be able to apply them in interactive group processes.

Contents

Information on the current project will be published via Stud.IP.

General Information

VAK number: 07-B37-5-15-10

Credit Points: 12 CP

The course takes place regularly in the winter semester.

Learning objectives

 

  •     Organize the transportation of goods over thousands of miles
  •     Understand the trade-offs between different modes of transportation
  •     Ensure goods are properly packaged for the journey (safety measures imposed + regulations)
  •     Understanding the risks to the goods during transportation in order to insure them
  •     Minimize risks associated with international payment by selecting the right payment currency or hedging strategy
  •     Ensuring goods are shipped with the proper paperwork for customs clearance in the destination country
  •     Thoroughly defining who, between them and the foreign counterpart, is responsible for what aspects and what documents, according to the security measures to prevent damage, of the trip

Contents

  •     International transportation, trade and infrastructure
  •     International logistics, SCM and network optimization
  •     International air transportation
  •     International road and rail transport
  •     International maritime transport
  •     Trade and customs procedures Regulations, uncertainty and control
  •     Case studies, presentations & discussion

General Information

VAK number: 07-B37-5-15-15

Credit Points: 6 CP

The course is held regularly in the summer semester.

Contents

Accompanying seminar for the bachelor thesis in the professional focus "Logistics".

 

General information

VAK-Nummer: 07-B37-6-26-20

The course is held regularly in the summer and winter semester.

Master seminars

Learning objectives


Students gain insight into selected problem areas of supply chain management and develop specific solution options based on theoretical concepts. The use of case studies allows the transfer of conceptual problems into a real business context. Students are able to identify and solve typical problem areas. They are able to practically apply the logistic theory and method repertoire. Through the presentation of their own solutions, the individual ability to reflect is increased.

Contents

  •     Decision making and decision competencies for supply chain management
  •     International supply chain management
  •     Complexity of the supply chain
  •     Business Process Reengineering
  •     Decision analysis

General Information

VAK number: 07-M37-7-01

Credit Points: 6CP

The module takes place regularly in the winter semester.

Learning objectives


Students will be equipped to recognize and analyze the dynamic structures of global value chains. Students will be able to evaluate different options for the organization and management of international logistics systems.

Contents

  •     Logistics concepts and SCM
  •     Organization and development of global supply networks
  •     Interorganizational relationship management in global supply chains
  •     Development of global supplier strategies and supplier networks
  •     Information systems in logistics and standard applications
  •     Logistics service providers
  •     Logistics as a competitive factor

General information

VAK number: 07-M37-7-03

Credit Points: 6CP

The module takes place regularly in the summer semester.

Learning objectives


In the advanced seminar, students deal with established and current specialist articles from high-ranking scientific journals. The students are able to critically analyze the scientific discussion in the field of logistics in terms of content and methodology, to present their own approaches and to conduct a critical reflection.

Contents

In the context of the advanced seminar, topics from logistics research are discussed in terms of content and analyzed methodically. This is intended to provide an overview of the broad scientific field of logistics. Presentations and discussions by the students are intended to enhance their ability to engage in scientific discourse.

General Information

VAK number: 07-M37-7-04

Credit Points: 6CP

The module takes place regularly in the summer semester.

Learning Objectives


Students will be able to gain in-depth knowledge in many aspects such as technology, research, problem solving and management and will be enabled to recognize the societal consequences of proposed solutions as well as interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. Related to the circumstances of each professional experience, the main objective of the project report is to document the results of a team-based development of the solution within a defined problem area. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the characteristics and specifics of a project in the professional world and will be able to improve their experience in handling and managing such projects.

Contents

This course is based on a group project. The main idea is to participate as a group and work on different sectors or topics within a real industry project scenario. The topics will change every year depending on current problems from industry or current topics within research projects.

General Information

VAK number: 07-M37-7-05-03

Credit Points: 12 CP

The module takes place regularly in the summer semester.