International Logistics Management

(B Logistics Management (Economics), Bachelor’s Degree (4 years), Full-time

Do you have a knack for organisation, excellent problem-solving skills and are you a confident decision-maker? Do you like to work independently and are you looking for a hands-on education? If your answer is ‘yes’, International Logistics Management could be just the programme you’re looking for!

  • Outstanding job prospects in international job markets.
  • Internship at companies such as Volkswagen Emden, IKEA and international logistics companies.
  • Pioneer in research on Green Logistics to give businesses a sustainable corporate advantage.​
  • Study in Emmen, the city that inspired the creation of Bluetooth technology.
  • Learn all about production, the flow of goods, planning and scheduling, and storage and transport.



  • Bachelor of Science

Study start

  • February
  • September


  • Emmen


  • English

Standard duration

4 years


This course amounts to a total of 240 ECTS


  • EU students (per year)€2,083
  • NON-EU students (per year)€8,150
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Application deadlines

EU: 17 January/15 August
Non-EU: 1 November/31 May


Graduates in International Logistics Management have excellent career prospects in their chosen field. Fields of employment include the corporate sector, the government and non-profits.

Every day is different

As a logistics manager, you will enjoy a high level of responsibility in a job that is never the same from one day to the next. With your professional knowledge, you will make sure that key business processes such as storage, transport, planning, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the flow of goods go off without a glitch, or you may be responsible for managing a production department.

Careers open to you after graduation include:

  • Logistics Manager
  • Planner/Scheduler
  • Purchase Manager

Admission requirements

Academic Requirements

To be admitted to one of the bachelor programmes you have to meet certain admission requirements. NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences recognises the following general international qualifications: 

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or European Baccalaureate Diploma
  • High School diploma from an accredited institution
  • Four GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level passes (final grade A, B or C) and two ‘AS’ level passes. These six passes combined must all be in different subjects.
  • Associate, Bachelor or Master Degree

Furthermore, some of our bachelor programmes demand additional entry requirements. These can be found in the list of admissible diplomas. If your diploma is not mentioned in this list, please contact our Information and Registration Center.


If you are aged 21 or older and would like to enrol at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, but do not currently meet the admission requirements, you are invited to register for the entrance examination. 

For more information, please contact the admissions office at

All non-EEA applicants are required to submit an English proficiency test with their application. Exceptions are made for students, who have had their preparatory education in a country where English is the official working and educational language. The language requirements for EEA students are the same as for Dutch students. If your diploma is listed here, the additional English language test is not required.

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences accepts three kinds of official language tests: IELTS, TOEFL and the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.

  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 for each skill).
  • TOEFL 550 (paper based), 213 (computer-based) and 80 (internet based). Original test results must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to NHL Stenden. The TOEFL institution code for NHL Stenden is 9215.
  • Cambridge ESOL score FCE-C (169, or higher).
  • TOEIC 670 (Listening and Reading) and 290 (Speaking and Writing).

View the comparison between the different scores.

Please note: If you do not have the appropriate level, it is possible to enrol in our English Preparatory Language Course.


Short Track

Did you previously follow a programme in the field of Logistics, or do you have experience in this area? Then you can qualify for a shorter programme. For more information, please contact

About the course

The International Logistics Management course focuses on marketing, production, logistics processes, internal organisation, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and purchasing. You will be trained as a specialist in these areas over the course of the four-year programme.

First Year

Introduction to the industry

The first year is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in your chosen field. The course reviews all aspects of the logistics process, ranging from marketing, production and logistics to internal organisation and procurement. The varied curriculum provides you with the solid basis you need to make successful progress.

Orientation Year: You learn to work independently, make decisions, assume responsibility, further develop your social skills, and build networks.

Central themes
Logistics design, organisation and logistic flows, process control and chain management.

Logistics, marketing, warehouse, transport, operations management, stock, purchase, supply chain management.



Research, written and oral communication, ICT, intercultural, sustainability, languages, advise 

More in-depth study

In your second year, you will develop more focused and detailed knowledge, building on what you have learned so far. You will learn about issues related to HR management, procurement, business economics and international logistics, as well as the mechanics of the logistics process from raw materials to the end product. You will learn to apply your knowledge to solve complex issues and work on assignments in small groups.


You learn to work in multidisciplinary teams and are able to not only reproduce knowledge but apply it as well. By the end of your second year, you will operate at the level of an assistant logistics specialist.

Central themes
The occurrence, the process, the chain, the network.

General economics and business economics, disaster relief management, management and ethics, human resource management, international law, procurement, sustainable logistics, AO and ERP, E-logistics, international logistics, supply chain management, trade and globalisation.

Research, business conversations, ICT, inter-cultural, sustainability, languages, analysing data. 

Internship and practical experience

Your internship will let you apply your knowledge and experience. It also gives you an idea of the various careers out there and helps you discover your best fit. You have the option to complete part of your course at one of our international campuses in Indonesia (Bali), Qatar, South Africa, or Thailand. We refer to this part of the programme as the 'Grand Tour'.

You can choose one of these minors:

  • Green Logistics 1 contains the courses: Green biobased in the Supply Chain, Green Logistics, Green Awareness and Business Models, Green Business Ethics and Law, Effective Project Management 1, Green Procurement
  • Green Logistics 2 contains the courses: Effective Project management 2, Green Marketing & Strategy, Green Quality & Reporting, Green Economics 


Final stage

In your fourth year, you will be taking on a practical final-year project, focusing on a specific problem. You will conduct this project at a business or organisation, which could end up becoming your future employer!

During your final year, you work on a practical logistics assignment, which contains: Chain: Innovation and Change, Management, Leadership, Change Management, Improvement Methods, Supply Chain Innovation, Logistics Consultancy.


In your third year, you will have the option to specialise by taking a number of minors: these are electives in which you focus on a specific subject or expand your knowledge by taking an additional subject. This allows you to truly take charge of your education by ‘customising’ your course.


During your studies, you can participate in a research group that studies current issues in the field and in various academic and scientific areas. This research may be conducted for our own lectureship: Green Logistics. Research queries can include subjects like sustainable transport, sustainable chain management, the biobased economy and service logistics.

International Opportunities

Problem Based Learning

Problem-based learning (PBL) is a style of active learning in which you learn by solving problems, as well as develop your practical abilities, including cultural skills, management skills, and meeting and presentation skills. To round out the course, you will take classes in a foreign modern language The language of instruction at the International Hospitality Management Programme for all classes, coursework and projects is English. Additionally, you will be allotted a second language from a shortlist you submit prior to your second year.The second foreign language can be French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Russian or Chinese.

Design Based Education

All NHL Stenden programmes are working towards a system of Design Based Education (DBE), which puts co-creation with professionals in the field front and centre. You will be working in small teams of students, teachers, researchers, and industry professionals.