Cologne

Logistics and Retail (B.A.) - part-time

Course duration:
8 semester 
Course start:
summer and winter semesters 
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts 
Language:
German 
Credits:
180 according to ECTS 
Fees:
275 Euro / Month*
The course is recognised and accredited by the state.
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Logistics is one of the most important sectors of the German economy – every industry is reliant on logistics in one way or another.
Lectures usually take place on two evenings of the week and on Saturdays.

Degree course content

During the part-time Bachelor’s study program, students study and acquire valuable knowledge, methodological skills, and related concepts from the following areas:

  • Sustainable Transport Management
  • Human Resources Management, Organisational and Operational Planning
  • Sustainable Retail Management
  •  Marketing and Market Research
  • Logistics Network Management
  • Transport and Competition Law
  • Online Retail
  • Technical Logistics

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Main subject areas

The following majors are offered on the Logistics and Retail study program:

  • International Logistics Management
  • International Retail Management

 Interdisciplinary options

Students can specialize and acquire further training based on their professional and personal interests. They can select both of their majors from the modules on their own study program or choose one major from another part-time study program. This enables them to tailor their studies to suit their needs and their current/future professional qualifications.

The following majors are also available:

  • Controlling
  • International Management
  • Communications and Agency Management
  • Live Communication
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing, Advertising, and Media Psychology
  • Online Management
  • Organizational Psychology and Consultancy
  • Human Resources Psychology
  • Sales Management

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Career opportunities

The part-time Bachelor’s study program in Logistics and Retail offers a very good interdisciplinary basis that will equip its graduates to meet the requirements of modern logistics and retail companies. Logistics and retail are key sectors of the German and international economies. In recent years, the logistics sector has assumed more and more industrial tasks. A variety of qualifications offer graduates a diverse and very interesting range of career and development opportunities in logistics, wholesale, retail, and manufacturing companies, infrastructure and transport management, and business consulting:

  • Supply chain manager
  • Retail manager
  • Infrastructure manager
  • Dispatch manager
  • Head of logistics
  • Store manager
  • Branch manager
  • Business consultant

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Entrance requirements

To be admitted to a degree course at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, applicants must prove that they have the necessary qualifications (university entrance qualification). These need to be demonstrated as follows:

  • general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) - entitlement to study at all universities in every German state, or
  • subject-related higher education entrance qualification - entitlement to study in the corresponding specialist field and in the German state as given in the certificate, or
  • university entrance qualification certificate - entitlement to study at a technical university or to attend a phased study course at a university in the German state as given in the certificate.

University applicants who have acquired a subject-related higher education entrance qualification or university entrance qualification certificate in which a German state other than Hesse stands should contact us by phoning the free information hotline at 0 800 / 3 400 400 - we will be glad to help you and look forward to receiving your call!

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Application procedure

You can apply via the Hochschule Fresenius online applicant portal. This is a quick and easy way to apply for your preferred study program or training.

All information about the application procedure is available in the online applicant portal.
Applicants must submit all of the following documents by uploading them to the online applicant portal:

  • Guided statement of motivation (available to download from the applicant portal)
  • Optional: References (e.g. certificates and appraisals for social engagement)
  • Signed CV in table form
  • Declaration of consent (available to download from the applicant portal)
  • Health insurance certificate or exemption certificate if applicable (download)
  • Copy of personal identification (front and back)
  • Recent photo for student ID
  • Optional: Record of achievement (only if previous studies are to be credited)
  • Optional: For business training already completed or completed in the first semester
  • IHK certificate or training contract (starts in 2nd semester) (link to list of traineeships)
  • Optional: Non-business training: Final transcript or training contract (starts in 1st semester)

Certified copy by post:

  •     University entrance qualification (“Abitur” certificate or equivalent documents)


We will of course provide a detailed leaflet about health and care insurance for students and an example of the insurance certificate required for you to show to your health insurance provider.

If you have any more questions, please call our free information hotline on 0 800 / 3 400 400. We will be happy to help and look forward to hearing from you.

If sections of your application are missing, you must state the reasons for this in the comments field in the online applicant portal and specify an expected submission date. If you have not yet obtained your university entrance qualification at the time of application (e.g. because you are currently completing your qualification (“Abitur”)), we would still like to receive your application. Please make a note of this in your application. Please send a certified copy of your university entrance qualification by post as soon as you receive it.

Hochschule Fresenius does not return documents to applicants. Please make sure to send only certified copies, and not the original documents.

Please send your application documents to the following address
Hochschule Fresenius
Reference: Application to [preferred location] (Cologne, Düsseldorf or Hamburg)
Im MediaPark 4c
50670 Cologne, Germany

Application deadlines
Summer semester: January 31
Winter semester: July 31

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Fees and financing options

Hochschule Fresenius is a privately run higher education institution whose programs are recognized but not funded by the state. Therefore, we must charge fees for our programs.

  • Cost: 275 EUR per month
  • Regular duration of study: 42 months*

(Subject to change)

This overview page provides a few example of financing options.

* The regular duration of study for our part-time study programs in Business Administration, Cultural Management, Logistics and Retail, Media and Communication Management, Business Psychology, and Business Law is reduced to seven semesters for students with recognized business training.

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Online application portal

Use the possibility to apply quickly and easily for the study path or training of your choice!

Apply now

Start of semester

Summer semester: March 1

Winter semester: September 1

Semester dates