Stenden University of Applied Sciences is merging with NHL University of Applied Sciences. Continue to the new course page on for the latest information. 

Stenden University of Applied Sciences is merging with NHL University of Applied Sciences. Continue to the new course page on for the latest information. 

University of Applied Sciences

International Logistics Management

(B Logistics Management (Economics))

Full-time Bachelor’s Degree

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In summary

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.


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
  • Sales Manager
  • Export Manager
  • Purchase Manager

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.

Second Year

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.

Third Year

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 Thailand, Qatar, Indonesia or South Africa. We refer to this part of the programme as the 'Grand Tour'.

Final Year

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!


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 verbal and written communication, conceptual thinking and English. You will chair meetings, take minutes, learn to think critically and come up with solutions together, which will give you the experience you need by the time you are ready to enter the job market.


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.

Additional information

To view the full course programme, please feel free to download the Logistics and Economics course catalogue.

Open Day

If you’re interested in learning more about the study programme International Logistics Management, be sure to attend our Open Day and find out what it’s really like to be a student at our university.



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.

Admission requirements

Academic Requirements

To be admitted to one of the Bachelor programs you have to meet certain admission requirements. Stenden University of Applied Sciences recognizes 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 programs 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 Centre.

Language Requirements

All non-EER 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 EER students are the same as for Dutch students. If your diploma is mentioned in this list the additional English language test is not required.

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 Stenden. The TOEFL institution code for Stenden is 9215.
  • Cambridge ESOL score CAE-C.

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


If you are aged 21 or older and would like to enrol, but do not currently meet the admission requirements, you are invited to register for the entrance examination.

For the 21+ test, you are required to pay €80.00 and this will be processed during your registration.

For more information contact iStudy (


Short Track 

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

Practical information


Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Course start

February and September

Application deadline

EU students: 17. January and 15. August
Non-EU students: 1. November and 31. May


Emmen, the Netherlands

Language of instruction



Kosten opleiding Logistics and Economics
types of fees amountperiod
tuition EU students€2,0062017/2018
tuition NON-EU students€7,9002017/2018
books and handouts€800 course

Please note: No additional financial contribution is required from students to obtain credits.

Stenden University of Applied Sciences and NHL University of Applied Sciences are merging. Would you like to start your studies in February? Then continue your application process on

Would you like to start your studies in September 2018? Then continue your application process on the new website You can apply now for academic year 18/19!