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Wismar University (Germany)
MBA International Logistics and Trade

MBA International Logistics and Trade
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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

part time programme for professionals

international, in English & available worldwide

workshops in Berlin, Copenhagen & Barcelona

International Logistics and Trade

Trade and logistics are among the largest economic sectors worldwide. Business models and value chains are currently experiencing rapid change and digitisation is creating new opportunities for mobility. Networks are becoming more intensive, while markets and trade flows are shifting. In addition, modern logistics has to cope with new challenges due to the collapse in the global world order. Climate change is putting the logistics industry under considerable pressure to innovate. Anyone who wants to enter into management here needs years of industry experience and sound specialist knowledge.

The part-time MBA International Logistics and Trade prepares you in an optimally way for these challenges. It is international in its alignment, it sits at the interface between trade and logistics, it is in English and can be studied worldwide. Via the myWINGS online campus and the study app, for the first time, professionals from Europe, Asia, South Africa and Latin America, for example, can study together in a study group.

Internationally experienced professors and lecturers from Germany, Austria, Italy and India convey the teaching content via interactive video lectures and live tutorials. The attendance seminars also offer you the opportunity to expand your skills and your personal network. Bremenports provides the practical relevance. As the infrastructure manager of the global ports of Bremen and Bremerhaven, bremenports brings its first-hand expertise into teaching.

Robert Howe bremenports MBA International Logistics&Trade WINGS

Together with WINGS, a renowned distance learning provider, we have designed the first internationally oriented part-time course for the logistics industry.“

Robert Howe Managing Director at bremenports

 Winter semester 2024/2025

31 August 2024



Personal perspectives professional options

Logistics is a highly complex subject area and requires highly trained managers. Here, personalities are sought who will actively accompany the upcoming changes shaping the industry. With the MBA International Logistics and Trade you acquire the skills to recognise current global trends, to translate these into successful corporate strategies and to shape change. The MBA programme provides you with specialised knowledge to enable you to respond to tomorrow’s challenges of international trade and logistics in a targeted and successful manner.

If you are currently working as 

  • Business Development Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Key Account Manager Logistics and Trade
  • Category Manager
  • Organisational Development Manager
  • Manager Strategic and International Affairs
  • Controller
  • Projectmanager
  • Procurement and Purchasing Manager

this new MBA programme might be very interesting and challenging for you and for your further career in the fields of international logistics and trade management.

Learn all about Global Trade, Society and the Environment, International General & Strategic Management, International Economics, Trade Finance, International Supply Chain Management, Data Analytics and Statistics in Information Systems, Business Processes and New Business Models, Transition and Change Management.

Well-founded economic knowledge meets expertise that has been tried and tested in practice: The special focus of the MBA rests on the most important trend topics of the industry. Terms such as dematerialisation, digitisation and political defragmentation as well as sustainability are placed in a corporate-economic context. Learn more about the complex inter-dependencies and expand your methodological and leadership skills. Besides economic thinking, controlling, project and process management, today's transformation processes also require creativity, innovation and agility.

Upon successful completion, you will receive the international university degree “Master of Business Administration (MBA)” from the Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design. This will equip you for the international market and qualify you for a demanding management role. Anyone studying internationally today has the very best prospects of making a career in one of the world's largest industries.

Transportation routes

  • Trade - global value chains
  • Intermodal freight transport
  • Air freight
  • Shipping


  • Trade
  • Freight forwarding
  • Shipping lines
  • Terminal operators
  • Logistics companies
  • Freight forwarding
  • Ports and airports

System Accreditation

Like all of our distance learning courses, the MBA International Logistics and Trade is integrated into the processes of the internal quality management system for teaching and studies at Wismar University of Applied Sciences.  

Systemakkkreditierung | WINGS-Fernstudium

What does that mean to you?

By opting for the MBA International Logistics and Trade at Wismar University of Applied Sciences you are studying in a quality-assured and future-oriented manner, because the system accreditation applies to this study programme.

As an instrument of quality assurance, it ensures that the university has a quality management system which guarantees that the content, procedures, study feasibility, professional qualification and study conditions of all online and distance learning programmes are in accordance with the valid guidelines of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK), the Accreditation Council, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System and the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ESG).

The system accreditation guarantees the high quality of the study programmes and fulfils the requirements for the national and international recognition of the degrees. Another advantage: Since the university was tested as a complete system, all future online and distance learning courses are automatically accredited. Accreditation offers our students and their employers reliability regarding the quality of our study programmes.

System accreditation certificate

Wismar University (Germany)

The Wismar University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design is an advanced and innovative education and research institution looking back to over 100-years of academic excellence. It is an International University that is practice and business oriented with over 8,100 students studying both oncampus and through part-time. Every part-time student is officially enrolled at the Wismar University and extensively and individually supported by WINGS (Wismar International Graduation School), a subsidiary company of the Wismar University.

Wismar University | WINGS-Fernstudium

Due to several contacts in Europe, the Baltic region, America, Latin America, Asia and in particular South Africa, a variety of intercultural characteristics can be distinctively found in our research and teaching methods. Currently there are students from all over the world who are participating in our part-time programmes. With more than 5,200 part-time students, WINGS has become one of the leading providers of part-time programmes for professionals in Germany. The study programmes and certified further education for professionals are offered in the fields of economy, technology and design through which you can gain a higher public education degree such as a Bachelor’s, Diploma or Master’s.

Course contents "MBA International Logistics and Trade"

Bachelor graduates with 180 credit points have the opportunity to acquire a further 30 credits in order to be admitted in an additional semester containing the following modules (credits):

Additional Modules

  • Intercultural Studies (6)
  • Business Communication (6)
  • Business Simulation (4)
  • Transfer Project (10)
  • Excursion (4)

For further details just have a look at Admission Requirements.

Study organisation

With our flexible online MBA course International Logistics & Trade we offer you high-quality academic education using state-of-the-art multimedia communication and e-learning tools. Our Master‘s degree programme MBA International Logistics & Trade is taught in English and available worldwide.

Our professors at Wismar University of Applied Sciences and the particularly qualified lecturers from the business world with their practical experience are highly motivated to take you to your professional and academic goal. They design and lead your courses and thus guarantee the highest academic quality.

International workshops

At the end of each semester one workshop weekend takes place in the European cities of Berlin, Copenhagen and Barcelona. This is where you will apply the knowledge you have acquired and talk about your experiences with your fellow students. You will expand your personal network and have the opportunity to study topics in greater depth.

Examination locations in the online modules

You can choose from several examination days per semester. The examination days take place exclusively at weekends. You can take your examinations in the online modules flexibly at one of our 16 fixed examination locations in Germany and Austria

Prüfungsstandorte Onlinestudium | WINGS-Fernstudium

or worldwide at Goethe Institutes, partner universities, embassies or public institutions. If required, you are also allowed to complete the exams at other locations (after individual consultation with your course coordinator). 

Alternatively and depending on the respective module, examinations can be submitted as presentation, as group and project work on real case studies conducted via online meetings.

- flexible learning 24/7

Via Study App you always have your studies with you - interactive video lectures and audio films can be accessed online and offline around the clock. This lets you flexible study at any time of day, independent of location and internet. And: If you would like to repeat something, just take a look at the corresponding lecture part again.

Time schedule

The International Logistics & Trade MBA online learning programme will begin in the winter term with a joint online kick-off event. During the kick-off event, the content of the programme will be explained to you and you will be given important information on the organisational aspects of your studies.

This will be followed by the first self-study phase, during which you will be supported by online tutorials. These appointments consist of courses as video conferences in which our lecturers support you in your self-study and are available for your questions.

Each term ends with workshops which are attended in person, in which the content of the semester is summarised and condensed in various ways. The development of study logs and group work makes these weekends a particularly special experience. The international expansion of your personal and professional network is also an essential aspect of these events.

Our three workshops will take place in Spain (Barcelona), Denmark (Kopenhagen) and Germany (Berlin).

But of course we always adapt our workshops to the current developments to the constraints related to Covid 19 and have developed online alternatives if the situation does not allow presence workshops.

Forms of teaching

Formative for the MBA International Logistics & Trade is our innovative online study concept.

Asynchronous online study using an online module with chapter-by-chapter test questions and other interactive elements

  • Accompaniment of the module by synchronous live video tutorials with a trained tutor (contact instruction)

  • Self-study using a didactically prepared learning document and the asynchronous online module with examples / case studies

Our online study concept is based on the following four elements and will lead you flexibly to the desired success in your studies:

Online Campus & Study App

The study app is developed according to the latest technical standards and individually tailored to the online study MBA International Logistics & Trade. It forms the basis of your entire studies. You can use the app to book your online modules, download module documents as e-books and e-scripts and find out about events and schedules. In addition, you can edit case studies within your group within the platform.

Our online learning platform has a clear navigation structure and can be operated intuitively. In addition to a comprehensive video introduction, you will receive detailed training on the study app at the beginning of your distance learning course. The focus of knowledge transfer is on recorded, interactive online modules and lectures.

In the online lectures you will be taught the essential study contents and a comprehensive exam preparation is offered. The online modules offer the following features:

  • Video/sound recordings of the lecturer together with a presentation
  • Contents of teaching in chapters
  • Test questions/ knowledge test at the end of each chapter
  • intensive preparation for the exam via a separate chapter
  • Online lectures available as streams via app (online & offline)
  • Progress display: current performance status can be called up

Despite didactically well prepared online modules you will have questions and want to discuss them with fellow students or your lecturer. For this we offer at fixed dates live tutorials as video conferences which are led by the respective lecturer. These will be dedicated to specific chapters or topics of the online module according to your schedule. In addition, the dates are used to discuss your case studies. They are recorded and are also available to you as podcasts around the clock.


The online study MBA International Logistics & Trade allows you an above-average high degree of flexibility. But it also places special demands on your self-organisation. All appointments, attendance seminars, exams and online tutorials are part of your schedule, which is available in your calendar via app at any time. To give you an idea of your current performance level, we have integrated a motivating progress indicator for you.


As a distance-learning student on the MBA International Logistics & Trade (online) programme at Hochschule Wismar, the following platforms, libraries, literature / research tools and downloads are among those which are available to you.


  • Online study materials
  • Dates
  • Marks
  • Forums


  • Literature research
  • Online libraries



  • Personal data
  • Study certificates
  • Student card
  • Overviews of grades  Evidence
  • Examination management

Storage of personal documents


Free download of Microsoft products as a Hochschule Wismar student.

Student email address

IT Information
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Individual support

Our professors and coordinators will personally accompany you through your studies – your contacts will be available to you throughout your studies. Individual academic support is an essential pillar in our study concept and our coordinators always have an open door, to  give advice and support where needed.

Admission Requirements

We welcome applications from students of all nationalities. Given its specific character the programme is addressed to employees and interested parties of the international economy and logistics.

To be admitted to the part-time MBA programme International Logistics & Trade, the following requirements must be fulfilled:

Proof of appropriate English knowledge

Applicants whose­ native language is not English have to demonstrate, through appropriate proficiency examination, that they can complete­ their studies in English, e. g. TOEFL test with minimum certification of level C1.

We would be happy to check your individual admission requirements against the background of your personal situation.

All documents need to be written in English or German.

Partner bremenports

Well-founded economic knowledge meets know-how that has been tried and tested in practice: The special focus of the English language MBA International Logistics & Trade lies in the most important trend topics of the industry. Terms such as dematerialisation, digitisation and political defragmentation as well as sustainability are put into a corporate economic context.

WINGS Partner Bremenports
Robert Howe bremenports MBA International Logistics&Trade WINGS

Together with WINGS, a renowned distance learning provider, we have designed the first internationally oriented part-time course for the logistics industry.“

Robert Howe Managing Director at bremenports

Logistics 4.0 - Perfectly prepared for the challenges of the future

Our practice partner, bremenports GmbH & Co KG brings its first-hand knowledge as infrastructure manager of the ports of Bremen and Bremerhaven into the teaching. Dr. Lars Stemmler, Head of International Projects at bremenports, will guide you through the topics: Challenges of climate change on logistics, influence of digitalisation on processes and business models as well as uncertainties in trade due to political decisions on an international level. In addition, internationally experienced professors and lecturers from Germany, Austria, India and Estonia will support you in deepening your knowledge in the following areas:

  • Global Trade
  • the Society and the Environment
  • Data Analytics and Statistics in Information Systems
  • Digitalisation
  • Business Processes and New Business Model
  • Green Shipping and Sustainable Logistics
  • Public Relations and Stakeholder Management
  • Transition and Change Management

Fees and Financing

The tution fee of EUR 2,950 EUR per semester includes all services related to your part-time MBA course International Logistics & Trade:

  • Comprehensive study material (scripts, specialist literature)
  • E-learning platform myWINGS & study app
  • Workshops in Berlin, Copenhagen and Barcelona (including catering)
  • Examinations in the online modules
  • Access to online libraries
  • Personal study support

Upon request, we can offer you payment by instalments.


Private Financing

Our distance learning course is designed to meet the needs of professionals. So you can complete the distance learning course alongside your job and maintain your financial leeway. The state supports your further education through individual tax relief. Depending on your personal income and your professional situation, you may be able to deduct the costs of your distance learning as tax-deductible income-related expenses or special expenses  and thus be partially reimbursed for them. Please contact your tax advisor or your responsible tax office for sound advice.

Discount for Alumni

Graduates of WINGS receive a 10% reduction on the semester or course fees for all online and distance learning courses and further education.

Financing by the Employer

Many companies support the further training of their employees by giving them leave of absence or financial support. Within the framework of individual agreements, there is the possibility of integrating your qualification goal into the personnel development concept. Furthermore, for members of the Bundeswehr, funding by the BFD is possible.

Further financing and funding opportunities

You can learn more about this in our Financing guide for distance learning with the following contents:

  • Save tax by distance learning (special expenses, advertising costs)
  • Cross-border grants (BAföG, education premium, education loan, scholarships)
  • Country-specific subsidies (education check, qualification check, further education check)
  • Support for temporary soldiers
  • Personal study counselling

Request Information

Here you can request further information material about the part-time MBA course International Logistics and Trade at Wismar University of Applied Sciences. We will gladly send you our study brochure by email. You only need to fill out the contact form with the necessary information.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

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