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Business Administration B.A.

Digital Supply Chain Management

In the Digital Supply Chain Management major, your focus will be on supply chains and networks that modern businesses use to acquire, produce and deliver goods and services around the world. If you're interested in how a wide variety of goods get to the right place at the right time, and how companies must organize the transportation of goods, people, and information to do so, then you've come to the right place.

With us, you will gain a broad and comprehensive knowledge and understanding in the area of supply chain management from purchasing to value creation, logistics and digitalization. Among other things, you will deal with topics such as:

  • How is a supply chain built and how do you organize it?
  • How and why are supply chains currently changing and what risks should be considered?
  • Many logistics processes today are handled with the help of information technology, so you will also learn content from applied computer science and deal with different information systems.
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Semester 1 - 4
Foundation Area - Regardless of the field of study:

During the first four semesters, you will gain the fundamental knowledge and skills in the field of digital business management, as well as the technical, methodological, personal, and language skills you will need for your professional career:

1st semester:
Introduction to Business Administration; Fundamentals of Economics; Introduction Digital Business; Accounting; Presentation and Facilitation; Human Resources and Organizational Management; Business English I; Cost and Performance Accounting;

2nd semester:
Fundamentals of Marketing and E-Commerce; Process Management; Accounting; Fundamentals of Business Law; Business Mathematics; Business English II.

3rd semester:
Intercultural Competence; Fundamentals of Business Taxation; Fundamentals of Corporate Finance; Fundamentals of Procurement, Production and Logistics; IT Management; Business English III.

4th semester:
Statistics; Scientific work; Project management/teamwork; Conversation and negotiation skills; Sustainability management/corporate social responsibility; Quality management; Digital applications; Business management seminar.

Semester 5 - 6

Compulsory modules

  • Service provider logistics
  • Purchasing
  • Industrial Logistics
  • Case Study Seminar Digital SCM and Logistics
  • Digital Production, Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Digital Infrastructure and Internet Technologies in Practice
  • ERP systems

7th semester - Final thesis

In your last semester you will ideally write your bachelor thesis in a company.

The obligatory practical semester can be completed in the 5th or 7th semester (for dual students in the 3rd semester). 

After your studies, you will be optimally prepared for the challenges of our economy. A wide range of perspectives are open to you for your career, both in industry and in public administration:

  • Supply Chain Manager and/or Buyer
    • Design and monitoring of supply chains; from the procurement of goods to the delivery of the finished product
    • Setting up and optimizing logistical processes
    • Ensuring the seamless integration of all processes
  • Logisticians are needed in all companies that handle logistics processes, but also in consulting or with specialized logistics service providers and suppliers
  • Supply chains are becoming more global and complex, so there is a high demand for logistics experts on the labor market

What are the current challenges that the study covers:

  • Logistics has become increasingly important in everyday life and in professional life for several years now
  • Without sophisticated logistics ...
    • ... the prices of many products would be higher
    • ... you would not receive the goods ordered on the Internet the next day, but several days later
    • ... you would have to wait much longer for your luggage at the airport instead of receiving it almost without waiting time
  • Globalization results in a high demand for information and transport services
  • Online trade is booming and demands innovative concepts for transport and logistics
  • Growing environmental sensitivity in conjunction with new legislation is also increasing the importance of disposal logistics processes
  • The level of digitalization is advancing in all areas of logistics

These qualities will make your studies and later tasks easier:

  • Communication skills
  • Organizational talent
  • Analytical way of thinking
  • Technical interest