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International Logistics & International Trade | WITTENBORG UNIVERSITY

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International Logistics & International Trade | WITTENBORG UNIVERSITY

Many Bachelor of International Business Administration students are motivated by the opportunities of doing trade between their own country and countries in Europe or Asia and this IBA specialization is suited to those students who are intending to work in the field of cross boarder transactions, trade and transportation.

Logistics and International Trade involves purchasing, materials management, inventory control, warehousing, transport and distribution. Logistics supports effective and efficient supply chain management by integrating the flow of materials and goods from the initial purchase of raw materials, through to final delivery of a product to customers. Logistics and international trade students will be introduced to the supply chain, both in theory and in practice.


Starting dates: August 27, 2018 – October 15, 2018 – December 3, 2018, February 11, 2019 – April 1, 2019 – May 20, 2019. 

You can apply until:  2-4 weeks before the entry date of choice. In case you do not apply before the deadline, your application will be automatically changed into application for enrollment for the next block, unless you desire otherwise.

Degree title: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Programme intensity: Full-time

Program duration: 4 years

Fast track: 3 years

Language: English

Program location: Apeldoorn

Tuition fee per year: €7.500

The programme will prepare graduates with an understanding of logistics, supply chain management and general business; the knowledge, skills and attitudes  which will enable them to immediately contribute to organizational objectives at an entry level. Modules include SCM, Procurement and Production, Maritime and Transport Law, Shipping Transportation and Forwarding and logistics Accounting.

Throughout the IBA programme in Logisitics & International Trade, you will learn advanced problem-solving skills, which you will be able to apply in different ways in a wide choice of future potential careers. Industry and the public service sector are looking for logistics people with a strong analytic background and with a potential to grow within the company into various managerial roles. This course is designed for international and local students who are interested in logistics, feel comfortable with mathematics and want excellent job opportunities.

In the logistics component, you will study the processes of planning, implementing, and controlling the efficient and effective flows of goods, services, and related information across supply chains. The management of these processes is crucial in meeting customer service goals, and is typically considered essential to a firm's competitive strategy.

Logistics is the management of the flow of resources between the point of origin and the point of destination in order to meet some requirements, for example of customers or corporations. The resources managed in logistics can include physical items such as food, materials, equipment, liquids, and staff as well as abstract items such as information, particles, and energy. The logistics of physical items usually involves the integration of information flow, material handling, production, packaging, inventory, transportation, warehousing, and often security. The complexity of logistics can be modeled, analyzed, visualized, and optimized by dedicated simulation software. Minimizing use of resources and time are common goals.

Bachelor’s students are offered 12 industry-related applied research project weeks, dealing with real-life cases. These challenges students through real life-, real time projects, that are organized by the University in cooperation with various companies and organizations, both locally, nationally and sometimes internationally. Students are divided into project groups and are given an assignment that has to be completed in a short period of time, usually one or two weeks. 

Bachelor students at Wittenborg have the option of doing an internship during their final year. The duration of the internship can range from 3 to 6 months, depending on the type of internship and the expectations of the student and potential employer.

The IBA Logistics & International Trade will take either three or four years to complete, depending on your academic progress and drive.

Direct Entry to Final Year

Students with successful study experience equivalent to 160 European Credits in a related business or economic field are able to enter directly into the Final year programme (80 credits). The examination and graduation board will decide on entry based on credit transcripts and qualifications presented.

All courses and examinations will be in English, so you need a good command of spoken and written English.

As an international applicant, you will also be required to demonstrate sufficient results of one of these tests:

Cambridge Lower (FCE) Grade B (173-175)

Cambridge Lower (FCE) Grade C (169-172)

IELTS test minimum overall band score of 6.0

TOEFL test (minimum score of 80 internet-based, and minimum subscore of 290 for speaking & Writing)

Greek high school diploma (Apolytirio Genikou Lykeio), with a general grade of at least 10, preferably with economics/mathematics.  

Starting dates: August 27, 2018 – October 15, 2018 – December 3, 2018, February 11, 2019 – April 1, 2019 – May 20, 2019. 

You can apply until 2-4 weeks before the entry date of choice. In case you do not apply before the deadline, your application will be automatically changed into application for enrollment for the next block, unless you desire otherwise.


As a EU student, you encouraged to find their own accommodation, you can however opt for Wittenborg’s own accommodation, if available.

Wittenborg offers accommodation in a number of different places, all close to the university: A. Shared apartments: 3-5 students share an apartment or house. B. Campus accommodation: students have their own room within a campus complex, and share kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Currently, students may stay a maximum of one calendar year at any of the accommodation(s) provided by Wittenborg, to assure rooms are made available for newly arriving students. Wittenborg is working hard to increase its own campus accommodation!

There are many jobs available for you in business, trade, public service, finance, marketing, management, retailing and the leisure industry. Some of our most successful graduates have even started their own businesses and many go on to postgraduate master study, either at Wittenborg, or elsewhere.

The IBA programme is accredited by NVAO & by FIBAA. These degrees give direct entry into the Master of Science programmes.