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International Business in Main Port and City Logistics

International Business focusses on the additional complexity of doing business with and in foreign countries. This complexity concerns different types of organizations, different styles of leadership and motivating staff, intercultural and cross-cultural effectiveness, the economic and strategic cost-benefit analysis of technical and organizational solutions, awareness of additional risks and the management of these risks.

Furthermore the technological and environmental aspects of innovations in Main Port Logistics and City Logistics form a central theme in this minor. Students will collaborate in interdisciplinary team to make an integrated analysis, using specific logistical methods and concepts, of logistical and strategic business potential in the field of Main Port and City logistics.


Knowhow of the key elements of doing international business and being aware of the additional complexity of an international context

2. Intercultural and cross cultural awareness and able to act intercultural effective.

3. Knowhow and understanding of the "logistical language", understanding transport modularity's and their applications, understanding of the economic and organizational aspects regarding capacity planning in complex international logistical organizations.

4. Know how, able to understand and capable to analyze technological and innovative logistical consequences with regard to Main Port and City logistics.

Aanvullende informatie

Questions about the minor?
Contact Dolf Hertzberger,

Questions about the Kies op Maat-procedure?
Contact onderwijsbureau Faculteit Techniek,

International guest students can enroll for a minor as so-called "free-movers" (Fee-paying Visiting Students or Independent Students or Contract Students), meaning they can study for one, at most two semesters without being part of a specific exchange program. (For exchange students other regulations apply. They should contact the international office of the faculty they are going to study at).

  • Students enrolled at institutions within the "Kies Op Maat" (KOM) network can rely on the formal protocols and regulations as stipulated in the KOM policies and procedures manual. Not the students, but the institutions pay for the completed academic minors.
  • Students enrolled at institutions outside of the KOM network, international students, alumni and students enrolled at private institutions do not automatically meet the eligibility requirements and need to address /HvA/AUAS directly to negotiate possible participation. When accepted in the minor, students will have to pay any fee assessed for the minor themselves. AUAS minors charge €2100, - for a 30 ECTS course (€70,- per ECTS).
  • Please take note of the limited number of available slots, students will be registered in order of application.


One (successful) year at bachelors level, good command of English language, affinity with/interest in Logistics and more specifically in the technological and innovative characteristics of Main Port and City Logistics.


Six (6) elements with limited additional specific sub-elements will form the curriculum. This curriculum will be tested with a combination of testing methods. Written exams focused on knowhow concerning the learning goals, Continuous assessment during working lectures and projects, the production of a master proof report.


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To be defined; four days at the institute