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International Business in Main Port and City Logistics

In this programme you will work as part of a team of international students with backgrounds ranging from technology to international business. Together, you will create an integrated solution to a logistics challenge in the field of transport hub and city logistics. This programme builds your international and interdisciplinary competences, which will be a valuable asset in your future career.

Urbansiation, globalisation and internationalisation are putting increasing pressure on the world's cities as logistics hubs. To enable cities to cope with the growing scale and complexity of their hub role and distribution networks, various solutions are being developed, from synchro modality to optimisme connections between different transport modes in and around cities, to new business models to supply businesses and consumers with daily essentials, to returns to prevent cities from becoming congested.


After completing this programme you will be able to:

- Understand the role of logistics in international business.

- Understand and be able to apply techniques of intercultural effectiveness.

- Have insight into the complexity of logistics innovations.

- Understand key aspects of transport hubs and city logistics.

Aanvullende informatie

Questions about the minor?
Contact Jolanda Visser,

Questions about the Kies op Maat-procedure?
Contact onderwijsbureau Faculteit Techniek, subject 'minor 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.


​- You must be in the third or fourth year of your Bachelor's programme.
- Proficiency in English (CEFR B1).
- Basic knowledge of economics (undergraduate level) and an interest in international logistics and supply chains.


​Total of 30 ECTS.

The minor comprises 6 modules:

- Master Proof (12 ECTS)

- Logistic Innovations (4 ECTS)

- Risk Management (4 ECTS)

- Intercultural Effectiveness Theory (2 ECTS)

- Intercultural Effectiveness Practice (4 ECTS)

- Financial Report (4 ECTS)

This curriculum will be tested with a combination of testing methods. Master classes on business model evaluation and theories of international cultural effectiveness. Written exams focused on knowhow concerning the learning goals, continuous assessment during working lectures and projects, the production of a master proof report on a logistics challange within the project team.


Books and manuals will be provided.


​To be defined; roster will be published, approximately, 2 weeks before the start of the minor.

Schedule is four days a week at the institute.