Bachelor's degree, full-time studies

Degree Programme in Business Logistics
Bachelor of Business Administration, 210 ECTS

tradenomi (AMK), Bachelor of Business Administration

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After completing the studies you will be able to control and develop logistics processes that focuses on designing and controlling material needs. You will be familiar with the different types of transport, the principles of inventory control, procurement, logistics control and management. You will understand the importance of customer needs, quality and profitability in your work.

Your Expertise is the design, implementation and development of logistics processes. You will know how to consider requirements of safety and sustainability at the international environment, as well as the potential of digitalization and new technologies. Communication and interaction skills are highlighted in the operating network.
You can acquire logistics expertise in the areas of intelligent logistics, innovation, sourcing, warehousing or transportation.

Xamk's logistics training is working closely with companies, allowing business visits and visiting lecturers. Business collaboration makes it easier for you to find thesis assignments and internships.

After graduating from extensive logistics and commercial education you can work in a variety of logistics managerial and expert positions. In the logistics sector you will be able to create a career in the core of international business.

Degree programme description

The scope of the business logistics training is 210 credits. The training consists of a complex of core competences and complementary competences. In addition, you will complement your expertise with selectable studies.

In the core competencies (120 cr), you will get familiar with the various aspects of logistics. The studies also include general working life capacities, managerial skills and entrepreneurial skills, as well as language studies.

Complementary skills in studies (75 CR) Deepen your business competence, economic mindset, and logistics process management skills. Get specialised expertise in logistics management, e-business and supply chains. The knowledge and skills acquired during their studies are assembled into a coherent whole.

Selectable in studies (15 cr) you can complement your logistical expertise. You can choose studies in the field of smart Logistics, digitalisation, entrepreneurship and innovation. A key part of education is the extensive language studies, the case tasks and the group work, which are part of the professional substances.

The most important things that you learn during training are:
• Understanding business processes and legal events
• Company finances planning and management
• Knowledge of operational logistics operations
• Logistics Process Planning
• Supply chain design, guidance and development.

Implementation of studies and flexible learning tracks

Teaching is mainly at Xamk Kotka campus. Part of the studies will be online.
In the beginning of your studies you will create a personal study plan (HOPS). It will be based on your previous work experience and your current life situation. Your previous studies or otherwise archieved expertise may be taken into account by knowledge recognition (HOT).

Studies will utilize diverse learning methods and environments. In addition to traditional contact education your studies include independently completed learning tasks and exams, teamwork and online studies. Working life is involved throughout your studies.

Career opportunities

After completing your business logistics studies you can work on a wide range of managerial and expert positions that require knowledge of business and logistics. Logistiikkatradenomit typically employ experts and managers from different areas of the supply chain.

The training provides a good capability for different tasks in planning, development, directing and management. As Logistiikkatradenomi you can also make a careerin quality management, customer service, or administration tasks in companies, municipalities and government.

Typical job titles are e.g.
• Purchasing Manager
• Freight Forwarder
• Transport Manager
• Transport planner
• Logistics Manager
• Sales Manager
• Buyer
• Production Planner
• Warehouse Manager

RDI and cooperation with world of work

Xamk is cooperating with local companies allowing for various projects, visits in companies and visiting lecturers. Business collaboration makes it easier to find thesis and internship sites.

Work-life projects will increase your expertise in knowledge, skills and attitude. In addition to exploring the economy cooperation will provide you with links to businesses and other stakeholders in the region during your studies.
For research, development and innovation projects (RDI), you have the opportunity to collaborate with local stakeholders, students and university staff.