Sustainable Management

Your specialization in our Bachelor in Business Administration (BSc)

Sustainable Management

Your specialization in our Bachelor in Business Administration (BSc)

Customize your degree

As a student in the Bachelor in Business Administration at KLU, you will choose one of four profiles: Digital Management and Innovation, International Management, Supply Chain Management or Sustainable Management. Each with its own unique focus and career path, these profiles provide you with a customized learning experience and allow you to focus on your chosen area, helping prepare you for your future career goals.  In addition to classroom work, you will also study abroad for one semester and participate in at least one internship to round off your learning experience. On this page we provide you with all profile specific information to help you support your choice of profile. For all general program information refer back to our main program page!

Sustainable Management

Meet our Professor Maria Besiou. She is Professor of Humanitarian Logistics and Dean of Research at KLU. In this vidoe she will give you a short introduction into the profile Sustainable Management.

Sustainable Management

Explore the challenges faced by businesses, governments, and individuals in addressing issues such as climate change and unethical working conditions. Gain insight into what you would study through a brief, interactive lecture by KLU Senior Researcher Moritz Petersen. Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding of sustainability!


This discussion was moderated by Prof. Dr. Christian Barrot, and featured perspectives from Prof. Dr. Alexander Himme (International Management), Dr. Moritz Petersen (Sustainable Management), Prof. Dr. Sandra Transchel (Supply Chain Management) and Prof. Dr. Henrik Leopold (Management Information Systems).

Study Sustainable Management

Help plan sustainable development on a global scale.

Consumption of materials and resources, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, human rights and health and safety regulations are, along with sustainability, fairness and solidarity, the key quality criteria of today’s economic activity. Customers and other stakeholders demand companies to behave and do business in a socially responsible way. An increasing number of brands and companies have begun campaigning for a better world, turning sustainability into a selling point. Sustainable management is now in demand more than ever before. In short, today’s companies not only want to be great, they also need to be ethical.

Immerse yourself in your chosen profile.

  • Chinese, Spanish or German
  • Empirical Research Methods
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Sustainable New Product Development and Design Thinking
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics*
  • Sustainable Supply Chains*

*These courses are offered as electives and are open to all profiles.

Gain knowledge that will prepare you for your future career in an international environment.

  • Assess the challenges of working with people in organizations.
  • Apply moral reasoning and business ethics to your daily work.
  • Communicate in a foreign language and gain intercultural competencies.
  • Learn how to collect, analyze and report data with recommendations for action.
  • Understand the nature and major trends of the non-profit sector.
  • Apply sustainable related aspects to new product development and design thinking.
  • Include sustainable approaches to complex business processes.
Tamara Straub Lopez

KLU is not just any ordinary university. The multitude of opportunities KLU offers to students, like visiting companies and networking events, are incredibly advantageous and really helpful for the future. On top of that, there is close contact to professors in interactive classes, who never hesitate to answer any of your questions.

Tamara Straub Lopez, Student BSc Management, Class of 2020

KLU student Boije

The best thing about KLU is the quality of teaching. The lecturers are both adept at presenting content and taking interest in their students' viewpoints. I would tell any prospective students to jump at the opportunity to study at the KLU. People here have been extremely friendly and helpful, making my time here in Hamburg an unforgettable experience.

Boie Fajersson, Student BSc Management, Class of 2018

KLU student Emily

At KLU, I am able to interact in a multicultural environment, learn about new cultures and I feel part of the KLU-family. This university and the people keep my motivation high and teach me about more than just academic topics, like respect and equality. It is like a second home for me.

Emily von Bergen, Student BSc Management, Class of 2020

Hauke Schnepel

What I value about the KLU is two-fold: it provides an excellent academic foundation for a successful future, and it encourages you to grow as an established individual, fostering confidence and approachability.

Hauke Schnepel, Student BSc Management, Class of 2020

KLU student Andres

One of the things I like the most about being at KLU is the comfortable study environment KLU offers. Not only do you feel comfortable on campus, but you also get to meet people with different backgrounds and work alongside with them, giving each student a very unique way of developing themselves throughout their studies.

Andrés Escalante, Student BSc Management, Class of 2020

KLU student Ellen

For me the highlight of being a student at KLU is definitely the community. From the students to the faculty and staff, everyone has been incredibly welcoming and supportive from day one.Their support allows me to excel academically and guides me in the right direction on my career path. And, because of the international student body, I am able to discover many different cultures. The overall encouragement and diversity create a very special atmosphere on campus.

Ellen Huang, Student BSc Management, Class of 2020

KLU student Sebastian

You can consider KLU as a “gateway to the world,” as they say in German. An intercultural university with students of more than 30 nationalities located in Hamburg, KLU gives students the opportunity to connect with people from all around the world and to experience a multifaceted city. I could not imagine a better place for taking the first step into my future and establishing my own network.

Sebastian Tschirner, Student BSc Management, Class of 2019

Mulan Bartz

Studying at KLU is an all-inclusive package. Coming here every day means meeting with my friends — who are as passionate about our subjects as I am. Classes are very interactive, and our professors are highly supportive. The beautiful facility plus the ideal location in HafenCity make the whole experience even more enjoyable. I am happy that I chose KLU!

Mulan Bartz, Student BSc Management, Class of 2019

John Kaller, Student BSc Management, Class of 2018

I have always enjoyed talking and discussing all kinds of matters with people from other cultures. At KLU, the small classes create a level of intimacy and exchange with other students and professors you won’t find anywhere else.

John Kaller, Student BSc Management, Class of 2018

Kim Bredemeyer, Student BSc Management, Class of 2018

Studying at KLU means having many different parts of the world on campus but still being in the beautiful city of Hamburg. Knowing that support is there for every aspect of our studies is a special feeling – it makes studying at KLU an exciting time.

Kim Bredemeyer, Student BSc Management, Class of 2018

KLU student Vanessa

The courses at KLU are carefully synchronized, leading to  fast progress through the content without unnecessary repetition. The small size of the classes allows me to ask questions to the professor, if something is unclear. The lectures are often complemented by practical examples or projects illustrating the theory in a real-world context. The projects create a vivid, motivated atmosphere in class, which makes me enjoy my studies at KLU very much.

Vanessa Wolgien, Student BSc Management, Class of 2019

KLU student Lee

The KLU-Experience not only includes learning theoretical concepts in class but also experiencing their implementation outside of the classroom. For example, our excursions to Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services and the container terminals at the harbor were extremely interesting and valuable.

Lee Weisgerber, Student BSc Management, Class of 2019

Angie Khullar, Student BSc Management, Class of 2017

KLU facilitates the network of opportunities and aids in gaining a broader perspective on different aspects of business. It’s a rewarding experience to be a part of KLU.

Angie Khullar, Student BSc Management, Class of 2017

Dana Balschuweit, Student BSc Management, Class of 2017

I experience KLU as an extraordinary university with a career-enhancing, carefully considered degree program concept. Students are not just treated as numbers but as individuals, which has reinforced my decision to study at KLU.

Dana Balschuweit, Student BSc Management, Class of 2017

Ann-Christin Stermann, Student BSc Management, Class 2017

One of my favorite things about KLU is the semester abroad. It gives you the perfect opportunity to find out more about a specific country and maybe to learn the language as well.

Ann-Christin Stermann, Student BSc Management, Class 2017

Discover our modern campus – in the middle of Hamburg's vibrant HafenCity!