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2014/2015  BA-BSEMO1328U  Logistics & Transportation Management (for students enrolled 2012 or earlier)

English Title
Logistics & Transportation Management (for students enrolled 2012 or earlier)

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course period Second Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Service Management
Course coordinator
  • Kristian Anders Hvass - Department of International Economics and Management (INT)
Main academic disciplines
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Last updated on 15-08-2014
Learning objectives
At the conclusion of this course the students should be able to:
  • Describe and apply the central models, concepts and theories presented throughout the course both theoretically and practically, such as within a case.
  • Analyse a logistic or transport situation, identify key problem areas, and select and apply appropriate management tools to suggest a relevant solution.
  • Discuss the role and rationale of government and regulatory authorities at different geo-political scales in relation to logistics and transportation.
  • Discuss how logistics and transportation support firms' competitive parameters and influence tourist flows.
  • Reproduce and discuss relevant economic graphs presented in the course.
Course prerequisites
English language skills equal to B2 level (CEFR) and math skills equal to Danish level B are recommended.
Logistics & Transportation Management:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Written sit-in exam
Individual or group exam Individual
Exam guidelines:
• The written exam takes place on CBS computers
• Graphs can be written by hand
• Aids: None, except simple language dictionaries to the exam
• Students are not allowed to bring personal electronic devices to the exam, except a non-programmable calculator.
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter Term
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Limited aids, see the list below and the exam plan/guidelines for further information:
  • Allowed calculators
  • Allowed dictionaries
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Course content and structure

Logistics and transportation management and economics are core areas of this course, which aims at providing both a broad understanding of main themes in the field and a thorough knowledge of the disciplines within, but not limited to, such areas as logistics, supply and demand, political influence, networks, and sustainability. These will be analysed both theoretically and practically within various transport modes, from both an infrastructure perspective and transport-provider perspective. This course will look at the subject matter from both the macro-level, such as national and international policy, and the micro-level, at the firm perspective. The aim of the course is to provide students with an insight into the principles and frameworks associated with transportation.

Teaching methods
The course methods include lectures and structured class activities, such as Harvard-style case-based learning. In the lectures the different theories, models, and content are presented; a selection of cases relating to the field will be assigned with interactive exercises in class. It is assumed that the assigned reading, articles, and cases for each session have been read by all students prior to classes. In addition, there are 2 voluntary take-home assignments. These assignments will be graded on a Pass/Fail scale with an indicative 7-point grade to give you an indication of your performance.
Student workload
Lectures 30 hours
Workshop 4 hours
Preparation for class 169 hours
Exam 4 hours
Expected literature

• Cowie, J. (2010). The Economics of Transport: A theoretical and applied perspective, Routledge
• Harrison, A., Hoek, R. (2008). Logistics management and strategy : Competing through the supply chain, Financial Times Prentice Hall (note that this book is available as a free e-book via the CBS library; it has not been ordered at the bookstore)
• Cases to be purchased via the Harvard case outlet; details provided at the beginning of class.
• Additional reading materials may be added during the course. 

Please note, minor changes may occur. The teacher will uploade the final reading list to LEARN two weeks before the course starts.

Last updated on 15-08-2014