General information


The degree programme provides capabilities for the planning, development and management of logistics. The studies include both classroom and remote learning. In the related assignments, you will develop the activities of your own workplace or other companies in the field. You will study in groups, which provides opportunities to learn from other professionals. After the studies, you will be qualified to work in specialist or management positions in logistics or as an independent entrepreneur in the field.

​Degree level

Bachelor's degree (EQF 6)

Starting group code


Degree-related qualifications

There are no specific degree-related or statutory qualification requirements in the field.


Targeted competence

Graduates of the degree programme in Logistics can analyse, develop and manage logistics systems in a customer-oriented manner. They can work in managerial or specialist positions in an international operating environment in logistics. They understand the business as a whole and are able to make comprehensive decisions, taking both technical and economical points of view as well as those of sustainable development into account. Those who have completed the degree programme can use and apply the methods of project planning and management. They acquire basic information in entrepreneurship and good capabilities for acting as independent entrepreneurs in the field of logistics.

​Degree profile

Graduates of the degree programme form a comprehensive view of positions in the field of logistics and the international operating environment. Core subject areas of the vocational studies are the modules on economy and management, transport, internal logistics and procurement.

Structure of studies in Peppi

Individual courses


Prior learning recognition procedures are described in the Degree Regulations and in the Study Guide.

Degree programme application and admission

Structure and completion of studies

Logistics 2016

Further information is available in the Study Guide:

​Assessment and learning guidance

Forms of study

Part-time studies

The studies are based on a Personal Learning Plan and enables studying while working full-time. You can have previous studies or competence acquired in working life accredited as part of the degree. Studies completed at the workplace can also be included as part of the degree on a case-by-case basis. Some of the studies can be completed in English.

The programme can be completed in 2.5–4 years. Classroom learning takes place once a month. You can schedule most of the studies at a time of day that suits you best according to your life situation. A student taking part-time studies may also include courses from the offering of full-time studies.


To be awarded a Bachelor’s degree certificate, the student must complete the studies of the degree programme within his/her study period in accordance with his/her Personal Learning Plan. Further information in the Degree Regulations.

Employment and further studies

​Professional profiles of graduates with examples

The graduates of the degree programme are offered variable, interesting and challenging positions in industry, trade and in companies offering logistics services. The job title can be, for example, logistics manager, purchasing manager, logistics director, purchaser, terminal manager, transport planner, production planner, export business manager, entrepreneur or trainer.


Further studies

The students may, after graduation and a work career of at least three years, continue their studies in a Master’s degree programme. A Master’s degree from a university of applied sciences is a higher post-secondary degree. Studies can also be continued by applying for a university Master’s degree programme or similar programmes. After a Bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences, it is also possible to continue studies at higher education institutes abroad in Master’s degree level programmes.

In addition, the University of Applied Sciences offers continuing education possibilities in specialisation studies and in working life-based continuing education. A student who completes an upper post-secondary degree may receive an opportunity for further studies in science or arts at universities (Section 37/558/2009). All further studies must be applied for separately.

After graduation and gaining three years of work experience, you can apply to a master’s degree programme in logistics aimed at a second-cycle polytechnic degree. Those who have completed a master’s degree can also apply for postgraduate degree programmes at universities. The university assesses the criteria for admission as a degree student on a case-by-case basis. Competence can also be developed by participating in professional specialisation studies completed alongside work or other types of continuing education.

​Other information


The curriculum has been constructed as a cooperative process with employers in the field of logistics, interest groups and graduates of the degree programme. The viewpoints of these parties have been utilised in outlining the learning objectives and the competences produced by the degree. The viewpoints were mapped through regular advisory board work and discussion events.

Contact information

Sami Kantanen, Head of Department, R&D Manager, +358 40 825 7405
Henri Kervola, Lecturer, +358 400 899 056
Rajakatu 35
FI-40200 Jyväskylä