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Master in Sustainable Management and Operations (SuMO)

Fact sheet

Specialised Programm, Master

Taught language

Business Administration, Management

Program Emphasis
Economics, Management, Operations Management, Sustainable Management

Course options
Part-time study



Contact person
Dr. Shilla Memusi
Program Manager (SuMO Program)
Our Master in Sustainable Management and Operations (SuMO) is a high-profile part-time program for executives which offers the unique opportunity to flexibly and efficiently acquire the tools and skillsets of sustainable management and learn how to effectively transfer knowledge to create real impact for a more sustainable world of tomorrow.

Taught by internationally renowned specialists, SuMO integrates state-of-the-art scientific expertise with a holistic and interconnected perspective on sustainability. Our blended learning format makes the best use of time by aligning innovative online learning modules with highly interactive on-campus sessions at KLU in Hamburg, Germany’s gateway to the world and global logistics hub.

bild-rechts Strongly supported by the Kühne Foundation, KLU is the world’s leading university advancing logistics, operations, and supply chain management. Located in Hamburg’s HafenCity, Europe's third-largest seaport, KLU is situated at the heart of one of the most important logistics and operations hubs in Europe and beyond. Germany regularly takes first place in the World Bank's Logistics Performance Index and is considered as one of the most advanced nations worldwide in terms of green politics and advancements in sustainability. At KLU you are in the right place to study Sustainable Management and Operations.

If you want to make your mark toward a more sustainable and eco-responsible world, this program is the perfect choice for you!


Requirements / Application

  • Admission with a bachelor’s degree with 180-240 ECTS or equivalent from a recognized university or college;
  • Enrollment without a first academic degree possible subject to an entrance exam (GMAT);
  • at least 2 years of work experience;
  • English proficiency proven by: TOEFL (IBT 90), IELTS (Band 6.5) or CAE/CPE (grade C). The TOEFL, IELTS or an equivalent certificate must not be older than 2 years at the time of submitting the application. Exceptions and waivers can be applied for and will be decided on individual basis.

Important Dates

bild-linksStart of application period: May 1

10 % "Early Bird" discount deadline: November 15

Application deadline: February 29

Start of the program: March 11

Tuition / Fees

  • 18 months part-time Master Program: € 22,400
    Optional 12 months Certificate Program: € 14,900
    In exchange, at KLU you will benefit from studying in small classes, an international environment, and excellent contacts to the business world.
  • Your tuition fees cover tuition and services, on-campus and online classes including all course materials, on-campus IT services, access to the library and support and administrative services.
  • 20 % KLU Alumni Discount

Financial Aid

KLU offers a range of scholarships for SuMO applicants:

  • We support social entrepreneurship and work in the humanitarian sector for NGOs with a 50% scholarship.
  • We offer a 50% regional scholarship for applicants from developing countries.
  • We are committed to the promotion of female executives. Therefore we offer a 50% scholarship for women who are taking or have just taken the next step in their professional careers.
If you would like to apply for one of the above-mentioned scholarships, please submit the scholarship application form, a letter of motivation as well as a confirmation proving that you’re eligible for the scholarship you’re applying for.

Application deadline for scholarships: February

Please note: The jury will review all applications at the beginning of March and announce its selection.

Also have a look at:
Brain Capital*
External Scholarships

*Applicable for master's students only.

Duration of study

Master in Sustainable Management and Operations: 18 months

Certificate in Sustainable Management and Operations: 12 months

Participants have the option to either pursue the Master program with the completion of a master's thesis or to obtain a certificate without a master's thesis. The curriculum is the same for both programs with the addition of a master's thesis for the Master program.

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