Bachelor in military studies with specialisation in leadership – Military Logistics

Program of study: 
Bachelor in military studies with specialisation in leadership – Military Logistics
Level of study: 
6 semesters

The study pathway shall provide integrated competence that includes common officer subjects, management development and sector subjects. In addition to the military vocational education that includes management, defence knowledge and military power, the programme shall provide officers with professional competence in military logistics for the Armed Forces


On completion of studies and graduating as an officer, cadets will be able to update their knowledge of and must: 

  1. Understand the strengths and weaknesses of using military power in a historical and contemporary perspective, which role logistics has played and plays, and be able to discuss how concepts and technology in logistics impact the military profession and military operations   
  1. Have knowledge of society’s importance for the Armed Forces’ logistics and understand the role of logistics in society’s capacity and preparedness.  
  1. Have broad knowledge of the Armed Forces’ organisation and management principles in order to organise logistics and be able to analyse this using research-based knowledge on the management of supply chains   
  1. Know of scientific method and be able to apply this to understand strengths and weaknesses in the Armed Forces’ exercise of logistics in peace and war staff service 
  1. Have knowledge of key topics and problems in military logistics, with specialisation in such theory relevant for logistics in own domain  
  1. Know of resource availability as a decisive factor for military operations, and principles for rationalisation and preparedness.   
  1. Have knowledge of relevant legal principles for the support of technical logistical processes, and knowledge of how this impacts the latitude for logistics in military operations, also in cooperation with civilian actors.   
  1. Have knowledge of international law’s framework for exercising military power, understand opportunities and limitations international law sets for military logistics, and how this impacts civilian-military cooperation.    
  1. Have broad knowledge on levels for exercising logistics in military operations,  
  1. be aware of procurement, supply and management of equipment in a lifetime perspective, and how this is special for military equipment.  



On completing and passing the officer programme, you will be able to 

  1. update knowledge in the field    
  1. Apply theoretical and practical management tools to plan, lead and exercise logistics activities to support operations, both nationally and internationally in accordance with governing documents   
  1. assess and analyse tactical logistics assignments and missions in the context of conditions such as strategy, politics, culture, operation, legal frameworks and ethics   
  1. Plan and lead logistics operations at the lower tactical/combat technical level in the entire conflict range from peace via crisis to war   
  1. Understand and explain one’s role as a member of a group, how a group works, and develop interaction competence in groups comprising both military and civilian actors   
  1. Manage change processes at team/troop level   
  1. Supervise the competence development of others   
  1. Take responsibility to plan, lead and implement tasks and assignments in the field of logistics both alone and as part of a team.  
  1. Understand the network of logistics players, military and civilian, and be able to apply knowledge in order to contribute to comprehensive solutions nationally, internationally and in a total defence perspective 
  1. Participate in military operations together with other national and international units and civilian logistics players, and take joint responsibility for both process and delivery   
  1. Convey military problems and solutions in Norwegian and English, orally and in writing, with service and exercises domestically, in NATO contexts and as a participant in international operations   
  1. Be physically and mentally robust and fit to be operative over time in critical situations characterised by chaos and uncertainty.   
  1. Apply qualitative and quantitative methods/analysis tools to support planning and decision-making processes in the field, and be an active contributor in interaction with other relevant players.

General competence

On completing and passing the education, the cadets will be able to 

  1. Be aware of which structures and units the Armed Forces and the Armed Forces’ logistics are composed of, the main assignments of these and how logistics in operations work.   
  1. Think critically and exchange opinions with both superiors and subordinates and, by dint of this, contribute to the development and improvement of the Norwegian Armed Forces    
  1. Have an understanding of system complexity in the organisation, and what the role of logistics is to achieve proper and efficient combat force.  
  1. Can ensure the contribution of logistics in the planning and execution of military operations at a lower and median level.  

The cadet has acquired a good basis for further academic specialisation at the Master’s level

Course model: 
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Common courses
Semester 2 - ved grenvis krigsskole
Hærkadetter ved avdeling Krigsskolen
Sjøkadetter ved avdeling Sjøkrigsskolen
Luftkadetter ved avdeling Luftkrigsskolen
2. året - i samarbeid med sivil skole
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