Career

The following are experiences of students who completed the former graduate program in International Logistics Management and Engineering (ILME). In the very same way, graduates of SCEM are qualified to opt for a career in academia in governmental institutions, international organizations, business associations, the media and non-profit organizations.

Industry highly in need of SCEM Graduates

Jacobs University designed this program in close cooperation with experts from industry represented in Jacobs University’s Advisory Board of International logistics. When you finish your MSc in Supply Chain Engineering and Management, you will find a wide range of attractive career options, in the dynamic and interesting field of logistics and beyond. Our graduates are able to work in different areas, such as in the economy, NGO‘s or in the administration. So far, the employment rate of the former program was close to 100% within the first 12 months after graduation. Frequently, students get job offers already during their last year at Jacobs. Among others, so far graduates entered industries such as logistics departments of car manufacturers, the food industry, or the aerospace industry. They work for international operating railway transportation companies or business consultancies. Apart from that, graduates are qualified to opt for a career in academia, in governmental institutions, international organizations, business associations, the media and non-profit organizations. Moreover, Supply Chain Management is of ever-increasing importance, due to globalization and its steady increasing complexity all around the globe. Because of that there is a high demand in personnel that needs to have strong leadership- and problem solving skills.

Why will I get a job afterwards?

After a successful study of the SCEM program, you are well-prepared and highly qualified. You will
  • have the knowledge and skills for a direct entry in leading positions.
  • understand the strategic meaning of Supply Chain Engineering and Manage­ment in a global context.
  • excel in applying relevant methods and abilities to manage logistics processes and network relationships.
  • identify opportunities and risks in global supply networks.
  • be able to communicate clearly with experts from different disciplines and to moderate interdisciplinary interaction.
  • manage multiculturalism and diversity and without problems and include well in mixed teams because of Jacobs University’s international character.
  • be able to speak at least three languages (English as the language of instruction, German knowledge, and your native language).
  • demonstrate your strong communication skills and well-developed soft skills.
As an individual, educated through a practical and problem-oriented transfer of knowledge you will possess valuable skills for a direct entry into the job market. Excellently organized and maintained supply chains reduce costs, lead to optimal results and thus decisively raise customer satisfaction. Educated professionals are therefore a prerequisite for the creation of a strategic competitive advantage. This is important for example with industry, trade and logistic service providers, and consulting and software companies. Above all, the degree program qualifies graduates for overlapping management functions in related fields, for example the strategic business planning.
AirbusMihaelaMihaela BMWDavid David Kühne + NagelAlexandru Mercedes Benz, PhDVasileVasile
DB SchenkerIkennaIkenna Infinion TechnologiesLina CriobatuLina  PhD, MailandZornitsa Zornitsa KPMGAlexandru