The program aims at educating and training leaders of tomorrows to deal with complex problems using engineering and management skills.
Whereas the bachelor program in International Logistics Management and Engineering at Jacobs University mainly focuses on understanding logistics processes, the graduate program in addition concentrates on describing, analyzing and designing logistics systems.
The overarching aim is to provide the students with tools and insights about how the performance and robustness of global logistics systems can be achieved and sustainably maintained.
A unique feature of this graduate study program is the outstanding combination of the engineering perspective, information and communication technologies (ICT), and the management perspective on an equal footing. Engineering aspects will be combined with ICT and intertwined with management skills in order to provide the students with a sustainable and holistic portfolio of competencies. This refers to the fact that evidently a product must be developed and produced before it can be sold and eventually delivered.
The other unique feature of this study program is its blended learning approach. Different forms and types of learning “technologies” are combined. Lectures provide the students with basic knowledge and create motivation. Case studies deepen the understanding and know how independently and according to individual needs and interests. Seminars lead students towards working on subjects on their own using literature, and train presentation skills. Project workshops train students to solve tasks in teams, and prepare for working eventually on the project of the master thesis.