International Business and Engineering: Career prospects for graduates

Thanks to their interdisciplinary training, international business engineers can be employed in a wide range of fields. Though industry is the sector with the greatest demand for these graduates, the trade and services sectors also provide a significant number of jobs for internationally oriented engineers with business training and superb networking skills. Graduates of the International Business and Engineering master’s degree program therefore have excellent career prospects. 

What industries and sectors employ graduates?

  • Metal production and processing
  • Machine building
  • Manufacturing of automobiles and automotive parts
  • Other vehicle construction (such as rail vehicle construction)
  • Machinery and equipment repair and installation
  • Plastic goods manufacturing
  • Chemical products manufacturing
  • Energy and water supply
  • Manufacturing of equipment that produces electricity
  • Logistics and transportation
  • Information technology services
  • Company and plant administration and management
  • Research and development in natural sciences, engineering, agriculture, and medicine
  • General public administration

What jobs and functions do graduates perform?

  • Product developer and technologist
  • Process manager
  • Production engineer, production manager, manufacturing technician
  • Plant technician
  • Logistics expert, international supply chain manager
  • Industrial engineer
  • Project manager
  • Technical division manager
  • Product manager
  • Business unit manager
  • Manager in strategic and operational areas
  • Business and technical consultant
  • Entrepreneur

What are some of their typical tasks and activities?

  • Developing and improving products using the latest technologies and materials
  • Designing products for production and planning the production
  • Analyzing the competition and creating product strategies
  • Planning, implementing, and optimizing production processes
  • Organizing, regulating, and optimizing entire production workflows
  • Developing concepts to connect components, machines, systems, and installations in the area of digital communications and computer integration
  • Analyzing and evaluating products, production and information processes, as well as cost factors and risks
  • Planning and organizing the production process, resource management
  • Designing and implementing efficient decision-making structures and efficient procedures
  • Organizing workflows and operations schedules
  • Expanding production capacities and planning new production plants
  • Procurement management and SRM (supplier relationship management)
  • Comprehensively analyzing and optimizing business processes in the area of production and logistics
  • Optimizing the material flow and production flow from technical and business perspectives
  • Developing innovative business strategies to increase competitiveness and ensure that the business remains sustainable
  • Developing concepts to increase productivity and quality CRM (customer relationship management)
  • Setting up regional, national, and global business networks