Career prospects for Logistics and Supply Chain Management students
Graduates in the field of logistics and supply chain management are increasingly sought after by a broad range of employers around the world, including industrial manufacturing firms, retailers, management consultancy firms, software vendors and humanitarian organisations. A recent alumni survey showed that alumni of this Master's felt they had learned valuable applied skills and found employment quickly after graduation.
Employment after graduation
About 18 months after graduation, an alumni survey was sent out to the three cohorts of students of the Master’s programme in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, graduating in June 2019, 2021, and 2022. In total, 43 alumni have responded to our surveys.
- 34% of the respondents found a job in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management, or related, field during the studies.
- 39% of the respondents found a job in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management, or related, field within 3 months.
- 92% of the respondents found a job in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management, or related, field within 6 months.
- 83% of the respondents stated that their positions are related to the Logistics and Supply Chain Management field of work.
- 85% of the respondents stated that they have permanent positions.
The students graduating from the programme have titles such as:
- Need planners
- Supply chain planners
- Supply chain developers
- Logistics analyst
Quotes from alumni
Below are examples of how the alumni think they have benefitted from the Master's programme in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
The programme was the entry into the Swedish Job market with relevant technical and cultural skills.
The programme gave me international contacts and experience. It had great professors and valuable courses that have contributed to my current job position.
It gave exposure in to the core aspects of logistics and supply chain. The case studies and group assignments gave me an insight into challenges in the industry and also a chance to come up with strategies to face them
Improved critical thinking. Able to see a holistic view of the supply chain, have had some very good company setup examples.
Wide perspective in the L&SCM field, analytical mindset, relevant theories that are used in the industry.
The applied case studies have supported my independent way of working.
Given that I joined the programme with past experience in supply chain management, it organised my thoughts and gave scientific value. I felt strong in the programme but much stronger in supply chain management after completing it. The programme pushed me hard to consume knowledge in a nice practical way that only adds value in the end.