Ruth Schültken holds a master's degree in Business Administration – Supply Chain Management (M.Sc.) from the University of Cologne, where she also graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration (B.Sc.). In her studies, she focused on topics in production and operations management. She gained international experience at the Estonian Business School (EBS) in Tallinn, where she deepened her knowledge in strategic management and at the Dublin City University (DCU), where she focused on project management. For both, her master’s and her bachelor’s degree, she received the Dean’s Award for outstanding academic achievements.
During her studies, she gained experience in strategic procurement, project management and administration in the chemical industry, the service industry and the retail industry.