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Certificate of Recognition in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The logistics field is a significant employment sector for the economies of all developed nations and a cornerstone of international commerce. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, expenditures for logistics management account for approximately 10 percent of the Gross Domestic Product of the United States. All consumer products - from bananas we buy at the local grocery store to automobiles for sale at an area car dealership - come to us through the process of logistics.

What is Supply Chain Management?

Supply Chain Management encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing and procurement, conversion, and logistics management. It also includes coordination and collaboration with channel partners such as suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers, and customers. In essence, Supply Chain Management integrates supply and demand management within and across companies.

What is Logistics Management?

Logistics Management is that part of Supply Chain Management that plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverse flow and storage of goods, services, and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customers' requirements. Some of the many activities in logistics include: customer service, purchasing, transportation, materials handling, strategic planning, inventory control, forecasting, and warehousing.

Career Opportunities

The Logistics and Supply Chain Management track is designed to provide students with the necessary background to pursue careers such as:

  • Customer Service Manager
  • International Logistics Manager
  • Inventory Control Manager
  • Logistics Services Salesperson
  • Materials Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Transportation Manager
  • Transportation Planner
  • Vendor Managed Inventory Coordinator
  • Warehouse Operations Manager

Program Courses

The following six courses for the Logistics and Supply Chain Management track must be taken in conjunction with a declared major such as Marketing, Management, Finance or Accounting. In addition, an internship in logistics is strongly recommended.

  1. Required Courses (12 SH)

    Take ALL of the following courses:

    MGM 351   Operations Management*
    MGM/MKT 361   Principles of Business Logistics *
    MGM 362   Supply Chain Design, Planning and Operations *
    MGM 463   Transportation Operations and Management*

  2. Electives (Select 2)

    Select at least TWO of the following courses:

    ACC 305   Cost Accounting*
    BUS 353   Management of Information Systems *
    ECO 360   International Trade and Finance *
    FIN  356   Working Capital Management*
    GEG 220   Economic Geography*
    GEG 223   Introduction to Transportation Geography *
    GEG 274/GEG 275   Introduction to Geographic Information Systems/Intro to GIS Lab*
    BUS 390   Internship in Business (in Logistics or Supply Chain Management is strongly recommended.

    *All prerequisites must be satisfied (check the catalog for  prerequisites).

    Certificate of Recognition Request Form: When you register for your last course(s) for the certificate, you should complete a Request for Certificate of Recognition form in the Department of Professional Studies office - DF 233.

    For information on the Certificate of Recognition in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, click here.

    For a Certificate of Recognition in Logistics & Supply Chain Management application form. click here.