Bachelor of Science in
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Logistics and supply chain management are partners in a carefully choreographed dance that keeps businesses performing at optimal levels. Examples are everywhere we look. Manufacturers depend on a steady supply of parts and raw materials to produce their goods, whether they’re aircraft, cars, computers, furniture, or food. Distributors require precision and accuracy in transporting items to the right locations at the right times. Embry-Riddle’s Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management prepares its graduates to tackle these problems and challenges and to be leaders in this rapidly growing industry.
Successful completion of this program will provide students with a strong foundation of knowledge that will serve on the job and prepare graduates for possible future training and education, including a Master’s Degree.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates a 5% growth rate in logistics and supply chain job openings through 2028.
After receiving a bachelor’s degree, possible professional certification programs include the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD), Association for Operations Management (APICS) Certified Supply Chain Professional or the International Society of Logistics (SOLE) Certified Professional Logistician.
The top five industries employing logisticians are the federal government, aerospace product and parts manufacturing, transportation equipment manufacturing, general manufacturing, and professional, scientific and technical services. (Source: BLS, April 2020)
About Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the Worldwide & Online Campus
Our world is a constant flow of supply and demand, with unprecedented opportunities for logistics and supply chain professionals. The skills gap that companies are experiencing today is only expected to increase in the years ahead. ERAU has created the B.S. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree to help graduates take advantage of these trends. ERAU’s curriculum is built upon a strong foundation of established course work that will help students distinguish themselves as leaders in this fast-growing career field.
As part of the Worldwide & Online Campus, students have the choice of multiple learning modes – online, in person, and virtual web conferencing.
Topics of study include: technology, process, and people solutions for warehousing, distribution, and transportation operations; inventory management methods that optimize the supply chain; purchasing and procurement policies and procedures; metrics for tracking and analyzing supply chain performance; best practices, regulations, and professional ethics.
The program gives students the advanced knowledge and skill sets that set them apart as an informed professional with a thorough understanding of:
- Modeling approaches for effective problem solving and decision making.
- Technology, process, and people solutions for warehousing, distribution and, transportation operations.
- Inventory management methods that optimize the supply chain, from end to end.
- Purchasing and procurement policies and procedures in varied business settings.
- Metrics for tracking and analyzing supply chain performance.
- Concepts and competencies central to best practices, regulations, and professional ethics.
The Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a 120 credit hour program that is available through the Embry-Riddle Worldwide Campus network. Curriculum is built upon a strong foundation of established coursework that will help you distinguish yourself as a leader in this fast-growing career field.
You will have the choice of multiple learning modes – online, face-to-face, video teleconference – to gain the advanced knowledge and skill sets that set you apart as an informed professional. Topics of study will include: technology, process, and people solutions for warehousing, distribution, and transportation operations; inventory management methods that optimize the supply chain; purchasing and procurement policies and procedures; metrics for tracking and analyzing supply chain performance; best practices, regulations, and professional ethics.
Successful completion of this program will provide you with a strong foundation of knowledge that will serve you on the job and prepare you for future training and education, including a Master’s Degree or professional certifications such as the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD) offered by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM); or the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) offered by Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM); or Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) offered by the International Society of Logistics (SOLE). The certification process for the above can be found on each organization’s website, and it involves taking exams on different topics and may also require a minimum number of years of professional experience.
Embry-Riddle Logistics and Supply Chain Management graduates are in great demand around the corner and around the world. Any industry that is impacted by manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, transportation, and/or inventory management, is in great need for logisticians and supply chain professionals. A career in Logistics and Supply Chain Management also pays very well. Source: Salary.com for average Supply Chain Manager salary.
As part of the college of business undergraduate degree, students will take a comprehensive exam in MGMT 436 (Strategic Management).
|Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Humanities, and Social Sciences may be chosen from those listed below, assuming prerequisites are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified.|
|Communication Theory and Skills|
|ENGL 123||English Composition||3|
|ENGL 222||Business Communication||3|
|HUMN 330||Values and Ethics||3|
|Humanities elective (lower or upper level)||3|
|Physical and Life Science|
|PHYS 123||Science of Flight||3|
|MATH 111||Pre-calculus for Aviation||3|
|STAT 211||Statistics with Aviation Applications||3|
|or STAT 222||Business Statistics|
|CSCI 123||Introduction to Computing for Data Analysis||3|
|MGMT 201||Principles of Management||3|
|MGMT 221||Introduction to Management Information Systems||3|
|ACCT 210||Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 312||Managerial Accounting||3|
|OBLD 317||Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGMT 325||Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management||3|
|FINE 332||Corporate Finance I||3|
|BUSW 335||International Business||3|
|BUSW 390||Business Law||3|
|LGMT 420||Management of Production and Operations||3|
|MGMT 436||Strategic Management||3|
|Logistics & Supply Chain Management Core|
|MGMT 352||Business Quantitative Methods||3|
|LGMT 236||Principles of Procurement Management||3|
|LGMT 331||Transportation Principles||3|
|LGMT 400||Business Process Integration||3|
|LGMT 430||Business Process Configuration||3|
|LGMT 440||Advanced Professional Logistics||3|
|LGMT 444||Principles of Supply Chain Management||3|
|Technical Transfer Credit -or- COB Minor-or-COB Electives||12|
|If technical transfer credit is not applicable, the 12 hours may ONLY be used toward College of Business (COB) minors or COB electives. Minors require fulfillment of a minimum of 15 credit hours. If no minor is chosen, then 200-300-400 level COB courses may be used.|
|Total Degree Requirements||120|
Minnesota student residents refer to State of Minnesota Course Requirement statement for Humanities requirements.
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