Transportation and Logistics Management

TYPE: Major
DEGREE: B.A./B.S.
DEPARTMENT: School of Business and Economics

LOCATION: On-Campus
4-YEAR PATHWAY: Graduate in 4 Years

General Description

Efficient movement of products within a factory or around the world plays a vital role in a nation's economy. The on-time arrival of parts for assembly can mean the difference between keeping or losing a high-profile contract. Transporting natural gas for distribution ensures warm homes throughout a cold snap without heating lapses.

At UW-Superior, you'll learn the business of efficiently moving and managing people, materials, and products by air, road, rail, pipeline or water.

Superior's role as a Midwest transportation hub, located on one of the largest shipping ports on the Great Lakes, provides unique opportunities for students to gain first-hand experience.

*This comprehensive major in transportation and logistics management requires no minor.

Program Outcomes

Through a major in transportation and logistics at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Gain a sound background in business while specializing in your desired form of transportation or logistics
  • Earn real-world experience
  • Learn to plan, organize, and control procurement, manufacturing, and logistics
  • Gain an understanding of conducting business in different cultures
  • Enhance your decision-making skills

Career Opportunities

As the transportation and logistics workforce ages, graduates have tremendous job opportunities and upward mobility. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that transportation-related fields are growing by nearly 56,000 jobs a year.

We receive more job offers for our graduates than we have number of students graduating.

Find your niche as a:

  • Materials planner
  • Inventory specialist
  • Transportation coordinator
  • Purchasing analyst
  • Warehouse operations manager
  • Supply chain analyst
  • Quality analyst
  • Buyer
  • Production coordinator

Did You Know?

  • Our program is one of only 28 programs in the country certified by the American Society of Transportation and Logistics.
  • UW-Superior's transportation and logistics program is the first of its kind in Wisconsin.
  • All transportation and logistics students complete an internship, giving students real-world experience and a broad range of knowledge and skills.
  • Superior is among the busiest bulk loading ports on the Great Lakes with terminals handling coal, grain and iron ore.
  • Superior is home to several trucking companies, a major pipeline company, and several railroads, making it an ideal place to study transportation and logistics.
  • A recent study showed that 97 percent of graduates found jobs in their discipline.
  • We offer courses in marine transportation, making us one of only six universities in the United States to do so.
 
 
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