Transportation and Logistics Management
DEPARTMENT: School of Business and Economics
4-YEAR PATHWAY: Graduate in 4 Years
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.
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
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
- 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.