Transportation and Logistics Management

The Degree that Delivers

Transportation and Logistics Management

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

LOCATION: On-Campus (Most courses are available online)
4-YEAR PATHWAY SAMPLE: Graduate in 4 Years

Graduation Plans

Students can select one of three graduation plan options

  • 4-YEAR PATHWAY
    A four-year plan earning a B.S. or a B.A. degree in Transportation and Logistics
  • 3.5-YEAR PATHYWAY
    An accelerated plan that leads to graduating in 3.5 years with a T&L major
  • 4-YEAR PATHWAY DOUBLE DEGREE
    A four-year plan leading to a double major in T&L and Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management

General Description

We live in an interconnected world where transportation is the great enabler for trade, tourism and development. When managed properly, goods and people move efficiently all over the globe.  Transportation networks normally operate so well that industry relies on just-in-time deliveries and retail websites can promise next-day service. Transportation and logistics managers are essential to the smooth operation of this complex, highly technical, constantly changing system. Students in the University of Wisconsin-Superior's Transportation and Logistics Management (T&L) program are prepared to be leaders who have the knowledge and skills to manage and implement the operational aspects of transportation modes, plan logistics systems, and manage supply chains. That is why graduates of the T&L program are in high demand by business and government employers worldwide.

Program Outcomes

Students majoring in Transportation and Logistics Management will:

  • Gain a sound education in business fundamentals and expanded learning in transportation management, logistics and supply chain management.
  • Acquire real-world experience with field tours, speakers and internships.
  • Learn and apply logistics and supply chain theories and tools.
  • Obtain an understanding of conducting business in different cultures and moving freight and people around the world.
  • Develop decision-making, analytical, planning, leadership and organizational skills.

A World of Career Opportunities

As the world economy grows, the need for transportation and logistics expands creating 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 per year just in the U.S. alone.

T&L graduates are prepared for a wide variety of management positions. Examples include:

  • Transportation manager for air, highway, rail, marine, pipeline or intermodal systems
  • Purchasing manager
  • Warehouse, terminal or distribution center manager
  • Inventory manager
  • Transportation planner
  • Supply chain manager
  • Transportation coordinator

Did You Know?

The T&L major has one of the highest enrollments at UW-Superior and continues to grow. Here are just a few reasons students choose this degree:

  • The UW-Superior T&L degree is among the most distinctive and highly regarded programs of its kind in the United States, offering students rigorous academic and professional preparation for careers in a rapidly growing and dynamic field.
  • Over 98% of graduates work in the field with most hired prior to graduation. T&L management positions start from $50,000-$70,000 annual salary with significant opportunities for advancement.
  • Not only is tuition at UWS very affordable, but T&L students have numerous scholarship and research fellowship opportunities up to full tuition. From 26% to 43% of T&L students are awarded scholarships.
  • Small class sizes provide a personalized program experience in which accomplished professors take a vested interest in each student’s success.
  • Students gain hands-on experience throughout the program, including, industry field trips, guest speakers, conferences, state-of-the-art simulations and a required internship.
  • In the two decades since the program started, many T&L graduates have gone on to earn masters and doctorate degrees at universities all over the world.
  • Because UW-Superior is an Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) Scholarship University, T&L students have the opportunity to tour facilities throughout the country and participate in the annual IANA Expo and intercollegiate case study competition.
  • The T&L Student Club offers opportunities for students to engage with professional societies, do volunteer work, network, and have fun as they become professionals.
  • The program enjoys the special benefits of close relationships with industry and being located on the doorstep of an international transportation cluster that has
    • The largest Great Lakes port serving domestic and international vessels
    • Three airports and the world’s largest manufacturer of piston-powered aircraft
    • An energy cluster that moves by pipeline 17% of all oil imported into the U.S.
    • Service by four Class 1 railroads and a rail-truck intermodal terminal
    • The headquarters of several regional trucking companies.

Transportation and Logistics Management program website

SPOTLIGHTS

  • Class of: 2016
    "It's nice having a small community feeling here." Read more.
  • Class of: 2017
    The class sizes are a big deal for me. They hold me accountable. I work harder because I don’t want to let my instructors down. Read more.
  • Class of: 2018
    I just really like this school overall. Here you’re so close with others. Living in the residence halls really helped that. Read more.
  • Class of: 2016
    The small class sizes are so important for explaining and learning when you’re not familiar with English. You can relax. Read more.
  • Class of: 2015
    The scholarships were very helpful. I'm not in debt and very happy." Read more.

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