Transportation and Logistics Management

Faculty and Instructional Staff Top of Page

Richard Stewart, Professor; Director, Transportation and Logistics Research Center
Mei Cao, Assistant Professor
Amit Mokashi, Assistant Professor

Transportation and Logistics Management Major Requirements (comprehensive) Top of Page

62 to 68 total credits

Required Department of Business & Economics core courses (33 credits required):

Business Computer Application -- 3.00 credits
Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences -- 3.00 credits
Financial Accounting -- 3.00 credits
Managerial Accounting -- 3.00 credits
Business and Professional Writing -- 3.00 credits
Business Law I -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Microeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Macroeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Business Statistics -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Marketing -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Management -- 3.00 credits

Required major courses (21 credits required):

Supply Chain Management -- 3.00 credits
Economic Geography -- 3.00 credits
Environmental Law and Regulation -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Finance -- 3.00 credits
Transportation Economics -- 3.00 credits
International and Intermodal Transportation Management -- 3.00 credits

International Economics -- 3.00 credits
International Business -- 3.00 credits

Transportation six-week internship (2 credits required):

Transportation Internship -- 2.00 - 7.00 credits

Minimum two credits required.

And at least two of the following courses (6 credits required):

Study Abroad -- 0.00 - 6.00 credits
Air Transportation Management -- 3.00 credits
Land Transportation Management -- 3.00 credits
Marine Transportation Management -- 3.00 credits
Advanced Supply Chain Management -- 3.00 credits
Urban Planning and Transportation Systems -- 3.00 credits
Port and Terminal Management -- 3.00 credits

Program Description Top of Page

The mission of UW-Superior's Transportation and Logistics Management major is to "develop exceptional leaders through the integration of a Liberal Arts and Business foundation with a Transportation and Logistics Management curriculum and internship."

Transportation management deals with the operational aspects of the five modes of transportation: air, land, marine, rail, and pipeline. Logistics assumes a systems approach to a wide variety of activities such as materials handling, warehousing, traffic management, inventory control, and packaging. The major focuses on the management of transportation and logistics as an integrated supply chain system. The T&L Management major offers many career opportunities. In addition to the thousands of transportation and logistics firms that hire T&L majors, graduates work for governmental agencies in planning, operations, and analysis. The demands of the global market place require business leaders to have a command of transportation and supply chain management.

The program has a strong international component and draws on many disciplines to produce graduates with problem solving, analytical, teamwork, and communications skills. In addition to transportation and logistics courses, the students have a foundation of liberal arts and general business courses to assist in developing ethical decision makers who have a global perspective and a lifetime passion for learning. A significant learning component of the T&L Management major is the required 6- to 8-week internship. Students have performed internships with government agencies and private companies across the United States and overseas.

The T&L Management major is one of a limited number of American Society of Transportation and Logistics accredited programs in the United States, and the only transportation or logistics undergraduate major in Wisconsin. Students enjoy the benefits of UW-Superior's personal attention from faculty and its quality business courses, as well as Superior-Duluth's role as a North American transportation hub.

Special Accreditation Top of Page

The Transportation and Logistics Management program is accredited by the American Society of Transportation Logistics (AST&L).

Student Learning Outcomes Top of Page

The Transportation and Logistics Management major is committed to the UW-Superior Campus assessment plan. T&L student learning outcomes and assessment metrics are developed through a collaborative continuous improvement process that integrates input from the campus and business communities.Our program's student learning outcomes are found at the Office of Assessment.

Admission Requirements Top of Page

See the Department of Business & Economics admission requirements and policies.

Transportation and Logistics Certification Requirements Top of Page

This Certificate is NOT listed on a UW-Superior transcript.

The American Society of Transportation and Logistics (ASTL) is a professional organization founded in 1946 by a group of industry leaders to insure a high level of professionalism and promote continuing education in the field of transportation and logistics. ASTL's mission is to facilitate education and certification in the fields of transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. ASTL's membership of shippers, carriers, educators, students, consultants and third-party logistics individuals are dedicated to continuing education and are committed to raising the professional standards in the industry. The professional society has a code of ethics, hosts seminars, workshops and forums, awards scholarships, and publishes the "Transportation Journal TM".

The CTL (Certified in Transportation and Logistics) Certification Program began in 1948 and is known as the premier credential in the transportation/logistics industry. The CTL designation is recognized by professionals in the U.S. Asia, Africa and South America. The Professional Certification Program of the Society attests to a certain level of expertise in transportation economics, traffic management, management tools and concepts, transportation law and regulation; international transportation and logistics and systems analysis.

To qualify an individual must be an active member of ASTL and have earned an undergraduate degree or have at least three years of professional experience in the industry. The individual is then required to pass six exam modules in relevant subject areas. AST&L also grants certification to graduates of select programs of study at leading universities.

The American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L) grants graduates of University Of Wisconsin-Superior's Transportation and Logistics Management major the designation of Certified in Transportation and Logistics (CTL). The AST&L's board of examiners first reviewed the curriculum, courses and internship program of UW-Superior's Transportation and Logistics Management program in 2005 and determined that it met all the requirements for CTL designation. The board of examiners periodically reviews the program to insure the integrity of curriculum in order for UW-Superior to retain recognition from AST&L. The American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L) will grant UW-S T&L Management majors who apply to the Society either in their last semester of their senior year or after graduation the designation of Certified in Transportation and Logistics (CTL).