Logistics Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals to manage and coordinate all logistical functions in an enterprise, ranging from acquisitions to receiving and handling, through internal allocation of resources to operations units, to the handling and delivery of output. Includes instruction in acquisitions and purchasing, inventory control, storage and handling, just-in-time manufacturing, logistics planning, shipping and delivery management, transportation, quality control, resource estimation and allocation, and budgeting.

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Logistics Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Logistics?

Students in logistics study a variety of management courses, including those that focus on supply chain management. They should be interested in management generally and should have an aptitude for computer usage, since many course require computer expertise.

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What Courses Do Logistics Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Logistics majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • International Logistics
  • Logistics Analysis
  • Logistics Systems in Service Industries
  • Management of Logistics Supply Chains
  • Strategic Sourcing and Supply Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transport Economics and Policy
  • Transport Systems
  • Urban Transportation
  • Warehousing and Terminal Management

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