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Logistics Management Concentration

Why Study Logistics Management

Logistics management is the backbone of all distribution systems for goods and services. Logistics is an increasingly important topic in today’s global economy. Job recruiters will be looking for candidates who have the knowledge and the practical experience to tackle the difficult problems of international procurement. An undergraduate logistics degree from Ship can help you find a career path in the private and government sectors.

Students earning their Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Supply Chain Management at Shippensburg University can specialize their degree with a concentration in Logistics Management. Logistics management is the second largest employment sector in the United States and offers excellent salaries, opens doors, and provides advancement opportunities to the prospective manager in countries around the world.

Ship has a well-established Business Internship Program that provides opportunities for on-the-job experience while gaining college credits. Students earn one full credit hour to every equivalent of a 40-hour workweek they finish. Students can receive a maximum of nine credits.

These internship opportunities include family businesses, franchises, small businesses, and corporations where there is a need for entrepreneurial-minded individuals. Internships often turn into job offers, according to post-graduate surveys of Ship business students.

The SHIP Career Connection online job bank contains listings for both full- and part-time internship opportunities at some of PA's leading employers. Students can also arrange their own internship by attending job fairs, networking with friends and family in the business world, or applying to federal and state programs. Internships must be approved by both the department chair and the internship director.

Career paths in Logistics Management start with general entry level positions such as logistics analyst, transportation supervisor, and inbound materials scheduler and can lead to upper-level management positions in areas such as corporate logistics or materials managers, business development or operations site manager, and vice president positions in logistics, or operations and manufacturing.

The salary range for logistics management jobs in PA is $46,000 - $71,000.

The undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Supply Chain Management requires the completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours in the following areas:

  • General Education Courses: All students are required to complete the university's general education program, which provides a balanced liberal arts foundation.
  • Business Core Curriculum: All Business Administration majors take the same core curriculum. This core includes economics, finance, information systems, marketing, organization behavior, and business law as well as other business subjects. See the College of Business website for complete course listings.

Logistics Management Track: consists of four required courses in the areas of distribution systems, global logistics, supply chain systems, and warehouse management.

The John L. Grove College of Business has a number of clubs for you to participate in and learn more about your area of study outside the classroom. Student Professional Organizations provide a variety of opportunities for you to develop professional contacts, enhance your course of study with hands-on application, and build lasting friendships within the business community. The Supply Chain Management Club prepares you for the transition from classroom to careers in your chosen field.