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MS-GL logistics management track

Develop the expertise and skills to lead across complex functions and industries. The W. P. Carey masters degree in global logistics with a track in logistics management will build your leadership skills and prepare you for a global marketplace.

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9-month program

30 credit hours

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MS-GL (Logistics management)

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Career paths and outcomes

No. 8

Best business jobs, logistician

U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Job growth | 2020 to 2030

Much faster than average for all careers

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022

Logistics careers can encompass a number of different responsibilities in the supply chain industry. Because supply chains are truly global in nature, the logistics management track can prepare you for jobs around the world, including:

  • Warehouse manager
  • Logistics analyst
  • Distribution manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Transport planner
  • Operations analyst
  • Management analyst
  • Director of operations
  • Director of transportation

MS-GL logistics management courses

Explores supply chain management topics including environmental, project and supply chain processes. Additionally, covers processes in the areas of new product introduction development; quality control; TQM (Total Quality Mgt).

Provides a solid foundation and deeper understanding of the use of quantitative modeling tools and techniques to solve problems faced in modern supply chains. Uses Excel workbooks to implement the appropriate quantitative methods, including forecasting demand, capacity planning of a manufacturing line and the line cycle time as it pertains to parts inventory management.

Applies principles, philosophies and processes of supply management to facilitate the continuous improvement and strategic design of an organization's supply management system on a global basis. Focuses on topics like performance management and analytics, project management and governance and finance. Provides a comprehensive understanding of supply management and its impact on the organization.

Covers decision modeling approaches for supply chain management such as optimization, simulation and decision analysis. Focuses on technology enablement, performance management and analytics, and strategy change and management. Emphasizes modeling using spreadsheet-oriented approaches. Additionally, focuses on financial spreadsheet analysis and its use in optimization.

Covers theories and practices of modern logistics management within a market-driven supply chain. Begins with an outline of reasons why some operations are not efficient, then introduces management tools to improve efficiency and responsiveness followed by application of analytical tools to evaluate the current logistic management practices. Topics include logistics strategy, demand management, distribution and warehouse management, distribution/warehouse design and location decisions, transportation and delivery frequency, reverse logistics, humanitarian logistics and responsive supply chains.

Understands human side of organizations through management theories and applications. Develops knowledge and skills for successful management of self and others.

Strategic design and development of supply chains. Focus on cost-management tools applied to supply chain design and supplier management.

Topical instruction, usually in compressed format, leading to academic credit. Often offered off campus to groups of professionals.

Global trade, global networks and the influence those networks have on economic development worldwide. Exposes geographic, economic and sociopolitical perspectives on these issues and invites students to draw conclusions from an increasingly informed perspective.

Capstone experience for students in the MS in Global Logistics program. Synthesizes learnings from previous courses and applies this learning to specific issues that have a major global logistics component.

Preparation of a supervised applied project that is a graduation requirement in some professional majors.

Business analytics track

Add a deeper focus to your MS-GL with a third-semester track in business analytics. You’ll customize your degree with two required core courses and two required electives that examine the intersection of data and logistics, giving you a skillset that’s in demand across industries. The optional track also features an internship opportunity and additional career prep — giving you an edge in a rapidly growing industry.

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