The major in transportation and logistics is designed to prepare students for careers in carrier management and logistics management. Carrier management is the management of the domestic and international modes of transportation. Logistic management applies analytical techniques and uses the systems approach in managing the flow of materials into and through the production and manufacturing processes of a firm to its customers.
Basic employment opportunities exist in marketing, sales, and operations positions with carriers in all transportation modes, and in positions with shippers having responsibility in one or more of the areas under logistics management, warehousing, packaging, and materials handling. Opportunities also exist in governmental agencies.
The Department of Supply Chain Management offers a minor for Walton College students desiring more knowledge of transportation and logistics to assist them in their careers. The minor requires the completion of 15 hours of study with all of the courses applied toward the minor taken in residence.
The Bachelor of Science in International Business degree with a concentration in transportation and logistics is intended for students who wish to learn more about the international aspects of business, and it provides preparation for careers in logistics. This degree is also well suited for students wishing to continue their studies in law, international affairs, or graduate education in business and economics.
This degree requires completion of the University Core and Walton College Core courses, as well as course work in international business, a single foreign language and an area of study related to that language. In addition, students must complete a 21-hour transportation and logistics concentration.