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Logistics Degree Online BS in Operations Management Concentration

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Register By: February 25 Classes Start: February 27

Learn Supply Chain Management Online

  • $320/credit (120 credits)
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Apply your military experience as college credit
  • Program accredited by ACBSP
  • Prepare to take the CAPM®
  • Receive credit for prior learning

Online Logistics Degree Concentration Overview

Enhance your Bachelor of Science (BS) in Operations Management with a concentration in Logistics and Transportation at Southern New Hampshire University. This program is perfect for business-savvy professionals and military service members interested in essential operations and supply chain management strategies.

SNHU's online logistics degree program explores the complex processes essential to supply chain management, including moving and storing supplies, work-in-progress and finished goods. It also examines the steps necessary to integrate suppliers, factories, warehouses and stores so products can be distributed to customers in the right quantity, at the right time.

Courses in this program can also help prepare you to sit for 2 additional certification exams. These exams, available through the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), are:

  1. Certified in Logistics, Transportation & Distribution (CLTD)
  2. Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

Each requires either 3 years of related business experience or a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Become a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

Want to earn a certification that can help position you for success in the field? As part of SNHU's online operations management degree program, you can take QSO-345: Project Management for CAPM® Certification course, which can prepare you to take the Certified Associate in Project Management® exam offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Receive Credit for Prior Learning

You've earned it. Now take advantage of it. If you have the following certifications, you may be eligible to waive certain courses, helping you save time and tuition.

  • Active Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Certification can be substituted for QSO-345: Project Management for CAPM® Certification
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (with an exam score of 280 or above) can be substituted for QSO-360: Six Sigma Quality Management

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What You'll Learn

  • Operations management theory
  • Continuous improvement practices
  • Logistics theories and tools
  • Business sustainability factors
  • Operations management decision-making
  • Communication & problem solving

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How You'll Learn

At SNHU, you'll get support from day 1 to graduation and beyond. And with no set class times, 24/7 access to the online classroom, and helpful learning resources along the way, you'll have everything you need to reach your goals.

Logistics & Supply Chain Management Career Outlook

Even in the face of more recent economic challenges, logistics and transportation has proven to be a viable industry.

"In response to increasing demand, transportation and logistics have become the forefront of the global economy," said Dr. Zuzana Buzzell, associate dean at SNHU. "The strategic transport of moving goods ensures that customers get the right goods at the right time. This is vital to national security. It helps facilitate national disaster response and maintain a stable economy."

Employers hiring for these positions seek professionals with a bachelor's degree and related work experience. Those with military logistics experience may also be positioned for success in the field.

Regardless, SNHU's specialized operations management degree will help position you for success in a number of dynamic industries. Whether you're managing daily processes of a manufacturing plant, overseeing the shipment of medical supplies or playing an integral role in food delivery for a fast-paced restaurant, you'll build skills that make a big impact.

Potential careers include:

Inventory Management

  • Warehouse Manager
  • Distribution Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager

Supply Chain Management

  • Operations Manager
  • Logistician
  • Customer Service Manager

Transportation

  • Freight Coordinator
  • Shipping/Receiving Manager
  • Traffic Manager

Manufacturing

  • Foreman
  • Quality control inspector
  • Project Manager

Job Growth and Salary

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Job Growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of logisticians – professionals who organize and coordinate an organization's supply chain – will grow 38% through 2031 (much faster than average).1

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Salary

Logisticians reportedly earned a median annual wage of $77,030 in 2021. Additionally, transportation, storage and distribution managers earned a median annual salary of $105,580 in that same time period.1

Start Your Journey Toward an Online Logistics & Transportation Degree Concentration

Dr. Zuzana Buzzell

Gain Relevant, Career-focused Skills

Dr. Zuzana Buzzell, associate dean at SNHU

"SNHU's operations degree provides a solid foundation of knowledge for managing contemporary operations across diverse industries. The curriculum builds upon a business core, emphasizing communication, ethics and globalization."

Courses & Curriculum

The logistics and transportation concentration will help you focus on the effective management, delivery and storage of information or materials. This includes production and manufacturing processes.

Throughout the program, you'll gain fundamental business knowledge and learn how to apply it across global industries. Specifically, you'll explore areas including logistics management, reverse logistics, transportation management and integrated supply chain management.

Real-world application is a cornerstone of this specialized logistics and transportation degree program. You'll analyze business case studies, design and manage spreadsheets and use software and advanced tools to boost delivery consistency.

This bachelor's program culminates in a capstone experience, giving you the opportunity to apply what you've learned.

Curriculum Requirements & Resources

Business Core

Business programs require learners to complete the Business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.

General Education

All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through these foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.

Technology Resources

We provide cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.

Earn Math Credits

Save time and tuition with our Pathways to Math Success assessments. Depending on your scores, you could earn up to 12 math credits – the equivalent of 4 courses – toward your degree for less than $50 per assessment. For additional information, or to register for a Pathways to Math Success assessment, contact your admission counselor or academic advisor today.

University Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The PMI logo is a mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Tuition & Fees

As a private, nonprofit university, we’re committed to making college more accessible by making it more affordable. That’s why we offer some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation.

We also offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Undergraduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 30 credits 
Degree/Certificates $960 $320 $9,600
Degree/Certificates (U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)* $675 $225 $6,750

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually. *Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

Additional Costs No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

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