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Logistics Degree Online BS in Operations Management Concentration

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Register By: January 02 Classes Start: January 04

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.

Are you organized and detail oriented? Do you enjoy thinking about the processes that help businesses run? This online logistics degree could be right for you.

Our 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.

Courses in this program can help prepare you to sit in for 2 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.

Learn how to:

  • Assess and implement operations management theory
  • Evaluate and apply continuous improvement practices
  • Solve problems with process, procedure and product
  • Explore factors that influence business sustainability
  • Make low-risk operations management decisions
  • Promote accountability, sustainability and organizational effectiveness

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.

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 for QSO-345: Project Management for CAPM® Certification
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (with an exam score of 280 or above) for QSO-360: Six Sigma Quality Management

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."

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of logisticians – professionals who organize and coordinate an organization's supply chain – will grow 5% through 2028.1 Logisticians reportedly earned a median annual wage of $74,750 in 2019. Additionally, transportation, storage and distribution managers earned a median annual salary of $94,560 in that same time period.1

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.

The online logistics degree concentration prepares you for careers in professional services, scientific and technical services, transportation and warehousing.

Careers include:

  • Operations manager. Oversee high-level procedures and operations. Analyze and improve organizational processes as well as quality, productivity and efficiency.
  • Supply chain manager. Manage the acquisition, negotiation and purchasing of materials through various vendors. This role is critical in supporting and preparing for the construction of a finished product.
  • Transportation, storage and distribution manager. Plan, direct or coordinate transportation, storage or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and government regulations.
  • Logistics analyst. Analyze product delivery or supply chain processes to identify and recommend changes. You may also manage route activity including invoicing, electronic bills and shipment tracing.
  • Purchasing manager. Purchase resources, supplies and tools needed for product creation and development. Evaluate suppliers, negotiate contracts, assess product quality and often supervise purchasing agents and buyers.
  • Logistics manager/logistics team lead. Oversee warehouse, inventory control, materials handling, customer service, transportation and planning workers and other aspects of the supply chain.
  • Freight coordinator. Support companies in tasks crucial to transportation, shipping and logistics. Track shipping product information and work with companies to keep supply chain shipments on schedule by helping with inventory, pickups and drop-offs, communication streams and problem solving strategies.
  • Distribution operations manager. Plan, direct, or coordinate the storage or distribution operations within an organization. Alternatively, you could work with organizations that are engaged in storing or distributing materials or products.
  • Traffic manager. Arrange for delivery of materials and transportation of products. You'll consider safety factors, costs and schedule as you monitor and forecast outbound and inbound transport, allocating resources to meet demand.
  • Warehouse manager. Schedule and manage a team of material handlers, as well as the overall supply and storage of materials for future distribution.
  • Shipping manager. Oversee various tasks such as packaging, verifying content for shipping, scheduling, assessing inventory and facilitating transport.
  • Transportation director. Coordinate the day-to-day transportation operations of people and products, including coordinating teams in order to manage the flow of goods and services to point A to point B and beyond.
  • Inventory manager. Lead a team of inventory or warehouse employees to receive and record new stock as it's shipped and delivered. Duties include recording daily deliveries, evaluating new shipments and analyzing different suppliers.
  • Customer service manager. Ensure that customers are always satisfied. Duties may entail supervising and managing the customer service team, training staff members to provide the highest standards of customer service and ensuring that all company policies are followed.

Start Your Journey Toward an Online Logistics & Transportation Degree Concentration

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.

Dr. Zuzana Buzzell with text Dr. Zuzana Buzzell"SNHU's operations degree provides a solid foundation of knowledge for managing contemporary operations across diverse industries," said Dr. Zuzana Buzzell, associate dean at SNHU. "The curriculum builds upon a business core, emphasizing communication, ethics and globalization."

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.

In terms of specific competencies, you'll learn how to:

  • Develop business communication, problem-solving, analytical and decision-making skills
  • Execute and manage operations
  • Implement leading-edge supply chain strategies
  • Enhance delivery reliability
  • Apply logistics theories and tools
  • Optimize the supply chain

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

Curriculum Requirements & Resources

  • Business core: Revised for fall 2020, our undergraduate business programs contain 10 cutting-edge business courses. These core courses are designed to help prepare you for success wherever you go.
  • General education courses: All online bachelor's degree students are required to take general education classes, if not obtained in prior coursework. 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 for what you already know: Save time and tuition with our Pathways to Math Success assessments. Show your knowledge of the materials in your program's math courses, and you could earn up to 12 math credits – at less than $50 for each course assessment.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We 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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

University Accreditation

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 PMI Registered Education Provider PMI, PMP, CAPM, and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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