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Online Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics

Careers

The online Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics degree program gives you the skills, experience and connections to assume a leadership role in this rapidly evolving industry.

Program Impact

In a 2019 survey, alumni of the Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics reported that their degree had a positive impact on their career. 

Data based on responses to a survey sent to 2015-2018 graduates.

Career Outlook for Supply Chain Professionals

Thanks to technology and business innovation, the world continues to grow smaller and more interconnected. As companies increasingly extend their operations globally, professionals trained in transportation and logistics have become critical to business success.

Supply chain management, logistics and procurement are some of the fastest growing fields nationwide. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of supply chain managers and logistics analysts and specialists will grow by 28% from 2021 to 2031; data scientists and data analytics specialists by 36%; industrial, production, packaging and manufacturing engineers by 10%, and market researchers and forecasters by 19% — all much faster than average.

The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the field. In 2020, e-commerce sales increased 34% over the previous year, and more than 50,000 transportation and 31,000 warehouse jobs were added in November 2021 alone. While demand has risen, nearly half of all shippers report challenges in finding, training and retaining qualified talent

High Earning Potential

supply chain managerThis demand has driven higher pay for professionals in the industry. A 2021 survey by the Institute for Supply Management found that the average salary for supply chain management roles was nearly $125,000, with the top 5 percent earning an average of nearly $400,000.

In addition, bonuses and stock options can provide a welcome boost to base pay. Sixty-five percent of respondents reported receiving a bonus, which was an average of $22,021, with the top 5 percent receiving an average bonus of $143,240 in 2020.

Obtaining an advanced degree in the field gives you an edge in competition for better jobs and can be a key factor in advancing to a higher level within an organization. Specializing in an area such as transportation and logistics can also be important factor in career advancement.

Career Readiness

Since our first class graduated in 2015, we have continued to produce well-rounded professionals armed with marketable, advanced skills and a top-ranked degree at the intersection of engineering, business and technology. MSCTL alumni are prepared for new challenges and ready to take their place as top-level managers.

Our graduates work in all aspects of business across a wide range of industries, including global enterprises, aerospace companies, retailers, financial services, military, tech companies, startups or forming their own ventures.

Our alumni hold job titles such as:

  • Account Director
  • Congressional Legislative Liaison
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Design Engineer Lead
  • Director of International Operations
  • Director of Market Research
  • Director of Product Development
  • Director of Risk Management
  • Global Transportation Manager
  • Infantry Commander
  • Innovation Engineer
  • Logistics Manager
  • Materials Manager
  • Pricing Manager
  • Procurement and Contracts Administrator
  • Research Analyst
  • Senior Finance Analyst
  • Senior Global Supply Manager
  • Senior Manager of Import/Export Operations
  • Senior Packaging Manager
  • Sourcing Director
  • Supply and Demand Planner
  • Transportation Operations Lead
  • Vice President of Aircraft Management
  • Vice President of Global Supply Chain
  • Vice President of Operations

Our alumni are employed by companies such as:

  • Adidas
  • Adobe
  • Amazon
  • Bank of America
  • BNSF Railway
  • The Boeing Company
  • City of Seattle
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Expedia
  • Expeditors
  • EY
  • Fluke Corporation
  • Google
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • McKinstry
  • Mercator International
  • Meta
  • Microsoft
  • Netflix
  • Nike
  • Nordstrom
  • Oracle
  • PACCAR
  • Penske Logistics
  • Peterbilt Motors Company
  • Philips
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • REI
  • Smartsheet
  • Starbucks
  • Steve Madden
  • Tesla
  • The Clorox Company
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Senate
  • Washington State Department of Transportation

Mentoring

The Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics degree program provides opportunities for students to develop their networks and nurture relationships for career advancement. We pair second-year students with mentors who are industry professionals to provide one-on-one guidance.