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.

Career Outlook

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.

According to a U.S. News & World Report article highlighting online supply chain master’s degrees, “In recent years, a lack of qualified applicants has led to an abundance of unfilled positions in supply chain management. The Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics has reported that there will be more than 250,000 U.S. supply chain job openings each year through 2018.”

High Earning Potential

supply chain managerThis demand has driven higher pay for professionals in the industry. A 2016 survey by the Institute for Supply Management found that the average salary for supply chain management roles was $109,961, with the top 5 percent earning an average of $331,604.

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.

Diverse Job Opportunities

Supply chain transportation and logistics professionals are qualified to fill a wide variety of positions. Some of these include:

  • Business analyst
  • Category manager
  • Commodity manager
  • Distribution center manager
  • Import/export agent
  • Logistics consultant
  • Materials project manager
  • Operations manager
  • Procurement specialist
  • Sourcing leader
  • Supply chain manager
  • Sustainability analyst
  • Transportation manager