Global Logistics Professional

A Professional Designation Program

This program begins on July 6, 2022.

Professionals with logistics skills play a key role behind the scenes of the economy, as they keep companies, governments, and supply chains running smoothly by developing strategies that maximize efficiency and minimize costs. Logistics professionals are integral to shipping, distribution, warehousing, and deliveries—making sure that necessary supplies and personnel get where they need to go—and are therefore present in many industries, including retail, finance, and disaster response management. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected a nearly 30% employment growth for logistics professionals between 2020 and 2030, while U.S. News & World Report ranked them in the top 10 of their Best Business Jobs list.  

The Global Logistics Professional (GLP) program is designed to meet the unique training needs of individuals at various stages of their careers in this ever-growing career field. Taught by industry experts, students gain practical information about the industry and develop critical thinking and research skills that are needed by logistics employers. Students gain a high-level, detailed overview of the global supply chain process within a short time frame, giving them a strong basis to begin gaining professional logistics experience and then work their way up to leadership positions.  

After completing the focused curriculum, students will be equipped to solve real-world problems, identify areas for improvement, contribute to an efficient and effective logistics operation, and gain a competitive advantage when applying for jobs. Students also get access to industry events and professional networking opportunities to meet individuals from different segments of the supply chain. 

Global Logistics for International Students is also offered in a separate six-month program, which includes additional components on English language and American culture.

Learn at Your Convenience

  • Offered in two formats: face-to-face evening classes or in a facilitated online learning environment
  • The program is offered twice a year
  • Courses may be taken in any order
  • You can earn the designation in six months, but students have up to one year to complete the program

*Please note: For Spring 2022, courses will only be offered online.

  • Anyone involved in the goods movement industry, either as a service provider or service user, including the public and private sectors
  • Anyone looking for an exciting career opportunity in an industry of vital importance to the local, regional, state, and national economy
  • Anyone doing business with logistics companies, including commercial and industrial realtors and IT professionals, who need to understand logistics and the supply chain to do their job more effectively
  • Timely and industry-relevant curriculum encompassing all segments and functions of the supply chain
  • Curriculum taught by industry experts and designed to enhance opportunities for entry or advancement in the industry
  • Networking opportunities with industry leaders
  • Convenient scheduling for working professionals
  • Access to extensive alumni network
  • Team-based problem solving to prepare you for the logistics workplace
  • Scholarships available
  • A digital badge awarded to showcase knowledge and skills acquired (click here to learn more about Digital Badges)
  • How freight is shipped around the world
  • How to apply industry knowledge to real-world situations in North America’s largest trade gateway, with a focus on problem-solving and efficiency
  • How government regulatory policies impact trade and transportation
  • How different parts of the international logistics chain interact
  • How industry trends and technology lead to supply chain innovation
  • How to develop and implement an integrated logistics plan and learn the value of integrated logistics systems
  • Complete two courses required for the program:
    • CITT 200 – Foundations in Global Trade and
    • CITT 202 – Integrated Logistics Management
  • Complete a team Capstone Project, a comprehensive logistics plan for a fictitious fast fashion company, including
    • Presenting and defending the proposal to an industry panel
    • Earning a passing score on the final written report
  • Complete all program requirements within one year