Business Logistics: Associate of Applied Science Degree
The logistics segment of the business supply chain works to promote the efficient and effective flow and storage of goods, services, and information in order to meet customer requirements. Logistics activities typically include transportation management, warehousing, materials handling, order fulfillment, and inventory management.
The Associate of Applied Science in Business Logistics program is designed to meet the needs of those who are interested in pursuing a career in the logistics field. Students will learn how business organizations can achieve competitive advantage by developing and maintaining efficient and effective operations across their buying, shipping, and receiving channels. Graduates of logistics programs are increasingly sought for their knowledge and skills in this specialized field of business that is projected to continue its expansion and growth.
- Prepare learners to achieve established university core abilities and program learning outcomes in a caring and supportive learning environment that utilizes performance-based curriculum and promotes academic excellence.
- Measure and assess student learning and implement improvements, as needed, to ensure high quality academic programs and services.
- Prepare learners to create plans for the pursuit of graduate studies and/or continuing professional development activities, membership in professional and community organizations, and a life of learning.
- Confirm that faculty members meet university qualifications guidelines, utilize effective and innovative teaching methods that enhance learning, and pursue opportunities for professional development.
- Monitor the needs of the program's community of interest and maintain the currency and relevancy of program curriculum through regular faculty and advisory committee meetings and academic program reviews.
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the program will:
- Apply introductory concepts and theories in financial accounting, management, marketing, economics, ethics and social responsibility, and business logistics.
- Analyze typical challenges that business logistics professionals are likely to face and recommend solutions, using critical thinking skills and ethical decision-making models.
- Apply collaboration and teamwork concepts to business logistics.