Transportation & Logistics Education at UNG Coggin College of Business & UNF Division of Continuing Education in Jacksonville
Established in 1972, University of North Florida (UNF) is a young university and has expanded from a handful of buildings at the end of a dirt road to a thriving campus with five colleges in a bustling section of Jacksonville. Yet UNF retains its small-campus feel, helped by its location amid beautiful lakes and nature trails. The campus also is midway between downtown Jacksonville and the Atlantic Ocean, which adds to the appeal of its location.
In addition to its strong academic programs, UNF makes financial sense. The Princeton Review ranked UNF the 5th best value among public colleges and universities and Consumers Digest named UNF No. 7 on its list of best values for public colleges and universities in the United States.
The Coggin College of Business is the business school at the University of North Florida. About 3,800 students are enrolled in the college, including undergraduate and graduate students. Programs are offered in the fields of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Financial Services, International Business, Management, Marketing and Transportation and Logistics. The Coggin College of Business is one of UNF's three original colleges.
- BBA in Transportation and Logistics: The UNF Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program prepares students for challenging careers in supply chain management, international logistics, transportation, materials management, and physical distribution just to mention a few. This program qualifies Transportation and Logistics graduates for the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (ASTL) certification (Certified in Transportation and Logistics - CTL) blanket waiver, a designation given to only 30 academic affiliates nationwide. The UNF curriculum emphasizes the perspective of logistics as an integrated part of Supply Chain Management. Students are exposed to courses in information systems, quantitative methods, transportation, warehouse management, distribution, international logistics, logistics management, subsystems, and a Capstone in Supply Chain Management. Students are encouraged to complete a semester long internship or work part-time with a company engaged in logistics and/or supply chain management to provide practical experience and opportunities to apply their education to problems and issues in business.
Executive Training Programs
- Ed2Go-Freight Broker/Agent Training: For more information, please visit Ed2Go page here
- International Logistics (14 hours): This course will provide transportation and logistics professionals an in-depth knowledge of cargo, traffic management skills, and an understanding of the unique requirements of international transportation and logistics.
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program: During the three days a month over four months certification class, students will learn four necessary skills - Supply Chain Management, Transportation Management, International Transportation and Logistics, and Logistics and Supply Chain Strategy.
- Logistics and Supply Chain Certificate: UNF's Logistics and Supply Chain Certificate is a comprehensive program designed for today’s logistics and supply chain professionals. Students will learn to identify best practices in costing and pricing, how to reduce costs, apply strategies that will increase productivity, network with other industry professionals, make lifelong connections that may be utilized down your career path and much, much more.
- International Transportation & Logistics - Freight Forwarding: This 16-hour course will provide transportation and logistics professionals an in-depth knowledge of cargo, traffic management skills, and an understanding of the unique requirements of international transportation and logistics. The course provides a high level viewpoint of real-world challenges importers and exporters face every day. Upon completion of the course the participant will have practical knowledge of the forwarding of shipments by ocean and air.
- Freight Agent Broker Training: Become a part of the exciting trucking, freight logistics, and transportation industries as a licensed freight broker or as a freight broker agent. From licensing to operations, to sales and marketing, you'll learn the basics of how to run a domestic freight brokerage or agency in the United States. All graduates have the opportunity to meet and discuss agent positions with freight brokerages. The best businesses and brokers in the industry talk with graduates about the choice of starting their own brokerage, working as an agent for another firm, and other job opportunities.
Customized Executive Training Programs
Warehouse & Certification
- Warehouse Associate Certification
- Introduction to Supply Chain Management
- The ABC’s of Warehouse Operations
- Warehouse Management Safety
- Warehouse Worker Safety
- OSHA Safety & Health Certification
Logistics & Supply Chain
- Introduction to Logistics: Basics
- Developing and Implementing Partnerships in the Supply Chain
- International Logistics & Distribution Management
- Inventory Management Concepts: From Basics to Strategy
- Logistics Management
- Logistics Performance Measurement
- Returns Management and Reverse Logistics
- Introduction to Supply Chain Management
- Modeling the Integrated Supply Chain
- Supply Chain Strategies
- Supply Chain Management: Planning for Effective Operations
- Export / Import and the Supply Chain
- Third Party Logistics (Outsourcing)
- Transportation & Logistics Overview
- Transportation Management
With the increasing strength of the academic programs, UNF is attracting a student body with a correspondingly higher academic profile and, at the same time, meeting the demands for greater access to higher education through measured growth in the size of ther student body. In fall 2009, 16,641 students enrolled in coursework on the campus, creating the largest student body in the University's history. And the freshmen who enrolled in the fall term had an average SAT score of 1199, making UNF one of the most competitive institutions in Florida.
- Campus: Since 2006, every new campus building has been constructed to meet the standards of the U.S. Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), demonstrating UNF’s commitment to the environment. The Jacksonville campus is nestled among 1,381 acres of trees, trails and lakes.
- Accreditation: The University of North Florida is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. The undergraduate and graduate programs of Coggin College of Business are endorsed and acknowledged by the distinctive accreditation of AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
- Student Life: There are plenty of opportunities for UNF Ospreys to get involved in activities that complement the classroom experience. Students can: , Participate in Student Government, Join one of the more than 140 clubs and organizations, Belong to one of 24 fraternities or sororities, and, Live in one of the six residence hall complexes.
- Career Services: Career Services encourages you to accept personal responsibility for a lifelong process of career development. This process includes: self-assessment, career exploration, experiential learning, and implementation of appropriate strategies to achieve satisfying educational, professional and personal goals. The Center bridges the gap between academia and the world of work. Career Services wants to engage you in a total career and life-planning process that can be used for any future change in career path or employment.
- Logistics Internships: The internship is designed to provide the student with significant experience in transportation and logistics management. The internship provides the student with an opportunity to apply their educational background to logistical issues confronted by cooperating firms. Prior approval of the logistics program director and the department chair is required.
- Job-shadowing Program: Job shadowing is an academically motivating activity designed to give UNF students a close look at real–world issues in the business community, and to understand why they have to learn and understand specific aspects of the curriculum. This program involves an effort by the Transportation and Logistics faculty to match students with “career mentors” as they go through a “normal day” in the workplace. The students are able to see firsthand how the skills learned in school relate to the workplace.
LAST UPDATED ON Jun 10, 2019