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Logistics and Supply Chain Management Education and Research Programs at the UMSL College of Business Administration in St. Louis

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Founded in 1963 and one of four campuses in the University of Missouri System, the University of Missouri-St. Louis is a public metropolitan research university located in Missouri’s most populous and economically important region. UMSL is the largest university in the St. Louis area, and the third largest in Missouri, conferring over 3,000 degrees in 2010. UMSL was one of 115 colleges and universities selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the foundation’s 2010 Community Engagement Classification. The classification recognizes exceptional collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources.

UMSL provides excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities through the university's outstanding faculty, ranked programs, innovative research and community partnerships. Five UMSL programs are ranked among the top 20 nationally in the Academic Analytics Faculty Productivity Index.

The UMSL College of Business Administration is featured in the 2011 edition of the annual guidebook "The Best 300 Business Schools," which is published by The Princeton Review. The International Business program at UMSL was ranked 20th nationally by U.S. News & World Report in 2010 - its eighth year in the top 20.

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Academic Programs



Undergraduate Program

  • BS in Business Administration - Supply Chain Management Emphasis: The study of supply chain management focuses on the whole supply chain from acquisition of raw materials, through production or service delivery, to distribution to the end consumer. As a supply chain student you will learn the essential role of supply chains and analytical decision-making in any organization, and the data-driven techniques necessary for successful supply chain management in practice.

Graduate Programs

  • MBA with Logistics and Supply Chain Management Emphasis (Flex MBA - online or hybrid format): The Flex MBA program at UM-St. Louis is designed to educate a well-rounded business professional. It is flexible enough to accommodate the person who seeks a general, broad-ranging knowledge of business, as well as one who seek to obtain an emphasis area in a specific discipline.
  • Graduate Certificate in Logistics & Supply Chain Management: The Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is an 18-hour course of study designed to provide a focused, intensive study of important issues within logistics and, more broadly, in supply chain management. Three required courses provide thorough background in operations, logistics, and supply chain management. Three elective courses allow specialization in areas such as logistics and supply chain software, international logistics, operations research, electronic commerce, and quality.

PhD Program

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration with Logistics & Supply Chain Management Emphasis: The Ph.D. in Business Administration with a Logistics & Supply Chain Management emphasis features major themes of analytical modeling and international business. It provides a solid understanding of broad business issues, the latest developments in supply chain management, and current technology - all complemented with expertise in international and analytical aspects of LSCM. The program also leverages links with the College's affiliated research centers - the Center for Business and Industrial Studies and the Center for Transportation Studies.

Online Special Courses

  • Agricultural Marketing System: This course provides an analysis of the marketing and supply chain systems that transform agricultural products into food products.
  • Traffic and Transportation Management: This course focuses on transportation management as a function of a firm's logistics and supply chain strategy.
  • Transportation Security and Risk: This course emphasizes risk and security issues related to transportation systems and supply chains, including highway, aviation, pipeline, waterway, transit, and rail networks, as well as port facilities.

UMSL Features

The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers students an unparalleled educational experience enhanced by safe, diverse, and thriving campus. UMSL is home to over 100 student clubs and organizations, has an active greek life presence, and incredible leadership and community service opportunities for all students. Over 1,000 events are hosted on campus each year, packing UMSL's social calendar with concerts, athletic events and social events like homecoming and Mirthday. UMSL's campus ensures each student will have a safe an engaging, fun and memorable college experience

  • Campus: The University of Missouri–St. Louis is situated on 350 rolling acres in north St. Louis County. Natural Bridge Road runs between North Campus and South Campus, which are both dotted with native Missouri trees and a mix of interesting architecture.
  • Accreditation: The University of Missouri-St. Louis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. College of Business Administration at UMSL has dual AACSB’s accreditations putting it in the top 10 percent of all schools of business.
  • Rankings and Honors: UMSL ranks 9th nationally [and 1st in the Midwest] among all universities with 15 or fewer doctoral programs in the Academic Analytics Faculty Productivity Index. Among those ranking ahead of UMSL are Boston College, Georgetown University and Rutgers University.
  • Center for Transportation Studies: The Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) provides research opportunities for faculty and graduate students on projects involving logistics, transportation and supply chain management with public and private agencies. Recent research projects have included network analyses and inventory rationalization studies, transportation pricing and simulation of congested transportation systems.
  • Study Abroad: : Study abroad is one of the most exciting opportunities available to UMSL students and is described by many as the experience of a lifetime. No matter what your major, study abroad will enhance your studies and expand your viewpoint. This global outlook prepares UMSL students for leadership roles in society and gives them a competitive advantage in today's workplace.
  • Career Services: Career Services assists students and recent graduates with planning, creating, implementing and evaluating career development and job search strategies by working in partnership with employers and the campus community.
  • The Writing Lab: The Writing Lab offers free tutorial assistance to students working on papers for their classes. No appointment is necessary, and tutors are prepared to help both undergraduate and graduate students in all the disciplines. Issues covered in the lab include organization, sentence clarity, development, grammar, and usage.
  • MyGateway: The lines between on-campus and off-campus learning is blurring as UMSL faculty increasingly use technology to communicate with students. Most classes at UMSL use MyGateway, whether students take the class on campus, online, or at an off-campus site.
  • Job Leads: UMSL has a web-based software system that enables students and alumni to conduct a job search on-line 24/7. You will have access to job leads (internships, co-op, part-time degree-related and full-time degree-related positions), on-campus interview opportunities and resume referrals to employers.
  • Internship/Cooperative Education: Throughout this program, Career Services, and academic departments work with students and employers to ensure that positions are linked to curriculum and career development. These work arrangements are available to UMSL students at all levels in all majors. In addition to internships available through Career Services, internships and practica are available through many academic departments.

Last updated Aug 11, 2018

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