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Transportation & Logistics and Supply Chain Management Education at the School of Business and Economics

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Designated as Wisconsin's Leading Public Liberal Arts College, UW-Superior is a four-year university offering a challenging liberal arts education combined with solid professional training by focusing on the strengths: Small classes, one-on-one contact with professors, an emphasis on active learning, and a supportive environment. UW-Superior is recognized as a College of Distinction that offers more than 25 undergraduate programs that emphasize a challenging, well-rounded education and solid professional training.

At UW-Superior, you’ll find many opportunities for active learning. You might assist a professor with research, design your own project, or work as an intern at a local business. UW-Superior is part of the University of Wisconsin System, one of the country’s most respected university systems. Students benefit from the standards of quality, reasonable tuition and easy access to other UW System libraries and programs.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Program

  • BS in Transportation & Logistics Management: Students majoring in transportation and logistics management learn the business of efficiently moving people, materials and products. They might focus on different types of transportation, such as managing a railroad, or they might concentrate on logistics, where they learn to manage activities such as the just-in-time delivery of parts being assembled in a factory. This program is one of only 25 programs in the country certified by the American Society of Transportation and Logistics. Every student completes an internship with an employer. Students have held internships with manufacturers, trucking companies, railroads, port authorities, airport authorities, Mississippi River towboat companies, vessel fleets on the Great Lakes and federal transportation agencies, to name just a few.
  • BS in Business Administration Major with Supply Chain Management Concentration: The Business Administration program provides students with a perspective on business management and its environment.  Students are challenged to develop creative and innovative solutions to contemporary business problems, develop leadership skills and are exposed to administrative tasks involved in today's organizations. Supply Chain Management Concentration is available for students who would like to have a specialization in this field.


UW-Superior's enrollment is approximately 2,800 students. Most come from cities throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota, but the campus community also includes students from many other states as well as countries around the world. They enjoy a student-to-faculty ratio of approximately 18:1. About 90 percent of the faculty and teaching staff hold the highest degree available in their fields. Along with traditional campus programs, UW-Superior offers a variety of learning programs to meet the varied needs of people in Wisconsin and around the country.

  • Campus: The University is located at Superior, Wisconsin, a city of 27,000 and located at the western tip of the lake Superior. It is part of the Superior-Duluth metro area with over 250,000 people including 15,000 college students. Traveling to Superior is fast and easy on four-lane highways U.S. 53 and Interstate 35 as well as major highways U.S. 2 and Wisconsin 35. Airline service is available to Duluth International Airport.
  • Accreditation: University of Wisconsin-Superior is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Transportation and Logistics Research Center: The Transportation and Logistics Research Center is continually active in transportation and logistics research projects. The faculty and academic staff associated with the center have training in economics, accounting, geography, statistics, transportation, logistics, and various other business disciplines. Since its opening in 1999, the center has received more than million in grants and endowments.
  • Student Research Opportunities: The Transportation and Logistics Research Center offers the opportunity to qualified students looking to get involved in undergraduate research. Student research opportunities vary each semester depending on the number of ongoing projects. Opportunities include part-time jobs, student research assistants, and internships to help students gain valuable research experience, and further their education goals.
  • Campus Life: The Division of Campus Life enhances the UWS liberal arts experience by providing programs, services, and involvement opportunities that encourage holistic personal development, academic and professional growth, and participation in community life.
  • Student Employment: The Division of Campus Life hires over 100 student employees and volunteers for multiple positions around campus.
  • Career Services: UW-Superior Career Services, in partnership with faculty, staff and employers, provides students and alumni with opportunities and resources to identify career goals and develop life-long career management skills.
  • Study Abroad: UW-Superior offers students opportunities to study away in programs throughout the world including the National Student Exchange in the US & territories, and Canada. In 2009-10, over 80 students studied in 10 different countries.
  • Internship: Types of Experiences available are: Internships, Cooperative Education, Practicum, and Extership/Job Shadowing.

LAST UPDATED ON July 28, 2017