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Bachelor of Business Administration

Online BBA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

R. Kirk Landon Undergraduate School of Business

Overview

Whether they are moving goods, products, supplies or information, logistics and supply chain management is critical to the success of global corporations. With our fully online Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, you'll be able to provide global organizations with a competitive edge through lean, efficient operations. This program prepares you to tackle business problems in the international marketplace and understand the complex world of logistics, supply chain and trade industries.  

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You'll learn the critical skills and specialized knowledge to reduce inventory, warehouse, and transportation costs, streamline processes, improve the customer experience, and enhance profitability.

Why Apply?

Our fully online BBA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is part of FIU's Department of Marketing, ranked #7 nationally by Bloomberg Businessweek for its undergraduate programs. Our curriculum provides you with the marketable skills you need to succeed in this fast-growing field.

You'll be introduced to the latest logistics technology applications and earn professional certifications, both key advantages that will enhance your career opportunities with local, national and international organizations. Our faculty members are recognized professors, researchers, Fortune 100 companies’ executives, and leaders of professional organizations, all of whom have valuable industry experience in global logistics, supply chain management, sales and marketing, consumer behavior and decision-making. And, through the Ryder Center for Supply Chain Management and the FIU Global Logistics Advisory Board, there are ample opportunities for internships that often lead to full-time employment. 

Wages and Employment Trends for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Graduates

Logistics management professionals manage, coordinate and transport products from raw materials to finished goods, and those with a bachelor's degree in the field are primed to step into nearly any industry. Demand for logistics professionals is growing rapidly as firms realize the benefits of increased profitability through improved efficiency. According to the U.S. Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for logisticians with a bachelor's degree is $72,780. Employment of logisticians is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by critical role logistics and supply chain management play in the transportation of goods in a global economy. 

Courses

A total of 120 credit hours are required for the Bachelor of Business Administration in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Students must complete 60 credit hours of lower division course work (including the business pre-core courses) and 60 credit hours of upper division course work divided between business core courses and a combination of major courses and electives.

Pre-core courses

To smoothly progress to junior and senior level courses in the College of Business, you must complete all business pre-core requirements listed below (21 Credit Hours):

  • Principles of Macroeconomics ECO2013
  • Principles of Microeconomics ECO2023
  • Introduction to Microcomputer Applications for Business OR CGS2060-Introduction to Microcomputers CGS2100
  • Accounting for Decisions ACG2021
  • Accounting for Planning and Control ACG3301
  • Statistics for Business and Economics STA2023
  • Calculus for Business MAC 2233

Business Core Courses

The Bachelor of Business Administration program requires students to complete the upper division business core courses listed below (27 Credit Hours):

Advanced Communication for Business COM 3150
Advanced communication course that emphasizes the identification of communication situations specific to business and the professions. Analysis of variables related to advanced business communication.

Application of Quantitative Methods in Business QMB 3200 
Inference and modeling for business decisions under uncertainty. Topics covered include survey sampling, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for mean(s), variance(s), and proportion(s), chi- square test for independence and goodness of fit, correlation, linear regression, time series, and analysis of variance. Use of computer packages to solve real business problems.

Financial Management FIN 3403 
A study of financial decision making in the corporate form of enterprise. An analysis of the sources and uses of funds. Emphasis is placed on working capital management; capital budgeting techniques; short and long term financing; and capital structure and the value of the firm.

Introduction to Information Systems CGS 3300 
Survey major information systems (I.S.) problems in organizations. Brief study of basic computer concepts; I.S. development cycle; relation of I.S. and decision-making; microcomputer database, spreadsheet and word-processing business applications.

Legal Environment of Business BUL 4310 
The course includes issues such as: Contracts, Torts, Legal/Political/Economic aspects of Ethics and the Law, U.C.C., Antitrust Law, Employment Law, Administrative Law, Securities Law, and International Business Law topics.

Introduction to Marketing MAR 3023 
A descriptive study emphasizing the functions and institutions common to marketing systems.

Operations Management MAN 4504 
Concepts in design, analysis, and control of operating systems. Facility location and layout, work standards, maintenance, quality control, MRP, planning and scheduling applied to production and service systems.

Organization and Management MAN 3025 
An analysis of organizations and the management processes of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling in the context of socio-technical systems. Individual, group, intergroup, and organizational responses to various environments and technologies are studied, as are pertinent techniques of manpower management.

Strategic Management MAN 4720 
Capstone integration of real organizational situations. Decision making applied to business/corporate level strategy concepts, firm performance and global citizenship.

Major Courses

Students are required to complete the upper division major courses below (21 Credit Hours):

Export Marketing MAR 4144
The course emphasizes practical approaches to export marketing, including marketing strategies by individual firms to serve foreign markets. Operational methods of identifying, establishing, and consolidating export markets are discussed, with particular attention to the needs of the smaller business.

Marketing Channels MAR 4203
The course focuses upon institutions, functions, and flows within channels of distribution; and their integration into channels systems. Wholesaling and physical activity are emphasized.

Logistics Technology TRA 4202
The use of information technology in logistics: EDI, data bases, Internet, decision support systems for logistics, and commercial logistics software. The application of quantitative models in logistics.

Principles of Logistics TRA 4203
Overview of the logistics functions within a firm and in the context of integrated vertical systems. Topics include: customer service, information flow, inventory control, materials management, order processing, packaging, physical distribution, purchasing, transportation, warehousing, and supply chain management.

Logistics Strategy TRA 4214
Study of logistics policy and strategy, computer simulation of logistics systems under various market conditions, and integration of the logistics function with marketing, production, and finance functions. Case and simulation exercises to illustrate logistics.

Global Logistics TRA 4721
Logistics activities of multinational firms, international transportation systems, global sourcing, customer service, faculty location, inventory management, customs issues, export-import activities and the role of governments.

Choose one of the courses below:

Business-to-Business Sales & Marketing MAR4404
This course focuses on the development of strategic plans to manage major accounts, the supply chain, purchasing units, and the segmenting and targeting of organizational markets.

OR

Decision Making & Negotiations MAR4643
The course explores individual and group level judgment and decision-making and methods for de-biasing these processes. It also presents techniques for maximizing one's negotiating effectiveness.

Electives

Business Electives (12 Credit Hours):
Students must take four Business 3000-4000 level electives. Students should consult with their academic advisor for a list of approved electives.

Requirements

To ensure every student’s success, we have certain admissions requirements for each of our programs. To help you through the application process, our enrollment advisors are here to answer your questions and guide you every step of the way.


FIU Admission Requirements

Applications are accepted for Spring, Fall and Summer terms.

Steps to Apply

Freshman Students

 Please submit the following:

  • Online application
  • $30 application fee.
  • Official SAT or ACT scores.
  • Official high school transcripts.

Transfer Students

Please submit the following:

  • Online application
  • $30 application fee.
  • Official college transcripts.
  • If you have less than 60 transferable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores in addition to any transcripts from postsecondary schools to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

International Students

In addition to the above requirements, international applicants should submit:

  1. Official English Language Proficiency exam scores (TOEFL or IELTS).
  2. NACES official course-by-course evaluation and translation of college transcripts.
  3. If you have less than 60 transferrable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts with translation.

College of Business Requirements

  • 60 credits of lower division course work including business pre-core courses.
  • 60 credits of upper division course work, including business core courses, marketing business major courses, and upper division business electives.
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management major courses require a grade of "C" or better.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Students entering FIU as freshman or as a transfer student with less than 30 credits:
    You are considered a freshman when you have earned less than 13 college credits since your high school graduation.  Credits earned in Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate programs do not affect your freshman status.
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.50

Admission Documents

To complete the online undergraduate programs admissions form, select your program from the application form. You may complete the online application and submit it, even before taking any entrance exams. All supporting admission documents may be sent to:


Florida International University

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

P.O. Box 659003

Miami, FL 33265-9003

USA



FIU also accepts transcripts electronically via:

  • Faster (All FL public institutions)
  • Naviance (Typically used by private high schools)
  • SMART/Joint Service Transcript – Military records

*Meeting the university minimum requirements does not guarantee admission

Tuition

Tuition Information

Pursuing your degree is one of the best investments you can make – one that will open doors to personal and professional opportunities. Our tuition costs represent some of the best value in higher education, and we also offer financial aid support you need to reach your goals.

Students enrolled in a fully online bachelor’s degree program at FIU will not be charged many of the fees applicable to on-campus students, saving fully online student hundreds of dollars per semester. Please note fully online students do not have free access to FIU’s on-campus resources such as: computer labs, sporting events, recreational facilities, parking, etc.

FLORIDA RESIDENTS

TUITION + FEES

Florida Residents Tuition
  • Tuition per credit hour: $130.42
    The total cost per credit includes tuition in the amount of $105.07, as well as the following fees: Financial Aid Fee ($5.25), Tech Fee ($5.25), and the Activity & Service Fee ($14.85).
  • Tuition Differential Fee per credit hour: $52.29
  • Distance Learning Fee per credit hour: $30.00

TUITION & FEES ESTIMATES

BASED ON COURSE LOAD

IF YOU TAKE:
1 COURSE
3 CREDITS
2 COURSES
6 CREDITS
3 COURSES
9 CREDITS
4 COURSES
12 CREDITS
$391.26 $782.52 $1,173.78 $1,565.04
$156.87 $313.74 $470.61 $627.48
$90.00 $180.00 $270.00 $360.00
TOTAL COST:
$638.13
TOTAL COST:
$1,276.26
TOTAL COST:
$1,914.39
TOTAL COST:
$2,552.52

NON-FLORIDA RESIDENTS

TUITION + FEES

Florida non Residents Tuition
  • Tuition per credit hour: $247.48
    The total cost per credit includes tuition in the amount of $216.56, as well as the following fees: Financial Aid Fee ($5.25), Out-of-State Financial Fee ($5.57), Tech Fee ($5.25), and the Activity & Service Fee ($14.85).
  • Tuition Differential Fee per credit hour: $52.29
  • Distance Learning Fee per credit hour: $30.00

TUITION & FEES ESTIMATES

BASED ON COURSE LOAD

IF YOU TAKE:
1 COURSE
3 CREDITS
2 COURSES
6 CREDITS
3 COURSES
9 CREDITS
4 COURSES
12 CREDITS
$742.44 $1,484.88 $2,227.32 $2,969.76
$156.87 $313.74 $470.61 $627.48
$90.00 $180.00 $270.00 $360.00
TOTAL COST:
$989.31
TOTAL COST:
$1,978.62
TOTAL COST:
$2,967.93
TOTAL COST:
$3,957.24

*Total tuition and fees are estimates and are subject to change. Other costs such as lab fees, proctored exam fees, books, supplies and other materials are not included in this calculation.

Top Faculty

L. Craig Austin is an adjunct professor and a senior import/export  and logistics professional with more than fifteen years experience in all aspects of international logistics, CFS & Gateway operations, and supply chain logistics.  His expertise is in the area of logistics management in the areas of U.S. Customs, Supply Chain Logistics, Process Improvements, Operations Analysis, Staff Development Strategic Planning and Sales and Marketing.

Charlie Jones’s educational background shows a combination of his doctorate in the Education/Business Information Systems area, his master’s degree with an emphasis in Management, and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering.  These degrees, along with his extensive industry experience, have provided Dr. Jones with considerable experience in logistics and global supply chain management, international business, and process improvement.  These are all key areas for the teaching of logistics strategy.

Ron Mesia is the Director, Ryder Center for Supply Chain Management.  He is an operations and business development executive with worldwide expertise in supply chain management, industrial engineering and international business. He has worked for over 30 years in Fortune 50 companies such as Federal Express, AeroThrust Corporation, Microsoft Corporation and Nortel Networks in various supply chain and industrial engineering executive positions. Dr. Mesia's expertise is in transportation, supply and demand, inventory management, logistics, warehousing, outsourcing service, contract management, and simulation modeling. His areas of research are inventory, distribution, and transportation optimization in Latin America.

Carlos M. Parra is a Clinical Professor with seven years of experience in designing and executing corporate sustainability and business development strategies as well as in overseeing the continuous improvement of processes and metrics in the financial and manufacturing industries. As Head of Community Development for Citi in Latin America, worked to advance microfinance, sustainable supply chain finance and mobile banking solutions in the region. As KAIZEN leader for Komatsu Latin America Corp, he developed Key Performance Indicators that facilitated forecasting/planning decisions for reducing costs, enhancing delivery times and increasing profits.

Nancy Rauseo is the R. Kirk Landon Teaching and Student Engagement Fellow in Undergraduate Education and Senior Lecturer.  She has received several teaching awards including the 2014 Professor of the Year, College of Business. Her twenty years of practical experience allow her to incorporate real-life scenarios into her teaching and consulting. She was the founder of AIM Performance Solutions, Inc., a management consulting firm, and has also held several senior management positions with insurance companies.  Before joining FIU full-time, she was Vice President for Sales & Marketing and Knowledge Management – Consumer Intelligence, for Assurant Group in Miami.

Stephen M. Sarro worked more than thirty years as a Foreign Freight Forwarder and Customs House Broker in the ports of New York, Laredo, Brownsville, Miami, and Hartford.  He was involved in all aspects of moving cargo internationally by sea, air, truck, and rail and spent five years as the Export Promotion Officer for the Department of Commerce in Mexico City.  In addition to teaching Export Marketing and International Logistics at FIU for 12 years, he taught Export Management and Import Procedures at the University of Texas at Brownsville.  He holds a Master of International Management specialization in Import/Export Operations.

Rafael Soltero is an Instructor who has developed and delivered executive training sessions for international companies. Professor Soltero brings 25+ years of progressive experience in product development, managing teams, B2B and consumer sales and marketing, including high-tech capital products and consumables. He has extensive Latin American and worldwide field experience in establishing new country sales and distribution networks. He served as Director of Latin America for the Digital Printing Business unit of Eastman Kodak for 7 years. He has served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for three different companies selling in America, Japan and Europe.

Kimberly A. Taylor is Macy's Retailing Professorship Associate Professor.  Her research has been widely published in academic journals, and she is a frequent invited speaker for corporate executive development, conferences, and local and national media outlets. She is a member of the Society for Consumer Psychology, American Marketing Association, and other professional associations. She also works with student organizations and mentors students through the Women’s Center’s Mentoring Partnerships Project and MentorNet, an electronic mentoring project for women in the sciences, engineering, and business.

@ A Glance


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  • Employment growth driven by data and market research positions
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