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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 with a minimum grade of “C” or higher (21 Credit Hours):

  • ACG 2021 Accounting for Decisions
  • ACG 3301 Accounting for Planning and Control
  • CGS 2100 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications for Business or CGS 2060 Introduction to Microcomputers
  • ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics
  • STA 2023 Statistics for Business and Economics
  • MAC 2233 Calculus for Business

Business Core Courses

The Bachelor of Business Administration program requires students to complete the upper division business core courses listed below with a minimum grade of “C” or higher:

  • BUL 4310 Legal Environment of Business
  • ISM 3011 Introduction to Information Systems Management
  • COM 3150 Advanced Communication for Business
  • FIN 3403 Financial Management
  • MAN 3025 Organization and Management
  • MAN 4504 Operations Management or QMB 4680 Operations Analysis
  • MAN 4720 Strategic Management
  • MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing
  • QMB 3200 Application of Quantitative Methods in Business

Major Courses

Students must complete 21 credit hours of 4000-level logistics and supply chain management course work, of which the following 18 credit-hours are required:

  • MAR 4144 Export Marketing
  • MAR 4203 Marketing Channels
  • TRA 4202 Logistics Technology
  • TRA 4203 Principles of Logistics
  • TRA 4214 Logistics Strategy
  • TRA 4721 Global Logistics

Choose one of the following:

  • MAR 4404 Business-to-Business Sales & Marketing
  • MAR 4643 Decision Making & Negotiations

Electives

Four upper division business 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 (Effective Fall 2016)

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 for all lower division courses and upper division non-business courses (including transfer coursework)
  • For continuing FIU and transfer students the GPA earned for ALL business pre-core courses must be 2.5
  • Completion of either (a) all UCC requirements and 60 lower division credits, or (b) an Associate of Arts (AA) from a Florida accredited institution.
  • All transfer students must also complete the Math Placement Assessment for Incoming Students. The results from that assessment are utilized to guide students for placement in appropriate mathematics courses.
  • For transfer students who have not successfully completed college-level mathematics courses, results determine appropriate mathematics enrollment. Students transferring in college-level mathematics courses should use their results to assess (a) readiness for remaining mathematics courses and (b) readiness for upper-division Business Core Courses in finance and quantitative methods.

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
  • One Card Fee: $10
    (This is an annual fee, not related to your per credit fee, therefore, it is not listed above).
  • Health Fee $93.69
    (This is a mandatory fee charged to all students as part of their tuition each semester. This fee is not related to your per credit fee, therefore, it is not listed above).

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
  • One Card Fee: $10
    (This is an annual fee, not related to your per credit fee, therefore, it is not listed above).
  • Health Fee $93.69
    (This is a mandatory fee charged to all students as part of their tuition each semester. This fee is not related to your per credit fee, therefore, it is not listed above).

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.

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