It is my pleasure to offer prospective students and the logistics and transportation industry a look at our first graduates from the newly developed program here at the University of Missouri- St. Louis. Within this website are the course requirements for both the Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and the MBA concentration in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
As you will see, this new program is heavily weighted on a software applications approach to logistics and supply chain management. All graduates will have had several courses which immersed them in real world applications of software and practical problem solving through the heavy use of the case method and software partners in our graduate programs.
In addition to their previous work experience, many of these students have had full-time graduate research assistantships here in the Center for Transportation Studies, gaining valuable on-the-job experience in research and business applications. Readers can view samples of their work and more personal data on these outstanding individuals by clicking onto their individual web pages.
Let me encourage transportation, logistics, and supply chain oriented firms to interview these candidates as potential new employees. Also, as you grapple the many challenges associated with the task of implementing modern logistics and supply chain software and strategy, consider becoming a University Partner with UMSL and the Center for Transportation Studies. Integration of everyday problems with university-based solutions can provide valuable tools both in cutting costs and reducing time in the supply chain.
Finally, I encourage prospective graduate students to think about the benefits of UMSL's new and innovative program for logistics and supply chain graduate education. Most of the full time students in the program are self-supporting through graduate assistantships and/or industry based research programs. Join us in building this dynamic new program.
Ray A. Mundy, Ph. D.
Barriger Endowed Professor of Transportation & Logistics
Director, Center for Transportation Studies