As the global economy continues to grow, so does the need for people proficient in trade and logistics. The online MBA in International Trade & Logistics program from Texas A&M International University can help you take advantage of that demand. Here are a few of the careers this degree could help you achieve, as well as what to expect en route.
Trade and Logistics Careers
PricewaterhouseCoopers projects that the market for goods traded around the world could hit $18 trillion by 2030. There will be more jobs in this area than ever before, and people with an MBA in international trade and logistics will be first in line to get them.
- Supply chain manager (median 2018 wage $107,480) – Supply chain managers perform several roles. One of the most important is determining what equipment and staffing are needed to move or store materials. They manage activities related to purchasing, receiving and warehousing those materials. Supply chain managers are also responsible for implementing processes to improve efficiency.
- Logistics manager (median 2018 wage $94,730) – Logistics managers work with department heads throughout the company to improve systems and processes like accounting, shipping and order management. They determine how a company's distribution center can best meet productivity and cost objectives.
- Storage and distribution manager (median 2018 wage $94,730) – The main responsibility of this position is supervising employees who test, receive, store and ship materials or products. The storage and distribution manager is also typically responsible for planning and implementing programs in security and safety.
What to Expect
TAMIU's online MBA in International & Trade Logistics program provides in-depth knowledge of operations involving overseas import and exports as well as experience in the logistics strategies that drive company growth.
Ten courses in the degree comprise 30 credit hours — 21 hours of core classes plus nine hours of electives in international trade and logistics. Seminars in management concepts, organizational behavior, ethics, leadership and human resource management complement classes in managerial economics and business research. Students also learn how to analyze financial statements. Courses include:
- Concepts in Finance and Economics
- Concepts in Accounting and Information Systems
- Strategic Management
- Financial Management
- Import Operations and Practice
- Export Operations and Practice
- International Logistics
Graduates of the program are well positioned to play a key role in integrating company operations located in different countries.
Sources:O*Net OnLine: Summary Report for Storage and Distribution Managers
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