Master of Science in Logistics, Trade and Transportation Online
The tremendous growth in Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (LTT) makes this profession very lucrative. The career opportunities of LTT graduates are virtually endless. Ever growing LTT sector encompasses the movement of goods and people (logistics) through the most effective and efficient means (intermodal transportation) to achieve economic development (trade).The new Master of Science in Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (MS LTT) is designed to empower professionals to meet the growing demands of logistics transportation and supply chain related careers in the Gulf Coast Regions, Nationally, and Internationally.
The Master of Science in Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (MS LTT) is an interdisciplinary program which is comprised of 30 total credit hours. This LTT program can be completed in one year and customized to meet career advancement needs. The MS LTT program comprises of logistics, supply chain management, global trade and economic development, business, and other courses.
These courses are delivered in several flexible formats including online, in-person, and executive/hybrid format to allow practitioners to continue to work while pursuing the degree.
The University of Southern Mississippi master's degree in Logistics, Trade, and Transportation provides its graduates with necessary tools and critical understanding of supply chain management, economics, finances, and the practice of contemporary global air, maritime, and land transportation systems. The core competency of this program includes planning & strategy, operations management, system analysis & modeling, global trade, and economic development. A graduate of the MS LTT program will have a competitive advantage due to the fact that it is an interdisciplinary program that seeks to develop leadership in both the public and private sectors and prepares its graduates to operate in an ever more demanding global economy.
• MS LTT students will be able to effectively perform planning and strategies task.
• MS LTT students will have the critical skills necessary for operations, management and leadership.
• MS LTT students will be capable to perform systems analysis and develop models.
• MS LTT students will have essential abilities in transportation and trade policy.
• MS LTT students will be able to integrate core competencies to solve real-world problems in their domain.
Annually, there are over 100 jobs openings in Mississippi and more than 2,300 job openings in the Gulf South States in Logistics, Trade, and Transporation according to an Economic Modelings Specialist Inc report. Furthermore, a survey of industry stakeholders shows an overwhelming support for master's level programs, a 76.5% of respondents preferred master's courses in logistics and supply chain, a clear favorite over other degrees or certificates. Respondents asked primarily for course emphasis in supply chains, planning strategy, import/export regulation, operations management and security.
The survey also shows industry leaders recommend the master's programs and students to focus on the following trends in global trade:
- innovation in the movement of containers, international distribution centers, and multimodal transportation
- shifting from ship-to-highway emphasis to balanced rail, inland waterway and highway portions of multimodal operations; even within the industry, there are many who have little knowledge of the role of waterway transportation
- shifting trends in production--where will cargo be produced in 10, 20 or 50 years, and how will that affect logistics for such cargo?
- energy-related issues and the integration of new technologies to expand trade opportunities for SMEs
- growing need to find more cost-effective ways of transporting increasing volumes of freight, both domestic and foreign
- using technology in the transport of products from source to destination
The MS LTT is available online.