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B.S. Logistics Management

Leverage your technical credit and earn your logistics degree

Getting something from Point A to Point B is all in a day’s work for logistics pros. Reducing time and unnecessary expense, and decreasing the carbon footprint of the supply chain are all part of an intricate puzzle you’ll master as part of the study of logistics. With Franklin’s degree completion Logistics Management program, you’ll combine theoretical knowledge with practical know-how to develop an efficient supply chain.

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Program Overview

Improve performance by designing & developing efficient supply chains

With Franklin University’s transfer-friendly, degree completion Logistics Management major, you’ll gain the theoretical foundation and practical know-how to develop an efficient supply chain. By learning how to evaluate critical variables like distance, time and environmental factors, you’ll become an asset in helping to get products to market.

Boost efficiency with effective logistics strategies & methods

Gain key skills necessary to develop a supply chain to bring your product to market faster, at the lowest cost and in a manner that’s more environmentally friendly. The Logistics Management degree program will expose you to current strategies and methods related to supply chain growth, cost control, purchasing and inventory management. You will also learn to grow an efficient and responsible supply chain by becoming acquainted with green policies and strategies that reduce fuel consumption and costs.

The Logistics Management curriculum will also deepen your knowledge of quick response scenarios used during disaster relief efforts and familiarize you with linear programming methods to help improve supply chain efficiency.

Get the skills to develop & design state-of-the-art supply chains

Develop your professional toolkit with solid skills in demand planning and forecasting, planning and procurement, supply chain optimization, strategic sourcing, transportation and logistics, and materials and inventory management. From initial raw materials to final product delivery, you’ll understand the life-cycle of the supply chain and learn how to account for the impact of globalization, technology and outsourcing.

Put your learning to the test by developing a road-tested logistics plan

Your capstone class is the culmination of your learning. You’ll draw upon concepts from each of your previous courses to create a logistics plan using best practices to manage purchasing, inventory and transportation to efficiently create and distribute your product.

Get 20 hours of prior-learning credit & finish faster

Earn your degree faster and lower your tuition costs by transferring 20 hours of prior learning in a related discipline. Your technical credit, combined with Franklin University’s Logistics Management major, can propel you to the management level and more career opportunities.

Learn from faculty members who are logistics professionals

Take your career to the next level with a curriculum designed with input from industry leaders from Fortune 500 companies like Cardinal Health and UPS. Plus, our Logistics Management instructors have years of experience within the U.S. military and corporations like The Limited, Nationwide and Alcatel-Lucent, so you can be assured that what you learn will be relevant to your career.

Earn your degree from a university built for busy adults

Earn your degree on your terms by taking classes 100% online or pursue available coursework at one of our Midwest locations. Regionally accredited and nonprofit, Franklin was built from the ground-up to satisfy the needs of adult learners. Our seamless transfer process and team of academic advisors will help ease your transition to becoming a student, while our flexible course schedules help to balance your education with work, family, and life. Get started on your future today.

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Curriculum & Course Descriptions

124 Semester Hours
Fundamental General Education Core (24 hours)
English Composition

Choose a minimum of 3 semester hours from:

WRIT 120 - COLLEGE WRITING (4)
In this course, students acquire the writing competence necessary for conducting and presenting research. A variety of assignments, beginning with personal reflections, build upon one another, as students develop ideas that respond to, critique, and synthesize the positions of others. Students systematize and organize knowledge in ways that will help them in all of their courses. The course also emphasizes the elements of good writing style, appropriate grammar and mechanics, clarity of language, and logical and cohesive development. It culminates in submission of a documented research paper.

*If the course does not have a research paper component, WRIT 130 Research Paper, two semester credits, is also required.

Mathematics

Choose a minimum of three semester hours from:

MATH 215 - STATISTICAL CONCEPTS (4)
This course introduces the student to statistics with business applications. The course covers both descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics included are: measures of central tendency; measures of dispersion; graphical displays of data; linear regression; basic probability concepts; binomial and normal probability distributions; confidence intervals; and hypothesis testing. These topics will be covered using a basic knowledge of algebra and Microsoft Excel. Please note: A book fee will be included in your tuition charges for required course materials. Please see http://www.franklin.edu/financial-aid/tuition-fees /e-textbooks for specific charges.

Choose either MATH 115 Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning or MATH 150 Fundamental Algebra as the prerequisite. Both courses can count as a general education or University elective.

*At least one mathematics or statistics course beyond the level of intermediate algebra.

Sciences

Choose a minimum of 6 semester hours from:

SCIE 210 - UNDERSTANDING SCIENCE: PRINCIPLES, PRACTICE, & THEORY (2)
Understanding Science: Principles, Practice & Theory is a two credit hour course that introduces students to the major themes, processes, and methods common to all scientific disciplines. Students will develop critical thinking skills necessary to analyze and evaluate all kinds of phenomena, scientific, pseudoscientific, and other. The focus is on the nature of science so students will develop an understanding of how science works and develop an appreciation for the process by which we gain scientific knowledge.
SCIE 211 - INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS & REASONING (4)
Introduction to Scientific Analysis and Reasoning is a four credit hour course consisting of three credit hours of lecture and one credit hour of laboratory. This course is an introduction to critical thinking on statistical and scientific claims. The student will develop the critical thinking skills necessary to analyze and evaluate popular sources of (mis)information and to better understand and evaluate all sorts of scientific claims and arguments. The focus of the course is on students developing thoughtful and critical use of scientific information and research to be able to separate truth from deception and make decisions that affect their personal lives and roles as informed and engaged citizens.

*Two science courses, with one having a laboratory component.

Arts and Humanities

Choose a minimum of 6 semester hours from:

HUMN 211 - INTRO TO ETHICAL ANALYSIS AND REASONING (2)
The goal of this course is to help you improve your ethical analysis and reasoning skills. You will be introduced to the art of formulating and assessing ethical arguments according to the standards of logical thinking and critical analysis. In this course, you will discover how to apply the following questions to your job and everyday life. Why do we need ethics if we have laws to govern our behavior' Does the majority view determine what is ethical and what is not' Are feelings, desires, and preferences reliable ethical guides' Is it ever appropriate to criticize another individual's (or culture's) ethical judgment' Are people always responsible for their actions' Do human beings have a natural tendency to good, a natural tendency to evil' both' neither' Is there a single moral code that is binding on all people, at all times, and in all places'

Choose additional coursework from the Humanities discipline.

Additional General Education Requirements (12 hours)
COMM 315 - COMMUNICATION ETHICS (4)
This course examines the strategies involved in effective, ethical communication in professional contexts. Students examine principles of ethical organizational communication and the temporal/cultural/social forces behind those principles, as well as apply reasoning and critical thinking in individual and group assignments. Comparing values and perspectives from diverse cultures, students will respond to cases in an intercultural professional environment. Please note: A book fee will be included in your tuition charges for required course materials. Please see http://www.franklin.edu/financial-aid/tuition-fees /e-textbooks for specific charges.
PF 321 - LEARNING STRATEGIES (2)
This course prepares students to be successful lifelong learners both academically and in their chosen careers. Franklin courses require a high level of self-directed learning and focus on skills required in the workplace and the classroom that are easily transferable between the two environments. The course includes strategies for advancing communication skills, including the use of electronic tools to participate in virtual environments. The assignments and activities in the course are created to closely simulate teamwork found in the workplace.
COMM 150 - INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (4)
By using applied critical and creative thinking, students in this course will develop a set of communication skills that will enhance their personal and professional relationships and endeavors. This course will focus on skill development in key areas such as self, perception, listening, verbal messages, conversations, relationships, conflict management, persuasion, and public speaking. Please note: A book fee will be included in your tuition charges for required course materials. Please see http://www.franklin.edu/financial-aid/tuition-fees /e-textbooks for specific charges.
OR SPCH 100 - SPEECH COMMUNICATION (4)
A basic public speaking course intended to improve the student's ability to think critically and to communicate orally. Theory and practice are provided in various speaking situations. Each student is required to speak before an audience, but class work also involves reading, gathering and organizing information, writing and listening.
  • General Education Electives (2)

Business Core (28 hours)
ACCT 215 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (4)
An introduction to accounting emphasizing how general purpose financial statements communicate information about the business corporation's performance and position for users external to management. Approximately one third of the course emphasizes how the accountant processes and presents the information and includes exposure to recording transactions, adjusting balances and preparing financial statements for service and merchandise firms according to established rules and procedures. The balance of the course examines major elements of the statements such as cash, receivables, inventory, long'lived assets, depreciation, payroll, bonds, and other liabilities and stocks. Concepts of this course are applied to Managerial Accounting (ACCT 225). Students are advised to avoid any time lapse between these courses.
ACCT 225 - MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING (4)
The study of management accounting for internal reporting and decision-making. The course introduces a business-management approach to the development and use of accounting information. Major topics include cost behavior, cost analysis, profit planning and control measures. Accounting for decentralized operations, capital budgeting decisions, and ethical challenges in managerial accounting are also covered.
BSAD 220 - BUSINESS LAW (4)
A study of the everyday legal problems encountered in business with emphasis on the areas of legal procedure, contracts, agency, employment law, business organizations and torts, with cases relating to these and other areas.
ECON 210 - INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS (4)
An introduction to economic theory involving the examination of how decision making by firms and individuals is shaped by economic forces. Emphasis is placed on demand, supply, market equilibrium analysis, and basic market structure models. The invisible hand as the driving force for economic decisions as well as market externalities are discussed. The class concentrates on providing a balanced approach to studying economic agents' behavior and the global implications and outcomes.
FINA 301 - PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE (4)
This course is designed to survey the field of finance and provide the foundation for more advanced finance coursework. Topics include sources of business and financial information, financial statement analysis, the time value of money, the nature and measurement of risk, financial institutions, investments and corporate finance.
MGMT 312 - PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (4)
This course explores the basic concepts and processes of management. Students will explore the functional roles and processes of planning, leading, organizing, and controlling comprising the manager role. Students develop skills related to the manager function that are required in today's competitive environment.
MKTG 300 - MARKETING (4)
Theory, strategies and methods are foundational to the informed practice of marketing. Students investigate the importance of marketing to an organization or cause, the interrelationship of the difference phases of marketing, the marketing of goods versus services, analysis and identification of markets, pricing strategies and digital marketing tactics. Please note: A book fee will be included in your tuition charges for required course materials. Please see http://www.franklin.edu/financial-aid/tuition-fees /e-textbooks for specific charges.
University Electives (20 hours)

Any undergraduate courses offered by the University except developmental education courses.

Technical Credit (20 hours)

20 credit hours in a related discipline from transfer credit.

Major Area (20 hours)
OSCM 378 - BUSINESS MODELING (4)
This course provides the foundations of quantitative analysis methods used in business and operations management problems. Students will be able to develop analytical skills in modeling and analysis of problems faced by business and operations managers. Some of the topics covered are: linear programming, network and transportation analysis, queuing models and simulation.
OSCM 450 - SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (4)
This course will expose students to topics related to design and management of supply chains, from incoming raw materials to final product delivery. Course topics will include supply chain network design, facility planning, capacity planning, globalization and outsourcing, information technology, and global issues in supply chain management.
OSCM 455 - TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT (4)
This course explores the transportation and logistics concepts within supply chains. Topics covered will include tools and techniques used in the design and operation of transportation and logistics systems and global issues in transportation and logistics management. In addition, "Quick Response" scenarios used to handle transportation and logistics issues, in the event of natural and non-natural disasters, will be explained.
OSCM 458 - PURCHASING AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT (4)
This course will provide students with the concepts of purchasing and inventory management. Topics covered are purchasing and inventory planning processes, supplier selection, contract negotiations, "Green" policies, and procurement.
LOGI 495 - LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE (4)
This course will provide students with a cumulative experience for the Logistics Management major. Students will use all of the knowledge gained in the previous classes on supply chain management, transportation, inventory, business modeling, and purchasing in developing Logistics Management strategies in real-life applications.
Additional Requirements

All students are required to pass College Writing (WRIT 120), either Basic Learning Strategies (PF 121) or Learning Strategies (PF 321) and either Speech Communication (SPCH 100) or Interpersonal Communication (COMM 150) prior to enrolling in any other course at the 200 level or above. Either PF 121 or PF 321 must be taken prior to the first BLF course, or it may be taken concurrently with the first 15-week BLF course. Students who enroll at Franklin with 30 or fewer hours of transfer credit are required to pass Basic Learning Strategies (PF 121) in place of Learning Strategies (PF 321). Students must also meet the University algebra competency requirement.

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Career Opportunities

Inventory Manager

Inventory Managers oversee the tracking and replenishing of merchandise in warehouse, stores, facilities, and food service establishments.

Logistics Manager

Logistics Managers oversee the work of teams responsible for receiving and/or delivering products, ensuring cost-efficient and effective transport and handling.

Scheduler

Schedulers ensure timely and efficient operations by prioritizing shipments, organizing materials and managing deadlines.

Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain Managers direct the planning of procurement, production, inventory control, logistics, and distribution.

Warehouse Manager

Warehouse Managers maintain receiving, storage, and distribution operations while managing warehouse staff, training and policies.

Employment Outlook

14%

From 2012-2022, jobs related to Logistics Management are expected to increase by 14%



Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) - June 2016

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