1. What career opportunities exist in the field of supply chain management?
  Great question!  Let’s see what the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals—the premier professional organization in the field—says:

[Supply Chain Management careers include] inbound and outbound transportation management, warehousing, materials handling, order fulfillment, inventory management, sourcing and procurement, production planning and scheduling, packaging and assembly, and customer service. Logistics Managers coordinate all logistics activities, as well as integrate logistics activities with other functions including marketing, sales manufacturing, finance and information technology. [Source: CSCMP.org; http://cscmp.org]

The 2004 Career Patterns in Logistics research project, designed by the Ohio State University, indicates that the median salary for logistics managers was $97,000, $141,000 for directors and $231,000 for vice presidents. Most managers held a bachelor’s degree in a business discipline.

The 2003 Occupation Survey (2004 salary data) shows an average salary of $68,099 for transportation managers in Ohio with an approximately increase of 17% between 2003 and 20012.
 
2. Will the credits I earn in this program be transferable to other (four-year) colleges and universities?
  The Ohio Board of Regents has established the Transfer Module--a specific set of courses from a college or university's general education requirements in English composition, mathematics, fine arts, humanities, social science, behavioral science, natural science, physical science and interdisciplinary courses. A Transfer Module completed at Columbus State will automatically transfer to other public institutions in Ohio.

The entire Logistics degree transfers to Franklin University. Many other public and private universities will accept specified courses. Check the online CAS system for details or talk with a transfer advisor, who can provide some additional information.
 
3. I don’t live in central Ohio; can I still complete an associate degree or certificate program?
  Yes, you can complete both a degree and a certificate completely online. All of the required courses can be completed through the Columbus State Global Campus—a 24/7 portal to higher education.
 
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