The MPS in Applied Logistics equips graduating students with the knowledge and skills required to adapt to the disruptions in logistics and related industries.
Duration of Program
Meets F1 Visa Requirements
The Master of Professional Studies in Applied Logistics program provides a foundational framework that draws upon multidisciplinary areas coupled with exploration of and understanding of advanced technologies taking this field in new directions. It is built upon the pillars of Technical Proficiency, Systems Thinking, and Strategic Leadership and integrates core domain knowledge with a review of technologies driving the field forward as well as training in leadership and agile project management. The program equips graduating students with the knowledge and skills required to adapt to the disruptions in logistics and related industries.
With the MPS in Applied Logistics, students will learn how to handle challenges that arise quickly and develop leadership and project management skills to help communicate to customers, avoid reactionary responses, work collaboratively to find innovative solutions, and effectively communicate across the supply chain to internal and external stakeholders. Using project-based learning and short-term experiential projects, students will gain experience training for how to plan for the worst without becoming overwhelmed.
The degree is built to prepare students to be agile in the changing warehousing and distribution industry. By integrating the technical with systems thinking, students will be better able to use descriptive analytics in real time as it relates to events such as changing customer profiles, what product is selling, and unusual conditions in the supplier network. Students will also be able to use descriptive analytics in real time to take actions affecting how to manage inventory, change packaging due to customer demand, and optimize routing among distribution centers to meet demand.
Job ready from day one after graduation. Program was created alongside employers to ensure the curriculum is aligned with their wants and needs for graduate students entering the workforce.
This degree was designed to accommodate just about any CPS certificate to fulfill the concentration requirements. This allows the students to have a huge range of content focus areas available including: Leadership, Project Management, Analytics, and Applied Machine Intelligence.
Upon graduation, students will be prepared to:
Assess the integrated logistics and supply chain management components, flow, and complexity associated with warehousing and distribution, inventory management, transportation management, and procurement management, while understanding daily optimization for each.
Evaluate and apply information management systems, advanced technology, and business intelligence tools to effectively manage the end-to-end supply chain process.
Establish proficiency in managing logistics and supply chain data, and analyzing it to produce effective business intelligence decisions.
Design an effective plan to execute logistics and supply chain projects, while considering risks, organizational agility, innovation, and resilience to change.
Demonstrate personal and professional competencies in collaborating and managing procurement, supplier, and customer relationships.
Graduates from the MPS in Applied Logistics will be prepared to enter into or advance within the following types of professional roles:
Transportation, warehouse, and distribution manager
Supply chain manager
Distribution center/warehouse operations supervisor
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Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): Identify your educational goals and expectations of the program. Please be aware that Northeastern University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose.
Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
Two letters of recommendation from individuals who have either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities such as a faculty member, colleague, or mentor, preferably one from your current employer
English language proficiency proof. Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores
*International deadlines are only applicable if the program is F1 compliant.
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