Top Schools for Transportation and Distribution

Transportation and distribution management are components of supply chain management and logistics. Every company that creates goods relies on materials being transported from one location to another. Therefore, accurate shipping and receiving are vital to businesses. A degree in supply chain management, transportation and distribution management or a related field can lead to a career overseeing a business' flow of goods.

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Top Schools for Transportation and Distribution Management

1. Pennsylvania State University - University Park

Pennsylvania State University in University Park is located in central Pennsylvania, three and a half hours west of Philadelphia and three hours east of Pittsburgh. The Smeal College of Business houses the Supply Chain and Information Systems Department. The department offers an undergraduate degree program in supply chain and information systems as well as a Master of Business Administration and a doctoral program in the field. In 2009, AMR Research, a worldwide supply chain and technology research firm, ranked this program first in the country.

2. Michigan State University in East Lansing

The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University houses the Department of Supply Chain Management. The department offers a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management. It also offers a Master of Business Administration degree program with concentrations in logistics management, operations management or procurement and sourcing strategy. A Doctor of Philosophy in Logistics or in Operations and Sourcing Management is also available. In 2012, U.S. News and World Report ranked the university's supply chain management and logistics program number one in the nation.

3. Arizona State University in Tempe

Arizona State University is one of the largest universities in the United States, and its W.P. Carey Department of Supply Chain Management is nationally recognized. The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management, a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in supply chain management and a Doctor of Philosophy in Supply Chain Management. In 2012, U.S. News and World Report rated the undergraduate program at ASU fourth in the country.

List of 10 Good Transportation and Distribution Management Schools in the U.S.

School Name Distinction Location
Arizona State University The supply chain management program is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Tempe, AZ
Baylor University The Baylor Business School offers a bachelor's degree in distribution management and technology Waco, TX
East Carolina University Offers a bachelor's degree in industrial distribution and logistics through the Department of Technology Systems Greenville, NC
Michigan State University Top-ranked supply chain management and logistics program in the country East Lansing, MI
Ohio State University Undergraduate logistics program ranked sixth and graduate program seventh by U.S. News and World Report Columbus, OH
Pennsylvania State University Recruiters surveyed by Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the Smeal College of Business as the best undergraduate business program in the U.S. University Park, PA
Purdue University Nearly a 100% placement rate for graduates of the industrial distribution program West Lafayette, IN
University of Maryland In 2010, the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management rated the supply chain management program as the second best in the country College Park, MD
University of Michigan The research firm Gartner Inc. ranked the master's supply chain management program the second best in the country in 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
University of Tennessee In 2010, the average starting salary for graduates of the logistics program was $48,755 Knoxville, TN
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