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Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Distribution

Degree Awarded: CERT
Unit: GS
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Program Information

The Graduate Certificate Program in Logistics and Distribution is offered jointly by the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, and The J. B. Speed School of Engineering. It provides qualified applicants a high-quality program for structured graduate study in this truly interdisciplinary field. The program is designed primarily for people who are currently working in logistics and distribution organizations in the Louisville area, or for those who aspire to gain general knowledge in the field that may lead to career opportunities in logistics and distribution. As a result, the outcomes of the program are to provide, (1) a highly skilled workforce for regional employers; (2) a sought-after academic credential for employee-students; and (3) a career advancement credential for both employers and employees in the logistics and distribution sector.

Admission Requirements

Students who apply for admission to the certificate in logistics and distribution program are expected to meet the following typical U of L Graduate School standards:

  • Submission of a University of Louisville Graduate School Application,
  • At least two letters of recommendation,
  • The possession of at least a baccalaureate degree,
  • The submission of an official transcript for each prior degree earned,
  • A minimum 2.75/4.0 undergraduate cumulative grade point average, and
  • Submission of scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)


The curriculum of the Certificate in Logistics and Distribution requires the completion of a total of 18 semester hours of coursework, consisting of six 3-semester hour courses. These courses are:

MKT 525 Distribution Management 3
MATH 588 Discrete Mathematics for Logistics and Distribution Applications 3
ACCT 526 Finance and Accounting Applications in Logistics and Distribution 3
IE 621 Facilities Planning 3
IE 651 Warehousing and Transportation 3
MKT 527 Logistics Management 3

Departmental Faculty

Thomas Riedel

Chairman, Department of Mathematics
Associate Director, Logistics and Distribution Institute (LoDI)

Suraj M. Alexander Ph.D., P.E.

Lihui Bai
Assistant Professor

Robert W. Forbes
Director, Center for GIS

Anup Kumar
Director, Mobile Information Networks and Distribution Systems (MINDS) Lab

Olfa Nasraoui
Associate Professor
E-Commerce Endowed Chair
Founding Director of Knowledge Discovery and Web Mining Lab

Contact Information

Logistics and Distribution - Certificate

Dr. Kevin Gue

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