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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 525Distribution Management3
MATH 588Discrete Mathematics for Logistics and Distribution Applications3
ACCT 526Finance and Accounting Applications in Logistics and Distribution3
IE 621Facilities Planning3
IE 651Warehousing and Transportation3
MKT 527Logistics Management3






Departmental Faculty

Sunderesh S. Heragu
Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering
Thomas Riedel
Professor and Chairman, Department of Mathematics
Associate Director, Logistics and Distribution Institute (LoDI)
Suraj M. Alexander Ph.D., P.E.
Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering
Craig Anthony (Tony) Arnold
Professor of Law
Boehl Chair in Property and Land Use
Affiliated Professor of Urban PlanningChair of the Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility
Lihui Bai
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering
Lijian Chen
Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering
Beth R. Davis-Sramek
Assistant Professor, Marketing
Robert W. Forbes
Director, Center for GIS
Anup Kumar
Professor, Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Director, Mobile Information Networks and Distribution Systems (MINDS) Lab
Olfa Nasraoui
Associate Professor, Computer Engineering and Computer Science
E-Commerce Endowed Chair
Founding Director of Knowledge Discovery & Web Mining Lab
Wei Song
Assistant Professor, Geography and Geosciences
John S. Usher
Professor and Chairman, Department of Industrial Engineering

Contact Information

Logistics and Distribution - Certificate

W. Wayne Whitworth, C.P.M.
Executive Director
Logistics and Distribution Institute
College of Business and Public
Administration, Room 188
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292 Phone: (502) 852-4850
Fax: (502) 852-7672

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