Miami Dade College New Bachelor’s in Supply Chain Management Will Prepare Students to Meet Critical Demand
Miami, June 10, 2014 -
Starting this fall, Miami Dade College (MDC) will offer a new Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in supply chain management to help cultivate skilled workers for the broad range of jobs that will emerge with the county’s rapidly-expanding trade and logistics industry.
As a major hub for international trade and tourism, Miami-Dade County’s economy heavily relies on its integrated transportation system, part of which sees massive volumes of incoming goods at local ports that are then transported throughout the country. Administered by MDC’s School of Business, the new bachelor’s in supply chain management is even more critical with current expansions of the nearby Panama Canal and the Miami International Airport (MIA).
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared for in-demand careers, such as business operations specialists, logisticians, purchasing or procurement managers and specialists, operations research analysts, and transportation, storage, and distribution Managers, among others. MDC currently offers an Associate in Science degree in transportation and logistics, which is a direct pipeline to the BAS in supply chain management.
In its Best Jobs of the Future issue, U.S. News & World Report listed supply chain management as one of 20 hot job tracks for the 21st century. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment will increase by 21.9 percent between 2012 and 2022, with 27,600 jobs added. In addition, the Beacon Council has identified a critical void of trained professionals in this field in the South Florida area. This program is the result of the College’s partnership with the Beacon Council’s One Community One Goal.
MDC’s new BAS in supply chain management degree will prepare students to meet this high demand, and also help existing workers in these fields advance to supervisory or management positions.
Pre-requisite classes are being offered throughout the summer. For more information, please call 305-237-0425, or visit www.mdc.edu/supplychainmanagement.
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