The SCTL Center's Master's degree in Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics (MSCTL), offered by the University of Washington's Civil & Environmental Engineering department and Professional & Continuing Education, teaches to the changing needs and increasing demands of the global supply chain transportation and logistics industry, providing early- and mid-career professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to stay ahead of the curve.
Broad-Based Curriculum Incorporating Business and Engineering Coursework
In this video, faculty and alumni describe how the program's unique curriculum sets students up for success:
Our innovative curriculum blends business and engineering courses—enabling students to develop rich engineering skills, knowledge, and expertise alongside business and management techniques, strategies, and concerns.
Courses emphasize four cornerstone themes:
- Data-Driven Decision Making: Explore ways to use data to gain visibility throughout the supply chain and use that insight to make critical decisions.
- Integration and Collaboration: Learn the best practices for integrating and sharing data, optimizing cross-enterprise business processes and creating an open and mutually beneficial culture.
- Presentation Skills: Practice written and oral presentation skills by working on white papers, memos and presentations.
- Critical Thinking: Analyze, assess and reconstruct a problem and evaluate solutions.
A Flexible Degree Designed for Working Professionals
A work-compatible part-time program combines the academic rigor and world-class reputation of a University of Washington graduate degree with the flexibility with a mostly-online program.
Cohort Approach & Building a Community at Residency Week
In this video, students and faculty describe a one-week residency course, where students will meet and build relationships with other students, as well as alumni, faculty, advisory board members, and staff while attending class on the UW Seattle campus:
The program begins with a week-long residency on the UW Seattle campus, during which students take the first course SCTL 501: Logistics & Analysis and have the opportunity to engage with peers and become familiar with UW resources. Along with traditional in-class lectures and discussions, the week includes site visits to local transportation hubs and supply chain facilities. Students meet and build valuable relationships with others in their cohort, creating a close-knit community that aids their collaboration efforts throughout the program. Following the one-week residency, courses are delivered online.
A Different Type of Online Learning
In this video, hear what students and alumni say about our way of offering a different type of online learning:
Our program combines on-demand learning and weekly live, real-time classes that encourage interaction and builds relationships. Students value the ability to participate in discussions, exercises, and simulations and engage with fellow students and faculty members in ways that go far beyond other online degree programs. These interactions are a key element to building the relationships that differentiate SCTL.
In this video, learn about the trends in supply chain transportation and logistics jobs from Advisory Board members: Jane Mooney (COO, Robotics & Automation, Amazon), Kevin Chester, (VP, Performance Management, Lynden), and Girish Lakshman (President of Fulfillment, Sears):
As companies increasingly extend their operations globally, professionals trained in transportation and logistics have become critical to business success.
In recent years, a lack of qualified applicants has led to an abundance of unfilled positions in supply chain management. This demand has driven higher pay for professionals in the industry. A 2016 survey by the Institute for Supply Management found that the average salary for supply chain management roles was $109,961, with the top 5 percent earning an average of $331,604.
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About the Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics degree program: A work-compatible hybrid online program, the Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics (MSCTL) degree was designed to enable early- and mid-career professionals to stay ahead of the curve. Our cutting-edge curriculum blends business and engineering courses taught by UW faculty and industry experts—enabling students to develop engineering skills, knowledge, and expertise alongside business and management techniques, strategies, and concerns—and culminates with a hands-on real-world operational practicum project in the final quarter to compliment the program’s depth.