September 2014, Volume 18, Number 3

Academics

Supply chain manager at work
MDC's new Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Supply Chain Management answers the call for skilled workers in one of South Florida’s highest-growth industries.

Mapping Out a Path to Success

With the launch of its new baccalaureate program in Supply Chain Management this fall, MDC is opening up avenues of opportunity for students as well as for the region’s robust import-export economy.

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Supply Chain Management answers the call for skilled workers in one of South Florida’s most important and highest-growth industries.

“We are very excited about the launch, as are the many corporations throughout Miami-Dade County that have expressed interest in partnering with this program,” said Lynne Arguelles, baccalaureate program manager for MDC’s School of Business. The program feeds directly from an Associate in Science in Transportation and Logistics based at Homestead Campus.

The potential for job growth in this field shows no signs of slowing, and U.S. News & World Report lists supply chain management as one of the hottest job tracks for the 21st century. With this degree, graduates will be qualified for a variety of in-demand, high-paying jobs, from logisticians and distribution managers to business operations specialists and purchasing managers. Some of these fields are estimated to have more than 20 percent growth in the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

And as a central hub for import-export activity between Latin and North America, Miami is the ideal location for the B.A.S. in Supply Chain Management – and it couldn’t come at a better time. This summer, the city unveiled a new $1 billion tunnel connecting PortMiami directly to major highways, punctuating the need for and fortuitous timing of a baccalaureate program at Miami Dade College that will produce leaders capable of managing the ever-growing flow of goods through the region.

— AMS, MR


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