Our Master of Arts in Reverse Logistics Management provides advanced level knowledge to a new generation of professionals in reverse logistics management, retail management, and engineering management in complex military or civilian business environments. In today’s competitive business climate, organizations are always under pressure to improve the visibility of product and cargo flows through an ever-widening and complex supply chain. This online master’s program provides you with a continuation of your study of reverse logistics in domestic and international transportation and logistics scenarios as you seek to advance to higher-level management positions.

This program has been designed in consultation with industry business leaders and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Degree Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Analyze and present the best practices of a reverse logistics operation.
  • Classify and explain the differences between forward and reverse logistics.
  • Compare and contrast different historical case studies of when a reverse logistics operation was a success and when it was a failure.
  • Explain the military and commercial industry history of reverse logistics compared to its current uses.
  • Conduct an informal survey of military or manufacturing or retail decision makers and explain how to appraise qualitative as well as quantitative data and reports in the use of reverse logistics processes.
  • Differentiate the financial impact of reverse logistics from financial components within a business environment.
  • Examine and compare how a real-world application of reverse logistics is improving logistics visibility in a military, manufacturing and retail environment.
  • Design and write an implementation plan to use reverse technology processes and technology within a manufacturing, retail or military organization.

Degree at a Glance

Core Requirements15
Major Requirements18
Final Program Requirements3
Total Semester Hours36

Degree Program Requirements

Core Requirements (15 semester hours)

BUSN501Critical Thinking and Digital Literacy 13
RLMT500Reverse Logistics Management3
RLMT501Practical Applications in Economics Analysis3
RLMT502Decision Making Strategies in Reverse Logistics Management3
RLMT503Reverse Logistics Policies and Regulations3
Total Semester Hours15

Major Requirements (18 semester hours)

RLMT600Global Reverse Logistics Management3
RLMT610Technology in Reverse Logistics Operations3
RLMT620Resource Commitment and Performance in Reverse Logistics3
RLMT630Recalls and Returns Management3
RLMT645Advanced Green Logistics3
RLMT650Reverse Logistics in the Retail Industry3
Total Semester Hours18

Final Program Requirements (3 semester hours)

BUSN697Master’s Capstone: E-Portfolio 13
Total Semester Hours3