Students interested in pursuing warehouse management can enroll in a college certificate program or earn a degree from a professional institute. In addition to learning about the tuition rates, consider the institution type before making an informed decision on what university is the best fit for you.
Schools with Logistics Management Programs
The universities listed offer certificates, undergraduate degrees, or graduate degrees related to supply chain management and logistics.
|College/University||Location||Institution type||Degrees Offered||Tuition and Fees (2015-2016)*|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Cambridge, MA||4-year, Private||Master's||$49,272|
|Florida Institute of Technology||Melbourne, FL||4-year, Private||Master's||$21,940|
|Bellevue University||Bellevue, NE||4-year, Private||Bachelor's||$7,050|
|University of Alaska||Anchorage, AK||4-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's||$5,545 (undergrad, in-state)
$10,542 (grad, in-state)
|University of North Texas||Denton, TX||4-year, Public||Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral||$9,730 (undergrad, in-state)
$7,165 (grad, in-state)
|Park University||Parkville, MO||4-year, Private||Associate's and Bachelor's||$11,470|
|Saint Paul College||Saint Paul, MN||2-year, Public||Certificate and Associate's||$5,480|
|Alabama A&M University||Normal, AL||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$9,366 (in-state)|
|Truckee Meadows Community College||Reno, NV||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's, and Bachelor's||$2,805 (in-state)|
|Lone Star College||The Woodlands, TX||2-year, Public||Associate's||$1,504 (in-district)
Source: *NCES College Navigator
School Selection Criteria
Warehouse management programs can be found at community colleges and 4-year colleges and universities, from undergraduate certificates up through master's degrees. Important considerations for students include:
- Most certificate and undergraduate degree programs provide instruction on inventory control and warehousing operations, which suits those for an entry-level career.
- Those with sufficient previous education - usually an associate's degree - may earn a bachelor's degree in an accelerated program.
- Academic programs at all levels exist in online and distance learning formats.
Most logistics management certificate programs offer courses in warehouse management. Other coursework may include:
- Transportation systems
- Cargo management
- Software applications
- Supervisory training
Many certificate programs can be completed in under a year and may be transferable into a degree program.
Associate's Degree Programs
Associate's degree programs in logistics or supply chain management commonly include warehouse management courses, and graduates typically qualify for entry-level positions. Students learn:
- Control technologies
- Business operations
- Procurement procedures
- Administrative duties
Taking approximately two years to complete and including general education courses, a degree in warehouse management can provide additional employment opportunities and a higher salary.
Bachelor's Degree Programs
Bachelor's degree programs may be completed in four years and generally qualify experienced warehouse or logistics employees for management positions. A variety of business courses, including:
- International trade regulations
- Supply chain management
- Cost analysis and purchasing
- Inventory control measures
Students may participate in summer internship programs with logistics companies for course credit and experience.
Master's Degree Programs
A master's degree in logistics or supply chain management can often be earned in 1-2 years, and some schools may allow work experience or professional training to count toward a degree. Advanced courses include:
- Storage control
- Project management
- Distribution of materials and information
A Master of Business Administration program with a concentration in warehouse management may offer extensive business and management courses. Several schools offer master's degree programs online, and graduates often use the degree to further a career into a managerial or executive role.
Most institutes offering programs related to warehouse management are typically provided through a public or private 4-year university. Students can complete a training certificate, associate's degree, and master's degree in less than four years, except when pursuing a bachelor's in logistics or management.