Logistics management is also often referred to as supply chain management. Both terms cover the process or lifecycle through which a product is created and then makes its way via one or many stages to the end consumer.
The rapid pace of globalization has created many challenges for those working in logistics as well as those managing raw resources, suppliers, business generally and consumers alike.
The supply chain often takes on a global dimension with ensuing layers of complexity for those engaged in international trade.
Some MBA providers even break down the logistics specialism further still. In the US, Colarado Technical University (see video below) offer three 'logistics paths' one covering the private sector, one covering the military and one covering government supply chains.
Like most MBA specialisms, Logistics will build upon the core business management modules offered as part of any core MBA program including accounting, finances, business ethics and governance.
Potential career paths for those with an MBA specialising in logistics include (source: Colorado tech website): general managers, regional directors, business analysts, business development managers, program managers, administrative directors, sales directors.