The Master of Logisitics Systems Engineering program is part of the BGSU Graduate CollegeBGSU Schmidthorst College of Business and College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering

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Masters of Science

Logistics Systems Engineering

The BGSU Master of Science in logistics systems engineering (MS-LSE) is an interdisciplinary program that blends business and engineering skills to solve complex problems in logistics, systems engineering, production design and healthcare systems. It prepares students for a variety of positions by giving them the ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints. 

Students seeking admission in this program must have a bachelor’s degree in any engineering, technology, applied sciences, business or related academic disciplines.

The MS-LSE program prepares students to combat issues that arise in logistics and systems engineering settings, and to understand the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts. 

MS-LSE graduates will be competent to occupy roles that require candidates to have a blend of hard analytical and design-thinking skills along with soft skills to communicate, convince and collaborate in a complex human environment. 

Quality Classroom Experiences

Our faculty is made up of recognized leaders in their respective fields, providing highly personalized attention within a learner-centered environment. This strong mentoring community strikes the right balance between the most current, relevant theory and hands-on, practical knowledge to develop soft skills and knowledge. 

We seek to prepare our graduates to succeed in a rapidly evolving, global environment. The graduates from this program will be well-versed in designing, managing and making business decisions related to complex systems in the real world. 

This program offers a study abroad program to the Panama Canal to explore international aspects of logistics and systems design from the curriculum.

Stand Out in courses like

  • Logistics Systems Design and Analysis
  • Logistics Transportation Systems
  • Logistics Distribution Systems
  • Integrated Logistics Planning and Analysis
  • Supply Chain Management

This program is a collaboration between BGSU’s College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering and the Schmidthorst College of Business. It is one of the very few programs in the nation that blends engineering skills with business skills.

Curriculum

The Master of Science in logistics systems engineering program is composed of 30 credit hours post bachelor’s and is designed to teach students to solve problems that arise in logistics and systems engineering settings. You will learn to understand the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts. 

Major coursework includes analyzing logistics transportation and distribution systems; integrated logistics planning and design; supply chain management; healthcare systems engineering; demand-driven supply chain planning and operations; quality management in healthcare delivery; data mining; project management; and your graduate internship or study abroad experience. The program culminates in a six-credit-hours thesis or a three-hours capstone project.

GO FAR in your career

  • Engineering operations manager
  • Systems engineer
  • Logistics manager
  • Industrial engineer
  • Supply chain analyst

Internships and Careers

This program offers an optional internship or study abroad experience to Panama to see in action the international effects of logistics and systems design from the curriculum. 

The purpose of your internship experience is to gain working knowledge about the daily roles and responsibilities of professionals in a logistics and systems engineering occupation in whatever area you are interested in exploring. 

You will develop the management and leadership skills to promote a productive working environment in logistics and systems engineering occupations. This will also promote the student’s personal and career development through interaction with the supervisor and members of the organization or company. 

MS-LSE graduates will be competent to occupy positions such as engineering manager, logistics manager, supply chain analyst, healthcare analyst, industrial engineer, plant manager, systems integrator, process improvement manager and engineering operations manager. Our graduates will be well-suited to work for any of the following companies.

  • Amazon
  • APL Logistics
  • Boeing
  • Chrysler
  • Dana
  • FedEx
  • Ford
  • General Electric
  • General Motors
  • Honda
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Mercy Health
  • Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Ohio Logistics
  • Owens-Illinois
  • ProMedica
  • Stryker Logistics
  • UPS

Average Starting Salary & BGSU Placement Rate

In the Midwest, the demand for employees with a master’s degree in logistics systems engineering (LSE) rose 50% in the last decade, based on a market research study conducted by EAB Global, Inc. Nationally, there was an even greater increase in demand for LSE master’s degree holding students by employers. 

The average advertised annual salary for logistics and systems engineering degree-holding employees is $102,000.

Year-round open enrollment can be completed online or in hybrid format.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the master's degree program, students in logistics and systems engineering are expected to:

  • Perform planning and strategic decision-making effectively in the field of logistics and systems engineering.
  • Perform modeling and analysis of systems and integrate the results.
  • Design systems with a clear understanding of complex dynamics in the field of logistics and systems engineering.
  • Adapt effective leadership in project management through clear communication and collaborative teamwork.
  • Integrate core competencies to develop solutions to complex systems problems in the field of logistics and systems engineering.

The Master of Science in logistics and systems engineering (MS-LSE) is an interdisciplinary program, which focuses on logistic, lean, quality, production and healthcare systems. Students may enter the program at the beginning of any semester and must have a bachelor's degree in any engineering, technology, applied sciences, business or related academic disciplines. For regular admission in the program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must submit their resumes listing educational background and job experience, among others.

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required for regular admission to the program. All Graduate College admissions policies pertaining to GPA requirements will be followed for this program.

  • Applicants must submit official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) may be submitted in place of the GRE. GRE may be waived in case-by-case instances when an applicant has a graduate degree from a U.S. institution or at least five years of relevant and progressive experience. Applicants must submit their graduate transcripts showing degree completion or a one-page summary of their job experience stating job responsibilities, duration, accomplishments, and supervisor contact information.

  • Scanned copies of transcripts from previously attended institutions are required to complete an application. Final official or notarized copies of transcripts and diplomas will be required upon admission.

  • Applicants must also submit two letters of recommendation addressed to the graduate coordinator. These letters should come from individuals with knowledge of the applicant’s qualifications and ability to successfully complete graduate study. Examples of these individuals include past professors, supervisors, or colleagues holding a graduate degree.

  • International applicants are also required to submit scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

BGSU Graduate College

The Master of Logistics and Systems Engineering program is part of the BGSU Graduate CollegeBGSU Schmidthorst College of Business and College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering



* Job placement and salary information was compiled by the Office of Academic Assessment through the Graduation Survey from AY2015-2018. The data are gathered around the time of Commencement and a follow-up survey six months post Commencement. For the salary question, data for programs with fewer than fifteen responses are not included. Salaries for those programs are from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer 2019 Survey. For questions regarding the data, contact assessment@bgsu.edu.