Global Logistics Professional

A Professional Designation Program

Summer Discount Available! Register by July 31 to receive 10% off of the program cost by using the promo code Summer during the checkout process. (Please note: scholarship recipients are not eligible for this discount.)

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Logistics professionals use specialized skills to maximize efficiency, minimize cost and environmental impact, and ensure that people and products get where they need to go around the world. These types of workers have key roles in the world’s economy, with many different job titles across a growing list of industries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projected a nearly 30% employment growth for logistics professionals through 2030, while U.S. News & World Report ranked them in the Top 10 of Best Business Jobs. 

The Global Logistics Professional (GLP) program provides a comprehensive curriculum to meet the educational goals of a range of different students, whether they’re exploring logistics for the first time or seeking continued professional growth. Since there are different levels of experience and training needed for logistics careers, the GLP program is designed to prepare students to pursue many different possibilities in the workforce.

Expert Instructors 
GLP students and alumni benefit from instructors who work for a diverse range of leading international companies and organizations. They help to equip logistics professionals with the knowledge and skills needed for a wide variety of employment opportunities. GLP instructors are experts in areas including international business development, sales and marketing, terminal operations and port security, freight forwarding, transportation technology and infrastructure, environmental policy and compliance, customs and maritime law, and more. These experts coach students to help develop strategic planning skills, accelerate professional development, and adapt to changes in the industry.

Flexible Schedule 
A hybrid schedule of online classes with in-person meetings offers a flexible learning experience to maintain a balance between personal, professional, and academic schedules, while benefiting from interactive sessions with peers and mentors. The two separate courses can be completed in about four months, during which students concentrate on a case study based on the latest real-world industry trends and conditions. The program culminates in the online presentation of an Integrated Logistics Plan before a panel of industry experts.

Scholarship Opportunities 
Visit the scholarships page to learn more about current opportunities offered by major employers, industry associations, and other organizations that support the specialized training of the GLP program. 

Decades of Experience in a Strategic Location
For more than 25 years, the Global Logistics Professional (GLP) program has pioneered an innovative approach to logistics education that is specific to Southern California’s thriving trade nexus, which includes North America’s largest port complex as well as CSULB’s Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT). Through the program’s professional advisory committee and robust network of alumni, students can gain further connections with the logistics industry through research, special events and conferences. Together, the GLP community is helping California lead the way in setting standards for sustainable international trade.

  • Newcomers to the logistics field
  • Experienced professionals seeking opportunities for career change or advancement
  • High school or college graduates looking for a competitive edge in their job search
  • Veterans seeking to leverage their military logistics skills in civilian contexts
  • Gain industry-relevant expertise and credentials
  • Explore new opportunities, higher-level positions, or career transitions
  • Connect with professionals to build future collaborations
  • Join a vibrant community of alumni who can offer support and guidance
  • Access scholarship opportunities from leading industry associations
  • Earn a digital badge to showcase experience on resumes, websites, and LinkedIn profiles
  • Strategies to effectively navigate logistics operations
  • Critical factors that impact supply chains
  • Ethical and sustainable policy perspectives
  • The role of technology in solving logistics challenges
  • Complex interactions between consumers and industries
  • Communication and collaboration skills
  • The value of a data-driven decision-making process
  • Complete two courses required for the program:
    • CITT 204 - Trends in Global Trade
    • CITT 202 - Integrated Logistics Management
  • Complete all assignments and assessments.
  • Present a business proposal to an industry panel
  • Earning a passing score on final presentation and proposal
  • Complete all program requirements within one year

Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to receive a Digital Badge from CSULB’s College of Professional and Continuing Education. Each Digital Badge is embedded with a link to secure and specific information confirming that the participant has obtained the necessary skills and competencies as described in the program. The badge also includes the participant’s name, the course title, and date of completion. Badges are shareable and can be uploaded to CVs, resumes, social media profiles, or other digital platforms. Click here to learn more about Digital Badges.

Calvin Bragg

Every instructor went above and beyond. I don't know of any other program where a student can sit with industry leaders and pose questions, inquire as to how they achieved their success, and learn just how they did it. This course introduced me to so many new ideas and has changed the way I think about Global Logistics.

Calvin Bragg Safety & Compliance Director, Western Region, US MultiModal Group Global Logistics Professional