Global Logistics

Professional Designation Program

Companies engaged in international trade and transportation are facing new workforce challenges. As technology transforms existing business practices and e-commerce continues to grow to serve new and existing markets, companies need employees who possess the knowledge and skills that are critical to remain competitive in a constantly changing global environment. Now, more than ever, lifelong learning is essential to remain qualified for today’s rapidly changing job market.

The Global Logistics Professional (GLP) program is designed in a flexible format to meet the unique training needs of individuals at various stages of their careers. Courses can be taken individually or in the entire sequence in order to earn the GLP professional designation. Taught by industry experts, the focused curriculum provides updated, practical information that requires students to think critically and research topics that will expand their understanding of the industry. Students work under the direction of instructors who also act as industry mentors with real-world experience, while additional opportunities are also available to network with professionals from different segments of the supply chain industry.

Global Logistics for International Students is also offered in a separate six-month program, which includes additional components on English language and American culture.

Click here to view the current GLP schedule.

Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to receive a Digital Badge from CSULB’s College of Professional and International 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.

Learn at Your Convenience

  • Offered in two formats: face-to-face evening classes or in a facilitated online learning environment
  • Courses may be taken in sequence or separately as stand-alone courses
  • The program is offered twice a year
  • You can earn the designation in six months to two years
  • Anyone involved in the goods movement industry, either as a service provider or service user, including the public and private sectors
  • Consultants and contractors as well as those in commercial and industrial real estate
  • Anyone interested in learning more about the goods movement industry
  • Anyone looking for an exciting career opportunity in an industry of vital importance to the local, regional, state, and national economy
  • Timely and industry-relevant curriculum encompassing all segments and functions of the supply chain
  • Curriculum taught by experienced industry professionals
  • Networking opportunities with industry leaders
  • Learn how to attain proficiency as an international trade logistics professional
  • Enhanced opportunity for entry or advancement in the industry
  • Professional designation can be earned in six months to a year
  • Convenient and flexible scheduling
  • Access to extensive alumni network
  • Scholarships available
  • How freight is shipped around the world
  • How to evaluate the movement of goods nationally and internationally with a focus on problem-solving and efficiency improvement  
  • How government regulatory policies impact the trade and transportation community
  • How different parts of the international logistics chain interact
  • How industry trends and technology lead to supply chain innovation
  • How to develop, implement, and present an integrated logistics plan
  • How to apply industry knowledge to real-world situations in North America’s largest trade gateway
  • Complete all courses in the program (meet participation requirements for all weekly topics and pass all quizzes)
  • Complete all program requirements within two years of initial program registration
  • Complete a team Capstone Project, a comprehensive logistics plan in which you will apply the knowledge and skills learned in the program
  • Present the team project to an industry panel (online students present via virtual meeting software)
  • Earn the GLP Professional Designation and corresponding digital badge
  • Students may earn a certificate of completion as a Global Logistics Specialist for completing all individual courses excluding the Capstone Project course