Commercial Aviation

Bachelor of Commercial Aviation in Logistics

Companies count on logistics experts—one of the fastest-growing professions in the world—to get their products to customers on time and on budget. The Bachelor of Commercial Aviation (BCA) in Logistics is a 124-credit-hour degree program designed to prepare students for a career in the fields of logistics and supply chain management.

In 2017, Delta State University entered into an academic partnership with APICS, a known leading provider of research, education and certification programs focused on supply chain, logistics and operations management, to begin offering a path for undergraduate BCA Logistics majors to earn APICS CLTD and CPIM certifications by integrating APICS curriculum into the Bachelor of Commercial Aviation Logistics coursework. By earning both the APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) and the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation, students learn how to implement innovative logistics strategies and concepts to reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction and perform at a higher level. Earning these credential will help students:

  • Master the knowledge most important to expert logistics professionals as identified by current APICS Global Job Task Analysis research.
  • Expand their outlook on the logistics, transportation and distribution management field and bring new ideas to your workplace, while remaining current with trends and developments.
  • Stand out from other candidates in a job search.
  • Demonstrate their long-term commitment to the profession.
  • Prepare for graduate level education in business management, operations research, and supply chain management.

Nathan Veatch
Class of 2020

“Delta State provides a well rounded logistics management education by mixing fundamental supply chain management and operations management theory with the applied skills that employers seek. I look forward to earning APICS professional certifications as part of my course work.”

Jack Hene
Class of 2018

“Internship opportunities through Delta State University have provided me with valuable work experience and a competitive skill-set. I am proud to be graduating with both a BCA in Aviation Management and Logistics, and I look forward to a career in the growing field of logistics and supply chain management.”

CAV 332: Operations Management for Transportation Business processes necessary to successfully provide transportation services are introduced in this course, as well as quantitative models that assist transportation professionals with decision making.
CAV 334: Sourcing & Contract Management Fundamental concepts in purchasing, sourcing, and contract management are introduced in this course, with special focus placed on negotiation, commodity purchasing, and supply chain coordination.
CAV 402: Introduction To Logistics This course is designed to give an overview of logistics including critical elements and systems which drive accuracy and decision making at all levels of management.
CAV 403: Supply Chain Management This course examines the field of supply chain management which refers to the entire network of companies working together to design, produce, deliver, and service products.
CAV 404: Logistics Decision Making This course examines critical elements and systems which drive accuracy and decision making at all levels of management.
CAV 405: Advanced Logistics & Supply Chain Management This course examines globally the field of supply chain management which refers to the entire international network of companies working together to design, produce, deliver, and service products.