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Global Trade and Logistics, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
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Global Trade and Logistics from Highline College puts you at the heart of global business.

The world’s leading companies and organizations need you to help them build and deliver products better, faster and cheaper. If you’re working in international business, logistics or a closely related field—or wish to be—then you can make yourself more valuable by earning a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Global Trade and Logistics.

Graduates with Global Trade and Logistics from Highline College will be able to:

  • Use and apply appropriate terminology, processes and key principles in discussing multifaceted issues in the areas of Global Trade, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 
  • Analyze the key roles that SC managers play in company financial decisions, customer relations issues, operating procedures, product development and risk and regulatory compliance. 
  • Understand and utilize Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software systems and explain how they can be used to assist management in making decisions.
  • Formulate alternatives and tradeoffs in transportation, inventory, warehousing and supplier contracts to make informed decisions, while taking into consideration issues such as corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and risk management.
  • Demonstrate leadership and interpersonal skills used in supplier relationship management, organizational management and negotiations.
  • Apply professional ethics in a global context when dealing with confidential information, relationships with suppliers and customers, and pressures to develop a sustainable supply chain. 
  • Analyze alternatives to solve complex problems and make decisions: establish criteria, using appropriate decision-making techniques.
  • Observing local constraints, demonstrate how to adapt marketing strategies to specific international market needs and apply basic and advanced marketing concepts to develop integrated marketing plans in a global marketplace.
  • Conduct data analysis and explain how these analytics can impact aspects of supply chain to improve forecasts, demand planning, sourcing, production and distribution.
  • Formulate hypotheses for decision-making and research, analyze data using appropriate statistical techniques and interpret the results of statistical analysis for use in decision making.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Big Data Business Analytics with Microsoft Power Tools
  • International Regulatory Environment
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • Global Marketing Management
  • Lean Six Sigma Processes
  • Purchasing & Supply Chain Management
  • Cooperative Education
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics & Transportation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.25 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the Application Form.
  • Completed Consent Form
  • Bank statement: 
  • Proof of English Proficiency: 
  • A copy of your Passport.
  • Pay the $54 USD application fee
  • Transcripts from any colleges or universities you have attended (if transfer credit is desired).
  • Your high school transcripts, if you wish to demonstrate your background in science or math.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or better.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6168 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    4640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2320 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2172 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Des Moines

  • 1051 - 1760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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