International logistics and supply management

The International Logistics and Supply Management profile is an educational program that develops students' personal qualities and professional competencies in order to prepare them for organizational, managerial and analytical activities in the field of logistics in enterprises of various organizational and legal forms at regional and national level.

Practical skills:

  • organization of logistics of an enterprise: identification of needs, management of orders, their volume, preparation and placement, fulfilment;
  • management of procurement and sale of goods, inventory management;
  • selection of business partners according to specific criteria, conduct of business negotiations, conclusion of contracts on a mutually beneficial basis and control of contract fulfillment;
  • organization of warehouse activities, warehouse process management;
  • transportation planning, transportation process management;
  • the ability to collect, store, process and evaluate information required to organize and manage professional activities;
  • the selection and formation of logistic chains and schemes in trade organizations;
  • the ability to use normative documents in his/her professional activity.

The acquired competencies will enable you to:

  • become a logistician, sales and purchasing manager, category manager;
  • manage the company effectively through the use of logistic methods;
  • manage logistic processes in the company, choose optimal logistic systems;
  • participate in the development of trade logistics chains and the organization and implementation of trade processes in a company;
  • set up and run a successful business;
  • go on to study for a Master's degree and then a post-graduate course;
  • receive additional education under programs implemented at VVSU.

Relevance of education:

Today, logistics is a system for organizing the delivery of goods from the producer to the consumer, and its main purpose is to coordinate the various stages of the transport of goods.

Logistics is a rapidly developing science. It is impossible to find an area of activity of a company or organization, which is not covered by logistics principles and methods.

The development of transport networks, which has led to increased trade links between countries, as well as the progressive processes of globalization, bring to the forefront such a direction in logistics, as international logistics.

International logistics contributes to the development of international economic activities of enterprises and optimizes procurement, transport, warehousing and other processes.

Modern international logistics is directly linked to the management of international supply chains, which are the foundation of international trade and represent a complex sequence of coordinated activities. Logistics processes include the organization of transport, warehousing, customs procedures, settlement, and other support functions.

One of the basic priorities of Russia's domestic and foreign policy in modern conditions is the accelerated integration of its trade and transport complexes into the global logistics space, creating favorable conditions for the free movement of goods, services, capital and labor. One of the key links in the development of the Russian economy is improving the country's transport system and realizing its strong transit potential to ensure Euro-Asian links.

All modern international logistics companies in our country are rapidly developing their services in an effort to reduce time and money costs at all stages of the cargo journey to the client. To date, the main trend in international logistics is the so-called «e-logistics», which includes the possibility of on-line transactions via the World Wide Web.

No less important for solving the problems of international logistics is to improve the quality of education at all levels of the logistics process.

Nowadays, a logistician is a highly sought-after and well-paid specialist, who can work as a freelancer or as a full-time employee of a company.

Thus, a Bachelor's degree in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management guarantees the graduate a prestigious and profitable profession, employment, career and professional development opportunities.

Professions in the field of commerce (incomplete list):

  • Salesperson
  • Sales representative or sales agent
  • Sales Manager
  • Director of Logistics
  • Logistics Manager
  • Transport Logistician
  • Warehouse Logistician
  • Customs Logistician
  • Operation Logistician
  • Distribution Logistician

Why we are the best place to start your career:

  • Highly qualified teaching staff with not only theoretical but also practical experience (PhDs and doctors of sciences, practitioners in marketing and logistics, customs management specialists, etc.).
  • Science-oriented and practice-oriented approach in teaching: gaining experience in professional and entrepreneurial activities at enterprises of the real sector of economy in the process of education at VSUES;
  • Application of new teaching methods, modern means and forms of learning;
  • The educational process is focused on the real needs of enterprises of the real sector of the economy and is designed to provide training of professionals demanded in the labor market;
  • In order to provide integrated education based on the department, a project for the creation of a multifunctional educational research and production center is being implemented.
  • Classes in a number of disciplines are carried out directly based on the enterprises of the real sector of the economy;
  • Practically integrated education: organization of practical education and internships for 8 months at the leading trade, production and service organizations of the city and the region;
  • Involvement of employers in the educational process;
  • Availability of business incubator — platform for implementation of students' business projects;
  • Availability of a conference hall equipped with special conference-communication and congress system of the latest generation that allows listening to lectures of professors from leading world universities and participating in discussions with students of foreign universities in on-line mode;
  • The use of e-learning technologies (face-to-face classes + students' independent work with e-learning courses and other educational resources placed in the electronic educational environment of VVSU).

Language of education: Russian

Duration of study: 4 years

Qualification: Bachelor

State certification: yes