Sup­ply Chain Logis­tics Man­age­ment Edu­ca­tion at VU Busi­ness and Pub­lic Ser­vice Division

VU

Founded in 1801 and one of the first two-​year col­leges in Amer­ica, Vin­cennes Uni­ver­sity (VU) is also Indiana’s old­est col­lege. Today, the Uni­ver­sity is a model com­pre­hen­sive two-​year uni­ver­sity offer­ing more than 150 asso­ciate degree pro­grams and options, and seven bac­calau­re­ate degrees in spe­cial­ized areas. Vin­cennes Uni­ver­sity has a statewide mis­sion and is a fully state-​supported col­lege, rec­og­nized as being unique in Indiana.

Vin­cennes Uni­ver­sity pro­vides cer­tifi­cate, asso­ciate, and bac­calau­re­ate career pro­grams that lead directly to suc­cess­ful employ­ment. How­ever, many pro­grams are both trans­fer and career in nature, allow­ing a choice of enter­ing the work­place or con­tin­u­ing toward an asso­ciate or bac­calau­re­ate degree. VU’s trans­fer pro­grams are designed in coor­di­na­tion with four-​year insti­tu­tions to ensure suc­cess­ful trans­fer. The uni­ver­sity main­tains more than 1,000 trans­fer agree­ments through close faculty-​to-​faculty con­tacts with senior insti­tu­tions. VU grad­u­ates com­pete suc­cess­fully with stu­dents from four-​year insti­tu­tions in accep­tance to limited-​admission pro­fes­sional programs.

Academic Programs

Under­grad­u­ate Programs

  • AS Degree in Sup­ply Chain Logis­tics Man­age­ment: This pro­gram pre­pares stu­dents for a vari­ety of entry-​level posi­tions in the field of Sup­ply Chain, Logis­tics, and Dis­tri­b­u­tion. In addi­tion, most of the courses are designed to assist the employed per­sons in upgrad­ing their skills. The cur­ricu­lum includes a core of busi­ness edu­ca­tion as well as spe­cial­ized train­ing in pro­cure­ment, trans­porta­tion, pro­duc­tion plan­ning and sched­ul­ing, and mate­ri­als man­age­ment. The devel­op­ment of man­age­r­ial skills use­ful in a vari­ety of job sit­u­a­tions is emphasized.
  • Cer­tifi­cate in Sup­ply Chain and Logis­tics: This cer­tifi­cate pro­vides back­ground for per­sons who are inter­ested in more effi­cient ways to dis­trib­ute and man­age their prod­ucts. The cur­ricu­lum includes sev­eral basic sub­ject areas such as account­ing, com­puter soft­ware and e-​commerce, oper­a­tions and mate­ri­als man­age­ment, as well as total qual­ity con­trol. This pro­vides an excel­lent stepping-​stone to the Busi­ness Man­age­ment degree program.

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY Features

Vin­cennes Uni­ver­sity is the col­lege of choice for many top high school grad­u­ates, but the insti­tu­tion also pro­vides devel­op­men­tal edu­ca­tion for those whose aca­d­e­mic skills are not at the col­le­giate level. VU pro­vides post-​secondary edu­ca­tion to stu­dents from more than 100 coun­tries and through dis­tance edu­ca­tion but is also a pre­ferred choice for many within the nearby geo­graphic area. Edu­ca­tional ser­vices are pro­vided on two estab­lished cam­puses and sites world­wide, but new learn­ing sites are also estab­lished in rapid response to indus­try needs. The Uni­ver­sity strives to con­trol its tuition and fees but also facil­i­tates all forms of pub­lic and pri­vate finan­cial aid, so that all those with the abil­ity to ben­e­fit from a col­lege edu­ca­tion may find it at Vin­cennes University.

  • Cam­pus: Sit­u­ated on the banks of the Wabash River, the 160-​acre VU Vin­cennes cam­pus includes more than 30 mod­ern build­ings fea­tur­ing red-​brick con­struc­tion con­sis­tent with the first cam­pus build­ing. Vin­cennes is sit­u­ated approx­i­mately 120 miles south­west of Indi­anapo­lis at the junc­tion of US high­ways 41 and 50. Vin­cennes is mid­way between the cities of Evans­ville and Terre Haute.
  • Accred­i­ta­tion: Vin­cennes Uni­ver­sity is accred­ited by The Higher Learn­ing Com­mis­sion and a mem­ber of the North Cen­tral Asso­ci­a­tion of Col­leges and Schools.
  • Online Learn­ing: As one of the first col­leges to pro­vide online learn­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties Today’s online stu­dents include: 1) enter­ing col­lege fresh­men who want to com­plete gen­eral stud­ies over the sum­mer before arriv­ing on cam­pus in the fall, 2) non-​traditional stu­dents with busy lives who want to com­plete their degrees on a flex­i­ble sched­ule, and 3) return­ing mem­bers of the mil­i­tary who want to pre­pare for re-​entry into the workforce.
  • Pre­mier Trans­fer insti­tu­tion: VU has long been a leader in aca­d­e­mic trans­fer edu­ca­tion with hun­dreds of grad­u­ates trans­fer­ring annu­ally to uni­ver­si­ties through­out the state and the nation. Cur­rently, there are more than 245 two-​plus-​two artic­u­la­tion agree­ments between VU and pub­lic and pri­vate universities.
  • Work­force Devel­op­ment and Train­ing: VU’s Busi­ness and Indus­try pro­gram pro­vides more than 100,000 hours of busi­ness and indus­try train­ing every year to Indi­ana employ­ers and employees.
  • Career and Employer Rela­tions: VU offers career coun­sel­ing, an exten­sive resource of career guid­ance tools and career sup­port ser­vices to help facil­i­tate the career plan­ning process. Work­shops focus­ing on career plan­ning, employ­ment skills and job search strate­gies includ­ing assis­tance with resume devel­op­ment and inter­view­ing are also available.
  • Intern­ship: Intern­ships pro­vide stu­dents with valu­able prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence related to their major and may be the link to suc­cess­ful place­ment after grad­u­a­tion. The Career Explo­ration Cen­ter pro­vides list­ings of intern­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able. We also pro­vide a list­ing of part-​time jobs on-​campus as well as off-​campus to assist stu­dents finan­cially and enhance aca­d­e­mic study with on-​the-​job experience.
  • Hon­ors Pro­gram: The Vin­cennes Uni­ver­sity Hon­ors Pro­gram is open to out­stand­ing stu­dents of all majors who wish to develop their tal­ents to the fullest. Through a com­bi­na­tion of hon­ors courses, lead­er­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties, cul­tural events, and cre­ative activ­ity, the Hon­ors Pro­gram is designed to enhance the intel­lec­tual lives of the stu­dents who par­tic­i­pate as well as the University’s aca­d­e­mic community.
  • Hous­ing: In addi­tion to the class­room expe­ri­ence, the cam­pus offers six res­i­dence halls, mul­ti­ple din­ing facil­i­ties, and a stu­dent recre­ation center.

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