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Reverse Logistics Management

Bachelor of Arts

Our Bachelor of Arts in Reverse Logistics Management is designed to educate a new generation of professionals in reverse logistics management, retail management, and engineering management in complex military or business environments. In today’s competitive business climate, organizations are always under pressure to adapt to new procedural and technological trends to improve the visibility of product and cargo flows through an ever-widening and complex supply chain. This online degree program provides you with knowledge of current applications of reverse logistics and opportunities to study practical applications in domestic and international transportation and logistics scenarios.

This program has been designed in consultation with industry business leaders and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Program Courses

The curriculum for this program follows industry trends to help ensure relevancy to today's marketplace. View all courses.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Classify and explain the issues and problems of implementing a reverse logistics system in a manufacturing, retail or military operation.
  • Explain best practices of a reverse logistics operation.
  • Classify and explain the differences between forward and reverse logistics.
  • Explain how reverse logistics can be used to track and trace goods as returns, recalls, recycling and as waste.
  • Explain how to differentiate the financial impact of reverse logistics from financial components within a business environment.
  • Develop an implementation plan to use reverse technology processes and technology within a manufacturing, retail or military organization.
ACBSP Accredited

Degree at a Glance

Concentrations

Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion. You will be asked to select a concentration when you enroll in this program.

Explore the concentrations available for this program.

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Entrepreneurship

Provides entrepreneurial techniques and concepts that you can apply to startup businesses or to create new reverse logistics systems in an existing organization. You will strengthen your customer service skills as you learn how to put the customer first and to deliver superior service to both internal and external customers.

Sample Courses

  • ENTR150 - Idea Generation
  • ENTR216 - Service Innovation and Delivery
  • ENTR311 - Business Plan Foundations
  • ENTR315 - Financing a New Venture
  • ENTR320 - Practical Law for the Entrepreneur
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General

This general concentration allows you to select from other concentration courses offered in this program. Selecting the general concentrations enables you to create your own focused area of study. 

View other concentrations in this program to see sample courses.

  • MGMT312 - Leadership & Motivation
  • RLMT307 - Food and Beverage Reverse Logistics
  • RLMT309 - Reverse Logistics Management and Operations
  • RLMT400 - Recalls Best Practices and Issues
  • TLMT318 - Hazardous Materials Transportation
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Transportation and Logistics Management

Delves into the different historical, procedural, and technological trends in transportation and logistics as well as reverse logistics. You will gain an understanding of the interface between forward and reverse logistics, as well as the entire supply chain for different organizations.

Sample Courses

  • TLMT311 - Introduction to Transportation Management
  • TLMT313 - Supply Chain Management
  • TLMT318 - Hazardous Materials Transportation
  • TLMT341 - Logistics Management
  • TLMT441 - Advanced Business Logistics

Admission Requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application. View steps to apply.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an APU admissions representative at 877-777-9081 or info@apus.edu.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates 

Per credit hour: $270 | $250 with military grant*

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*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, APU offers a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans that caps undergraduate tuition at the military TA limit. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Undergraduate Book Grant

Ebooks are provided at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.

Transfer Credits

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

APU has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.

School of Business


School of Business

This program resides in the American Public University School of Business, where 18 of our 26 degree programs have earned specialized accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This distinction does not come easy! To earn ACBSP accreditation, programs need to demonstrate quality in the areas of teaching excellence, student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement. On top of this, our accounting degree programs have also earned the prestigious ACBSP Specialized Accounting Accreditation.

APU School of Business courses are taught online by real-world practitioners who strive to bring expert knowledge and relevancy to our students. With input from industry advisory councils, the School of Business regularly examines and updates curriculum and introduces new programs such as our in-demand degrees in business analytics and our new Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam preparation certificate.

At APU, we understand your need for flexibility because most of our students are working adult learners attending school around work and other life commitments. This is why we offer 8-week or 16-week online courses that start monthly. Through an online virtual classroom, you’ll communicate with students and professors in forum communities as you work to complete your weekly written assignments on your own schedule from anywhere in the world. And with our mobile application, you can even work offline and upload your assignments when you reconnect.

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