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Business Logistics Engineering

Master's in Business Logistics Engineering (MBLE) Program

Ohio State is one of a few universities in the country to offer a unique and exclusive business logistics engineering program.  This program is designed to enable students to enter the job market with a sound understanding of logistics strategy, logistics operations management, and engineering skills such as facility design and logistics technology implementation. The program is highly selective and attracts students from across the globe as well as recruiters from some of the most sought-after employers for career opportunities after graduation.

The MBLE program is taught by faculty from Fisher’s Department of Marketing and Logistics and the College of Engineering’s Department of Integrated Systems Engineering — both ranked in the top 20 in their fields by U.S. News & World Report.

Opportunities for Students

The MBLE program extends student learning beyond the classroom by providing experiential coursework from leading companies in the logistics/supply chain industry.  Students work with senior management from companies such as Abbott Nutrition, Cardinal Health, Chiquita, DSW Inc., Exel Logistics, Honda, Limited Brands, Schlumberger, and Whirlpool to design real-world solutions to logistics related issues though field study courses.

In addition to a strong logistics education, MBLE students have access programs and resources in the Fisher College of Business and the Integrated Systems Engineering Department. Students can also strengthen their professional skills through Fisher's leadership and professional evelopment (LPD) program  and gain a global perspective on business travel and study abroad opportunities.


The 15-month curriculum includes classes in engineering, logistics, management and human resources, operations management, and accounting and finance and is broken down as follows:


  • Linear optimization
  • Operations research and modeling
  • Performance modeling and simulation
  • Warehouse and facility design
  • Lean Sigma foundations
  • Engineering Seminars


  • Strategic logistics management
  • Logistics decisions and control
  • Logistics analytics
  • Transportation management
  • Logistics technology and application
  • Field problems in logistics (capstone course/practitioner led)
  • Supply chain management

Management and Human Resources

  • Organizational behavior
  • Teams and leadership

Operations Management

  • Global sourcing
  • Lean Enterprise leadership
  • Advanced simulation
  • Decision analysis
  • Design of engineering experiments
  • Networks
  • Lean and Six Sigma Certifications

Accounting and Finance

  • Accounting and cost analysis
  • Accounting and financial analysis for decision making

Beyond Graduation

Students are regularly recruited to fill the following roles within industry:

  • Business Analyst
  • Demand Manager
  • Logistics Analyst/Planner
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Purchasing Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • Supply Chain Analyst