Logistics is the science of planning and optimising the delivery of goods and services, from producers right through to the end consumer. It’s getting the right product to the right place at the right time, with the right quality and price.
Today’s logistics industry needs well-organised people with excellent analytical, communication and negotiation skills. It’s a fast-growing area as people change the way they buy things, and businesses need quicker and more efficient ways to distribute their products.
Gain the knowledge, skills and experience for a career in a growing, worldwide industry or upskill your current qualifications to get ahead. When you graduate you can choose from a variety of paths including roles in warehousing, import and export, road and rail transport, and much more.
Keen to study a stand-alone course?
Whether you are an individual who wants to upskill or a business looking for specialised staff training, this is where you'll find it.
Find out more about short courses in logistics or drone operations.
“Logistics to me is an industry that is always changing. MIT gives me the chance to learn from people who have worked in the industry for many years. The lecturers are awesome, they are really willing to help you, they are keen to share their experiences, and give you a better understanding of what’s to come.
I enjoy studying at MIT because they offer a range of ways to study - I can do it part-time or I can do it full-time and they make it easy.”
“I want to further my career, I am quite ambitious when it comes to what I want. If I’m not satisfied with where I am currently, I will take the extra step to go further.
What I enjoy about MIT is flexibility, especially around my kids. It enables me study, have a full-time job, and be a full-time mum as well.
MIT is giving me that formal qualification to back up my skills and knowledge. The advice I would give to someone looking at studying logistics is that if you want it, go for it, there is nothing holding you back if you want it.”
“Logistics is how a product gets from A to B. Everything that you are wearing today, all of the food that you eat – a logistics company has gotten that to you. I wanted to know what happens to a product before it gets to your door. I knew a little, but I wanted to know all of the ins and outs, so I chose to study supply chain management at MIT.
You make friends, you get to learn about new things, and you develop. There is nothing better than that. It is very fulfilling and no day is the same.
My recommendation to you is – just do it. The logistics world is so wide that you can go on to do anything.”
“Logistics is a fast-paced industry, so you need to think on your feet.
I’m an export air freight operator, which means I help companies export their goods to overseas markets. We work with large companies, moving many different types of products and booking space for them on airlines. Not many people know about it as a career, but if you have studied, and have the experience, you have a good chance to go far.
The lecturers at MIT were really good. They would always take the time to help you and make sure you’re up-to-date with your work."
The following programmes are available in this area of study:
- New Zealand Certificate in International Freight and Logistics (Level 4) Specialise in freight forwarding