The world’s leading companies and organizations need you to help them build and deliver products better, faster, and cheaper. If you’re working in international business, logistics, or a closely related field—or wish to be—then you can make yourself more valuable by earning a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Global Trade and Logistics. Highline’s new BAS program will help you gain skills and knowledge and put you on the path to higher wages and promotion.
Coming to Highline puts you at the heart of the global business. Located between the ports of Tacoma and Seattle and within minutes of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Highline works with companies and organizations that need qualified workers to help them thrive internationally. Countless industries take advantage of this location. These industries include freight forwarding, customs brokerage, trucking, third-party logistics, and warehousing and distribution.
Don’t think you have the time to pursue a BAS degree? Highline knows that you are busy and may need to juggle work and/or family obligations. Highline offers flexible course schedules with on-campus classes, online classes, and hybrid options where classes combine face-to-face learning with online learning. And if space is available, you can begin the program any quarter.
Highline is a center for international business and trade expertise. The college hosts the Washington State’s Center of Excellence for Global Trade and Supply Chain Management. The center brings together experts from industry, education, and labor. Together, they coordinate statewide education and training efforts. This collaboration helps build a competitive workforce in a global economy.
Did You Know?
Demand Is Growing
EMSI estimates that jobs related to international business, trade, and supply chain management are expected to grow by 15.8 percent (from 89,000 to 103,092 jobs) between 2012 and 2022 in King and Pierce Counties.
Highline Is Connected
Highline has long-term collaborations with important industry groups such as the Trade Development Alliance, the Washington Council on International Trade, and the World Trade Club. On a worldwide scale, the college maintains longstanding ties with trade, government, and educational institutions in China, Japan, Namibia, South Africa, and Turkey, and is exploring collaborations in many other countries across the globe.
Highline Is Advancing Diversity
Highline’s programs develop international business people with practical skills, a sense of global citizenship, and an understanding of cultural diversity. At Highline, you’ll be immersed in an inclusive environment. Highline’s commitment to diversity, social justice, and multiculturalism recently earned the college two prestigious awards: the 2014 Award of Excellence for Advancing Diversity from the American Association of Community Colleges and the 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine. Come to Highline and find your capacity to change the world for the better as a global citizen.
A student earning a Bachelors of Applied Sciences in Global Trade and Logistics will be able to:
Use and apply appropriate terminology, processes, and key principles in discussing multifaceted issues in the areas of Global Trade, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management.
Analyze the key roles that SC managers play in company financial decisions, customer relations issues, operating procedures, product development, and risk, and regulatory compliance.
Understand and utilize Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software systems and explain how they can be used to assist management in making decisions.
Formulate alternatives and tradeoffs in transportation, inventory, warehousing, and supplier contracts to make informed decisions, while taking into consideration issues such as corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and risk management.
Demonstrate leadership and interpersonal skills used in supplier relationship management, organizational management, and negotiations.
Apply professional ethics in a global context when dealing with confidential information, relationships with suppliers and customers, and pressures to develop a sustainable supply chain.
Analyze alternatives to solve complex problems and make decisions: establish criteria, using appropriate decision-making techniques.
Observing local constraints, demonstrate how to adapt marketing strategies to specific international market needs, and apply basic and advanced marketing concepts to develop integrated marketing plans in a global marketplace.
Conduct data analysis and explain how these analytics can impact aspects of the supply chain to improve forecasts, demand planning, sourcing, production, and distribution.
Formulate hypotheses for decision-making and research, analyze data using appropriate statistical techniques and interpret the results of statistical analysis for use in decision making.
To qualify for admission to Highline’s BAS Global Trade Program, eligible applicants must have:
Be within 30 credits of a regionally accredited Associates's degree (or its equivalent).
Official transcripts from an accredited college or university;
A cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or better.
To be considered for the bachelor of applied science program prospective students must submit the following:
Completed Highline bachelor application form;
Students who have completed a related Associates degree or within thirty credits of completion of an Associates' degree. Other associate degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis;
Nonrefundable application fee;
Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university.