About the Transportation and Supply Chain Institute

For more than two decades, the Transportation and Supply Chain Institute at the University of Denver (TSCI) has partnered with businesses around the world to develop the transportation leaders of tomorrow.  TSCI was founded with a specific purpose in mind: to build an academic institute that reflected the needs of a fledgling industry.  Specifically, the intermodal transportation industry.

In the mid-1990’s Gil Carmichael, a former FRA administrator, and Joe Szyliowicz, a DU Professor, began discussing the issues facing the transportation ecosphere of the world and North America in particular. With support from Chancellor Dan Richie, and Provost William Zaranka, Professor Szyliowicz took up the challenge and assembled the initial faculty team, several of whom are still involved with the Institute. Gil recruited a top-notch group of Transportation leaders to be the first board and thus the “Intermodal Transportation Institute” was born. In the early years, the initial administrators of the program managed through significant trial and error and adjustment, and by 2002 the team, aided by Cathy Johnson, Donna Wilson, and a whole cadre of fresh faculty had established the first “Cohort” style format for the Executive Master of Science in Transportation Management.  This was an innovation whereby a group of students enter the program together and move through the program as a single team, taking the same courses at the same pace. We use this format to this day.

Today, the Institute, now called the Transportation & Supply Chain Institute (TSCI), offers the traditional Executive Master's degree in Transportation Management with a Concentration in Supply Chain Management, an online Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management, a Bachelor's Completion program in Transportation and Supply Chain, and multiple certificate programs.  We maintain a highly active Advisory Board, a world class faculty, and a dynamic alumni community, all of whom contribute to the success of the Institute. 

Since our first cohort in 1999, we've offered transportation, logistics and supply chain professionals an unparalleled network, a breadth of real-life experience, and a graduate education from a top 100 university.

Our collaboration with the transportation industry allows our master's degree and certificate students to gain hands-on understanding of the complex issues that affect the movement of people and goods throughout the world.

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Board of Directors

Building on more than two decades of collaboration between the transportation industry and higher education, the Transportation and Supply Chain Institute is guided by a board of directors made up of leading executives across transportation, logistics, and supply chain.

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Staff and Faculty

Learn how our faculty and staff contribute to the success of our students.

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TSCI alumni are senior leaders shaping the transportation, supply chain and logistics practices of tomorrow. By studying at TSCI, you not only get a rigorous education — you also join a powerful global network of transportation and supply chain executives to last a lifetime.

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TSCI is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is authorized to offer post-secondary education in the state of Colorado by the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

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Master's Degree Programs

Earn the executive Master of Science in Transportation Management and take the next steps in your transportation career, or pursue the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management and become an asset to any business.

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TSC Institute's graduate certificate in Supply Chain Management provides end-to-end knowledge of raw material sourcing, manufacturing, transportation, and inventory management.

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Financial Aid

Learn about financial aid packages available to TSC Institute students.

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