BMW Logistics Advantage Program

BMW Manufacturing Co.

Our BMW Logistics Advantage Program is an opportunity for students in the Global Logistics and Transportation program to develop professional skills while earning non-academic credits towards covering student expenses for the Rotterdam Travel Study trip. This program is made possible by BMW Manufacturing Co., which has been a generous supporter of the College of Charleston's Global Logistics and Transportation program since the opening of their North American Manufacturing Operations in South Carolina.

For more information about the program, contact program director, Dr. Kent Gourdin.

Application Timeline

Online Application Open     October 1 - October 31

Application Deadline           NOON October 31

Applications Processed       November 1 - November 15

Status Notifications            November 15

Online Application

Apply for BMW Logistics Advantage Online HERE

Program Timeline

Students may earn academic and experiential credits during the following semesters:

Junior Year | Beginning immediately upon acceptance into the program 

Junior-Senior Year | Summer Term

Senior Year | Fall Term & Spring Term in the weeks prior to Rotterdam Travel Study

Program Requirements

Academics: GLAT Minor/Concentration*

*Information subject to change, see course catalog for most up to date requirements.

TRAN 311     Fall Junior Year

TRAN 312     Spring Junior Year

TRAN 431     Fall Senior Year

TRAN 432     Spring Senior Year

ELECTIVE 1  See course catalog for options

ELECTIVE 2  See course catalog for options

Non-credit certification program

Experiential Development: Minimum of 60 Advantage Credits 

Career Enrichment (required)

Students will earn advantage credits in Career Enrichment by participating in events such as resume development sessions, leadership workshops, business etiquette dinners and the College's Career Fairs.

Industry Experience (required)

Students must intern or work in a GLAT industry for at least one semester or one summer in order to earn the required Industry Experience Advantage Credits.

Academics (optional)

Students may earn Advantage Credits for high academic performance, such as having a GPA above 3.5, being a member of the Honors College or the Global Scholars, or by completing foreign language studies beyond the College's required 202 level proficiency.

Community Engagement (optional)

Community contributions to the Charleston region generate positive impacts that resonate across industries and companies. Students may earn Advantage Credits in Community Engagement by participating in community service, serving in the Student Port Club, or by holding a campus leadership position.