Many industrial distributors offer benefits and other perks like flexible hours and travel.

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Four-Year Degree Programs

A bachelor’s degree in industrial distribution is your fast track to a management career at a distribution firm or manufacturer.
 
Credit towards an associate’s degree may be applicable to a four-year program. Some universities also offer graduate programs in industrial distribution.

You can find four-year degree programs at the following schools:

Central Connecticut State University (New Britain, Conn.)
Department: Manufacturing and Construction Management Department
Website: www.ccsu.edu

Central Washington University (Ellenburg Wash.)
Department: Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction
Website: www.cwu.edu

Clarkson University (Potsdam, N.Y.)
Department: Engineering & Management
Website: www.clarkson.edu

East Carolina University (Greenville, N.C.)
Department: Department of Technology Systems
Website: www.ecu.edu

Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, Mich.)
Department: Industrial Distribution: College of Technology Management & Education
Website: www.emich.edu

Minnesota Sate University Moorhead (Moorhead, Minn.)
Department: Technology Department
Website: www.mnstate.edu/home/

Purdue University (West Lafayette, Ind.)
Department: Dept. of Industrial Technology
Website: www.purdue.edu

Southern Polytechnic State University (Marietta, Ga.)
Department: Department of Industrial Engineering Technology
Website: www.spsu.edu

Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas)
Department: Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution Department (Industrial Distribution Program)
Website:  www.tamu.edu
 
University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, Ala.)
Departments: Collat School of Business (Industrial Distribution Program)
Website: www.uab.edu

University of Houston (Houston, Texas)
Departments: Department of Information and Logistics Technology
Website: www.www.uh.edu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, Ill.)
Departments: Industrial Distribution Management
Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering Department
Website: www.illinois.edu

University of Nebraska at Kearney (Kearney, Neb.)
Department: Industrial Technology Department
Website: www.unk.edu

University of Southern California (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Department: Information & Operations Management
Website: www.usc.edu

University of Texas at Tyler (Tyler, Texas)
Department: Department of Human Resources Development & Technology (Industrial Technology Program)
Website: www.uttyler.edu

University of Wisconsin at Madison (Madison, Wisc.)
Departments:  Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management
Website: www.wisc.edu

University of Wisconsin at Stout (Stout, Wisc.)
Department: Engineering and Technology Department
Website: www.uwstout.edu
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