Business

Logistics & Supply Chain Management

We link coursework to careers with a bachelor of business administration (BBA) degree in supply chain management with emphases in either logistics and intermodal transportation or operations and supply management. Our degree programs provide students with the problem-solving skills and supply chain knowledge needed to manage and lead modern organizations. We also provide foundational courses to develop critical-thinking skills in students of business by teaching an upper level core class in operations and supply chain management to all BBA majors.

Given the importance and connections of our programs to industry, qualified students majoring in supply chain management have dozens of scholarship opportunities and internship opportunities each year.

What is Logistics and Intermodal Transportation?

Logistics and Intermodal Transportation focuses on intelligent movements of cargo in shipping containers or trailers by more than one mode (water, rail, road, air) of transportation to maximize service levels and minimize costs.

What is Operations and Supply Management?

Operations and Supply Management deals with the processes by which companies acquire and transform resources to create products and services in a way that maximizes their value.

Why Major in Supply Chain Management with Emphasis in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation?

Managing complex delivery and distribution functions across global supply chains provides dynamic and energetic career opportunities. The Logistics and Intermodal Transportation (LIT) emphasis has a strong natural fit with the region’s hubs of economic activity: the Georgia Ports Authority in conjunction with major railroad, trucking, ocean cargo, airfreight and warehousing companies. The LIT program of study begins with courses focused on transportation and supply chain concepts and principles and builds into advanced courses in logistics operations, international logistics and intermodal distribution management.

Why Major in Supply Chain Management with Emphasis in Operations and Supply Management?

Managing purchasing and production operations in supply chains are key areas where businesses create and claim value. The Operations and Supply Management (OSM) emphasis prepares graduates for a variety of positions in both manufacturing and service supply chains. The OSM program of study is geared to develop and apply critical thinking skills to contexts of operations strategy, demand and supply planning, service operations, six-sigma and continuous quality improvement, strategic sourcing, negotiation and supply chain analytics.

Why the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University?

  • International accreditation from the AACSB

Only institutions with proven track records of academic excellence are able to obtain this important stamp of approval, so you can count on receiving a high quality educational experience.

  • A caring environment

Georgia Southern provides a student-centered environment led by administrators and faculty and staff who genuinely care about your success.

  • Interaction with faculty and business leaders

Our classes are taught by qualified professors, not graduate students, and class sizes are often small. Regional and national speakers come to campus regularly to participate in our annual Executive-in-Residence and Accounting Day programs.

  • First-rate facilities and computer labs

The Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management is housed in the Parker College of Business building, which has state-of-the-art multi-media classroom facilities and four computer labs with the latest technology.

  • Internship opportunities

Internships help you better integrate academic knowledge with practical applications. Exposure to logistics practices and business environments can also help you decide which career path is right for you and help jump start your career before entering the workforce on a permanent basis. Logistics students have recently been offered internships by clicking here.

  • Scholarships & Financial Aid

Each year, logistics scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of classroom performance, professional potential, and financial need. Financial support for the scholarship program is provided by the Georgia Ports Authority, Transportation Club of Atlanta, the Atlanta Maritime Association, Propeller Club of Savannah, Savannah Maritime Association, Georgia Foreign Trade Conference, and the Savannah Traffic Club, among others.

  • Off-Campus Learning

Student field trips are a unique feature of the LIT program. Recent tours have included visits to the Georgia Ports Authority, Wal-Mart Distribution Center, and The Home Depot Distribution Center. The LIT program also benefits from its relationship with a number of industry organizations. Each year, students are selected to participate in national and regional conferences and meetings.

Department of Logistics & Supply Chain Management • PO Box 8036 Statesboro, GA 30460 • 912-478-1498 • coba@georgiasouthern.edu