We need leaders like you.
As the world becomes smaller, business operations become more complex.
Companies, governments and industries need people like you to lead in developing solutions to their logistics and supply chain management operations. Earning a graduate degree in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management can give you the credentials you need to advance your career and make a difference.
The Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management Master’s Degree Program is designed for the professional who seeks advanced preparation in logistics, inventory management, transportation, sales, and procurement. Core courses focus on the development of project management skills that are designed to prepare graduates for responsible leadership roles in technology and information-based workplaces.
- B.S. in Logistics or related business field with at least a 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) OR
- B.S. in a non-business major with at least a 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) and complete the required 9 semester hours of prerequisite courses (EC 310, GBA 305, and MG 350)
- Minimum score of 425 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) OR
- Submit a professional portfolio demonstrating 3 years of professional work experience in the field of logistics, acquisitions, operations or supply chain management. View sample portfolio.
Alternatively, applicants lacking the required GPA may be admitted conditionally after review of composite indicators (GMAT score, GPA (minimum 2.5), review of documented work experience, etc.). If admitted, conditional admission status will be removed and full admission status will be established upon successful completion of 9 semester hours of graduate coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
REQUIREMENTS FOR PORTFOLIO ADMITTANCE OPTION
- Title Page
- Cover/Submission Letter
- Table of Contents
- Current Resume
- Educational Goals Statement
- Detailed Description of Relevant Work Experience
- Professional Letters of Recommendation
- Employment Verification Letters
- Any Relevant Supporting Documents
- Completed Verification Statement
The program consists of 30 semester hours (10 courses) with a Logistics core of 21 semester hours. In addition to the core, students may choose from two specialty tracks: Logistics Information Systems or Management.
LSM 600 – Supply Chain Governance
LSM 601 – Procurement and Materials Management
LSM 602 – Management of Distribution and Inventory
LSM 603 – Supply Chain and Logistic Strategies
LSM 604 – Supply Chain Simulation Modeling and Analysis
LSM 610 – Case Studies in Logistics Capstone
MGT 603 – Financial Management (Required for both tracks)
MGT 600 – Operations Planning and Control
MGT 601 – Global Economics
MGT 602 – Strategic Management and Leadership
Logistics Information Systems Track
LIS 600 – Logistics Information Systems Management*
LIS 601 – Logistics/Supply Chain Information Assurance*
LIS 602 – Enterprise Resource Planning*
*Course will contain no less than 30% SAP content
The M.S. in GLSCM will be offered completely online with no on-site requirements. The program will be offered in a cohort model meaning that students will enter the program together and remain together throughout the program following a prescribed schedule of courses. This schedule will include 2 courses (6 credit hours) per semester which is considered half-time for graduate programs. Each new cohort will begin once a year with the Fall Semester.
Either a GMAT or a professional portfolio is required for admission. If the GMAT is elected, a score of 425 is required for admission to the GLSCM program. In lieu of the GMAT, applicants may submit a professional portfolio demonstrating 3 years of professional work experience in the field of logistics, acquisitions, operations or supply chain management. The objective of the portfolio is to provide evidence of an applicant’s ability to be successful in a graduate program.
Applicants can visit www.mba.com for all information related to the GMAT including testing dates and locations. Simply choose Athens State University as your school. This will ensure that your official score report is sent directly to the university.
Applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree outside of the field of business must complete the following pre-requisite courses before they will be admitted to the GLSCM program.
- EC 310 Modern Economics
- GBA 305 Statistical Methods of Business
- MG 350 Financial Management
Coursework for the GLSCM program will be offered completely online with an affordable flat tuition rate of $325/credit hour. One 3-credit hour course would be $975. There is a Student Fee of $25 per semester. The only additional cost would be textbooks.
Students can apply for unsubsidized student loans for the graduate program. Please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website for specific information.
The GLSCM program consists of 10 courses (3 semester hours each). The Logistics core includes 7 courses. Additionally, students may choose from one of two tracks: Logistics Information Systems or Management. Each track consists of 3 courses. Students electing the LIS option will earn SAP Certification, a leading ERP software used extensively in industry.
No. The GLSCM program is offered completely online.
The deadline for all application materials for the Fall 2016 cohort is June 1, 2016. Preference will be given to early applicants.
Athens State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Athens State University.