Athens State University has been approved to offer graduate programming in one of their College of Business’s most popular course of study. On Friday, the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) granted the two-year upper-division institution permission to offer the Master of Science in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
“Establishing a program of graduate coursework has been a long-term goal of Athens State for quite some time,” remarked Athens State President Bob Glenn. “It has by far been the most common request from alumni, students and the community. I am very pleased and excited that ACHE has trusted us with what will sure be a very popular and well-received graduate degree program.”
In January of 2010 Athens State began offering a bachelor’s degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The University initiated the logistics coursework to assist the efforts of the Tennessee Valley BRAC (Base Realignment and Closing) Committee and to ultimately aid the long-term needs of the workforce that will be employed on Redstone Arsenal and throughout the North Alabama and South Tennessee region. The Master of Science degree program will build upon the success the institution has had with the undergraduate offerings.
“This opens many doors for Athens State,” added Glenn. “We now are charged with creating a curriculum and building upon our faculty and infrastructure to accommodate these new students. It is certainly an exciting time at Athens State.”
The University is targeting the fall semester of 2015 to inaugurate the program. This will be the first time Athens State has offered graduate coursework since the mid-1970s, and the first time as a state institution.
Story Date: December 5, 2014