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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.

For unconditional admission, a prospective student must:

  • Complete an application for graduate admission and submit all official transcripts, AND;
  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).

For conditional admission, a prospective student must:

  • Complete an application for graduate admission and submit all official transcripts, AND;
  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 – 2.99 (4.0 scale).

Students who complete an application and submit all official transcripts but do not meet the above requirements may be admitted conditionally after a review of the following factors by the program’s Graduate Admission Committee:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution;
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.0 – 2.49 (4.0 scale);
  • Official transcript/score report from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The GRE is offered at the Athens State Testing Center, www.athens.edu/testing/, which is a Nationally Certified Testing Center through the National College Testing Association (NCTA).
  • OR current resume reflecting a minimum of 3 years’ professional work experience in the field of logistics, acquisitions, operations, or supply chain management.

The online Admissions Application for a Fall Cohort in the MS-GLSCM program opens in early September in the year prior to the Cohort year.  For example, the application for the cohort starting Fall 2020 will open in September 2019.

While the application for a Fall cohort remains open up to the start of classes in the Fall cohort semester, enrollment in courses when the Fall cohort begins may be subject to space availability and/or other cohort restrictions. Applicants are encouraged to apply and submit all required documents for a Fall cohort early in the application cycle.

All new cohorts begin in either the Fall or Spring Semester:

  • The standard cohorts start in the Fall or Spring and allow students to take 2 courses (6 semester hours) per semester (half-time enrollment for each semester). Students in these cohorts can complete the program in five semesters if they follow the cohort schedule.
  • The 12-month cohort starts only in the Fall and allows students to take 4 courses (12 semester hours) in the Fall and Spring semesters: 2 courses in the first half of each semester, 2 courses in the second half of each semester (full-time enrollment for Fall and Spring semesters). Students then take the final two courses in the Summer Semester, and can complete the program in 12 months (3 semesters) if they follow the cohort schedule.

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What are the requirements and curriculum for the program?

The MS-GLSCM program requires completion of 30 semester hours (10 courses) and consists of a Logistics core (21 semester hours – 7 courses) and a required specialty track in either Logistics Information Systems/SAP Certificate or Management (9 semester hours – 3 courses).

Logistics Core (7 courses)

LSM 600 – Supply Chain Governance
LSM 601 – Procurement and Materials Management
LSM 602 – Management of Distribution and Inventory
LSM 603 – Supply Chain and Logistics Strategies
LSM 604 – Supply Chain Simulation Modeling and Analysis
LSM 610 – Case Studies in Logistics Capstone
MGT 603 – Financial Management

Specialty Track in Logistics Information Systems/SAP Certificate (3 courses)

LIS 600 – Logistics Information Systems Management*
LIS 601 – Logistics/Supply Chain Information Assurance*
LIS 602 – Enterprise Resource Planning*

*Courses contain no less than 30% SAP content

Specialty Track in Management (3 courses)

MGT 600 – Operations Planning and Control
MGT 601 – Global Economics
MGT 602 – Strategic Management and Leadership

What is the delivery format for the courses in the program?

The courses for the MS-GLSCM program are offered completely online with no on-campus course requirements.

How long does it take to complete the program? How does the Cohort model work?

The cohort model allows students to start the MS-GLSCM program at the same time in the Fall or Spring semester and remain together throughout the program following a prescribed schedule of courses. All new cohorts begin in either the Fall or Spring Semester.

  • The standard cohorts start in the Fall or Spring and allow students to take 2 courses (6 semester hours) per semester (half-time enrollment for the semester). Students in these cohorts can complete the program in five semesters if they follow the cohort schedule.
  • The 12-month cohort starts only in the Fall and allows students to take 4 courses (12 semester hours) in the Fall and Spring semesters: 2 courses in the first half of each semester, 2 courses in the second half of each semester (full-time enrollment for each semester). Students then take the final two courses in the Summer Semester, and can, therefore, complete the program in 12 months (3 semesters) if they follow the cohort schedule.
Is a Graduate admission test score required for admission to the program?

Students who complete an application and submit all official transcripts but whose minimum overall GPA is 2.0 – 2.49 (4.0 scale) may be admitted conditionally after a review of the following factors by the program’s Graduate Admission Committee:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution;
  • Graduate admission test scores (GMAT, GRE, or MAT), OR current resume reflecting a minimum of 3 years’ professional work experience in the field of logistics, acquisitions, operations, or supply chain management.
What if my bachelor’s degree isn't in a business-related field?

Applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree outside of the field of business and meet other admission requirements must complete the following prerequisite courses or the equivalents before they will be allowed to enroll in specific courses in the MS-GLSCM program:

  • EC 310 Modern Economics
  • GBA 305 Statistical Methods of Business I
  • MG 350 Financial Management
What is the tuition for courses in the program?

Courses in the MS-GLSCM program are offered online and so non-traditional tuition rates apply.

Current tuition rates can be found here: www.athens.edu/student-accounts/tuition/.

Is financial aid available for the program?

Graduate students can apply for unsubsidized student loans.

More information can be found on the webpages for the Office of Student Financial Aid.

How long does it take to find out if I’ve been accepted into the program?

The Office of Admissions and the College of Business faculty will work quickly to process all incoming applications. Applicants receive regular communications throughout the admissions process, including notification when they are accepted. Applicants are encouraged to apply and submit all required documents for a cohort early in the application cycle. The online Admissions Application for Fall Cohorts in the MS-GLSCM program open in early September in the year prior to the Cohort year. The online Admissions Application for the Spring Cohort in the MS-GLSCM program opens in early February in the year prior to the Cohort year. For example, the application for the cohort starting Fall 2020 opened in September 2019.