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New PhD for Georgia Southern

The Board of Regents approved a new doctoral degree to be offered by Georgia Southern’s College of Business Administration.

The Ph.D. in logistics and supply chain management is the first PhD to be offered by the University.  Though the University System of Georgia offers more than 180 doctoral programs, the new degree is the only one available in the rapidly growing logistics and SCM field and the first PhD to be offered south of the I-20 corridor.  Since the announcement of the PhD an advisory committee has been formed and Dr. Luke Pittaway is joining the committee alongside Jerry Burke, Constance Campbell, Adrian Gardiner and Dave Shepherd.  The committee has been working closely with the newly appointed director, Steve Rutner, professor of logistics, to organize courses and recruit candidates.

The inaugural class is being admitted in Fall 2010, with more than thirty applicants the first cohort will include 8-10 students.  The Ph.D. in logistics and SCM requires a 60-credit hour curriculum in two years of full-time classroom study followed by a classical dissertation.

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