Logistics & Supply Chain Management
We offer bachelor of business administration (BBA) degrees majoring in logistics and intermodal transportation as well as a major in management with an emphasis in operations 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 upper level core classes in business statistics, optimization and operations management to all BBA majors.
Graduate courses delivered by the department serve our MBA programs and the PhD program in Logistics & Supply Chain Management.
Leadership development is part of our culture. Our innovative curriculum incorporates business fundamentals and the current trends in today’s business environment. You will learn from faculty well-known for their published research and the strength of their teaching skills. Our faculty members genuinely care about your success as a student and will work hard to prepare you for future success in today’s highly competitive global environment.
What Is Logistics and Intermodal Transportation (LIT)?
Logistics involves ensuring the availability of the right product, in the right quantity and the right condition, at the right place, at the right time, for the right customer, at the right cost. Intermodal transportation is combining the cost and/or service advantages of more than one mode of transportation in an efficient, seamless product movement.
What Is Operations Management (OM)?
Businesses create value by producing products and providing services that meet or exceed customer expectations. Operations management deals with the processes by which a company uses its resources to create those products and services in a way that maximizes their value.
Why Major in LIT?
Logistics and Intermodal Transportation is a degree program that leverages the University’s proximity to the Port of Savannah and Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. LIT serves the needs of dynamic industry sectors. A degree in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation prepares students for the many jobs available in this challenging and rapidly expanding field. Basic LIT courses focus on logistics and transportation concepts and principles. Advanced courses focus on logistics operations, international logistics, and intermodal distribution issues.
Why Major in OM?
The OM emphasis prepares students for a variety of positions in both manufacturing and service supply chains. Courses are designed to prepare you not only for your first job after graduation but also for your whole career. The program allows you to develop critical thinking skills and teaches you to apply these skills in operations strategy, demand and supply planning, service operations, six sigma and continuous improvement, strategic sourcing and negotiations, inventory management, global supply networks, and supply chain analytics. Students are also encouraged to pursue internships as part of their studies.
Why the 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.
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 College of Business Administration building, which has state-of-the-art multi-media classroom facilities and four computer labs with the latest technology.
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.
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.