Certificate in Operations and Supply Management
About the Program
Credit Hours: 9
Entry Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
Operations and supply management activities included in the certiﬁcate program comprise production and service operations management, sourcing and purchasing, and continuous improvement of operations. The certiﬁcate’s graduate level educational value proposition is relevant to operations functions of organizations.
The program is designed for working professionals seeking graduate coursework in business operations and supply chain management to enhance their acumen in order to enhance career opportunities. The program’s coursework will be offered such that students can complete a certiﬁcate in as little as one semester.
Ultimately, the objective of the certiﬁcate program is to enhance and improve management of supply chains by growing the knowledge, skill and abilities of graduates from the program. These value-added capabilities will provide career advancement opportunities to graduates and support economic development especially in managing operations of production or service organizations, strategic purchasing, inventory management, quality management and continuous improvement.
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Admission to the MS-LSCM program is competitive. Admissions criteria help gauge the applicant’s potential for successful completion of the program of study. To apply, applicants must have:
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (Ofﬁcial transcripts from all credit-granting institutions attended must be submitted);
- TOEFL or IELTS scores (if applicant does not hold a degree from a program or university where English is the ofﬁcial language of instruction);
- Resume detailing both work experience and education;
- Essay describing applicant’s potential for success in the program; and
- Completed application form (including a $50 nonrefundable application fee paid online at time of application submission).
A preferred qualiﬁcation for admittance is a minimum 2 years of relevant work experience following completion of a baccalaureate degree in business with a GPA of at least 3.0. *
*A GMAT or GRE score achieved within the last ﬁve years may be required if you do not meet the above criteria. Deﬁciencies in GPA or work experience can be potentially alleviated by demonstrating aptitude for the program via a strong score on the GMAT or GRE.
Georgia Southern is a military-friendly institution. Additional consideration is given to applicants with service in any military branch, reserve unit, or National Guard (active, retired, or prior service; Form DD 214 #4 required).
Admission decisions are made shortly after a complete application has been received. Submit the application online at the College of Graduate Studies website.
*Unofficial test scores and transcripts (one per institution attended) are permitted for the application process. Official documents must be submitted prior to matriculation if offered admission.
*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (naces.org)
*The application and all required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab for the program must be received by the deadline. If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.
Program Contact Information
Parker College of Business Graduate Programs Office
Last updated: 2/15/2024