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The Grad Post, Spring 2023, Master of Science, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Dr. Deepak Iyengar, Graduate Program Director

Tell us about your role as the Graduate Program Director.

My role as the Graduate Program Director is to:

  • Promote the Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (MS-LSCM), Operations and Supply Management Certificate (OSMC), and Logistics and Transportation Certificate (LTC) programs to prospective students.
  • Coordinate with the College of Graduate Studies, Georgia Southern University and Office of Graduate Programs, Parker College of Business in granting admissions to applicants.
  • Coordinate with Office of the University Communications and Marketing, & the Marketing and Media Department of the Parker College of Business to make sure that the websites and marketing brochures are consistent with the objectives of the programs mentioned above.
  • Ensure compliance and reporting of the student learning outcomes for various accreditation bodies.
  • Communicate and market the program with industry associations in the Savannah Metropolitan Area.

Tell us about the new Master of Science, Logistics and Supply Chain Management program.

Logistics and supply chain management activities included in the program comprise freight and logistics management, supply management and production and operations management. Taken together, the program’s graduate level educational value proposition is relevant to a vast portion of enterprises with business activities in these areas. The program’s specialization is especially important to organizational needs of multi-modal freight transportation, warehousing and distribution, strategic sourcing and management of manufacturing and service operations.

The program is designed for working professionals seeking graduate coursework in logistics and supply chain management to enhance their acumen in order to enhance career opportunities. The program will consist of a stackable curriculum wherein two stand-alone certificates can be earned along the way to degree completion. These certificate areas are: 1) Logistics and Transportation; and 2) Operations and Supply Management.

Ultimately, the objective of the 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 intermodal transportation logistics, warehousing, distribution and production and service operations management.

Why Georgia Southern?

A Georgia Southern University MS-LSCM student will receive a world-class education from a university with a highly regarded academic reputation. The Georgia Southern University, Parker College of Business is recognized by as one of the top ranking business schools in multiple degree programs. Additionally, Georgia Southern University is ranked as the No. 1 school on Military Times‘ 2019 Best for Vets: Colleges list and received a Top 10 rating by Military Friendly®.

Online MS-LSCM: MS-LSCM candidates can expect a challenging curriculum, designed to prepare them for positions of leadership across a broad spectrum of disciplines. Faculty selected to teach in the online MS-LSCM program are experts in their field. They are full-time, tenured or tenure track, and hold terminal degrees. The faculty have been recognized as leading researchers in their field.

The MS-LSCM program is 30 credit-hour (10 courses) program that is set up as a 1-year program. The MS-LSCM program offers 3 courses every Fall and Spring semester followed by 2 courses in the Summer A and Summer B mini-semesters. Since the required courses are offered on a 1-year rotating basis, the program can be completed in one year.

What is the best way for prospective students to find out more about what the Master of Science, Logistics and Supply Chain Management program has to offer?

There are multiple ways of reaching out to the Program Advisor and /or the Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.


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