Georgia Colleges Collaborating on Supply Chain and Logistics Management Degree Programs - Global Trade Magazine
  December 14th, 2015 | Written by

Georgia Colleges Collaborating on Supply Chain and Logistics Management Degree Programs

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  • Students at logistics and supply chain program will qualify for certifications as well as acquire a degree.
  • Combination of degree, certifications and experiences at ASU/Darton program will enhance students’ appeal to employers.
  • New Supply Chain and Logistics Management program allows students to learn inside a virtual global company.

Albany State University and Darton State College are partnering to offer classes toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Supply Chain and Logistics Management at the Darton State College Cordele Center.

The program is part of the ongoing collaboration between the two Georgia institutions of higher learning.

The Supply Chain and Logistics Management program is a unique course of study that helps to create a distinct student experience at Albany State University. Jobs in material handling and purchasing are involved in this process, which also includes positions in transportation, logistics, and other areas.

“We are excited to be the host location for this partnership,” said Caroline Fielding, executive director of Darton State College Cordele Center. “We’ve been able to offer day and evening classes leading to Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, and certificates. With this partnership we can broaden our offerings to bachelor degrees.”

“In addition to acquiring a degree, students also have the opportunity to qualify for several certifications based on the knowledge they gain while enrolled in the program,” said Alicia Jackson, dean of the Albany State University College of Business. “The combination of the degree, the certifications and the experiences our students have with supporting corporations enhance their appeal to future employers.

The Supply Chain and Logistics Management program develops students’ skills in an exciting field through an integrated learning process that allows students to build experiences inside a virtual global company used to simulate a complete supply chain and logistics management environment.

“Albany State University’s Supply Chain and Logistics Management program is designed to allow learners to develop a deep understanding of SCLM principles and theory,” said ASU’s provost and vice president of academic affairs Abiodun Ojemakinde. “This partnership with Darton State College will allow us to prepare more students for a lucrative and demanding career in a growing industry.”

The first classes toward the Bachelor of Science degree in Supply Chain and Logistics Management will be offered during the spring 2016 session. Organizers are projecting two classes offered each semester.