Logistic Management is a career of strategy, design, tactical planning and observation. An Associate of Science Degree in Logistics Management is designed with a large Pre-Business and General education core coupled with an occupational component of courses in Logistics Management. This program mirrors the Pre-Business and Core Curriculum of Georgia Southern University, which would enable a graduate to continue their education in various fields Logistics at a university level.
Currently Georgia stands as one of the leaders in logistics services according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development. From core transportation and facilities to third party logistics and software providers, Georgia is home to more than 11,000 providers and is ranked fifth in the nation for overall logistics employer.
International mega companies like Delta Airlines, United Parcel Service, SAIA, and Manhattan Associates are all headquartered in Georgia. Other major players in logistics like The Home Depot, Coca-Cola, and Gulfstream call Georgia home and continue to see growth at inspiring rates at a local level here in Savannah. Furthermore, Savannah is home to the fastest growing port in the nation. It is the fourth largest container port in the country, and it accounts for 7 percent of Georgia’s total employment. There are upwards of 300,000 full and part-time jobs in Georgia related to this logistics hub. With the ever continuing expansion of the Port of Savannah, there will be an increased need for qualified employees in the area.
Georgia Southern University offers a BBA with emphasis in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation and now accepts this entire AS in Logistics Management toward their BBA. They also offer graduate level programs in the field of logistics. Graduates will possess the training to be employed as entry-level supervisors or managers.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics