New degree available at Georgia Military College

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VALDOSTA — Georgia Military College has announced a new bachelor of applied science degree.

The degree in supply chain management and logistics will be offered beginning in August at the following GMC campuses: Valdosta, Augusta, Columbus, Dublin, Eastman, Fairburn, Fayetteville, Milledgeville, online, Warner Robins.

“This degree program is designed to provide technical college graduates with another opportunity to build on their associate of applied science degree for careers in supply chain management, logistics and related fields in today’s global business and industry environment,” according to a GMC press release.

“Our BAS degree programs prepare students for career advancement opportunities and management and supervisory roles in their technical or occupational field. Adding this additional degree option at GMC is yet another step in providing greater opportunities and a brighter future for the citizens of Georgia,” said Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, GMC president.

“The demand for professionals in the supply chain and logistics areas is significantly greater than the current supply,” said Dr. Tianna Marynell, division chair for business and computer information systems. “The state of Georgia recognizes the need to prepare a workforce to fill this employment growth demand through initiatives in the state educational systems. GMC’s bachelor of applied science in supply chain management and logistics will be a viable part of providing graduates with the knowledge foundation to support this initiative of workforce development.”

Students in this program will gain the practical knowledge and skills necessary to seek entry level and middle-management positions in warehousing, procurement, materials management, distribution, and other supply chain management-related fields, according to the press release. GMC will offer courses in purchasing and global sourcing, warehouse and distribution management, and a capstone project in supply chain management and logistics, in addition to courses in business, management, accounting, and management information systems.

The degree “offers students with a business, CIS, supply chain, or logistics-related AAS degree the ability to complete a four-year degree for career advancement in their technical area,” according to GMC.

“Pursuing a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in business management, supervision and management, or supply chain management and logistics can help those in the job market attain managerial and supervisory skills,” said Dr. Mike Holmes, GMC’s chief academic officer and dean of faculty. “In addition, current employees who earned an AAS or associate of applied technology degree oftentimes find themselves in need of a bachelor’s degree in order to advance or get a desired promotion. Traditionally, bachelor’s degrees make students more marketable, and frequently they open doors to higher earning potential.”

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