Governors State to Offer New Online MBA in Supply Chain Management

Chicago-area school’s program can be completed in 17 months

University Park, IL—Sept. 10, 2012—Beginning in the Spring 2013 semester, the College of Business and Public Administration at Governors State University in University Park, Ill., will offer a fully online accelerated Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Supply Chain Management.

The Supply Chain Management MBA provides tomorrow’s executives with the strong business foundation needed to compete in a global market. This high-quality, ACBSP accredited MBA program takes only 17 months to complete. It is offered exclusively online in a highly interactive cohort format taught by accessible and dedicated full-time faculty who are experts in their fields.

Rapid changes in the economy and technology, and the globalization of markets have increased the importance of effective supply chain management in organizations. Supply Chain Management MBA graduates will possess a strong business foundation and familiarity with the cutting-edge theories and practices essential to addressing supply chain management issues.

“This degree program is unique in that it provides students with all of the skills and knowledge contained in an MBA degree, while giving them specialized instruction in the dynamic field of supply chain management, which addresses the business processes of an organization’s suppliers’ suppliers all the way through to its customers’ customers,” said Dr. Ellen Foster Curtis, Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration. “Every company simultaneously must manage its own supply chain as well as understanding the part it plays in other organizations’ supply chains. Top executives increasingly recognize the strategic importance of expertise in supply chain management.”

GSU’s Supply Chain Management MBA program teaches the analytical and problem-solving skills required of managers and executives. The curriculum focuses on forecasting and supply chain optimization as well as sourcing and procurement. Emphasis is placed on materials management; distribution and logistics; and warehouse, inventory, and transportation management. The program is specifically designed for working professionals.

Applications for the January 2013 cohort are currently still being accepted. For more information, call (708) 534-4391 or visit