Office of Graduate Programs
|Doctoral Program||Dr. Alan Mackelprang, Director|
|Graduate Studies||Dr. Lowell Mooney, Director|
|Dr. Stephanie Hairston|
|Dr. Lowell Mooney|
|Dr. Amanda King|
Enterprise Resources Planning
|Dr. Camille Rogers|
Programs and Certificates
Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
The Ph.D. Program in Logistics and SCM trains students for academic positions in logistics and supply chain management. The program builds on the College of Business’s nationally ranked undergraduate degree program in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation. Graduates will be prepared to generate new knowledge, as well as to communicate a deep understanding of logistics and supply chain management to wide ranging audiences. The program requires 60 credit hours of coursework, provided the student has an appropriate master's degree. Course work in the degree is expected to be completed within two years. After successful completion of a Comprehensive Exam, students will then transition to completing their dissertation. Core classes focus on advanced courses in logistics, sourcing, operations management, and supply chain management providing a broad-based and integrative foundation to the discipline.
Master of Business Administration
The purpose of the MBA program at Georgia Southern University is to prepare men and women for careers in business and non-profit organizations in an increasingly complex and changing world. It emphasizes the fundamental knowledge and skills underlying modern administration and management and applies these with emphasis upon the area of managerial and executive decision-making.
Georgia Southern University has offered the Master of Business Administration degree since 1969 with graduates going on to pursue successful careers in banking and finance, marketing, manufacturing, and international organizations. The MBA program is designed to accommodate part-time students. Classes are moderate in size to create an optimal environment for effective learning and thought-provoking discussions.
Master of Accounting
The Master of Accounting (MAcc) program focuses on the knowledge and skills students need for careers in public accounting and consulting. The curriculum includes 18 credit hours of accounting and law and 12 credit hours of electives designed to allow students to customize their program of study to fit their personal career objectives. The WebMAcc is an online 30-credit-hour program designed for working professionals and the diploma WebMAcc students earn is identical to that of on-campus students. Combined with the BBA Accounting degree, both the MAcc and WebMAcc programs meet Georgia’s 150-hour requirement for certification as a CPA. Graduate Certificate options in Tax and Forensic Accounting allow students to set themselves apart from other graduates and increase their versatility in the workforce.
Master of Science in Applied Economics
The Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE) is offered exclusively online. The MSAE consists of 30 credit hours and features a rigorous core curriculum consisting of Micro-economic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory, International Economics and Applied Econometrics. The program's graduates are expected to be competitive for employment in private enterprise, including financial institutions, industry, utility companies and governmental organizations engaged in regulation and economic development.
Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP)
The Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Certificate is an online program for working professionals and recent graduates who want to deepen their understanding of ERP systems and integrated business processes within organizations. This 15-credit hour lockstep program offers students the opportunity to gain hands on experience with SAP® ERP and to earn an Associate Level SAP® Certification (SAP Certified Application Associate - Business Process Integration with SAP). This certification is recognized globally and validates broad understanding of integrated business processes within the world’s most widely used ERP software. Admission to the program is competitive and the size of each cohort is limited.
Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting
The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting program is designed to provide the advanced knowledge and skills graduates need to investigate asset theft and financial statement fraud, to design internal control systems that detect and/or prevent fraud, and to serve effectively as expert witnesses in a court of law.
Graduate Certificate in Taxation
The Graduate Certificate in Taxation imparts a basic knowledge of the major technical, conceptual, and research issues in the area of tax and taxation, and provides training in the practical and procedural aspects of taxation. Students explore the ethical and legal obligations of practicing in the area of taxation. The Certificate program prepares students to be professional tax advisers and consultants, tax executives in private and public enterprises and leaders in the field.