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The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.

The university is a national and international leader in scientific and technological research and education. Over the past decade, overall research expenditures have nearly doubled, increasing 99 percent to 5 million in 2008, while federal research expenditures increased 150 percent. Georgia Tech now ranks among the top 10 in research expenditures among universities without a medical school. In addition, Georgia Tech has an estimated billion annual impact on the metro Atlanta economy, according to a 2008 study.

Year after year, Georgia Tech is consistently the only technological university ranked in U.S. News & World Report's listing of America's top ten public universities. In addition, Georgia Tech's College of Engineering is consistently ranked in the nation's top five by U.S. News. In terms of producing African American engineering graduates, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education ranks Tech No. 1 at the doctoral level and No. 2 at the bachelor's level for the 2008-09 academic year. These impressive national rankings reflect the academic prestige long associated with the Georgia Tech curriculum.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

  • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Operations and Supply Chain Management Concentration: It prepares the student for business and managerial responsibilities and decision making. The International Plan degree option is available to all College of Business undergraduate students. This option has been specifically designed to increase the international competence of our students through foreign language instruction, selected international courses, overseas residential experience, and a capstone, culminating course.
  • BS in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) - Supply Chain Engineering Concentration (SCE): The depth courses in this concentration include logistics, manufacturing (or operations) and advanced courses useful in the distribution of goods and services. Logistics deals with facility location, supply network design, transportation and vehicle routing. Manufacturing deals with operations within one facility such as planning and scheduling, inventory control, system dynamics and facility layout.
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management Undergraduate Certificate: The undergraduate student who completes the OSCM Certificate is considered to have a comprehensive knowledge of planning and managing an organization's resources and processes that create products or services.

Graduate Program

  • MS in Supply Chain Engineering (MSSCE): The Master of Science in Supply Chain Engineering (MSSCE) is a graduate degree program created to meet growing demand for business-savvy engineers who can design and synchronize highly complex global supply chains. The program's intensive curriculum covers analytic methods, supply chain engineering, and enterprise management while building professional practice skills through experiential courses and Capstone projects conducted alongside industry partners.

PhD Program

  • PhD in Industrial Engineering - Supply Chain Engineering Concentration: This program focuses on the design and analysis of manufacturing, distribution, and transportation systems. Students take fundamental coursework in optimization, stochastic, and statistics in order to build a firm base from which to deal with the myriad of issues that arise in settings involving modern supply chain systems modeling and analysis: production and inventory systems, vehicle routing and scheduling, warehousing, and logistics.

Supply Chain & Logistics Institute Professional Certificates

Management Series

  • Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certificate: Gain essential industry skills to advance your career and start applying practical knowledge, tools, and techniques immediately at your organization.
  • Distribution Operations Analysis and Design (DOAD) Certificate: Emphasis is placed on topics such as: Systematic Methodologies to Facility Layout; Quantitative Analysis of Needed Facility Capabilities; Lean Warehousing Concepts; and Rigorous Tradeoff Analysis of Labor, Equipment, and Facility Alternatives.
  • Supply and Demand Planning (SDP) Certificate: The program is beneficial to individuals with broad planning responsibilities as well as individuals with more focused areas of concern.
  • Supply Chain Project Management (SCPM) Certificate: Participants learn techniques to be successful in key areas such as: vendor selection and management, change management concepts, and cross-organization collaboration.
  • Procurement & Supply Management Leadership (PSM) Certificate: Designed to prepare sourcing, planning, and procurement professionals to lead their companies in successfully navigating the complexities, risks and rewards of the modern global sourcing environment
  • Health and Humanitarian Supply Chain Management (HHSCM) Certificate: Designed for practitioners in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government, industry, and military who are active participants in humanitarian relief operations.

Supply Chain Fundamentals (SCF) Series Online

  • Logistics Fundamentals Certificate: Must take the following 4 SCF online courses: Supply Chain Management Principles, Warehousing Operations, Inventory Management and Transportation Operations.
  • Supply Chain Fundamentals Certificate: Must take 4 SCF online courses: Required course: Supply Chain Management Principles. Choose 3 SCF courses from the following: Customer Service Operations, Supply Management & Procurement, Demand Planning, or Manufacturing & Service Operations.

Custom Training Programs

  • Aligning Supply Chain Focus with Competitive Priorities
  • Aligning Supply Chain with Corporate Strategy
  • Customer Fulfillment Strategies
  • Demand Driven Supply Chain Strategy
  • Demand Management & Customer Service Policies
  • Demand Management: Demand Sensing and Forecasting
  • Driving Innovation from a Supply Network; a Strategy Perspective
  • Engineering the Warehouse
  • Global Logistics & International Business
  • Information Technologies for Supply Chain Execution
  • Innovation for the Competitive Advantage
  • Inventory Planning and Control Strategies
  • Lean Supply Chain and Warehousing
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Fundamentals
  • Logistics for e-Commerce
  • Logistics Outsourcing: Planning and Execution
  • Managing Supply Chain Performance: Financial and Non-Financial
  • Manufacturing and Operations Strategy
  • Network Design
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Project and Program Leadership for Supply Chain Professionals
  • Service Models for Sales and Revenue Generation
  • Strategic Performance Management
  • Strategic Planning of Supply Chain Facilities
  • Strategic Sourcing: Procurement and Supplier Relationship Management
  • Supply Chain for the Triple Bottom Line
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Technology-Driven Supply Chain Innovation
  • Transportation Planning
  • Warehouse Layout
  • Warehousing, DC Operations & Material Handling Technologies


In recent years, Georgia Tech has been a national leader in managing the global transition from an industrial economy to an information economy. Throughout its long history, Georgia Tech has always focused its efforts on preparing students to use their innovative skills and strong work ethic to solve real-world problems and improve the lives of people around the globe.

  • Campuses: The main campus is located in the city of Atlanta. The global economy is making national and other types of boundaries less relevant every day. Georgia Tech has taken full advantage of this trend by extending its "campus" far beyond the borders of the main Atlanta location to encompass learning and research platforms as close as southeast Georgia and as far as Europe and Asia. Other locations include: Georgia Tech–Savannah, Georgia Tech-Lorraine (France), Georgia Tech-Ireland, Georgia Tech–Latin America (Costa Rica), Georgia Tech-Singapore, and Georgia Tech-Shanghai (China).
  • Accreditation: Georgia Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The College of Management programs are accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • University System of Georgia: Georgia Tech is one of thirty-five public institutions of higher education that comprise the University System of Georgia. Tech is one of the university system's four research universities. The system also includes two regional universities, thirteen state universities, three four-year colleges, and thirteen two-year colleges. Their collective degree-program enrollments exceed 200,000 students, making the University System one of the nation's largest systems of public higher education.
  • Research: The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's leading public research universities. Groundbreaking research is underway in dozens of labs across campus, focused on producing technology and innovation that will help drive economic growth while improving human life on a global scale. With top-ranked programs in the sciences, engineering, computing, architecture, and related areas, Georgia Tech is committed to educating future leaders in science and technology.
  • Campus Life: The Georgia Tech campus is a dynamic and vibrant place, with a constant array of activities designed for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors. From athletics to concerts and theater to lectures and social gatherings, there are always great things happening at Tech.
  • College of Management: The College's location at Technology Square in Midtown Atlanta creates a new standard in business education. It is a natural setting for exploring synergies between management and technology. Students are exposed to developing businesses on the leading edge of commerce and have access to the latest learning tools. Advanced technology is used throughout the curriculum, enabling the College to fulfill its mission of excellence in the functional areas of business and respond to important and timely issues on Georgia Tech's agenda— issues like technology entrepreneurship and commercialization, management of change and innovation, financial performance and analysis, managing the extended value chain, enterprise globalization, and international finance.
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Institute (SCL): The Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) at Georgia Tech provides global leadership for research and education in supply chain engineering. SCL is a unit of the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. The Stewart School is the largest Industrial Engineering program in the United States (more than sixty faculty members, 1000 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students). For seventeen consecutive years, U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Stewart School as the best undergraduate and graduate industrial engineering program in the United States.