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Operations & Supply Chain Management Education at GSU College of Business & Public Administration

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Governors State University (GSU) is the only public university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students. GSU provides affordable and accessible undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students with undergraduate tuition that is the most affordable in the Chicagoland region.

Governors State University was founded in 1969 and has a current enrollment of approximately 7,788. The university provides educational opportunities to working adults, transfer students, and full and part time students. GSU schedules classes at convenient time and locations, on campus, online, as media courses, and at satellite locations in Chicago, Kankakee, and Naperville and, offers baccalaureate completion, graduate degrees, and certificate programs.

Governors State University was fully re-accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The College of Business and Public Administration is accredited by ACBSP.

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Program

  • BA Business Administration - Operations and Supply Chain Management: The undergraduate major in Business Administration with an operations management concentration prepares students for positions of leadership in business, government, and industry. Students are prepared for the challenges of professional life through the study of the functional area of production management.

Graduate Program

  • Online MBA in Supply Chain Management: The supply chain management specialization assists you in identification, acquisition, access, positioning and management of resources an organization requires to meet its strategic goals. Courses include Global Supply Chain Management; Logistics, Transportation and Warehouse Management; and Strategic Procurement and Materials Management.

GSU Admissions

Undergraduate Program

Applicants must:

  • have earned (or will have earned by the term they wish to enroll) an associate of science or an associate of arts degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; OR have earned (or will have earned by the term they wish to enroll) at least 60 semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of credit from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with at least a "C" average (2.0 on a scale of 4.0) in any 60 semester (or 90 quarter) hours;
  • be in good academic standing at the last institution attended; and
  • have satisfied any applicable collegial and/or major admission criteria for undergraduate study in the specific major to which they apply. (Please refer to the information related to specific major areas of interest in this publication. Special collegial and/or major admission criteria and additional credentials may be required.)
  • To apply: Submit an application, credentials, and official transcripts from each post-secondary institution sent directly to the Office of Admission.

Online MBA Program

  • Normally, applicants will be expected to have a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. (on a 4.0 scale) in their last 60 credit hours;
  • A GMAT or GRE score from tests administered within five years of the date of admission*;
  • Two confidential Letters of Recommendation from professional references (e.g. current or former college faculty member, current or former work supervisor, or community leader;
  • A two page, double-spaced statement of intent which discusses personal short- and long-term career goals, reasons for pursuing an MBA degree at this time and what about this particular program is going to help reach those goals. Please give specific personal examples of leadership and provide other pertinent information to help the committee select candidates who can benefit from and contribute to the program. The statement of intent offers applicants the opportunity to demonstrate writing and communication skills and supports candidacy for the MBA degree; and
  • A current resume.

LAST UPDATED ON May 12, 2017