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Logistics & Supply Chain Management Education at FSU College of Business

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Founded in 1884, Ferris State University (FSU) is the fastest growing public university in Michigan, with 14,381 students enrolled in classes on the main campus in Big Rapids, 19 off-campus sites throughout Michigan and at Ferris’ Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids.

By offering people what they want, when and where they need it, Ferris is Michigan's statewide university, with a transfer rate higher than any other university in Michigan, facilitated by the ease of laddering from a two-year to a four-year degree.

The nationally-accredited College of Business offers relevant programs that expand your knowledge and skills, enabling you to meet the current and future needs and expectations of the workplace.

With over 2,600 students, small classes (about 26 students in the average class) and appropriately credentialed faculty (not grad assistants), the college truly cares about your learning experience.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

  • BS in Operations and Supply Management (OPSM): For the serious business student, operations management enables the individual to not only manage the business, but the ability to improve it. In today's economy, from WalMart to Boeing, building new locations have been put on hold as corporations are looking to improve their current overall operations. Business and industry need people with combined technical and business backgrounds for positions in areas such as quality, purchasing, supply chain management, global logistics, human relations, materials, production control and technical support. The Operations and Supply Management program prepares students for these positions.

Certificate Programs

  • Certificate of Advanced Studies in Global Logistics ASGO: The Professional Development Certificate in Global Logistics provides upper level coursework in logistics, foreign culture, purchasing, and physical distribution. It builds on a person's current knowledge and experience to become more effective in making supply chain management decisions on a global or national level. Any person who is admitted to the University is welcome to seek the attainment of this certificate. You must present evidence of graduation from high school with a 2.35 grade point average.

Graduate Programs

  • Advanced Studies in Supply Chain Management and Lean Logistics: The Advanced Studies Certificate in Supply Chain Management and Lean Logistics is designed to prepare students to analyze and provide solutions for situations involving the integrated supply chain.   The courses provide students with an ever increasing base of knowledge on how to create value added strategies.  This knowledge is exercised through the optimal application of logistics and supply chain coordination.


The majority of Ferris' offerings are tailored with a specific occupation in mind and align directly with many occupations that are expected to experience growth across the country through 2016. The University has at least 140 degrees that align directly with in-demand occupations in the categories of business, finance and management; administrative and clerical; computer science and engineering; social service; education and training; health care practitioners; health care technology and support; protective service; and construction, production and repair.

  • Campus: Big Rapids, home to Ferris State since 1884, is located about midway between the northern and southern ends of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Readily accessible by the US 131 freeway, the city of 12,600 residents is about 55 miles north of Grand Rapids and within approximately 200 miles of Detroit and Chicago.
  • Accreditation: Ferris State is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the College of Business programs are accredited by ACBSP: Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.
  • Honors Program: Established in 1997, the Honors Program is a community of Ferris State's best and brightest students with fresh ideas and broad interests; students who demonstrate strong leadership abilities and great dedication to their studies and communities. More than 600 students from a wide range of disciplines grow to their full potential through specialized academic courses and new learning opportunities.
  • Career Services: Career Services office offers assistance to everyone through-out the never ending career development process. Whether you are a freshman not sure of where to start, a senior trying to figure out how to negotiate salary with a new employer, or an alumni deciding to change careers; the office helps you with variety of ways like career fairs, career conferences and Bulldog Career Link etc.
  • Student Employment: Ferris State University Student Employment Office help students find employment to learn transitional job skills that will help them when they graduate. At present over 2000 student employees on campus working in a number of diverse areas.
  • Business Professionals of America (BPA): Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering curriculum based on national standards.
  • Housing: Ferris State University offers a number of residence hall options to accommodate your preferences. All Ferris residence halls are completely smoke free. All rooms have ethernet connections and cable television. Each hall is equipped with laundry facilities as well as a small kitchenette.

LAST UPDATED ON Jul 23, 2019