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Logistics and Supply Chain Management Education at the College of Business Administration (COBA) Sprinfield Campus

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The Missouri State University-Springfield Campus offers a spectrum of educational programs that respond to regional and statewide needs while striving for national and international excellence. Missouri State is an intellectual and creative resource for the Springfield metropolitan area, contributing to its economic development, social health, and cultural vitality through education, research, and professional outreach.

The Missouri State University-Springfield Campus offers baccalaureate, master’s, specialist in education, and professional doctorate degrees, and is the host site for a cooperative doctorate degree in educational leadership with the University of Missouri-Columbia. As of 2011, the Springfield Campus offered programs through 44 academic departments organized in six academic colleges. More than 150 academic programs and options are offered at the undergraduate level, leading to 10 undergraduate degrees.

As the largest college of business in Missouri and the surrounding five states, Missouri State's College of Business Administration (COBA) can help you achieve your career aspirations. The college has earned the highest level of accreditations for its programs, which ensures you will be prepared to enter the job market at the regional, national or even international level. The exceedingly qualified faculty members welcome you to learn more about where your talents and skills fit best within the College's outstanding programs of study.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Program

  • BS Supply Chain, Logistics and Operations Management (3 years or 4 years program): Key skills for a Logistics and Supply Chain Management Major: Develop practical decision skills to create sound logistics and supply chain planning and strategy; Understand how to deliver the benefits of a company’s core value offerings; Understand requirements to deliver value through cost leadership and superior service; Develop capabilities for maintaining key supplier and customer relationships; Develop skills to appropriately manage, analyze and apply product information; and Interpret and understand practical applications of metrics for measuring logistics, transportation and supply chain performance.
  • Logistics and Operations Management Track: This Track will expand your management skills and learn supply chain principles to prepare for a career in production, transportation or carrier management.
  • Supply Chain Analytics Track: This track will build your advanced-decision support skills and learn how to model business processes to succeed in the field of supply chain design or operations planning.


The Missouri State University campuses are structured to address the special needs of the urban and rural populations they serve. Missouri State University-Springfield is a selective admissions, graduate level teaching and research institution. Missouri State University-West Plains is a separately accredited open admissions campus primarily serving seven counties in south central Missouri. Missouri State University-Mountain Grove serves Missouri's fruit industry through operation of the State Fruit Experiment Station. Missouri State Outreach provides anytime, anyplace learning opportunities through telecourses, Internet-based instruction, iTunes U and through its interactive video network.

  • Campus: Missouri State's main campus is located in Springfield, MO. Missouri State has three additional campuses in Mountain Grove, MO.; West Plains, MO.; and Dalian, China.
  • Accreditation: The Springfield and West Plains campuses of Missouri State University are separately accredited by the Higher Learning Commission - North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Special Facilities: The University operates various other special facilities, such as the Darr Agricultural Center in southwest Springfield, the Journagan Ranch in Douglas County, the Jordan Valley Innovation Center in downtown Springfield, the Bull Shoals Field Station near Forsyth, Baker's Acres and Observatory near Marshfield, the Missouri State University Graduate Center in Joplin and a branch campus at Liaoning Normal University (LNU) in Dalian, China.
  • COBA Career Center: Career Center staff assists the students with career counseling, internship and full-time job searches, and vocational and educational information and work closely with employers seeking business students to facilitate both on- and off-campus interviews. Many employers contact the Career Center to obtain resumes of qualified Missouri State students and graduates for temporary (e.g., internships and cooperative education) and permanent positions. Throughout the year resumes of students and alumni who are registered with the Career Center and who match the employers’ specified qualifications are provided to employers.
  • Cooperative Education (Co-Op): Through Co-Op, students can receive academic credit, earn a salary, and gain valuable work experience in their major area. This work experience supplements what students are learning in the classroomand also puts them steps ahead when interviewing for jobs after graduation. Students may choose from a variety of options within Co-Op. The parallel option offers part-time employment while taking classes. Another option is the alternating semester, with students alternating between taking classes full time one semester and working full time the next semester.
  • Student Organizations: The Office of Student Engagement is responsible for Leadership Programs, Greek Life, Student Programming (Homecoming, After Hours Late Night Programming, and the advisement of the Student Activities Council) and Student Organizations. Student Organizations are an integral part of the Missouri State experience, contributing to the social, intellectual, cultural, recreational, and spiritual needs of the campus, offering students the opportunity to enhance their educational experience through various activities. There are currently over 270 student organizations registered on campus.
  • Missouri London Program (MLP): The University participates in the Missouri London Program sponsored by the Missouri Consortium for International Programs and Studies. Through this program students live and study in London, England, and receive credit directly from Missouri State for MLP courses. Since the MLP is administered by CAPA, a third party provider, students may also register for those courses which are transferred to a student’s record using the same process as other study away transfer credits. Courses offered will vary from semester to semester and will be taught by participating faculty from each of the consortium institutions and by British nationals. The Missouri London Program is located in Kensington in central London. Classrooms are located at the Imperial College of the University of London. Frequent excursions are made to English and European places of interest.
  • International Student Exchange Program (ISEP): The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) is a non-profit network of 300 member institutions in 42 different countries cooperating to provide affordable international educational experiences for a diverse student population. Through this program, students pay Missouri State tuition, room and board, and are provided with the same benefits at their host institution. The program allows for summer, semester, and year-long study in a variety of academic fields, offering courses taught in English, as well as other foreign languages. Because of the flexibility in location, degree field, and languages offered, over 2,600 students worldwide participate in the ISEP program annually. Transfer of credit is arranged through the Study Away Programs office and financial aid can be applied toward Missouri State fees.
  • The Small Business & Technology Development Center: The Center provides expert business counseling, training and online resources that help existing businesses grow and prosper and new businesses get started successfully. Counseling is offered in financial analysis, marketing, management and technology development and commercialization. Training seminars and programs are presented on a variety of business topics including: business plan development, financial and business management, human resources, marketing, and international trade.
  • Housing: All single students under 21 years of age who have completed fewer than 30 hours of transferable credit are required to live in University housing. This requirement is founded on the belief that University housing provides students with the educational and social groundwork necessary for continued personal and academic success. All residence halls are air-conditioned, and completely smoke and tobacco free.

LAST UPDATED ON Aug 10, 2018