By Estelle R. Brown
The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Management Technology now offers a new concentration in Logistics & Supply Chain Management at both the Kent State Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center locations.
Four concentrations are now available: Logistics & Supply Chain Management; Business Administration; Management and Entrepreneurship; and Marketing/Sales. The degree program provides students with a fundamental core in Math, English, Science, Technology and Communications. Each concentration includes a strong business core, and robust specialized courses.
“We’re excited to offer this opportunity to our students who can start and finish with us at Geauga or Twinsburg, Students have the flexibility to complete this degree 100 percent online or in person,” says Dr. Emens.
The new concentration in Logistics and Supply Chain Management focuses on the efficient and effective planning and control of procurement, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, inventory control, and other activities involved in the delivery of goods and services. Dr. Joseph Muscatello, Associate Professor, Business Technology, states, “The global supply chain is now a $30 Trillion industry and growing. The current shortage of Supply Chain professionals is nearing 1 million positions worldwide! This shortage is caused by the rate of job expansion which far outpaces the qualified professionals, and the concept of Supply Chain Management is not widely understood by undergraduate students.”
To put it in current context, “Logistics are at the crux of coordinating vaccine, COVID-19 test kits and even nurses around the world to meet the needs as hotspots erupt,” Emens added. “It’s about coordinating the flow of product and human capital to solve problems. Kent State Geauga and the Twinsburg Academic Center is committed to building pathways for students to get a good education and be in a position to respond to in-demand career opportunities.”
Click here to learn more about the two-year Associate of Applied Science in Business Management Technology program.