Academic Degree Programs
Under the guidance of the CALM board members, Albany State University established a bachelor's degree program in Supply Chain and Logistics Management (SCLM).
The program allows learners to develop an understanding of supply chain and logistics management principles and theory; and develop their skills in an exciting field through an integrated learning process that allows them to gain experience inside a virtual, multi-national company used to simulate a business environment.
Through the Logistics Integrated Virtual Environment (LIVE), students work as management trainees in all aspects of the supply chain using analytical, problem solving, communication and presentation skills. In addition to their work with professors, students are provided critical feedback and advice on their projects from senior logisticians. LIVE is the most realistic and professional setting students ever encounter before working at an actual company.
For each of the seven core courses included in the SCLM degree program, students are required to address a variety of specific problems using an enterprise level, cross-functional approach. Instructors in this process become mentors not only teaching theories and principles, but assisting the learners in problem-solving.
Internships are provided to students who qualify.
The undergraduate degree in supply chain and logistics management is comprised of three important areas:
- Manufacturing, merchandising and service/government organizations—with a focus on transportation, inventory, warehousing, product scheduling, customer service, procurement and other logistics processes;
- Freight and passenger transportation networks; also terminal facilities operated by private firms and public authorities;
Consulting firms and government agencies with an emphasis on transportation and logistics.