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Online Operations and Supply Management Certificate (OSMC)

Format: Online
Credit Hours: 9
Entry Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer

OSMC candidates can expect a challenging curriculum, designed to prepare them for positions of leadership across a broad spectrum of disciplines. Faculty selected to teach in the online program are full-time, tenured or tenure track, experts recognized as leading researchers in their field.

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The Program

The OSMC program is a nine credit-hour (3 course) program that is setup as a one-semester or one-year program depending on the courses of interest to the applicant and the sequence of the courses being offered. The OSMC program offers five courses within the program every year during the Fall, Spring, and Summer A and B mini-semesters. Since the required courses are offered on a one-year rotating basis, the program can be completed in less than a year and sometimes within a semester.

Fully Online

Designed for working professionals, each course is fully online, with lectures and materials presented in a way that allows for asynchronous learning.

No Prerequisites

The program has no course prerequisites, so even if you do not have a business degree you can still apply.

Fast and Effective

Students will be able to complete a certificate in as little as one semester, and complete the entire degree program in as little as one year.


Sporting competitively low tuition costs when compared to other accredited programs in the same field, the MS-LSCM is not only fast and effective but also affordable from a reputable and recognized institution.

Curriculum – Online Operations and Supply Management Certificate (OSMC)

Format: Online
Any three of the five below courses to complete the certificate.


LSCM 7340: Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Hours.
Covers basics of matching supply with market-driven demand for goods and services.*

LSCM 7342: Operations Management Excellence

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Hours.
Utilize problem-based learning to explore various production and service delivery activities.*

LSCM 7344: Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Hours.
Focuses on process improvement with a focus on lean and six sigma analytical and performance management approaches.*

LSCM 7346: Strategic Sourcing

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Hours.
Analyzes the impact of the organization’s strategic sourcing decisions on the financial, social and environmental footprint of the firm’s supply chain.*

LSCM 7348: Emerging Topics in Operations and Supply Management

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Hours.
Explores developing trends and contemporary events happening in Operations and Supply Management practice.*

Admission Criteria

Admission to the MS-LSCM program is competitive. Admissions criteria help gauge the applicant’s potential for successful completion of the program of study. To apply, applicants must have:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (Official transcripts from all credit-granting institutions attended must be submitted);
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (if applicant does not hold a degree from a program or university where English is the official language of instruction);
  • Resume detailing both work experience and education;
  • Essay describing applicant’s potential for success in the program; and
  • Completed application form (including a $50 nonrefundable application fee paid online at time of application submission).

A preferred qualification for admittance is a minimum 2 years of relevant work experience following completion of a baccalaureate degree in business with a GPA of at least 3.0. *

*A GMAT or GRE score achieved within the last five years may be required if you do not meet the above criteria. Deficiencies in GPA or work experience can be potentially alleviated by demonstrating aptitude for the program via a strong score on the GMAT or GRE.

Georgia Southern is a military-friendly institution. Additional consideration is given to applicants with service in any military branch, reserve unit, or National Guard (active, retired, or prior service; Form DD 214 #4 required).

Admission decisions are made shortly after a complete application has been received. Submit the application online at the College of Graduate Studies website.

*Unofficial test scores and transcripts (one per institution attended) are permitted for the application process. Official documents must be submitted prior to matriculation if offered admission.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (

Last updated: 8/22/2023