For immediate release May 20, 2013
Contact: Loretta Heyward, Communications Director, 912-358-3059
SAVANNAH — Savannah State University will launch in fall 2013 a new Bachelor of Business Administration degree program in global logistics and international business (G-LIB). The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved the program at its May meeting.
The four-year, interdisciplinary G-LIB degree program is the first of its kind in the state of Georgia to focus on both global logistics and international business. Students will take courses in international business, management, marketing, logistics and supply chain, economics, finance and entrepreneurship. Particular emphasis will be placed on increasing awareness and understanding of globalization, international business, global logistics and supply-chain management as they apply to the Savannah region — home of the Port of Savannah, recognized as one of the most strategic ports on the East Coast.
“As a major trade gateway on the Eastern Seaboard, Savannah is at the heart of the globalization process,” said Reynold Verret, Ph.D., provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. “The global logistics and international business program will produce graduates who have exceptional knowledge of logistics and international business, and the practical skills to support local companies and the wider business community.”
Previously offered only as a minor, the G-LIB major will be coordinated through the Global Logistics and International Business Education and Research Center, which was established in February 2011 as part of the College of Business Administration (COBA). The center promotes economic development, trade, growth and job creation by engaging Savannah State students and the Savannah business community with industries and institutions abroad.
Established in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s 4,600 students select majors from 25 undergraduate and five graduate programs in three colleges — Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Sciences and Technology — and the School of Teacher Education.