Ports have long been one of the most important economic assets a region can possess. Even today, with the increasingly dizzying array of new technologies being developed, seaports continue to be the backbone of the international economy and major focal points for commerce.
One place where this has held particularly true is Savannah, Georgia. The Port of Savannah has long been a key element in Georgia’s economy and the Atlantic Seaboard. The Port of Savannah experienced rapid and dramatic growth during the first part of the century, which ultimately solidified its critical role in the economy of the Eastern United States.
The Port of Savannah’s rapid growth
From 2000 to 2005, the Port of Savannah averaged 16.5 percent growth per year, and in 2007 it was named the fourth busiest seaport in the United States. Today, exports from the Port of Savannah equal approximately 13.27 million tons of cargo per year, putting it second only to the iconic Port of Los Angeles.
How can business majors be a part of the Port of Savannah’s rapid growth?
A Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management can be a particularly effective way to be a valuable part of the business that takes place in a port like the Port of Savannah. GCSU’s program provides the resources to learn everything you need to know about the business of ports. Those that live in close proximity to the increasingly important Port of Savannah could have the unique opportunity to learn directly from one of the nation’s most active ports firsthand.
For those who want to earn their Master of Logistics and SCM while also retaining the flexibility to choose their own schedule — and potentially even land a job working at the Port of Savannah while earning their degree — the GCSU online MBA might be the perfect choice. In the online program, you’ll still learn all of the crucial aspects of working at the Port of Savannah (or any other port), as well as establish the important networking relationships you’ll need after graduation, without the logistical challenge of driving to campus several times per week for class.