SCM Department & Programs
About the SCM Department
The traditional concept of business is obsolete. Companies, both manufacturing and service, are creators of value, not simply makers of products. Supply chain management focuses on globalization and information management tools that integrate all aspects of the product and service lifecycle, from the design stage to final customer delivery and product disposal.
We view supply chain management as the planning, execution and control of strategic, tactical and operational decisions that facilitate the movement of materials, services, resources and information among and within firms.
The supply chain management undergraduate program at the W.P. Carey School of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). It is consistently ranked among the top programs in the nation.
Our SCM program is designed to enable students to understand all elements of the supply chain and how these elements work together to create a highly performing supply chain. All students start by taking SCM 300, a survey course designed to provide a foundation of understanding about how the various components work together to enable a supply chain to run efficiently and effectively. You then take specialization courses in logistics, operations, procurement, negations and quality management.
The information is then brought together in a capstone course that integrates the knowledge gained to enable you to build efficient and effective supply chain management strategies.
MBA/Supply Chain Management
The SCM Graduate Program offers you various ways to combine your core MBA curriculum with courses in supply chain management. They include:
- Full-time MBA with a supply chain management specialization
- Full-time MBA with a supply chain financial management specialization
- Evening or Online MBA with an area of emphasis in supply chain management
View the MBA/SCM Web page for more information.
Graduate SCM Certificate
The Graduate Supply Chain Management Certificate provides you with foundational and advanced knowledge on how to tackle, resolve and manage complex problems and issues that confront supply chain managers. These problems and issues arise within the boundaries of an organization as well as between organizations, cutting across traditional domains of logistics or transportation, manufacturing or operations, and purchasing or sourcing.
The SCM Ph.D. Program incorporates the core areas of logistics management, operations management and supply management. The objective of the Ph.D. Program in Business Administration with a concentration in SCM is to prepare scholars to conduct high-quality research and to teach at the university level.