Undergraduate Program Overview
A supply chain management system – making sure the supply of goods and services flowing through the system closely matches the demand – is critical to the success of global corporations such as LG, Intel and General Mills, as well as retail giant Walmart.
Supply chain professionals manage, coordinate, manufacture and transport products from raw materials to the finished goods sitting on your local store shelf (or online retailer). It is a key reason that you can buy an ever-increasing variety of goods and services at remarkably low prices.
Supply Chain Management at W. P. Carey
The supply chain management 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, negotiations 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.
Supply Chain Management Careers
Supply chain management focuses on integration and partnerships necessary to meet customer needs on a timely basis, with relevant and high-quality products produced and delivered in a cost-effective manner. We train managers to be strategic thinkers, excellent analysts, effective communicators and team leaders who are focused on cost savings and increasing revenue.
Prior to graduation, you can expect to be aggressively recruited by national and international firms seeking interns and full-time employees. SCM professionals hold a range of job titles and engage in a a wide variety of activities in the private, nonprofit and governmental sectors.