What Will I Study?
Global supply chain students learn about each aspect of a supply chain in detail and how to make each aspect work together in the best way possible. A supply chain consists of all the steps that lead to the production of goods and services, including supplier and distribution channels. Effective supply chain managers optimize all of these steps so that the right amount and the right type of goods and services are delivered to customers at the right time. Good supply chain professionals also understand how to coordinate the links of the supply chain to maintain and improve quality and customer satisfaction while keeping costs low.
Students will develop managerial-level decision-making ability through repeated problem-solving in realistic supply chain scenarios. They learn to integrate technology and data-analysis skills with supply chain frameworks and principles. Courses will also focus on developing interpersonal and customer-relationship management skills, as well as global competence and awareness.
Graduates will be prepared for managerial positions in the supply chain field, including purchasing, inventory and supplies, logistics and transportation, quality, and operations.
The global supply chain management major is a 64-credit hour limited enrollment program. The program accepts up to 90 students yearly to start GSCM coursework fall semester. Students are encouraged to take about 15 credits each semester after admittance so they can graduate in three or four semesters.
The GSCM program requires students to take a three-semester sequence of courses. Students take a required core of GSCM classes their first semester, choose from specific program electives their second semester, and return with their core classmates during their third semester as they take a required capstone their final fall semester along with remaining requirements. Please refer to the university catalog for specific program requirements for your entering class.
Students are also strongly encouraged to complete an internship during the spring/summer after their first year in the program. No academic credit is required, but an internship is almost essential to finding a good job after graduation.