Supply Chain Management

Delivering products to their destinations and customers — that’s the role of an effective supply chain. The Francis Marion business degree in supply chain management develops skills and expertise critical to the success of companies across industries and around the world.

You’ll graduate with the tools to immediately take leadership roles as a supply chain manager or consultant, and to assume increasingly important positions related to supply chain operations and executive leadership. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Supply Chain Management is projected to be one of the fastest growing industries in recent years.

The Supply Chain Management undergraduate major offers students the comprehensive knowledge and technological skills they need in order to ensure employment in leading supply chain management roles.

The requisite knowledge and skill sets extend over all supply chain echelons and functional areas, such as:

  • Strategic sourcing
  • Global procurement
  • Contract management
  • Business performance improvement
  • Supply chain technologies
  • Six sigma
  • Pricing analysis

 

  • Channel coordination
  • Brand management
  • New product development
  • Supply chain alignment
  • Retail management
  • Distribution management

Supply Chain Management majors should have good analytical problem solving skills and strong communications skills. The program will provide extensive training in Excel.

B.B.A. with Major in Supply Chain Management

  • Completion of the B.B.A. Common Requirements – 102 hours
  • Required courses – 15 hours
    • MGT 356 – Process Improvement and Quality Control
    • MGT 357 – Management of Service Operations
    • MGT 373 – Business Analytics
    • MGT 467 – Supply Chain Analytics
    • MGT 468 – Production Planning and Control
  • One (1) School of Business elective – 3 hours

Minor in Supply Chain Management

  • Required courses – 18 hours
    • BUS 305 – Applied Statistics for Economics and Business
    • MGT 355 – Operations and Supply Chain Management
    • MGT 356 – Process Improvement and Quality Control
    • MGT 373 – Business Analytics
    • MGT 467 – Supply Chain Analytics
    • MGT 468 – Production Planning and Control

Collateral in Supply Chain Management

  • Select four (4) from the following: – 12 hours
    • MGT 356 – Process Improvement and Quality Control
    • MGT 357 – Service Operations Management
    • MGT 373 – Business Analytics
    • MGT 467 – Supply Chain Analytic
    • MGT 468 – Production Planning and Control

Quick Facts: Supply Chain Management Specialists

2019 Median Pay

$84,810 per year

$40.78 per hour


Typical Entry-Level Education

Bachelors’ Degree


Work Experience Required in a Related Occupation

None

On-the-job Training

None

Number of Jobs, 2018

109,700


Job Outlook, 2018-2028

26%


Employment Change, 2018-2028

28,100

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics  (https://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/operations-research-analysts.htm)

Career Options

  • Buyer/Senior Buyer
  • Demand Manager
  • Materials Analyst
  • Procurement Manager
  • Purchasing Agent/Analyst
  • Senior Procurement Specialist
  • Supplier Relationship Manager
  • Operations Analyst
  • Production Scheduler
  • Product Development Manager
  • Inventory Manager