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Supply Chain Management
The field of supply chain management is essential in our global economy. The industry is in need of skilled critical thinkers ready to address the key challenges facing the future of businesses and the global community. That’s where Saint Joseph’s graduates like you come in.
Supply chain management has always been critical to the success of companies. In recent years, governments and industries have placed a stronger emphasis on the importance of supply chain planning and disaster recovery. By majoring in supply chain management at Saint Joseph’s University, you will gain marketable skills and a unique perspective that will distinguish you from other graduates in the job market. The program provides a strong understanding of the supply chain, which is beneficial when developing modeling and forecasting skills critical to every part of the business process. This degree program will help you understand logistics, distribution, planning and procurement while developing the necessary problem-solving skills to succeed in your role. You will also develop skills that are highly attractive in industries such as manufacturing, construction, online retail sales, consumer goods and government agencies.
What Can I Do With a Supply Chain Management Degree?
Supply chain and logistics skills are in great demand and are completely transferable across industries, including consumer goods and products; food, chemical, equipment, apparel and electronics manufacturing; wood, paper, plastics and metal fabrication; service, government and pharmaceuticals. Companies and organizations rely on strong leaders to identify potential problems, reduce costs and improve quality and efficiencies in the supply chain. Potential careers for students studying supply chain management include:
- Operations/logistics manager
- Logistics analyst
- Operations analyst
- Management/supply chain consultant
- Sustainability specialist
What Sets Our Program Apart
Saint Joseph’s University’s supply chain management major is aligned with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Our program features a curriculum created by industry and academic experts that covers the foundations of supply chain management, including:
- Global chain in manufacturing and service
- Process analysis
- Aggregate planning
Both the major and minor programs include courses that will teach you how to use industry-standard software and sharpen your problem-solving, decision-making, critical thinking and project management skills.
With a major or minor in supply chain management, you will be prepared to earn supply chain certifications sought after by employers, giving you a head start in your career. Pursue industry accreditations including the Six Sigma Yellow Belt, CPIM and CPSC certifications, which will prepare you to guide companies into the future of business.
You will have the opportunity to work with respected faculty members who are experts in distribution, logistics, planning, procurement and global supply chain management.
You’ll have the opportunity to connect with our strong network of alumni who are well-respected leaders in the supply chain management industry.
Why Study Supply Chain Management in Philadelphia?
Several reputable supply chain management companies have headquarters in the Philadelphia region, including BDP International and PLS Logistics Services. Many other supply chain management corporations have offices in Philadelphia, such as XPO Logistics and XTL. Philadelphia's robust number of logistics and supply chain management companies offer Saint Joseph's students close proximity to internships, shadowing opportunities and entry-level positions post-graduation.
The tuition for a supply chain management major or minor entering fall 2022 is $49,410/year*. *Pricing does not include room and board, health insurance or any professional, clinical or transportation fees. Visit our Tuition & Fees page for a detailed breakdown.
Financial aid in the form of scholarships, federal and state grants, loans and discount eligibility may be available to you to help offset the cost of your degree. Explore your options on our Financial Aid page.
View required courses for the supply chain management major and supply chain management minor in the academic catalog. Please contact us if you have any questions about the curriculum.
Double Majors and Minors
You may choose to major in supply chain management, or you can also pair a business-related major with the supply chain management minor. Popular majors paired with the supply chain management minor include:
Supply Chain Management Major & Minor Admissions Information
To apply for the major or minor in supply chain management, complete an application online. SAT and/or ACT scores are optional but you can submit them if you think they’ll strengthen your application.
Learn more about admissions requirements and how to apply as a first-year student, transfer student or international student. You can also get a feel for life as a Hawk with our in-person and virtual visit opportunities.
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