With a supply chain management minor from Saint Joseph’s University, you will gain a strong understanding of supply chain management, modeling and problem solving. You will learn and develop supply chain skills that are highly attractive in industries such as manufacturing, construction, online retail sales, consumer goods and government agencies.
What is the Supply Chain Management Minor?
Supply chain management has always been critical to the success of companies, but in recent years, governments and industries have seen the importance of supply chain planning and disaster recovery. By minoring in supply chain management at Saint Joseph’s University, you’ll gain marketable skills and a unique perspective that will distinguish you from other graduates in the job market and prepare you to help companies become more efficient and sustainable.
Saint Joseph's University’s supply chain management minor:
Features a curriculum created by industry and academic experts, which covers the foundations of supply chain management, including global chain in manufacturing and service, process analysis and aggregate planning.
Includes courses that will teach you how to use industry-standard software and help sharpen your problem-solving, decision-making, critical thinking and project management skills.
Prepares you to earn supply chain certifications sought after by employers, giving you a head start in your career.
Ways to Study Supply Chain Management
This program is currently available as a minor. Students may choose to pair it with a major or another minor for a unique program of study. Students interested in supply chain management also pursue other areas of study such as:
What Can I Do with a Minor in Supply Chain Management?
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:
Management/supply chain consultant
How Will Saint Joseph’s University Prepare Me For My Future?
The field of supply chain management is essential in our global economy and 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. Pairing your business studies with a supply chain management minor will prepare you with skills that you will use immediately in your first job. The minor will also help you attain industry accreditations including the Six Sigma Yellow Belt, CPIM and CPSC certifications. With a Saint Joseph’s education and industry certification, you’ll be prepared to guide companies into the future of business.
Virginia Miori, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Decision and System Sciences Department
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