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Why Major in Supply Chain Management?

 

Supply chain management (SCM) is the value creation engine for every organization. SCM is where high quality, low cost, rapid, on-time delivery, great innovation, and collaboration happen to serve customers better. The Goddard School's SCM program gives you the specialized skills to manage key value-added processes, inspire creative decision-making, and collaborate effectively with decision makers across the firm and around the world.  Still not sure what supply chain management is?  Check out this quick and simple supply chain management diagram.

 

$53-80K
AVERAGE STARTING SALARY OF OUR

SUPPLY CHAIN GRADUATES

270K
# OF JOBS TO FILL
ANNUALLY, NATIONWIDE

2nd PLACE
GM/WAYNE STATE 2018 INTERNATIONAL
CASE COMPETITION

100%
JOB PLACEMENT FOR OUR
SUPPLY CHAIN GRADUATES

 

 

SUPPLY CHAIN CAREERS
 

Sourcing Manager Career

 

Businesses large and small rely on supply chain management to get products to customers. One of the benefits of supply chain management is the variety of career opportunities available. Job titles from companies recently seeking supply chain management professionals include:

  • Demand planner
  • Project manager
  • Sourcing manager
  • Director of transportation
  • Industrial production manager
  • Logistician
  • Purchasing manager

Explore Fascinating Supply Chain Careers

SUPPLY CHAIN STUDENTS

Kiralei, Supply Chain '14

 

Students that study supply chain often have several traits in common.  Many are driven, critical thinkers, resilient, passionate, analytical, open minded, and intellectually inquisitive.   

MEET KIRALEI...  

"I hippied my way across the US, camping and climbing and rafting and working with kids.  I worked whatever job to get by. I was working at McDonalds, I loved serving people, and there I met a staff person from Weber and she asked me if I would consider coming back for another degree.."  (read Kiralei's full story

 

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A QUICK LOOK AT THIS MAJOR
  

DEGREE:

Bachelor of Science in
Supply Chain Management

HOURS REQUIRED: 120 total
40 Upper division required
MIN. CUMULATIVE GPA:

C or higher in Math 1050
C or higher in ENGL 2010

C-  or higher for all
Business Foundations courses
2.5 cumulative GPA for Business
Foundations courses
2.5 overall university GPA

MINOR: Not required
GRAD MAP: Grad Maps
CATALOG: Supply Chain Management (BS)
GET ADMITTED: Goddard Admissions
ACCREDITED AACSB Accredited

IS THIS CAREER RIGHT FOR YOU?

In the Supply Chain Management Program, we’re dedicated to providing our students with a whole-brained, experiential education by engaged professors in small, collaborative classes and offer access to amazing opportunities along the way.  To achieve this, we look for a few core qualities in our students.  Our students are:

Driven, determined, hard working, passionate

Critical thinkers, independent, objective, analytical

Open minded, receptive, approachable, progressive, challenge assumptions, tolerant

Curious, creative, out-of-the-box, entrepreneurial, intellectually curious, imaginative, inquisitive

STUDENTS WHO EXCEL IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM SHARE THESE DREAMS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • Want to be influencers
  • Are creative & collaborative
  • Are willing to take good risks
  • Tell sticky stories
  • Share ideas & improve processes
  • Willing to stretch themselves
  • Are evidence-based decision makers

If you share these qualities and attributes, you’ll not only find the educational experience both challenging and rewarding, but ultimately success in your life-long career as well!  

 

YOU'LL TAKE COURSES LIKE THESE:

  • Spreadsheet Modeling for Decision-Making (SCM 3500)
  • Logistics & Transportation (SCM 3600)
  • Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing (SCM 3700)
  • Global Supply Chain Management (SCM 4400)
  • Strategic Supply Chain Design (SCM 4550)

 See full list of course requirements

YOU'LL LEARN SKILLS LIKE THESE:

  • Develop the management and people skills necessary to be a leader in a company.
  • Develop many of the technical skills that supply chain managers need in daily life.
  • Learn about logistics and transportation, purchasing and strategic sourcing, global supply chain management, relational strategies and supply chain design.

YOU'LL GET THESE HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES:

  • Work on optimization and simulation projects with companies and community partners and teach supply chain management to a local high school
  • Have the opportunity to interact with and be mentored by highly professional members of the SC Center advisory board.
  • Be a part of our student club for exclusive plant tours, and show your skills in the Weber State Supply Chain Management Case Competition.

 

OUR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT MAJORS ARE WORKING FOR THESE COMPANIES (AND MORE)

 

          Northrup Gruman  L3 Communications  Orbital ATK  Autoliv  GM  Parker Hanafin  Henkel