Learn How to Manage the Supply Chain

SRU's Management program builds a strong foundation for your future

Management: Supply Chain Management

Offered by: Management and Marketing

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “ Employment of logisticians (those who manage supply chains) is projected to grow 30 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 24,500 openings for logisticians are projected each year, on average, over the decade.”

Students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of Supply Chains can choose to get a concentration in Supply Chain Management by focusing on specific Management elective courses.

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Why Choose Supply Chain Management?

The top five reasons you should choose Management at SRU:

  1. Small class sizes: Our average class size is 25 students with faculty members who are available to answer your questions and guide you to success. Every undergraduate is assigned an academic adviser to guide them through their program of study and help them make decisions about educational and career goals.
  2. Experienced faculty: Students are taught by full-time faculty members, not graduate assistants, who bring real-life, research/industry experiences to enhance your learning.
  3. International experiences: Every year our faculty members lead student groups to a variety of countries around the world for study abroad opportunities.
  4. Career opportunities: Our graduates work for a variety of industry leaders including UPMC, PNC, BNY Mellon, Allegheny Health Network, SAP Ariba, Amazon, Highmark, ADP and many more.
  5. Accreditation: Our program is fully accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs and we are in the process of being fully accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation means that our program meets or exceeds the industry standards developed by experts in the field.

What Will You Learn?

Upon completion of the program, students should be able to:

  • Understand the concepts in supply chain management such as procurement, production, operations, logistics, coordination and collaboration, and reverse supply chains.
  • Describe the essential role of coordination and collaboration, data analytics and technology in modern supply chains.
  • Describe the challenges and risks associated with global supply chains.
  • Apply analytical methods for decision-making in supply chains such as demand forecasting, network design, production planning, quality control, inventory management and logistics.
  • Interpret and communicate supply chain related issues and data-driven solutions effectively.

Careers In Supply Chain Management

  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Logistics Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Inventory Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Distribution Analyst
  • Forecast Analyst
  • Material Manager

Clubs & Organizations

Alpha Kappa Psi

Society For Advancement of Management

Slippery Rock University's Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association