It’s estimated that more than half of all activities undertaken in modern corporations are project based. From developing new products to constructing new facilities, the list of projects that must be planned, executed, and overseen is nearly endless. At the same time, the continuing globalization of business functions creates a growing need for people who can effectively manage supply chains.
This major provides students with an opportunity to develop the quantitative and people skills necessary to design and operate today's complex management systems. Students learn how to manage critical components in organizational supply chains and apply business analytic methods for organizing and fully integrating supply chain practices throughout the organization.
For the Bachelor of Science degree in Project and Supply Chain Management, a minimum of 120 credits of general education courses, electives, and courses required for the major are needed.
Some specific courses include:
Operations Planning & Control
Purchasing & Materials Management
Project Portfolio Management & Organizations
Logistics Systems Analysis & Design
Supply Chain Management
Enterprise Resource Planning & Business Processes
Project Planning & Resource Management
Degree information and suggested academic plan
To learn about degree program options, program requirements, learning outcomes, career paths, and suggested academic plan (SAP) for Project and Supply Chain Management, visit the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Complementary Minors and Certificates
Enterprise Resource Planning with SAP
Employers are looking for candidates experienced in using SAP® software to better manage business operations. This certificate can provide valuable, hands-on experience to help you move up within your organization or find a new position elsewhere. SAP® technology will be used as a tool in teaching the concepts and will account for at least 30% of the overall program.
Project and Supply Chain Management Minor
The Project and Supply Chain Management minor is designed to introduce students majoring in business to advanced topics in supply chain and project management. Only 3 additional courses are required for business majors to earn this minor.
Operations & Supply Chain Management Minor
This minor is designed primarily for students enrolled in non-business majors, especially those in engineering and engineering technology and in science, who wish to augment their majors with further studies in operations. The objective of the minor is to acquaint these students with the issues and methods associated with managing operations within manufacturing or service industries. Relevant studies include principles of management, operations management, logistics systems, procurement, planning and control, enterprise resource planning, and project management.
Graduation and Beyond
The Project and Supply Chain Management program prepares graduates for careers in supply chain operations and project management. Typical employers include manufacturers, warehousing and distribution companies, information integrators, retailers, transporter and third-party logistics firms, and related consulting firms across both industry and government.
Southeastern Pennsylvania has several such employers, many looking for qualified Project and Supply Chain Management professionals. Thus, our region’s industry also provides our Project and Supply Chain Management students with opportunities for field experience and networking.
Jobs in the Project and Supply Chain Management field include:
• Project Specialist
• Production Scheduler
• Transport Planner/Scheduler
• Inventory Planner
• Warehouse Supervisor
• Project Manager
• Delivery Manager
• Materials Manager
• Transportation Specialist
• Logistics Systems Coordinator
• SAP Analyst
• Procurement Category Agent
• Purchasing Manager
• Project Planner
• Demand Management Analyst