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John L. Grove College of Business
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Shippensburg PA 17257
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Department of Supply Chain Management

Dr. Ian Langella, Chair
Department of Finance and Supply Chain Management
228 Grove Hall
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
(717) 477-1434
Fax: (717) 477-4067
E-mail:  imlangella@ship.edu
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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in Supply Chain Management

Logistics Management Concentration

Logistics management is the backbone of all distribution systems for goods and services.

Students earning their BSBA in Supply Chain Management can specialize their degree with a concentration in Logistics Management. Logistics management is the second largest employment sector in the United States and offers excellent salaries, opens doors, and provides advancement opportunities to the prospective manager in countries around the world. Career paths start with general entry level positions such as logistics analyst, transportation supervisor, and inbound materials scheduler and can lead to upper-level management positions in areas such as corporate logistics or materials managers, business development or operations site manager, and vice president positions in logistics, or operations and manufacturing.

Logistics is an increasingly important topic in today’s global economy. Job recruiters will be looking for candidates who have the knowledge and the practical experience to tackle the difficult problems of international procurement. An undergraduate logistics degree from Ship can help you find a career path in the private and government sectors.

As part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Shippensburg University offers an affordable education. Book a campus tour today to learn more!

Business Administration Degree Requirements

The undergraduate BSBA degree in Supply Chain Management requires the completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours in the following areas:

  • General Education Courses: All students are required to complete the university's general education program, which provides a balanced liberal arts foundation.
  • Business Core Curriculum: All Business Administration majors take the same core curriculum. This core includes economics, finance, information systems, marketing, organization behavior, and business law as well as other business subjects. See the College of Business website for complete course listings.
  • Logistics Management Track: consists of four required courses in the areas of distribution systems, global logistics, supply chain systems, and warehouse management.

The Business Internship Program

Ship has a well-established Business Internship Program that provides opportunities for on-the-job experience while gaining college credits. While participation is not mandatory for the completion of an entrepreneurship concentration, students earn one full credit hour to every equivalent of a 40-hour workweek they finish. Students can receive a maximum of nine credits.

These internship opportunities include family businesses, franchises, small businesses, and corporations where there is a need for entrepreneurial-minded individuals. Internships often turn into job offers, according to post-graduate surveys of Ship business students.

The SHIP Career Connection online job bank contains listings for both full- and part-time internship opportunities at some of PA’s leading employers. Students can also arrange their own internship by attending job fairs, networking with friends and family in the business world, or applying to federal and state programs. Internships must be approved by both the department chair and the internship director.

Student Organizations

The John L. Grove College of Business has a number of clubs for students to participate in and learn more about their area of study outside the classroom. Student Professional Organizations provide a variety of opportunities for students to develop professional contacts, enhance their course of study with hands-on application, and build lasting friendships within the business community. The Logistics Management Club prepares students for the transition from classroom to careers in their chosen field.

Apply to the Logistics Management Program

Students may apply to the logistics undergraduate degree program at PA’s Shippensburg College either directly out of high school or as an undecided business major. High school students should apply to the John L. Grove College of Business and choose their first year courses accordingly. Contact an academic advisor for more information.

Admission into the John L. Grove College of Business is determined by grade point average and SAT scores. Simply meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission — entry into the program is competitive and usually limited to those who demonstrate superior academic ability. For more information, or to begin your application, visit the Admissions website.