Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in

Supply Chain Management

All companies that deal with physical goods or services of necessity utilize supply chain management to get their products to their customers.

Majors take a variety of courses in the areas of logistics management, forecasting, purchasing, inventory management, production management, quality assurance, scheduling, information management, and customer service. Ship graduates with a supply chain management background can find employment in a wide range of occupational specialties. Salaries for recent graduates in supply chain programs, according to several surveys, rank near the top among the various business majors. Supply chain management also plays a central role in the global economy. Many job opportunities are available which involve developing and maintaining the international supply chain.

This course of study also prepares students for certification as a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).

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.
  • Supply Chain Management Courses: The courses required of the major provide students with the academic background necessary to be successful professionals. See a complete list on the Supply Chain Management page.
  • Logistics Management Concentration: Students may complete additional coursework to earn a BSBA with a concentration in Logistics Management.

High school students interested in the supply chain management degree should apply to the BSBA program at the John L. Grove College of Business and begin taking the business core curriculum. Students may also enter the supply chain management program from the business undecided major option. Consult the most recent course calendar for more information about required courses and program prerequisites.

Career Outlook and Opportunities

Supply chain management is a growing field that is becoming important as business adopt a global approach to sourcing and manufacturing. Students who have graduated from the Shippensburg supply chain management degree program have found work in logistics, facility management, traffic management, purchasing and more. The flexibility of the program and optional course content allows students to explore different aspects of the field and tailor their education accordingly.

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 Supply Chain Management Club prepares students for the transition from classroom to careers in their chosen field.

Apply Today

Applications for the supply chain management Bachelor's degree program are accepted year-round. High school seniors are encouraged to get their applications in early to secure a spot.

Shippensburg University is a PA college offering supply chain management programs, with faculty that offers practical training. Students experience small class sizes, as well as clubs, athletics programs and other extracurricular activities. Our campus is located on 200 acres just 40 minutes from Harrisburg. Contact the Admissions Office directly to arrange a tour.