Supply Chain Management

Why Study Supply Chain Management

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 you to explore different aspects of the field and tailor your education accordingly.

Why Study Supply Chain Management at Ship

Supply Chain Management majors at Shippensburg University take a variety of courses in the areas of:

  • Logistics management
  • Forecasting
  • Purchasing
  • Inventory management
  • Production management
  • Quality assurance
  • Scheduling
  • Information management
  • Customer service

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

Ship has a well-established Business Internship Program that provides opportunities for on-the-job experience while gaining college credits. Students earn one full credit hour to every equivalent of a 40-hour workweek they finish. Students can receive a maximum of nine credits.

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.

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.

Career Opportunities and Salary Estimates

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.

Supply chain management salaries in PA range from $41,000 - $79,000.