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.

The undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 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.  


Logistics Management: The backbone of all distribution systems for goods and services.


The John L. Grove College of Business, established in 1971, is one of the premier business schools in the Mid-Atlantic Region (Northeast). Over the last four decades, our College of Business has established a tradition of excellence. In 1981, we became the first school in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the ninth college overall in Pennsylvania to become internationally accredited by the most prestigious business accrediting agency in the world, AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Today, we are one of only 24 schools in Pennsylvania and one of approximately 700 worldwide to have earned AACSB International accreditation. Under the guidelines of accreditation, we are committed to continuous improvement as we seek to meet the educational needs of our students, our community and our region.

Student Groups

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

Finance and Supply Chain Management
228 Grove Hall, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 477-1434
Fax: (717) 477-4067
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