Finance and Supply Chain Management

The Finance and Supply Chain Management Department in the Grove College of Business at Shippensburg University offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance. Finance majors can also choose a concentration in Personal Financial Planning. In addition to the finance degree, we offer a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Supply Chain Management, with the option to select a concentration in Logistics Management.

Finance is the science of securing, managing, and investing money. As a finance major, you will have a unique opportunity to participate in a student-led course that teaches your how to manage a portfolio of assets held by the SU Foundation. Career choices for our finance graduates lead to competitive salaries in a variety of fields. When you complete both real estate courses in the program, you will be qualified to take the Pennsylvania real estate licensing exam. And, our Personal Financial Planning concentration is officially approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, which allows you to take the exam to become certified as a CFP professional.

Studying Supply Chain Management at Shippensburg University will help you gain an understanding of the network of facilities, functions, and activities that are used to produce or deliver a product or service. You'll take a variety of courses in such areas  as:

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

These courses combined with hands-on learning experiences will prepare you for a wide range of job opportunities. Companies, locally and nationwide, are seeking graduates to fill positions to meet increasing demands in the industry. Combined with a concentration in Logistics Management, you'll be prepared for entry-level positions in transportation, warehousing, logistics, distribution and inventory management upon graduation.

    Ship delivers its 30-credit MBA degree program in three convenient formats: part time, full time and online. The requirements are the same in each of the three delivery formats. You can also add a 6-credit concentration to your MBA program:

    Post-bachelor's certificates and/or letters of completion are offered in:

    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. During your senior year, you may be invited to take part in the Investment Management Program (FIN434 and FIN435) class, where students manage a real-money portfolio. For more information, visit the IMP website. Outside of the classroom, the Investment Club gives you hands-on experience in managing the Ship Global Collegiate Fund. These groups have been recognized for excellence in portfolio management at regional and national competitions.

    Ship has a well-established Business Internship Program that provides opportunities for on-the-job experience while gaining college credits. Though participation is not mandatory, students earn one full credit hour to every equivalent of a 40-hour workweek they finish. Students can receive a maximum of 9 credits.

    Finance and Supply Chain Management - Grove Hall 228

    Ian Langella, Chair and Professor
    (717) 477-1172

    Collen McQueeney, Secretary
    (717) 477-1434 Fax: (717) 477-4067

    Contact faculty for office location and hours.


    James Benton, Associate Professor
    (717) 477-1409

    Sarah Bryant, Professor
    (717) 477-1678

    Fan Liu, Associate Professor
    (717) 477-1786

    Ming-Shiun Pan, Professor
    (717) 477-1683

    Dung A. Pham, Associate Professor
    (717) 477-1139

    Hong Rim, Professor
    (717) 477-1172

    Supply Chain Management

    Margaretha Hsu, Professor
    (717) 477-1422

    David Hwang, Associate Professor
    (717) 477-1775

    Robert Neidigh, Assistant Professor
    (717) 477-1233

    Robert Setaputra, Professor
    (717) 477-1171