Get your career from point A to point B with Wilkes University’s bachelor of science degree in supply chain management!
When you order a product online and it arrives at your door in one day, how does it get there? The answer is supply chain management.
Practically every product in today’s global marketplace begins at a point of origin and ends at the point of consumption, and this supply chain can include everything from product development, materials management, sourcing production, logistics, and requires sophisticated skills including the use of data software systems, engineering and robotics. Supply chain managers ensure the efficient flow of these goods, and the demand for these professionals is at an all-time high.
A bachelor of science degree in supply chain management from the Sidhu School of Business and Leadership at Wilkes University will position you on the frontline of this exciting profession and our dedicated, mentoring faculty will prepare you with the skills you need to succeed. In addition, Wilkes is located in one of the fastest-growing regions for major distribution centers in the Northeast, and has affiliations with many large global companies right in our backyard where students can get hands-on experience through internships as part of their curriculum.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in supply chain and logistics fields will grow 22 percent over the next 10 years, faster than any other profession. In a report by CNBC, supply chain manager is in the top five occupations earning more than $100,000 annually, with the median base salary of $102,000. The demand is so great that, according to Fortune there are an average of six to eight management positions available for each qualified job applicant. Some job titles for this occupation include:
- Supply Chain Director
- Supply Chain Analyst
- Central Supply Manager
- Gas Supply Manager
- Systems Consultant
- Network Operations Manager
Recent Sidhu School of Business and Leadership alumni hold supply chain positions at:
- Benco Dental
- Mondelez International
- Russell Logistics/ Russell Express
- Acton Technologies
- Hamburg Manufacturing, Inc.
- Ives Equipment, Inc.
- Kellogg Company
- Keystone Manufacturing and Supply
Graduates of the Supply Chain Management program will be able to:
- Comprehend issues in ethical decision making and social responsibility;
- Understand the various components of global supply chains (sourcing, manufacturing, and production, distribution, sales and customer service) and issues related to the management of global supply chains.
- Understand the skills required to manage risk, innovation, and the dynamics of supply chains in the current global economy.
- Develop strong analytical skills and a logical approach to problem solving.
- Develop skills with computers and information technology.
- Develop strong oral and written communication skills, to allow for effective exchanges across different functional areas.
The Sidhu School of Business and Leadership bachelor of science degree in supply chain management requires you to complete 123 credits and includes these courses:
- SCM 201 Introduction to Supply Chain Management
- SCM 251 Logistics and Transportation Management
- SCM 257 Supply Chain Information Systems
- SCM 351 Inventory Management and Control
- SCM 358 Global Supply Chain Management
The Sidhu School of Business and Leadership is housed in the beautiful 80,000-square-foot University Center on Main. The $3 million state-of-the-art facility includes a financial market trading room with an electronic stock ticker, seven smart classrooms, faculty offices, meeting rooms for students, and student club spaces that allow for collaboration on projects. To top it off, there’s even a Starbucks in the lobby.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a U.S. organization offering accreditation services to business programs focused on teaching and learning. The Bachelor of Science program in Supply Chain Management of the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership is a new degree program and has not yet successfully produced graduates. Since new programs must be in effect for at least two years and have graduates before accreditation will be granted by ACBSP, a formal review will take place during the next Self-Study.