Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Supply Chain Management

An online bachelor’s degree in supply chain management may provide students with in-depth training on the process of moving products through an organization. In this four-year program, students may learn how to manage inventory, costs, and supplies. Program coursework may include general education requirements alongside major-specific courses such as the principles of logistics management, statistics, and total quality management.

Graduates in supply chain management either seek entry-level employment or enroll in a graduate degree program in a similar or related field. Baccalaureate-level graduates may find employment in logistics, distribution, shipping, and merchandising.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Four years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 26% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for baccalaureate-level supply chain management programs may combine both general education classes and major-specific coursework. These core courses may teach students how to use methods of process control, analyze the elements of logistics, and make decisions based on quantitative data. Core supply chain management courses may include the following:

  • Management for Organizations
  • Statistics for Managers
  • Principles of Logistics Management
  • Introduction to Transportation Management
  • International Supply Chain Management
  • Total Quality Management
  • Decision Modeling and Analysis

Career Options

Baccalaureate-level graduates may explore career opportunities in sales, merchandising, logistics, distribution, and supply chain management. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in supply chain management are projected to increase by 26% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Logistician
  • Shipping and Receiving Manager
  • Account Coordinator
  • Sourcing Specialist
  • Cost Estimator

Continuing Education

Students who successfully complete a bachelor’s degree program in supply chain management may have the opportunity to continue their education by enrolling in a graduate-level degree program. An advanced graduate degree may provide students with enhanced training in the processes and techniques used to transfer the flow of products and information. Employers may require potential candidates to hold a bachelor’s degree at minimum to be eligible for entry-level employment.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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