Online Doctoral Degrees in Supply Chain Management

An online doctoral degree in supply chain management may provide students with advanced knowledge in demand forecasting and procurement. In this three to five-year program, students may learn how to design global supply chains, manage logistical challenges, and maintain inventory controls. Program coursework may include both dissertation research classes alongside major-specific core coursework including market innovation, global logistics, and financial decision making.

Graduates may seek entry to upper-level employment in their chosen career field. Doctoral-level graduates may find employment in purchasing, logistics, post-secondary education, executive leadership, and in government.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree at minimum
  • Program Length: Three to five years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment
  • Projected Employment Growth: 26% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for doctoral-level supply chain management degree programs may combine core coursework with dissertation research classes. These courses may teach students how to control inventory, forecast organizational needs, and design facility layouts. Core supply chain management courses may include the following:

  • Global Logistics
  • Market Innovation
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Global Operations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Building Global Supply Chains
  • Leadership

Career Options

Doctoral-level graduates may seek employment in purchasing, executive management, post-secondary education, procurement, and logistics. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, career opportunities in supply chain management are projected to increase by 26% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Logistician
  • Sourcing Specialist
  • University Professor
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Purchasing Administrator

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

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