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Supply Chain Management - Business Administration

Bachelor of Science

Isn’t it amazing when you think about how much complex planning goes into getting all the countless materials and resources together to bring products to market?  The supply chains of manufacturers and retailers have become ever more tightly linked. Manufacturers with a well-tuned, just-in-time supply chain can automatically restock retail shelves as products are sold. 

With increases in globalization and information technology advances, supply chain efficiency is all-important to company competitiveness and profitability. A degree in supply chain management will prepare you for a high potential career in this booming field.

Career Opportunities
Due to the proximity to major metro areas, the robust local economy and ample labor supply, the Lehigh Valley with the PA I-78/81 corridor is one of the top 10 logistics hubs in the United States. Big companies such as Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot, Nestle, BMW, Walgreens, Crayola, Just Born, Kellogg's and PetSmart, have all set up their regional distribution centers in this area.

In addition to the required thirteen core business courses at KU, Supply Chain Management track students experience a wide variety of courses particular to their area of study, which include:

  • Principles of Supply Chain Management
  • Principles of Business Logistics
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • Global Transportation Management

Students may elect to add Supply Chain Management and Logistics as a minor. This program includes 18 semester hours of required courses in the supply chain field. Click here for more information

Student Learning Outcomes

  • BSBA (Core)
    1. Oral Communication: Communicate effectively by speaking clearly, concisely and convincingly, using appropriate business conventions for the fields of study.
    2. Written Communication: Communicate effectively by writing clearly, concisely and convincingly, using appropriate business conventions for the field of study.
    3. Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, especially working in teams.
    4. Critical Thinking: Data Analysis. Analyze data by using appropriate technology.
    5. Critical Thinking: Decision Making. Analyze issues critically and make relevant decisions by identifying and assessing the significance of key factors and assumptions.
    6. Functional Knowledge: Identity, define and apply current fundamental concepts, principles, and practices in the disciplines of business, including globalization.
    7. Current Issues: Demonstrate knowledge of current business issues.
    8. Ethics: Evaluate ethical, social responsibility and sustainability implications of business decisions.
  • BSBA in Supply Chain Management
    1. Understand the concepts and principles of supply chain management.
    2. Apply the analytic skills and information technology to examine the current processes and to increase the efficiency of a supply chain.
    3. Appraise how the environmental forces (such as technological, economic and political forces)
    4. Evaluate the principles and strategy to establish efficient, effective and sustainable supply chain.

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