Bookmark and Share
Bachelor of Science in:

Business Administration - Supply Chain Management

As globalization and information technology advance, many companies are finding that supply chain efficiency is important to their competitiveness and profitability. How to match supply and demand and move products and services through the supply chain are important challenges for supply chain managers. Companies invest a lot of money on information technology and distribution infrastructure. This presents an opportunity to Kutztown's and the Lehigh Valley's workforce.

The rapid expansion of warehousing, transportation and logistics firms in the Lehigh Valley and across the United States have greatly increased the need for supply chain and logistics-trained personnel. The need for qualified students is substantial, and this provides an impact and leadership opportunity for KU through this track.

Career Opportunities

Due to the proximity to major metro areas, the abundant real estate, the robust local economy, and ample labor supply, the Lehigh Valley (including the PA I-78/81 corridor) is one of the top 10 logistics hubs and second largest growing market 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. Their warehouses bring many employment opportunities to the area.

Required courses for Supply Chain Management Track

In addition to the 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

Link to: Supply Chain Mangement check sheet

Required courses for Supply Chain Management and Logistics Minor

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

Link to: Supply Chain Management and Logistics minor check sheet

Supply Chain Management is under the Business Administration Department