Supply Chain Management

What is supply chain management?

Our Supply Chain Management (SCM) concentration covers the body of knowledge needed to begin a career in the increasingly critical field of global supply chain management.  Students who complete this program will gain insights into the full range of SCM activities including sourcing, logistics (transportation and warehousing), operations, forecasting, scheduling, inventory management, quality management, supplier development, and product life cycle management.

Students completing this concentration will be well prepared to work in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, retail, e-commerce, and service organizations and for companies ranging from new start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises.

Supply Chain Managers help ensure their organizations continue operating smoothly when demand for their products and services fluctuate due to external forces.

Jon Padfield, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Management

How do you earn a degree in supply chain management?

To earn an Indiana University Bachelor of Science in Business with a supply chain concentration, you will complete 120 credit hours of coursework. Most courses are 3 credit hours each but some vary. Of the total credit hours for the marketing concentration, 36 come from general education courses, 39 from core business courses, 27 are elective credit hours, and 18 are from upper level supply chain courses.

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Academic Advising

As a business student at IUPUC, you'll work closely with your academic advisor to select and register for classes that apply toward your degree program. Your advisor will help you monitor your progress to ensure you are on the right track to a successful career in accounting. However, professional academic advising goes well beyond scheduling classes.

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Internships are an important part of your supply chain management education. They enable you to apply theories learned in the classroom to real-world business settings. They are also excellent opportunities for resume-building and better employment prospects after graduation.

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Learn more about other concentrations

In addititon to supply chain management, you can also earn concentrations in finance, health services administration, innovation management, management, marketing, and accounting.