Global Supply Chain Management Major
Achieve your career goals with our bachelor’s degree in global supply chain management
With a global supply chain management degree, you will gain practical knowledge and skills in supply chain operations and be well prepared for a range of professional positions in the in-demand field of logistics and supply chain management.
The global supply chain management program at SUNY Plattsburgh is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) — a standard of achievement for business programs so prestigious that less than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this distinction.
What Will I Learn?
You will understand the supply chain issues facing organizations and the role of supply chain management among other functional areas, preparing you for various inter-functional positions in firms of all sizes in all industries.
You will be able to model realistic business problems using appropriate analytical tools and to apply advanced technology with real data to the real problems facing industry today. Since supply chain managers need good analytical, problem solving, and behavioral management skills to diagnose problems, improve current systems, and communicate and gather support for the required changes, you will enjoy courses that will give you both the theoretical and practical skills needed to be successful in this field.
Finally, you will obtain skills to make the necessary decision for improvements and will understand how the integration of all functions across a business leads to improvements in quality, efficiency, and productivity; thus, making supply chain decisions that benefit the entire organization and lead to improved competitiveness.
What is Unique About Our Program?
Among SUNY campuses, SUNY Plattsburgh is the only campus with a supply chain management program at the undergraduate level.
Real-World Experience with SCM Internships
A significant aspect of the global supply chain management major is an internship with an organization in the supply chain field. Students have interned with dominant companies in the supply chain arena. Supply chain internships supplement your classroom learning with real-world experience in the field of supply chain management.
Networking Opportunities & Academic Connections
Student organizations play a significant role in our students lives and the GSCM program has one of the best through our student chapter of APICS, currently known as the Association for Operations Management (ASCM). Through this industry association, students have access to monthly development meetings, internship and career opportunities by networking with practitioners in the field, student case competitions, international conferences, internationally recognized an acclaimed certification material, and an expanded knowledge base in supply chain management. The relationships fostered through ASCM will last a lifetime.
With our 4+1 agreement with Clarkson University’s online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management, our GSCM major graduates with a high GPA and high GMAT scores benefit from guaranteed admission, scholarships, tuition discount, and other benefits.
We also have partnerships with foreign universities such as a 2+2 dual degree agreement with Zhejiang Wanli University in China, which enables transferred students from Zhejiang Wanli University to earn a degree in GSCM at SUNY Plattsburgh after completing the major coursework at Plattsburgh. These partnerships provide our GSCM major students with an opportunity to participate in faculty-led study abroad programs.
What Are My Career Opportunities?
A degree in global supply chain management offers practical knowledge in business operations which will prepare you for a variety of career opportunities in logistics, warehousing management, transportation management, production management, purchasing, inventory control, customer relationship management, to name a few.
A major in global supply chain management will prepare you for a variety of career opportunities in:
- Warehousing management
- Transportation management
- Operations and productions management
- Purchasing/strategic sourcing
- Inventory control
- Customer relationship management
The Class of 2020 and 2021 First Destination Survey reports show that the job placement rates for our GSCM major graduates are over 90% and the career satisfaction rates are the highest among all the majors.
First Destination Survey reports represent the various outcomes of our undergraduate degree recipients as collected and reported according to the standards and protocols of the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE).