Supply Chain Management

Study how to bring together concepts from finance, economics, and logistics in the transportation and distribution industry. 

What You’ll Study

As a Supply Chain Management major, you will learn the skills to lead in a modern global economy.  Students will be prepared to help organizations find efficiencies, direct the flow of goods from supplier to consumer, manage inventory and more. Plus, you can gain advanced knowledge and skills by taking our MBA program and be ready to enter the workforce with a higher level of education and confidence.

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Supply Chain Management Program Overview

In our Supply Chain Management Major, students will combine core business courses with discipline-specific coursework in logistics and supply chain management. Students will explore the business aspects of transportation, distribution and warehousing operations within multiple corporations. Topics on management, human resources, global logistics and transportation management will be covered in this program.

Here are some highlighted courses included in the Supply Chain Management Major:

BUS 206 – Principles of Management

A survey of the primary functions of management including planning organizing, leading and controlling. Emphasis on the importance of management as it relates to the various functional areas of both manufacturing and service businesses.

BUS 206 – Principles of Management

A survey of the primary functions of management including planning organizing, leading and controlling. Emphasis on the importance of management as it relates to the various functional areas of both manufacturing and service businesses.

BUS 309 – Principles of Transportation

The course examines the forms of transportation and institutional factors that influence transportation decisions; regulation, public policy and other governmental variables reviewed in detail. All modes of transportation will be considered: trucking, highways, mass transit, airlines, maritime, railroads and pipelines.

BUS 312 – Global Logistics

This course examines the global transportation of goods with an emphasis on analyzing, forwarding and selecting the proper mode of transportation consistent with the goods being transported. This course will provide in-depth learning on the proper logistics activities and the flow of goods including customer service and order processing, warehousing, materials handling, inventory concepts, logistics Information Systems and traffic and transportation. Also covered will be the importance of documentation, boycotts, the role of the third party in financing, embargoes and NAFTA and other consortiums. Upon the completion of this course, the student will be able to coordinate and arrange global transportation of goods.

BUS 360 – Project Management

This course introduces the process for a project manager to assemble a complex project to manageable segments, lead a diverse project team and use effective tools to ensure that the project meets its deliverables and is completed within budget and on schedule. Students will complete a plan for an actual project, working to gain experience with the significant tools and skills, including Microsoft Project software.

BUS 451 – Supply Chain Management

Concepts and methods associated with organizations/businesses as integrated systems and as members of integrated supply chains. Planning organizing, leading and controlling operating systems and managing of supply chains to achieve global competitive advantage. Application of quantitative techniques to organizational and supply chain management problems.

What are the courses like in Supply Chain Management Major at NCWU?

Check out our latest university catalog for learning goals, course descriptions and suggested plans of study for NC Wesleyan University’s Supply Chain Management Program.

How does this degree prepare students for a career?

Earning a Supply Chain Management degree helps lay a broad foundation of skills and competencies for a variety of careers in this field. The diverse training you’ll receive can open the door to several supply chain positions.

Job outlook for Supply Chain Management careers

Employment of logisticians is projected to grow 28 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 24,800 openings for logisticians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Career Options

  • Distribution
  • Inventory control
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing supervision
  • Materials management
  • Packaging
  • Procurement and purchasing
  • Product and service development
  • Quality control
  • Receiving
  • Strategic sourcing
  • Transportation and shipping
  • Warehousing and storage

Wondering what you can do with a degree with this major? Check out these resources from NCWU Career Development & Leadership and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET).

Wesleyan is dedicated to assisting students in their professional development offering resources and guidance for hands-on learning experiences through internships, assignments within the courses and job search resources. Let us help you focus on your education and career at the same time!

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, NC Wesleyan University has a number of partnerships with other community colleges, universities and institutions that allow students to enroll at NCWU with simple pathways. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to NCWU. Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

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