Supply Chain Management
What is Supply Chain Management?
In plain words, Supply Chain Management (SCM) consists of all the activities that take place to get a product in your hands - from the time of raw materials extraction to the minute you pull out your credit card and take the final product home. SCM focuses on planning and forecasting, purchasing, product assembly, moving, storing, and keeping track of a product as it flows toward you and other consumers.
Demand for professionals in this field is growing quickly as firms realize the benefits of increased profitability through improved efficiency.
OU’s Supply Chain Management provides an invaluable education experience based of real-world application of distribution, marketing, and management practices. Students take courses in logistics management, purchasing and buying behavior, production operations management, and inventory and materials management.
So, what's my degree?
A Supply Chain Management student graduates with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Advanced degrees include Master of Business Administration, Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration, and Doctor of Philosophy.
Do my interests fit?
Supply Chain Management students typically have interests in:
- Business analysis
- Information management
How can I get involved?
The Association for Operations Management (APICS) is the premier organization in the Supply Chain and Operations Management field.
What kind of career can I pursue?
- Distribution companies
- Third party logistics companies
- Consulting firms
- Government agencies
What have our OU graduates done with their Supply Chain Management degrees?
- Buyer Trainee, Associated Wholesale Grocers
- Logistics Analyst, FAA
- Management Trainee, Saddlecreek Corp.
- Warehouse Supervisor, Target
- Buyer, OGE Energy Corp.
- Operations Manager, McKesson Corp.
- Senior Buyer-Corporate Supply Chain, Nordam Group
How much will I make?
Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ website to explore the median pay for jobs you can pursue with this degree.
The Michael F. Price College of Business has been accredited since 1926 by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Price College is also ranked in the top 12 percent of AACSB International’s accredited undergraduate programs.