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Supply Chain Sustainability and Social Compliance Concentration

Why Supply Chain Sustainability and Social Compliance?

Learn how to improve both environmental and business performance synergistically, while addressing ethical, social, and economic challenges faced by modern supply chains. As part of the Rutgers Stackable Business Innovation Program (rSBI), the Supply Chain Sustainability and Social Compliance Concentration is stackable with the following master's programs: Master of Supply Chain Analytics, MS in Supply Chain Management, MBA.

Concentration Description

Consumers and other stakeholders are increasingly demanding that firms ensure that their supply chains comply with basic human rights and environmental standards. This concentration will train managers in state-of-the-art methods and institutions that firms are using to implement socially and environmentally sustainable supply chains and business practices.


You can take the course listed below as individual classes or as stackable courses towards the completion of a concentration.

Supply Chain Social Compliance

Today's firms and supply chain managers must take into account demands of consumers and other stakeholders that their supply chains meet international labor and human rights standards. Labor and human rights practices of multi-national corporations have been under increasing scrutiny, and firms must now comply with corporate transparency laws as well as ensure compliance by suppliers across the globe. This course will examine the best practices that firms are implementing to ensure supply chain compliance through procurement, sourcing, monitoring, traceability, and contracts.

  • Course Number: 22:799:678
  • Credits: 3
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Offered ByMS in Supply Chain Analytics, MBA
  • Relevant Programs: MS in Supply Chain Analytics, MBA
  • Sample Relevant Careers: Human Resources Manager, Procurement Officer, Supply Chain Manager, Operations Manager

Supply Chain Sustainability

There are global experiences and examples that show how sustainability criteria in the 'upstream' supply chain management and procurement process. Corporations can both improve environmental performance, while addressing ethics, social regeneration and economic concerns (e.g. the 'triple bottom-line'). This course will allow students to participate in applied research to explore the application of environmentally responsible supply chain principles which includes: designing supply chain management and procurement schemes which address environmental, social and ethical considerations in organizational policy development as well as the procurement process. Research themes may include: the public and private supply chain management and procurement process, green purchasing process, contract design, procurement which promotes low carbon emission considerations and zero waste (avoidance and minimization), social and economic regeneration, civic infrastructure policy, e-procurement applications, and cost cutting measures derived from life cycling costing modeling. The goal is to provide students with different experiences to examine environmental management from a supply chain management perspective.

  • Course Number: 22:799:672 (listed as 22:799:699 by MS in Supply Chain Management)
  • Credits: 3
  • Delivery Mode: In-person
  • Offered ByMaster of Supply Chain Analytics, MBA
  • Relevant Programs: Master of Supply Chain Analytics, MS in Supply Chain Management, MBA
  • Sample Relevant Careers: Procurement Officer, Production Planner, Supply Chain Manager, Operations Manager


The concentration and courses are offered by the Supply Chain Management Department

Sample Relevant Careers: Procurement Officer, Supply Chain Manager, Operations Manager

How to Apply

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Rutgers Stackable Business Innovation (rSBI)

The future of education is changing. The Rutgers Stackable Business Innovation (rSBI) program allows you to design your own cutting-edge curriculum to earn a standalone certificate or take courses that be transferred towards completing a Master’s degree. Working professionals can enhance their knowledge and upskill by taking relevant courses. If you are a student considering a Master’s degree, rSBI is a perfect way to test the waters in a particular discipline before committing to a full degree program. Employers can invest in the professional development of their employees and choose the courses that address business needs.

rSBI Concentrations

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