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Online Undergraduate Supply Chain Management Major

The Field

Supply Chain Management is how business gets done. Supply chain management spans all movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point-of-origin to point-of-consumption. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Supply Chain Management is projected to be one of the fastest growing industries in recent years. [Read Poets & Quants article about "Why Supply Chain Management Has Become A Hot Major At Business Schools," featuring Rutgers Business School.]

Countless firms rely on new technologies and the coordination of processes to expedite the distribution of goods. The use of computers to analyze work routines in order to optimize the use of available labor has led to increases in productivity. Modern systems development and related processes have created an entirely new set of integrated operations management functions, which require managers of supply chains, resource managers of material or manufacturing resources planning (MRP), and process and inventory control managers.

The Supply Chain Management undergraduate major offers students the comprehensive knowledge and technological skills they need in order to ensure employment in leading supply chain management roles. The requisite knowledge and skill sets extend overall supply chain echelons and functional areas: strategic sourcing, global procurement, contract management, business performance improvement, supply chain technologies, and six sigma, pricing analysis, channel coordination, brand management, new product development, supply chain alignment, retail management, and distribution management.

Upon graduation, graduates will have the ability to re-engineer the business processes involving multiple firms and different functional departments to achieve a higher level of business performance and profitability.


Hear from Professor and Director of the SCM Undergraduate Program, William McLaury, about why you should consider majoring in Supply Chain Management.

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Key Facts

  • Rutgers Business School Supply Chain Management undergraduate program is ranked 5th in North America (Gartner, 2022)
  • Over 89% of graduating seniors are placed within 3 months of graduation with 75% placed at or before graduation

The program includes: 

  • Stackable certificates 
  • Flexible class schedules with most courses in the asynchronous mode along with synchronous contact hours 
  • Cohort experience with in-person best practices sharing and networking events 

Career Paths

The new generation of business school graduates who are competent and well-prepared, with solid knowledge in both supply chain management and marketing/sales management, are in high demand across all industries. Supply Chain Management students are prepared for positions such as procurement/sourcing manager, logistics planner, supply management analyst, acquisition project analyst, marketing analyst, and sales/distribution manager. Industries such as pharmaceutical and healthcare companies are investing heavily in creating and supporting supply chains that achieve new heights of efficiency and productivity.

Rutgers Business School students graduate from the SCM program with a strong business foundation and are well-prepared for the job market.

Sample Occupations

  • Buyer/Senior Buyer
  • Demand Manager or Forecasting Manager 
  • Materials Analyst or Inventory Manager
  • Procurement Manager or Sourcing Category Manager 
  • Warehouse or Transportation Manager 
  • Production Planner/Manager 
  • Supply Chain Analyst 
  • Supply Chain Risk Manager 


The average starting salary for a Rutgers graduate in Supply Chain Management with a bachelor's Degree is $63,750/year (Source: Rutgers Office of Career Exploration and Success for the graduating class of 2020).

How to Apply


RBS Core Courses

Business Core
CourseCreditsNotes and Prerequisites
33:010:275 Intro. to Managerial Accounting3pre-req: 33:010:272
33:011:300 Business Forum2 
33:136:370 Management Information Systems OR 33:010:458 Accounting Information Systems333:010:458 required if double majoring in Accounting, pre-req for 33:010:458 is 33:010:272
33:136:385 Statistical Methods in Business3 
33:136:386 Operations Management3 
33:140:320 Business Law I OR 33:522:334 Business Ethics333:140:320 required if double majoring in Accounting
33:390:300 Financial Management OR 33:390:310 Financial Management for Finance Majors333:390:310 required if double majoring in Finance or declaring a Finance Concentration
33:620:301 Intro to Management3 
33:620:302 Management Skills3 
33:620:492 Business Policy and Strategy3pre-reqs: 33:390:300 or 33:390:310, 33:620:301, 33:630:301; senior year only
33:630:301 Intro. to Marketing3 
33:799:301 Intro. to Supply Chain Management3 
Credit Total35 

Required Courses (9 credits) 

Course Credits Notes and Prerequisites
29:795:305 Global Procurement & Sourcing Strategies 3 pre-req: 29:795:301
29:795:330 Business Logistics and Transportation 3 pre-req: 29:795:301
29:795:310 Demand Planning and Fulfillment 3 pre-req: 29:795:301
Credit Total 9  

 Elective Courses (Any 5 course for 15 credits) 

Course Credits Notes and Prerequisites
29:795:480 Special Topic: Leadership in Supply Chain Management 3 pre-req: 33:795:305 
29:795:440 Supply Chain Environmental Management / Green Purchasing 3 pre-req: 29:795:301 
29:795:460 Introduction to Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing 3 pre-req: 29:795:301
29:795:410 Service Management 3 pre-req: 29:795:301 
29:795:498 Independent Studies in Supply Chain Management I   pre-req: 29:795:301
29:795:450 Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management with SAP 3 pre-req: 29:795:301
29:795:499 Independent Studies in Supply Chain Management II 3 pre-req: 29:795:301
33:795:491 Supply Chain Finance 3 pre-req: 29:795:301
29:795:380 Project Management  3 pre-req: 29:795:301
29:795:455 Supply Chain Transformation in the Digital Era  3 pre-req: 29:795:301
29:795:475 Supply Chain Management I for Fashion and Other Creative Pursuits 3 pre-req: 29:795:301
29:795:476 Supply Chain Management II for Fashion and Other Creative Pursuits 3 pre-req: 29:795:301
29:795:465 Supply Chain Analytics Essentials  3 pre-req: 29:795:301
29:630:370 Business to Business Marketing 3 pre-req: 29:630:301 
29:620:350 Negotiations 3 pre-req: 29:620:301 
29:630:369 New Product Planning 3 pre-req: 29:630:301
29:630:368 Retail Marketing 3 pre-req: 29:630:301 
29:630:385 Marketing Research 3 pre-reqs: 29:136:385 and 29:630:301 or 29:136:385
29:630:401 Sales Management 3 pre-req: 29:630:301