Supply Chain Management Major students

Supply Chain Management Major

Undergraduate Program in Newark

The Field

The Supply Chain Management curriculum is divided into different areas, building on the Rutgers Business School core courses.

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.

Rutgers 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. The Supply Chain Management undergraduate program was ranked #2 in North America according to Gartner's Supply Chain Leaders [read story].

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 2nd in North America (Gartner, 2020)
  • Over 92% of graduating seniors are placed within 3 months of graduation with 75% placed at or before graduation
  • The average starting salary for a Rutgers Supply Chain Undergraduate is $60,000
  • 25% of SCM Graduates are double majors


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 managers. 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 to enter the job market.

Sample Occupations

  • Buyer/Senior Buyer
  • Demand Manager
  • Materials Analyst
  • Procurement Manager
  • Purchasing Agent/Analyst
  • Senior Procurement Specialist
  • Supplier Relationship Manager
  • Vice President, Supply Chain Management


According to the 2020 U.S. Bureau of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, supply chain professionals with a bachelor’s earned a median salary of $74,750 (May 2019).

How to Apply


Required (15 credits) 

Course # Title CR
29:799:305 Global Procurement and Source Strategies 3
29:799:310 Demand Planning and Fulfillment 3
29:799:330 Business Logistics and Transportation 3
29:799:380 Introduction to Project Management 3
29:799:420 SCM Industry Client Projects** 3
29:799:421 SCM Co-op** 3
29:799:493 SCM Internship** 3

**Note: Students can select only one of these three courses toward the major required credits; any credits from these three courses that go beyond three credits will be counted toward major electives; any credits from these three courses that go beyond six credits will be counted toward general electives

Electives (9 credits)

Course # Title CR
29:620:350 Negotiations 3
29:630:368 Retail Marketing 3
29:630:369 New Product Planning 3
29:630:370 Business to Business Marketing 3
29:630:385 Marketing Research 3
29:630:401 Sales Management 3
29:799:410 Service Management 3
29:799:440 Supply Chain Environmental Management / Green Purchasing 3
29:799:450 Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management with SAP 3
29:799:455 Supply Chain Transformation in the Digital Era 3
29:799:460 Introduction to Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing 3
29:799:470 Business Intelligence for Supply Chain and Marketing 3
29:799:475 Supply Chain Management I for Fashion & Other Creative Pursuits 3
29:799:476 Supply Chain Management II for Fashion & Other Creative Pursuits 3
29:799:480 Special Topics: Leadership in Supply Chain Management 3
29:799:489 SCM Case Analysis & Professional Presentation 3
29:799:491 Supply Chain Finance 3
29:799:493 SCM Internship 3
29:799:498 Independent Study in Supply Chain Management 3

Supply Chain Management Double Major Policy

Students who major in Supply Chain Management (799) and another business school (school 29) major can double count 3 elective credits as follows:

  • If you major in Supply Chain Management and Finance, you may double count 29:390:440 Treasury Management.
    • If Finance is dropped as a major, 29:390:440 cannot count as a SCM elective
  • If you major in Supply Chain Management and Accounting, you may double count 29:010:304 Cost Accounting
    • If Accounting is dropped as a major, this course cannot count as a SCM elective
  • If you major in Supply Chain Management and Marketing, you may double count 29:630:385 Marketing Research
    • If Marketing is dropped, this course can still count as an SCM elective
  • If you major in Supply Chain Management and Leadership and Management, you may double count 29:620:350 Negotiations
    • If Marketing is dropped, this course can still count as an SCM elective
  • If you major in Supply Chain Management and MIS, you may double count 29:799:450 Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management with SAP