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.
- 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.
- 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)
|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|
**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)
|29:630:369||New Product Planning||3|
|29:630:370||Business to Business Marketing||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|
|29:799:498||Independent Study in Supply Chain Management||3|