Global Supply Chain Management

Accelerate Your Career in Logistics and Business

Global supply chain management (GSCM) focuses on developing a seamless flow of raw materials, products and services, information, and financial capital in industry.

Supply chains start at the initial design process, including raw material sourcing and logistics, and continue through delivery of that product or service to the end customer. The goal of our undergraduate bachelor’s degree program in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) is to teach our students how to create customer satisfaction at optimal cost through the supply chain. 

Clarkson’s Global Supply Chain Management undergraduate program has been ranked as one of the Top 20 Supply Chain Management programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. This is in part because the Global Supply Chain Management major involves a collaborative systems approach, including concepts and faculty from operations management, marketing, information systems, human resource management, strategic management and economics. This gives our students the well-rounded education that employers seek.

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Early Decision deadline for Fall 2022 admission: December 1, 2021
Regular Decision deadline for Fall 2022 admission: January 15, 2022

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Global Supply Chain Management Careers

Supply chain management careers are in demand in many different industries and types of companies, from large pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporations, to aerospace engineering firms, to well-known household products companies. Upon graduation, Clarkson Global Supply Chain Management majors will be prepared to enter the workforce in positions such as:

  • Business Development Specialist
  • Logistics Manager
  • Sourcing Agent
  • Commodity Manager
  • Material Coordinator
  • Supply Chain Consultant
  • Corporate Procurement Personnel 
  • Operations Development
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Planner/Buyer
  • Technical Support Specialist

Recent graduates of Clarkson’s Global Supply Chain Management major have recently been recruited to work for companies such as Amphenol Aerospace, Bose Corporation, Dot Foods, Huttig Nissan, IBM, IDEX, Lockheed Martin, Merck, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Procter and Gamble, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Veritas Prime and Woodland Global. Several students have chosen to pursue graduate school at institutions such as the Cass Business School and also in Clarkson’s own Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) programs.  

Global Supply Chain Management Curriculum

Global Supply Chain Management majors take 42 credits of foundation coursework in business such as accounting, economics, mathematics, marketing, operations, organization behavior and entrepreneurship, and 27 credits of specialized business courses to satisfy the degree requirements. Eighteen credit hours of electives are also required for completion of the degree, and since 50 percent of the coursework must be taken outside the Reh School of Business, most electives will be courses taken in other disciplines at Clarkson, such as engineering or sciences.

Students are required to complete the following courses:

  • EC451 Industrial Supply Chain Economics
  • SB381 Logistics Management
  • SB361 Supply Chain Environmental Management
  • OS466 Negotiations & Relationship Management
  • IS428 Information Systems for Supply Chain Management
  • OM341 Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Design
  • SB441 Advanced Topics in Global Supply Chain Management
  • OM451 Quality Management & Lean Enterprise

During the first and second year, all students majoring in Global Supply Chain Management take courses that are part of a core business curriculum and courses that fulfill the Clarkson Common Experience requirements. This typically includes the following:

  • AC202 Financial Accounting
  • MA181 Basic Calculus
  • AC203 Managerial Accounting
  • MK320 Principles of Marketing
  • EC150 Principles of Microeconomics
  • OM331 Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • EC151 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • OS286 Organizational Behavior
  • EC311 Introduction to Econometrics
  • SB113 Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation I
  • IS211 Introduction to Enterprise Information Systems
  • STAT282 Statistics
  • LW270 Law & Society I
  • Two science courses (one with laboratory)
  • MA180 Introductory College Mathematics
  • Three elective courses

Students must choose one of the following professional electives:

  • IS314 Database Design & Management
  • MK332 Marketing Research
  • OM476 Management of Technology
  • MK431 Supply Chain Distribution Channels
  • LW471 Law & Society II
  • MK437 Retail Marketing & New Product Development
  • AC305 Cost Accounting

 

 

As a business student in Global Supply Chain Management, you will participate in a project-based professional experience such as a co-op, an internship, directed research or a community project clearly related to your professional goals. Recent internship employers include

 

  • Accenture
  • General Electric
  • Raytheon Co.
  • Amazon
  • Genesee Brewing Company
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Cooper Industries
  • IBM
  • The Raymond Corporation
  • Corning Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Wegmans
  • Crane Co.
  • Lockheed Martin
 
  • General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products
  • Procter & Gamble
 

At Clarkson, you will also be able to pursue research topics that are of interest to you. Individual professors in business fields offer a variety of opportunities for participating in different research projects, and they will work closely with you to determine which areas work best for you.

"I've always been interested in the business world and the way businesses operate, so I decided to major in GSCM and minor in project management and law studies. One of my favorite classes is Global Sourcing & Supply Chain Design. This class is challenging, but also incredibly engaging because the professor uses real-world examples and illustrates how these skills are applicable to my future career. While I might go to law school and possibly become a corporate lawyer, I also want to work in sourcing or logistics. Overall, I'd say that Clarkson faculty and staff really try to get you to achieve whatever it is you want to do."
Usonwanneka Nicole Onyia Lagos, Nigeria
Usonwanneka Nicole Onyia
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