Project and Supply Chain Management

Project and Supply Chain Management

We're excited to offer this bachelor of science degree program beginning fall 2018. Read on to learn more about the major and opportunities that await!

What is Project and Supply Chain Management?

Penn State Schuylkill’s newest degree program includes classroom instruction in all aspects of project management, supply chain management, business fundamentals, hands-on research, and experiential learning opportunities. The degree will equip students for early career success in designing and operating complex management systems with the integration of Information Technology (IT) tools.

Program courses include:

  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Purchasing & Materials Management
  • Project Portfolio Management & Organization
  • Logistics Systems Analysis & Design
  • Corporate Finance

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Project and Supply Chain Management program can expect good job prospects in areas such as project management, warehousing, logistics, purchasing, systems analysis, and more. Graduates from this program apply their knowledge and skills in supply chain management practices, which often result in significantly reduced operating costs while generating benefits in sustainability.

Possible Job Titles:

  • Demand Management Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Transportation Specialist
  • Logistics Systems Coordinator
  • Systems, Applications and Products (SAP) Analyst
  • Procurement Category Agent
  • Warehouse Supervisor

Learn Essential IT Tools

Students in this program earn an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Certificate with SAP, which is an enterprise system with high complexity applications. SAP helps manage the entire supply chain management process from the purchase of raw materials to the distribution of a finished product with multiple touch points in between. 

Job Outlook:

The National Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that supply chain management professions are projected to increase by 2% nationally and by 5% in Pennsylvania. The Bureau also reported that the median pay for logisticians in 2015 was $74,260 and $86,630 for logistics managers.

Benefits to Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania and Beyond

Numerous Fortune 500 companies are establishing in and expanding the job market in Schuylkill County which will produce job opportunities in logistics and distributions positions as well as business management. Pennsylvania is well-positioned to be a leader in supply chain management as the state is centrally located: In a single day, products can be delivered to one third of the U.S. population.

Other Information

Penn State Schuylkill’s degree in Project and Supply Chain Management is offered in collaboration with the Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre, and Scranton campuses. This will allow students to benefit from the combined resources and faculty strengths of the four Penn State campuses.