Manage the flow of goods across the globe.

The efficient and timely flow of goods and services across the globe is vital to the world economy. Enterprises rely on teams of highly-trained logistics and supply chain professionals to manage the production and delivery of products and services. As global trade between countries continues to open with the continuing growth of emerging markets and as major e-commerce companies become more prolific, there will be a growing need for supply chain and analytics professionals to ensure these complex systems are up-to-date and function optimally. 

 

 

Program type:

Major, BSBA

Format:

On-Campus, 100% Online, 100% Evenings

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Overview

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration -

Supply Chain Management

The BSBA, Supply Chain Management Emphasis degree program is a 120-credit-hour program that requires at least 48-credit hours be filled with business courses, of which a minimum of 12-credit hours need to be taken in Supply Chain Management courses.

The core business classes include financial and managerial accounting, legal environment of business, information systems concepts, business analytics and statistics, supply chain management, financial management, management and organizational behavior, marketing, and strategic management. Once you’ve completed your required courses, you can customize your degree with business electives or even select a minor.

Outcomes and Career Outlook

Throughout the program, students will gain domain knowledge in supply chain management, logistics, production and service operations management, and develop skills in all “three pillars” of business analytics: descriptive, predictive and prescriptive. Students will learn the essential role of supply chains and data-driven decision-making in any organization, plus the analytical techniques necessary for successful supply chain management in practice.

Employment of supply chain and logistics managers is projected to grow up to 4% to 2029, with a median annual salary of $78,507, according to wage and employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Association for Supply Chain Management. In addition, supply chain management was recently recognized as the most recommended major by payscale.com.



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Median annual salary

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Employment growth by 2026

Career Opportunities

  • Demand Planner
  • Distribution Officer
  • Inventory Control Officer
  • Logistics Manager
  • Manufacturing Supervisor
  • Packaging Solutions Specialist
  • Production Officer
  • Purchasing/Procurement Manager
  • Strategic Sourcing Supervisor
  • Transportation Analyst

 

Plan of study

All business majors must meet the general education requirements of the university in addition to completing degree-specific curriculum requirements.

Review Full Degree Requirements  Review Sample Four-Year Plan  Download 4-Year Academic Map

Non-Missouri Residents: Prospective students are responsible for reviewing the NC-SARA state authorizations page to see if this program is offered in their state throughout their program and to review the licensure or certification requirements for the state in which they reside.

Student organizations

Make new friends and learn new skills by joining one of our Recognized Student Organizations. Here are several opportunities you may be interested in as a business administration, supply chain management emphasis major:

Internship opportunities and undergraduate research

The Career and Internship Program at the UMSL College of Business Administration will help prepare you with the real-world experience to hit the ground running when you get a job. We also encourage majors in accounting to participate in Undergraduate Research and Scholarship to innovate and collaborate with leaders in your field.

Honors College

The UMSL Honors College is a certificate program that can be paired with any major without adding extra classes or extending time to graduate. Classes in the Honors College are seminar-style, meaning that they are based in reading, writing, discussion, and critical thinking. This unique class format fosters an intellectual climate centered around democracy, diversity, civility and academic excellence.