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Supply Chain Management, B.B.A.

Supply chain management covers all the activities that go into creating a product or service, making sure those activities generate maximum value for customers at minimum cost to the company, its partners, and the environment. These professionals touch every aspect of a business: from new product development to building relationships with suppliers, designing and improving production processes, and making goods and services available to customers. They need to have strong quantitative reasoning skills and be able to work effectively with people from across a business.

Supply chain talent is in high demand and companies are willing to pay a premium for new hires. The Seidman supply chain program equips students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in this dynamic field and supercharge their company's value creating engine.

Visit the program website for more information.

Program Overview

Students pursue the bachelor of business administration (B.B.A.) degree at the Seidman College of Business. Other complementary majors/emphases offered include:

  • Management major with an MIS/SAP emphasis
  • Operations management major
  • Marketing major with a logistics emphasis

Why Study Supply Chain Management at Grand Valley?

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the entire flow of materials, information, and cash along the entire supply chain.
  • Acquire critical business and professional success skills that apply anywhere in the business world.
  • Emphasis on real-world projects, case studies, and supply chain networking.
  • Faculty experts in all aspects of supply chain management.
  • Current technology integrated into courses by use of the internet, e-commerce, and enterprise resource planning.
  • Internships, available in all areas of supply chain management, allow you to earn money while gaining valuable experience.
  • A master of business administration (M.B.A.) is also available. Visit gvsu.edu/seidmangrad/.

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For More Information

Seidman College of Business

gvsu.edu/seidman
50 Front Avenue SW
(616) 331-7500

Admissions Office

gvsu.edu/admissions

Location & Format

All undergraduate students begin their academic career on the Allendale Campus. Students in this major continue their upper division studies downtown on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Format: Face To Face

Coursework

Majors study a variety of topics, including:

  • Advanced topics in operations
  • Logistics and transportation
  • Manufacturing planning and control
  • Procurement
  • Quality and lean

Career Options

  • Logistics manager
  • Operations manager
  • Procurement manager
  • Information systems analyst
  • Supply chain analyst
  • Supply chain consultant
  • Supply chain data analyst

 

“It’s a rapidly evolving field. It’s really exciting, and there are endless opportunities for people who become actively engaged in it.”

JASON WILKIE
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ALUMNUS