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Supply Chain Management

If you're interested in leading problem-solving and improvement efforts, identifying ways to increase performance, and managing complex projects, you're on your way to an exciting career in Supply Chain Management.

Degrees & Offerings
  • B.S.B.A.
  • Bloomsburg
  • Clearfield
  • Lock Haven
  • Mansfield
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Streamline Your Success

Supply Chain Management is the coordination and integration of business activities, including procuring materials and services, scheduling and creating products and services that respond to market demands, planning and executing logistics, forecasting future demand and planning supply responses, and managing supply chain network strategies.

Success requires developing relationships with partners, managing flows of information and materials, and having keen insight into cash flow and profitability. Increased competitive pressures, the global environment, sophisticated customers, fast-changing markets, a myriad of global risks, and technological innovations make supply chain management a source of competitive distinction. No matter how a company chooses to satisfy customers and achieve financial objectives, the supply chain is a potent strategic resource to help it deliver more value, lower costs, and more agile responses in the face of steady change. Opportunities are numerous, varied, and global, and forecasters are expecting healthy employment markets.  

Commonwealth University's SCM program is designed using competency models from leading professional organizations. Recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of SCM, the program draws expertise from all business disciplines — accounting, finance, information technology management, management, and marketing — and integrates content through collaborative course design and delivery. 

Course Delivery Format



  Lock Haven






Courses and Curriculum

The Supply Chain Management program delivers student-focused and technology-driven pedagogy and content that meets and exceeds the expectations of employers, professional SCM societies, and the academic discipline.

Degree Requirements  Degree Works

Note: Degree requirements effective for enrolled students beginning Fall 2023. All enrolled students, including matriculating students prior to Fall 2023, can review their degree program requirements and track progress to degree completion with our degree audit and advisement tool, Degree Works.

This checklist is based on the 2023-24 Academic Catalog and is subject to change. Students should meet with their academic advisor each semester and use Degree Works to monitor their individual progress toward completion of the minor.

Curriculum Checklist  


____MGMT 370: Managerial Decision Making

____MGMT 371: Supply Chain Operations

____MGMT 474: Managing Quality

____MGMT 475: Logistics

____MGMT 478: Managing Business Processes

____MGMT 479: Supply Chain Seminar

Given prerequisites and typical course offerings, please follow the recommended sequence:

Junior YearSenior Year

Total Credits Required for the Minor (18 Credits) At least 12 of the 18 credits must be earned at Commonwealth University. A minimum 2.0 cumulative average must be achieved in the courses counted for the SCM Minor.


Minor Course Delivery



  Lock Haven






Students who complete the program will be able to:

  1. Evaluate supply chain resources, processes, and relationships to ensure effective and efficient satisfaction of each participant's value proposition.
  2. Propose ideas to manage the flows of materials, services, information, and capital from basic producers through the supply chain to end users.
  3. Implement best practices consistent with key supply chain principles and supported by analysis of key supply chain metrics and decomposition models.
  4. Apply decision-making processes, using real-time analysis of data derived from business IT systems to supply chain initiatives.
  5. Lead within the cross-functional and inter-organizational reality of modern supply chains.
  6. Compete for in-demand supply chain careers in global business environments.
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Commonwealth U Because

Professional Engagement

ASCM is the leading professional association for Supply Chain Management with tens of thousands of members worldwide. Commonwealth University’s student chapter is interdisciplinary and is among the most active organizations on campus. The chapter brings current knowledge of the supply chain field to students, enhances classroom learning, and develops leadership skills.  

The ASCM Chapter focuses on opportunities for experiential learning, such as manufacturing and distribution center facility tours. We also engage in extensive networking with industry professionals via guest speakers and other events.

The Commonwealth U DIFFERENCE

Many top, global corporations only recruit from AACSB-accredited schools. Those grads are offered better, more competitive salaries.
Starting Salary
That number goes up with experience. By mid-career or so, a supply chain manager salary is over $83,600 on average.
business distinction
College of Distinction
CU-Bloomsburg has earned national recognition as a College of Distinction for its business programs, honored for its quality and high-impact preparation for successful business professionals.
Job Growth Projected
8,200 new positions forecasted through 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Nicolas J. Guiffre Center for Supply Chain Management

The Giuffre Center provides resources, relationships, and opportunities for students in Supply Chain Management. Its focus is superior education through innovative teaching, experiential learning, industry collaboration, and talent development. The Giuffre Center hosts speakers, facilitates student trips, creates supply chain content, connects employers to students, provides resources for industry-leading supply chain research, and prepares students for professional certifications. Nicholas J. Giuffre ’78 contributed a substantial blended gift in February 2016 to establish the Center. His gift also endowed the Giuffre Distinguished Professor in Supply Chain Management to support the program and experiential learning opportunities for students. Giuffre continues to serve as a member of the Bloomsburg Foundation Board of Directors and the Zeigler College of Business Advisory Board.

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