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Supply Chain Management B.S.

Supply chain management requires a distinctive view of business: procurement, manufacturing and distribution must be viewed and controlled as a seamless flow.
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About this Program

  • Display competence in the functional areas of business and their interdependencies.
  • Employ logical, analytical and technological skills in decision making.
  • Develop organizational strategies taking into account internal and external factors.
  • Communicate and interact with others in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate exemplary personal and professional behaviors and apply knowledge in a selected area of study.
  • Be aware of and engage in a diverse and global society.
  • Explain the role of supply chain management in the context of business operations.
  • Demonstrate how supply chain management is interrelated with other functional areas of management, such as marketing, finance and information systems.
  • Apply appropriate techniques used to solve supply chain planning problems.
  • Apply modeling, optimization and analysis tools, such as Excel and SAP, in problem solving and providing insightful management prescriptions.
  • Analyze “core competency” in business operations by improving supply chain performance.

Program Information

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Martin J. Whitman School of Management

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management combines the resources of a large university with small class sizes and highly individualized attention to offer students the best possible learning experience. Students study under the leadership of exceptional faculty members who are highly esteemed world-class scholars and researchers. A diverse, collaborative community, both online and on-campus, the Whitman School provides students with an education that prepares them to become leaders in today’s global business environment.
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An understanding of supply chain management is an asset to any manager, and there is a strong demand for specialists who can comprehend and manage the entire chain. Building on long-established strengths, this undergraduate major offers a solid grounding in this exciting field.

Extracurricular Opportunities


Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities, to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community. The Xi Tau Chapter at Syracuse University was founded in 2001 and has grown to approximately 100 active members including Whitman students and economics majors.


Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the oldest and largest professional business fraternities in the nation. Through professional development, educational programs, community service and a hands-on application of formal education, Alpha Kappa Psi students use the business skills they learn in the classroom to acquire life skills such as the art of compromise, consensus building, project management, team building and networking. Alpha Kappa Psi is open to students in all majors.


Franklin Supply Chain Club

The Franklin Supply Chain Club welcomes anyone interested in learning more about supply chain management. Through various field trips and guest speakers during the year, the club provides the opportunity to see supply chain management in action, as well as learn more about current events and issues affecting the field.


The Goodman IMPRESS program

The Goodman IMPRESS Program is designed to provide all Whitman undergraduates with the skills and experiences employers seek, including leadership, communications, certifications, global context and industry exploration. All incoming students are placed in one of four “houses.” Within these houses, they experience healthy competition as they develop their extracurricular skills under the direction of four committed and excellent house masters who teach the introductory business course and serve as their first faculty mentor, along with outstanding sophomore and junior peer facilitators.

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