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​Supply Chain Management

Explore forecasting, resource allocation, production planning, flow and process management, inventory management, and so much more as a supply chain management major at Syracuse.

Established in 1919, Whitman’s supply chain management program was the first in the nation, and has evolved into one of national prominence, preparing the next wave of professionals in the areas of:

  • Operations management: Oversee the movement of inventory.
  • Vendor relations: Develop successful relationships with merchants.
  • Purchasing: Source and manage the influx of products.
  • Supply chain analyst: Determine trends and patterns of product flow.

About Whitman

The Whitman School develops entrepreneurial managers who will become leaders in an era of global competitiveness. Programs are built around the major driving forces in business today: entrepreneurial management, globalization, use of technology and leadership.


Core coursework covers sales logistics, business principles, and management systems. Sample courses include:

  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management
  • Supply Chain Management Systems
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation and Distribution Center Management
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • The Law of Global Business

View official major requirements.

Dual Enrollment

The Whitman School of Management offers dual major programs with the  S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, the  College of Arts and Sciences / Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the  School of Information Studies (iSchool).

  • The new Arts and Sciences/Maxwell dual program allows students to select one of seven majors in the sciences, preparing them to work in fields such as pharmaceuticals.
  • Select the iSchool to develop a working knowledge of business along with technical training in information systems, setting yourself apart from traditional management students.
  • Gain an edge in a competitive job market by selecting Newhouse, where you’ll prepare to become an effective business leader and communicator.
  • Complete your B.S. and J.D. in six years through the Whitman School and College of Law 3+3 Joint Degree Program .

Practical Experience

As a supply chain management (SCM) major, you will participate in a variety of learning opportunities outside the classroom that bring the curriculum to life.

  • Collaborate with peers and faculty to advance the state of knowledge, engage the mind, and stimulate best SCM practices during the Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program.
  • See SCM in action and learn more about current events and issues affecting the field as a member of the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Syracuse University Roundtable.
  • Intern at top corporations including Dell Technologies, Otis Elevator Co. and Pratt & Whitney.
  • Research forecasting and logistics alongside faculty at the Robert H. Brethen Operations Management Institute.
  • Gain an edge through your IMPRESS* score , which measures achievement in the areas of professional development and emotional intelligence, major/industry exploration, certifications, global context, and community engagement.
  • Network and receive mentoring from the Supply Chain Management Advisory Board that includes members from CSX, Accenture, Snap-on Inc. and Nike.

* A Whitman School exclusive

Study Abroad

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with a study abroad experience during your college years. Consistently ranked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S.,  Syracuse Abroad has more than 100 programs in 60 countries. 

Supply chain management students commonly go abroad to Syracuse University centers in Florence, London, and Madrid, and to World Partner programs such as CEA Prague, CET Brazil (Sao Paulo), Kansai Gaidai (Osaka, Japan), and the University of New South Wales.

Summer programs of interest may include Made in Italy and Business Excellence: Food, Fashion, and Design (Florence), and Managing in a Spanish Setting (Madrid).

Life After Syracuse University

As a graduate with a degree in supply chain management, you can explore such careers as:

  • Supply chain manager
  • Project manager
  • Logistics analyst
  • Process supervisor
  • Operations manager

Visit the Whitman School

For more information or to visit the Whitman School, please contact  Rachel DuBois , director of undergraduate recruitment, at 315.443.9222.