Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management

Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Major:

Supply Chain Management

Contact:

Dr. Susan Duett, Chair
sduett@belhaven.edu

*This program will be available pending accreditor approval.

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the management of the flow of goods and services related to moving a product from raw materials to its delivery to its final destination. A total of 1.4 million new jobs in Supply Chain and Logistics were created from 2014-2018, and this growth is likely to continue as more and more companies recognize the importance of optimizing their supply chain.

Because the importance of this role has grown so rapidly in recent years, the labor market is currently experiencing a dearth of Supply Chain professionals, and most of the people working in this area do not have a formal education in Supply Chain Management. Over the past 12 months, companies are correspondingly desperate to find talented college graduates in Supply Chain Management, and are willing to pay for their services: employees in SCM earn an average of $82,000 annually, and that number jumps to $97,000 annually for professionals with 3-5 years of experience. Furthermore, students who secure jobs in this field will be able to have a real impact, as global supply chains continue to proliferate and impact economies throughout the world.

Additionally, Belhaven students studying the supply chain management bachelor degree will take three upper-level online classes through Belhaven’s RIZE partnership.

What are LCMC/RIZE courses?

We are now offering new, high demand, skill-focused majors through an innovative nationwide consortium of over 75 colleges and universities. Enjoy the traditional college experience at the college you love while learning skills that will prepare you for careers in some of the fastest-growing fields. Your major will have a strong Christian worldview dimension through courses taught by Belhaven faculty. In addition, through the LCMC/RIZE consortium, you’ll be learning from industry experts who will teach some of the core courses in your major virtually. All classes are small so you will get to know your consortium professor as well as working closely with your faculty mentor at Belhaven.

What will I study?

  • Business
  • Management
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Law
  • Finance
  • Global studies
  • Organizational behavior
  • Logistics

The skills you acquire in these classes you can use day one of your first job in the industry.

What can I do with as a career with a Supply Chain Management degree?

  • Investment recovery
  • Distribution
  • Inventory control
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing supervision
  • Materials management
  • Packaging
  • Procurement and purchasing
  • Product and service development
  • Quality control
  • Receiving
  • Strategic sourcing
  • Transportation and shipping
  • Warehousing and storage

Why choose Supply Chain Management at Belhaven University?

  • Belhaven University is the only university offering a Bachelor’s of Supply Chain Management in Mississippi.  
  • Courses are offered by Christian faculty from a Christian perspective.
  • Classes are small so students will receive individual attention if required.  
  • Courses in the RIZE partnership will offer students the opportunity to communicate with students from other universities and then with a Belhaven mentor.

What kind of opportunities will I have at Belhaven that will contribute toward my career?

Our goal at Belhaven is to help you finish the SCM program with a job. During your time at Belhaven, you will have opportunities to network with employers throughout the program especially during our Business Boot Camps. The Boot Camps help hone networking and interviewing skills. The Career and Calling Center on campus assists with resume preparation. An online website called Handshake assists with finding internship and employment opportunities