The COVID-19 pandemic exposed how fragile the world supply chain is. Supply chain management is now one of the highest demand undergraduate programs in business. The global supply chain market is expected to reach nearly $31 billion by 2026. Concordia’s SCM program prepares students for work and graduate school in supply chain management.

Programs of Study

Concordia’s new supply chain management major and minor are designed to be interdisciplinary to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the interconnected worlds of supply chain management, global economics, leadership, and data analysis.

Unique Perspective

The core SCM courses combine with the expertise and depth of Concordia’s data analytics program. This provides a unique experience that will set you apart.

“SCM is the backbone of not only good business but day-to-day life. To major or minor in SCM is to study the cogs that make the world as we know it.”
William Buggert ’24

The Offutt School of Business Difference

Through engaging classes with dedicated faculty, you will learn supply chain management concepts to prepare you for your postgraduation goals. In addition to SCM requirements, you'll take business foundation courses to become a well-rounded participant in the global workforce. In the dynamic world of business, we aim to prepare our business students for their strategic career goals.

Great Interdisciplinary Opportunities

Concordia encourages students to pursue interdisciplinary courses of study. The SCM minor is a great addition to almost any major on campus. The SCM major pairs well with management, marketing, math, and data analytics, in addition to other areas of study across Concordia’s three schools.

Recent surveys show that the majority of senior-level executives report that COVID-19 accelerated preexisting issues in the supply chain, prioritizing visibility, resilience, and digitization. A liberal arts education will prepare students to meet these challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Meet a Growing Need

In the past few years, business leaders have recognized the importance and need for supply chain management graduates with job-ready skills in supply chain operations and logistics. Currently, there are almost one million supply chain managers in the United States, and the field is expected to grow by 8% between 2016 and 2026. Learn an emerging field and jump-start a successful career.

Graduate Success 

Supply chain management graduates will learn analytical skills to gain an understanding of logistics, inventory procurement and sourcing, supply chain planning, risk management, communication skills, and technology proficiency.

SCM graduates work as supply chain coordinators/analysts, logistics coordinators, procurement assistants, demand planners, operations assistants/coordinators, distribution coordinators, and more.

Global, Ethical, Entrepreneurial

Founded on the pillars of transformative leadership, global engagement, ethical decision-making, and an entrepreneurial mindset, the Offutt School of Business is dedicated to sending into society thoughtful and informed business leaders with a strong moral compass. Our students attend classes in a state-of-the-art facility and participate in cutting-edge curriculum that allows them to think critically and network globally.

Dr. Marcia Scarpin, Assistant Professor of Management

This program equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complex landscape of modern business and make informed decisions that drive success on a global scale.

Dr. Marcia Santiago Scarpin

Assistant Professor of Management; Director, Management Science and Quantitative Methods Program Business (Offutt School of Business – Academics), Graduate and Continuing Studies