Supply Chain Management

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

The demand for business professionals with specialized skills in supply chain management is expected to increase as businesses focus on efficient fulfillment of demand, driving outstanding customer value, enhancing organizational responsiveness, building network resiliency and facilitating financial success.

  • GU Possibilities
    • The demand for business professionals with specialized skills in supply chain management is expected to increase as businesses focus on efficient fulfillment of demand, driving outstanding customer value, enhancing organizational responsiveness, building network resiliency and facilitating financial success.
    • Students have the opportunity to work on real-world supply chain management projects alongside entrepreneurs and business professionals through Gannon University’s Small Business Development Center and Erie Technology Incubator.
    • The Dahlkemper School of Business was the first business school in northwestern Pennsylvania with both undergraduate and graduate programs to receive global accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
    • The Dahlkemper School of Business delivers a values-centered business curriculum that provides students with advanced business knowledge through the development of critical-thinking skills, effective communication skills, ethics-based decision making, comprehension of global business concepts, leadership and team-building skills, and the desire to become a lifelong learner.

    You Will Learn

    The supply chain is defined as the “entire system of organizations, people, activities, information and resources involved in moving a raw material, input or service from supplier to end user.” Managing a firm’s supply chain requires planning operations in conjunction with its suppliers’ and customers’ operations. The supply chain management concentration gives students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in inventory management, transportation management, enterprise resource planning and procurement. The introduction of just-in-time and continuous flow operations in production facilities has created the need for such intensive planning and control.  Supply chain management students utilize state-of-the-art technology, enabling students to apply the concepts of supply chain management to real-world projects.

    You Will Experience

    The supply chain management curriculum includes the study of inventory management, transportation management, enterprise resource planning, sourcing, logistics and decision modeling. Students will experience an innovative education in the Center for Business Ingenuity, utilizing state-of-the-art technology and software. Students will receive hands-on opportunities through internships and service-learning projects with local and national businesses, as well as through the unique collaboration between Gannon University’s Dahlkemper School of Business, Small Business Development Center and Erie Technology Incubator.

    You Will Achieve

    Career opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following positions in the field of supply chain management:

    • demand planner  
    • lean manager  
    • logistics manager  
    • operations manager  
    • process manager  
    • procurement manager  
    • quality manager  
    • supply chain manager  
    • traffic manager  

    You Will Earn

    Salaries in business vary depending on the location and type of organization.    

    • accounting: $67,190  
    • distribution manager: $86,630  
    • finance manager: $117,990  
    • financial analyst: $80,310  
    • healthcare manager: $94,500  
    • HR manager: $104,440  
    • insurance underwriter: $65,040  
    • market research analyst: $62,150  
    • marketing manager: $128,750  
    • sales manager: $113,860  

     All salary information is compiled from data gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov) and/or PayScale (payscale.com).    

    You Will Study

    Example Course Descriptions

    Students obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) are able to choose from 13 concentrations to prepare for a career in the field of their choice. Students also have the opportunity to complete the Master of Business Administration with one additional year of study through the five-year MBA program.

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.