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B.S. in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management

This major in Business Administration – Supply Chain Management at Colorado State University is designed to develop in students a comprehensive knowledge of global supply chain management (SCM) along with the skills necessary for implementing strategic, efficient and effective SCM practices in contemporary business enterprises.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

SCM Professionals operate in a dynamic and changing world, managing resources and relationships with suppliers and customers worldwide. They are commonly responsible for practices related to managing products, information and cash flows through the global value chain including product development, forecasting demand, managing production and service operations, purchasing materials, order fulfillment, distribution, returns management, trade compliance, and customer service.

SCM Professionals are employed in every industry and are essential in ensuring a company’s offerings provide value for its customers. It is essential that an SCM professional learn and master key knowledge, skills, and abilities including critical thinking, ethics, change management, communication, negotiation and conflict management, business acumen, interpersonal skills, and organizational leadership skills.

Learning Outcomes

Students in Business Administration – Supply Chain Management at Colorado State University will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and skills adequate to assume entry-level SCM positions in the broad spectrum of organizations and be prepared to pursue careers in a wide variety of organizations and industries
  • Knowledge of how global supply chains operate and skills to make decisions to support strategic and tactical activities to manage efficient and effective supply chains
  • An understanding of ethical decision making skills with respect to dealing with supplier and customer organizations
  • An understanding of the skills required to manage risk, innovation, and the dynamics of supply chains in the current global economy

Potential Occupations

Some examples include, but are not limited to the following titles: Supply Chain Consultant, Process Improvement Manager, Operations Manager, Supply Chain Analyst, Sustainability Specialist, Buyer, Supply Manager, Purchasing Manager, Materials Supervisor, Production Manager, Logistics Analyst, Transportation Analyst, Transportation Manager, Account Manager, Warehouse Supervisor, Demand Planner/Forecaster



“My experience at CSU, and particularly in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology has been invaluable! The program was both challenging and supportive.”

Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Courses included

  • Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business
  • Business Analytics
  • Contemporary Management Principles/Practices
  • Advanced Supply Management
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Management