Bachelor of Science in Global Supply Chain Management

Bachelor of Science in Global Supply Chain Management

Deliver Real Solutions Around the World

We are used to the idea of getting anything with a click of a button. But, the package on our doorstep is the final stop of a long process that begins with an idea and ends with the delivery of a product. Are you interested in keeping the flow of goods seamless, efficient and organized? Learn the best strategies and processes to keep the world economy going with a Bachelor of Science in Global Supply Chain Management from Clarkson University. 

Why Major in Global Supply Chain Management at Clarkson?

Clarkson University's program is ranked as one of the top 25 in the nation and is considered No. 1 in New York State. Because global supply chains involve different aspects of the business world, your coursework will include operations management, marketing, information systems, human resource management, strategic management and economics. This approach will give you a strong grasp on every part of the process.

Learn the information systems used to optimize production. Understand how international agreements and global networks affect goods. Develop the analytical skills that will help you come up with innovative strategies. Our faculty are there to offer mentorship and help you understand how to apply this knowledge to your future career.

You will spend the first two years of your studies taking core courses in business and fulfilling Clarkson Common Experience requirements. The rest of your credits will be distributed among the Global Supply Chain Management requirements and electives. You can choose to use your electives to explore courses in other fields or to fulfill a minor. 

And, our Global Supply Chain majors had a 100 percent placement rate in 2023, with starting salaries as high as 90K.

What You'll Learn

  • Logistics management
  • Management of global operations
  • Negotiations and partnership management
  • Project management
  • Quality management
  • Strategic sourcing
  • Supply chain design

The Global Supply Chain Management Major consists of the following: 33 credits of Clarkson Common Experience requirements (including the Clarkson Seminar, two mathematics courses (calculus and statistics), two science courses (one of which must include a lab), five knowledge area courses, and a technology course); 42 credits of foundation coursework in business; 27 credits of specialized business courses to satisfy the major requirements; and 18 credit hours of electives.

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Clarkson Common Experience

The following courses are required for all students, irrespective of their program of study. These courses are offered during the fall semester, with FY100 First-Year Seminar being required of only first-year students. Both FY100 and UNIV190 are typically taken during the fall semester of the first year at Clarkson.
FY100 First-Year Seminar
UNIV190 The Clarkson Seminar

Global Supply Chain Core Requirements

Students are required to complete the following courses:

  • EC451 Industrial Supply Chain Economics
  • IS428 Information Systems for Supply Chain Management
  • SB441 Advanced Topics in Global Supply Chain Management
  • SB381 Logistics Management
  • OS466 Negotiations & Relationship Management
  • OM341 Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Design
  • OM451 Quality Management & Lean Enterprise
  • OM371 Strategic Sourcing Management 

Global Supply Chain Core Electives

During the first and second year, all students majoring in Global Supply Chain Management take courses that are part of a core business curriculum and courses that fulfill the Clarkson Common Experience requirements. This typically includes the following:

  • AC202 Financial Accounting
  • AC203 Managerial Accounting
  • EC150 Principles of Microeconomics
  • EC151 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • EC311 Introduction to Econometrics
  • IS211 Introduction to Enterprise Information Systems
  • LW270 Law & Society I
  • MA180 Introductory College Mathematics
  • MA181 Basic Calculus
  • MK320 Principles of Marketing
  • OM331 Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • OS286 Organizational Behavior
  • SB113 Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation I
  • STAT282 Statistics
  • Two science courses (one with laboratory)
  • Three elective courses

Students must choose one of the following professional electives:

  • IS314 Database Design & Management
  • OM476 Management of Technology
  • LW471 Law & Society II
  • AC305 Cost Accounting
  • MK332 Marketing Research
  • MK431 Supply Chain Distribution Channels
  • MK437 Retail Marketing & New Product Development

Gain résumé-worthy experience before you graduate. Apply the skills you've learned in the classroom with an internship or co-op assignment. Start building your network and learn from professionals in the field. Explore what you can do with your degree and start envisioning your future. Learn more about co-ops and internship opportunities. 

Join a faculty-led research project, and form part of the next generation of problem-solvers. Opportunities are open to undergraduates during the school year. Explore research at the David D. Reh School of Business.

Apply your skill set from the get-go. As a first-year business student, you will take Small Business 113: Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In this course, student teams form real companies and later pitch their business plans to investors for funding. This opportunity gives you a chance to gain important hands-on experience that will help you throughout the rest of your studies. You can also fuel your ambitions with the Reh Cup and other entrepreneurial opportunities. 

Find a community of creators and innovators through Clarkson’s 200-plus student groups. Volunteer with the Clarkson Sustainability Club, explore the great outdoors with the Mountain Bike Club or find long-lasting friendships in one of our fraternities or sororities. Explore all clubs and organizations now.

Use your electives to round out your studies with a minor in a related field:

Economics Minor

Learn the basic principles of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. Understand the role economy has in society and how it shapes our world today. Learn more about the economics minor.

Quality-Based Project Management Minor

Develop the skills to manage people, resources and budgets to ensure a project's success. Gain the foundation you need to earn one or more certifications. Learn more about the quality-based project management minor.

Product Development and Marketing Minor

Explore the concepts and tools that go into designing and marketing new products. Sharpen your creativity, and develop a portfolio that showcases your work. Learn more about the product development and marketing minor. 

International experience is a requirement for all Reh School of Business undergraduate students. Not only does it open your eyes to whole new experiences, but it also gives you a competitive edge in the job market. Students can choose to study abroad for a semester at one of Clarkson's international partner institutions, participate in one of our Global Business Program trip courses (students participate in a semester-long course, which culminates in a three-week international trip) or travel to nearby Canada for a series of four long-weekend trips. Learn more about all of our study abroad opportunities.

Professors always bring the most up-to-date topics and relate them to daily news and innovative concepts being developed worldwide. The school strives for student feedback and makes sure to incorporate them into the curriculum, creating an engaging learning environment that prepares you for the challenges in the business world.

Matheus Rutkowski '23 BS in Global Supply Chain Management, BS in Political Science

Career Possibilities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in supply chain management are supposed to grow 28 percent in the next decade — an above-average rate. The degree opens the door to a wide variety of industries like tech, IT, food and beverage, electrical manufacturers, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, automotive and more.

Some of our students choose to continue their studies by pursuing MBAs and other graduate degrees at Clarkson University or at other institutions.

Positions available to our students include:

  • Business development specialist
  • Commodity manager
  • Corporate procurement personnel
  • Logistics analyst
  • Logistics manager
  • Material coordinator
  • Operations development
  • Planner/buyer
  • Sourcing agent
  • Supply chain consultant
  • Supply chain manager
  • Technical support specialist


Our graduates have found that their skills are in high demand. Class of 2023 graduates in Global Supply Chain Management had a 100-percent placement rate with starting salaries as high as $90K. Clarkson global supply chain management majors can be found in companies like: 

  • Amazon
  • Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc.
  • FedEx Ground
  • General Motors
  • The Home Depot
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • KPMG
  • L3Harris Technologies
  • Mack Technologies
  • Medline Industries, Inc.
  • National Grid
  • Northline Utilities, LLC
  • Onita air systems
  • Penske Truck Leasing
  • Target
  • WestRock Company

Hear From An Alumna

Mary Kate Wainwright '19, now works at GAP Inc. as an Operations Supervisor.

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Graduate Schools

Many of our graduates choose to pursue advanced degree programs. Many have pursued graduate degrees through Coulter School of Engineering and Applied Sciences or Reh School of Business programs or Clarkson's other graduate programs. Other graduate schools where our students have recently enrolled include:

  • Boston College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Duke University
  • IESEG School of Management
  • New York University
  • University of Michigan

Contact Us

Reh School of Business
Phone: 315-268-6613

Interested in learning more about the Bachelor of Science in Global Supply Chain Management? Contact the Reh School of Business today with your questions.

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Ignite Your Future Here

Develop the strategic skills to help companies succeed. If you see yourself making a mark as a problem-solver, take the next step to earning a degree in global supply chain management at Clarkson University.