Global supply chain management (GSCM) focuses on developing a seamless flow of raw materials, products and services, information, and financial capital in industry.

Supply chains start at the initial design process, including raw material sourcing and logistics, and continue through delivery of that product or service to the end customer. The goal of our undergraduate bachelor's degree program in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) is to teach our students how to create customer satisfaction at optimal cost through the supply chain. 

Clarkson's Global Supply Chain Management undergraduate program has been ranked as one of the Top 20 Supply Chain Management programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. This is in part because the Global Supply Chain Management major involves a collaborative systems approach, including concepts and faculty from operations management, marketing, information systems, human resource management, strategic management and economics. This gives our students the well-rounded education that employers seek.

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Global Supply Chain Management Careers

Supply chain management careers are in demand in many different industries and types of companies, from large pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporations, to aerospace engineering firms, to well known household products companies. Upon graduation, Clarkson Global Supply Chain Management majors will be prepared to enter the workforce in positions such as:

  • sourcing agent
  • supply chain manager
  • corporate procurement personnel 
  • business development specialist
  • supply chain consultant
  • logistics manager
  • logistics analyst
  • material coordinator
  • planner/buyer
  • commodity manager
  • technical support specialist
  • operations development

Recent graduates of Clarkson's Global Supply Chain Management major have recently been recruited to work for companies such as Amphenol Aerospace, Bose Corporation, Dot Foods, Huttig Nissan, IBM, IDEX, Lockheed Martin, Merck, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Procter and Gamble, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Veritas Prime and Woodland Global. Several students have chosen to pursue graduate school at institutions such as the Cass Business School and also in Clarkson's own Master's of Business Administration (MBA) programs.  

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Global Supply Chain Management Curriculum

Major in Global Supply Chain Management

Global Supply Chain Management majors take 42 credits of foundation coursework in business such as accounting, economics, mathematics, marketing, operations, organization behavior and entrepreneurship, and 27 credits of specialized business courses to satisfy the degree requirements. Eighteen credit hours of electives are also required for completion of the degree, and since 50 percent of the coursework must be taken outside the Reh School of Business, most electives will be courses taken in other disciplines at Clarkson, such as engineering or sciences. GSCM majors take courses such as:

  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Design & Management
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management & Lean Enterprise
  • Management of Technology
  • Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Design
  • Industrial Supply Chain Economics
  • Marketing Research
  • Retail Marketing & New Product Development

Global Supply Chain Management Major Curriculum

Global Supply Chain Core Requirements

Students are required to complete the following courses:

  • EC451 Industrial Supply Chain Economics
  • SB361 Supply Chain Environmental Management
  • 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



Relevant Minors

Global Supply Chain Management majors have the opportunity to explore minors that will complement the GSCM bachelor's degree. View our recommendations below or learn more about all of Clarkson's minors, concentrations and professional advising tracks.

Economics Minor

Project Management Minor

Product Development & Marketing Minor

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Internship and Co-op Opportunities

As a business student in Global Supply Chain Management, you will participate in a project-based professional experience such as a co-op, an internship, directed research or a community project clearly related to your professional goals. Recent internship employers include

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Cooper Industries
  • Corning Inc.
  • Crane Co.
  • General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products
  • Genesee Brewing Company
  • General Electric
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Procter & Gamble
  • The Raymond Corporation
  • Raytheon Co.
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Wegmans

At Clarkson, you will also be able to pursue research topics that are of interest to you. Individual professors in business fields offer a variety of opportunities for participating in different research projects, and they will work closely with you to determine which areas work best for you.

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