Undergraduate Supply Chain Concentration
The BS Degree in Business Administration with a Supply Chain Management Focus
The Supply Chain Management curriculum at NC State’s Poole College of Management provides undergraduates with the skills, knowledge and practical experience to become tomorrow’s supply chain leaders. The curriculum is available as a concentration for students majoring in Business Administration.
Supply Chain Management students receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major with an operations/supply chain management concentration, which includes a required practicum for honors students.
The Honors Practicum: Undergraduate
A distinguishing characteristic of the Supply Chain Management undergraduate concentration in the Business Administration program at Poole College is that honors students engage in a semester-long experiential learning project. Called the practicum, the project pairs small student teams with an industry partner of the SCRC to help solve a specific supply-chain problem that company is experiencing.
Students gain valuable work experience in the field as well as professional contacts that can help them secure employment when they graduate.
For more information please visit the Undergraduate Programs business administration page.
NC State Jenkins MBA with a concentration in Supply Chain Management
NC State Jenkins MBA
Through its Jenkins Graduate School of Management, the Poole College of Management offers an Jenkins MBA degree with a concentration in Supply Chain Management. In addition to providing a comprehensive education in general business management, the Supply Chain Concentration equips students for management-level positions in the supply chain discipline.
The NC State Jenkins MBA continues to grow in ranking and reputation, thanks in part to the synergies created by the SCRC and the strength of the faculty. It recently was ranked in the top 20 nationally by practitioners and academics alike, specifically 14th by academics, 20th by practitioners and 18th overall, according to a survey by Supply Chain Management Review.
The partnership between the NC State Jenkins MBA program and the SCRC is unique among top-tier supply-chain management programs, affording every student with a semester-long opportunity —the practicum—to help a real business address its supply-chain issues. The SCRC and its relationships with companies that have best-in-class supply chain divisions is one key reason that the Jenkins MBA in Supply Chain Management is so highly regarded.
NC State Jenkins MBA Supply Chain Practicum
The capstone of the NC State Jenkins MBA in Supply Chain Management is the practicum. This is where SCM students apply their classroom knowledge to solve real world problems, working with real companies. In the practicum, students work in small teams with company mentors to solve a supply chain related problem presented by a partner company. They wrap up the semester-long projects with presentations of their findings and recommendations to key executives at the sponsoring company, and summary reports to SCRC partner companies at the semester-end bi-annual meeting.
Throughout the process, students gain valuable problem-solving experience, learn to work collaboratively, and provide valuable solutions to the sponsoring company. Companies frequently report significant savings after implementing the innovative solutions developed by their student practicum teams.
For more information about please visit the NC State Jenkins MBA website.