The concentration in supply chain management and analytics gives students the skills to manage the manufacture and movement of products in the global environment and to understand the fundamentals of decision analytics.

The curriculum is comprehensive in that supply chain management and analytics involve a range of issues from inventory management to risk management, as well as the indispensable role of information and technology in coordinating modern supply chains and analyzing data for the benefit of the organization. 


Our curriculum emphasizes methodologies used in areas such as forecasting quality management and process analysis. You will explore and analyze issues arising in the coordination of modern supply chains.

Program and degree requirements

Career opportunities

Traditional supply chain programs educate students on how to interact with suppliers and customers to meet their needs and may work in careers in procurement, operations and logistics. The SCMA department prepares students for these traditional roles but integrates these areas with analytics so as to produce students who use data to make more informed decisions aimed at improving systems, lowering costs, and enhancing firm performance distribution channels.

  • Alumni employers include:
    • Afton Chemical
    • Altria
    • Earnhardt Childress Racing
    • Dominion
    • McKesson
    • WestRock
  • Careers in the field:
    • Commodity Manager 
    • Demand Planner
    • Distribution Specialist 
    • Inventory Control Specialist 
    • Logistics Analyst 
    • Material Coordinator 
    • Procurement Specialist 
    • Production Planner 
    • Purchasing Manager 
    • Sourcing Specialist