Global Supply Chain Management

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Bachelor of Science in Global Supply Chain Management

Preparing students for success in one of the most in-demand specializations in today’s business world!

The Curriculum of Rider’s undergraduate Global Supply Chain Management Program is ranked in the Top 2 in the Nation by global research firm Gartner, Inc.

Developed by Rider’s AACSB-accredited Norm Brodsky College of Business in partnership with top international companies, our pioneering, top-ranked GSCM program equips students with the skills and experiences needed for a career in the exciting field of global supply chain management.

What is Global Supply Chain Management

Through every phase of a product’s lifestyle, global supply chain management professionals ensure that customers get the products and services they need and want — faster, better and more cost-effectively — from across town or around the world. They play a critical role to the successful functioning of businesses, healthcare, nonprofit agencies and governments.

A "supply chain" refers to the collection of steps that a company takes to transform raw material components into a final product that is delivered to customers. Typically, supply chain management has five stages: plan, make, source, deliver and return.

Every stage of that process involves professional skills that are critical to success, from marketing and logistics to data management and warehousing.

About Rider's Program

Our interdisciplinary Global Supply Chain Management program combines theory and practice with hands-on internship and mentoring experiences to provide students with an understanding of the important role of supply chain management in domestic and international business. Students earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree with a major in Global Supply Chain Management.

Our faculty includes professors with expertise in information systems, marketing, international business and management science — as well as supply chain professionals from private industry and non-profits. Students learn the many dimensions of supply chain networks that businesses use to acquire, produce, and deliver goods and services across the global marketplace. And, they gain skills that prepare them for success in this fast-growing field. Those students interested in double majoring in GSCM and a second major can easily do this in four years without taking extra credits.

Internships & Career Outcomes

Every global supply chain management major gains valuable hands-on experience through one or more internships or co-ops at firms such as Church & Dwight, Estee Lauder, Becton Dickinson, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal and Pfizer.

Because GSCM is such a broad field, our GSCM graduates find a wealth of different career tracks that offer both financial rewards and personal satisfaction.

Over 95% of our program’s graduates have landed jobs in supply chain management within three months after graduating over the past four years. Many receive and accept offers well before graduating.

Michael Holmstrom, '11
Read what one of our graduates has to say about the program.

Headshot of Tan Miller
Professor; Director, Global Supply Chain Management Program
Sweigart Hall 377

Background Information

  • Ph.D. The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Regional Science
  • M.B.A. The Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA
  • M.A. The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Regional Science
  • B.A. Haverford College, Haverford, PA

Refereed Articles

  • Miller, T. C. & Liberatore, M. J. (2016). Outbound Logistics Performance and Profitability: A Taxonomy of Manufacturing and Service Organizations.  Business and Economics Journal, 7 (2).