Program overview

Prepare for success in one of the business world’s most in-demand specializations with Rider’s AACSB-accredited global supply chain management (GSCM) program. With our interdisciplinary approach, you’ll gain important skills and develop an understanding of the field’s impact on domestic and international business.

The three-course global supply chain certificate is also available for non-GSCM majors who want to enhance their knowledge of supply chain management. This certificate will make you a well-rounded candidate for in-demand jobs post-graduation as it provides in-depth supply chain and logistics training.

Top 3

ranked supply chain curriculum in the nation by Gartner, Inc. (2020)

10:1

student-to-faculty ratio

95%+

placement in supply chain jobs after graduation

Here's what you'll learn

This is an interdisciplinary program that merges coursework from operations, marketing, information systems, management science and international business. At Rider, you'll learn to see and understand connections between the different supply chain-related disciplines. You will also learn about the different operating models used in today’s businesses and gain an appreciation for how businesses operate among different cultures and regions of the world.

Program objectives:

  • Become familiar with components of global supply chains (e.g., sourcing, manufacturing and production, distribution, sales and customer service) and issues related to the management of global supply chains.
  • Understand the similarities and differences, as well as the strengths and weaknesses, of different business operating models.
  • Gain insights into how organizations operate and adapt to cultural and regional norms, address border issues, and comply with local, regional, and international laws governing the conduct of business.
  • Understand the connections between disciplines related to GSCM (e.g., Operations, Marketing, Sales, Information Systems, International Business).
  • Obtain hands-on experience with global supply chains through a required co-op or internship experience.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of current and future career opportunities within GSCM.
Why study Global Supply Chain Management?
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Start strong to make it big

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, Estée Lauder, Becton Dickinson, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal and Pfizer.

Where potential becomes a plan

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.

Common entry-level positions:

  • Logistics or Supply Chain Analyst
  • Retail Buyer
  • Demand Planner
  • Supply Planner
  • Inventory Planner
  • Production Planner
  • Transportation Planner or Analyst
  • Logistics Project Manager
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • Warehouse or Plant Supervisor
  • Manufacturing and Distribution Network Planner
  • Account Representative (such as for a third party public warehouse firm)
Employment Outlook
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I was able to apply the business skills I learned at Rider to real-world supply chain situations.
Michael Holmstrom '11
Global Supply Chain Management (B.S.B.A.)
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Program requirements

Our interdisciplinary 120-credit program focuses on core business principles and strategies and also gives you the flexibility to focus on your interests.

Rider also offers a GSCM certificate for all majors, which consists of taking Intro to Global Supply Chain Management and two additional courses in the curriculum.

Expand your horizons

The curriculum of the Rider Norm Brodsky College of Business includes optional faculty-led international study tours that students can take for academic credit. Several of these tours have major supply chain components and global supply chain (GSC) majors can obtain three GSC elective credits if they take one of these tours.

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Dual GSCM/BAN major

Business analytics has become a major component of every segment of the corporate world from supply chain management to marketing to human resources. And no discipline relies more on business analyses to support management decision-making than global supply chain management. With this in mind, we have designed a flexible program for our global supply chain management (GSCM) majors that allows them to complement their studies with a dual major in business analytics (BAN).

Financial aid resources

Learn more about financial aid, tuition and the various options we offer to make your college education affordable.

Contact

Global Supply Chain Management (B.S.B.A.)

Chirag Surti

Associate Professor

Sweigart Hall

csurti [at] rider.edu

609-895-5538

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