Program Overview

Prepare for success in one of the most in-demand specializations in today’s business world in Rider’s AACSB-accredited program in global supply chain management (GSCM). You'll develop an understanding of this important field’s impact on domestic and international business, plus Rider’s interdisciplinary approach will leave you with the skills you need to succeed.

Undergraduate students in any major can pursue a Global Supply Chain Certificate. The GSC Certificate will make you a well-rounded candidate for in-demand jobs post-graduation as it provides in-depth supply chain and logistics training. 

Admission Requirements

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How to apply

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By the Numbers

Top 2

Ranked supply chain curriculum in the nation in 2018 by Gartner, Inc.

11:1

Student-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?

A Career That Takes You Places

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 Careers

  • Logistics or Supply Chain Analyst
  • Supply Chain Analytics Specialist
  • Buyer
  • Production Planner
  • Transportation Planner or Analyst
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Warehouse or Plant Supervisor
  • Network Planner
Employment Outlook
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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.

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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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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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Major 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. 

Land Your Dream Job

Rider graduates in-demand. A degree from Rider will open doors and allow you to harness your wildest dreams.

Current Employers Include

  • Amazon
  • Church & Dwight
  • Estée Lauder
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • L’Oréal
  • Pfizer
Current and Recent Employers

How to Apply

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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).

Engaged Learning

Learning by doing. That’s the driving principle behind Engaged Learning at Rider. It’s where theory meets practice, giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and insights you’ve gained in the classroom to real-world situations and professional settings.

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Transferring to Rider

Interested in transferring to Rider for business?

Visit the Community College Agreements page to see the community colleges Rider partners with and the courses that transfer for each major.

Contact

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

Tan Miller

Professor; Director, Global Supply Chain Management Program

Sweigart Hall

tmiller [at] rider.edu

609-895-5517

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