Career – what can you do with a specialization in supply chain management?
Supply chain management is a high-demand field. BGSU graduates are highly recruited by companies across the U.S. Many receive multiple job offers.
As a supply chain professional, you'll orchestrate the seamless flow of goods, information and finances across global networks to help businesses run efficiently and sustainably. That could mean optimizing logistics, ensuring product quality, negotiating with suppliers or strategizing to reduce costs.
Most graduates work initially as buyers, supply chain analysts and inventory supervisors, and then move up to management positions in buying, purchasing and plant facilities.
Some companies offer leadership development programs in which you work in several of these supply chain areas during your first two or three years.
BGSU supply chain graduates work for companies in technology, manufacturing, retail, logistics, healthcare and consulting. They are senior executives in firms such as Bechtel, CACI, Cooper Tire & Rubber, Diebold, GAP Inc., GE Lighting, Honda, Husqvarna, Huntington Bank, Microsoft, Scotts Miracle-Gro and Swagelok.
Four key elements of supply chain management:
Planning: Ensuring employees, materials and equipment are available at the right time to serve customers
Sourcing: Purchasing goods and services, negotiating and building strategic supplier relationships
Making: Scheduling operations, managing inventory and supervising a work team
Delivering: Building customer relationships and managing logistics, including distribution and
Coursework in the supply chain management specialization helps you to develop skills in a range of areas:
- Inventory management
- Supply chain strategy
- Demand forecasting
- Quality control
- Sustainable supply chain practices
Faculty uses case studies and real-world projects in the classroom, giving you a chance to combine theory with practical applications.
We encourage students to take advantage of co-ops and internships. These opportunities are priceless in allowing you to gain practical experience and skills that make you more marketable with employers.
- Ethics and Social Responsibility in Business
- Design and Delivery of Quality
- Supply Category Management and Negotiation
- Supply Management and Global Sourcing Strategies
BGSU's supply chain program is truly unmatched. The professors shared real-world experience on a daily basis and genuinely cared about us as students, making the classroom atmosphere conversation-driven and inspiring.
Jessica Gardella, ’21
One of only 6% of business schools with AACSB accreditation, the highest accreditation possible
Schmidthorst College of Business Specializations
The flexibility to complete one or more of our 13 specializations distinguishes us from other universities – and gives you a competitive edge in the job market.
- Applied Economics
- Business Analytics and Intelligence
- Individualized Business
- Information Systems
- Insurance and Risk Management
- International Business
- Sales and Services Marketing
- Supply Chain Management
Premier entrepreneurship program
The Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at BGSU is one of 20 centers worldwide recognized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
We weave entrepreneurship into all business programs and offer an entrepreneurship minor.
You can take courses in:
- Real estate entrepreneurship
- Women and social entrepreneurs
- Nonprofit and corporate responsibility
- Innovation and disruption
Top business leaders and entrepreneurs-in-residence bring real-world experience and expertise to our curriculum. A mentorship program connects students with alumni and industry leaders.
Thanks to an incubation program funded by alumni and supporters, more than $800,000 has been provided to student entrepreneurs to start their own ventures.
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
The Business Administration program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is in good standing.
Updated: 10/25/2023 12:50PM