Supply Chain Management

Why Supply Chain Management? 

Supply Chain Management is a rapidly evolving field. The different functional areas within SCM, including logistics, distribution, procurement, and manufacturing are requiring more technologically savvy employees with the business knowledge of a great leader. The synergy between SCM and other functional business areas makes supply chain an exciting career. 

Supply Chain Management, BSBA

Appalachian offers a major in Supply Chain Management to prepare professionals who can contribute to organizational success through various aspects of supply chain management – including procurement, sourcing, logistics, manufacturing, distribution and quality management.

With the increasing complexity and globalization of supply chains, the demand for supply chain professionals is growing. Many industries are reporting significant shortages in talent, and this program will prepare you to help fill these economic needs.

Minor In Supply Chain Management

The Supply Chain Management minor is available to all majors, both business and non-business, with the exception of Supply Chain Management majors. The minor provides a multi-disciplinary curriculum in supply chain management. Companies focus on SCM as a way to not only reduce costs and improve profits, but also expand into international markets. 

Why Appalachian?

The Supply Chain Management program at Appalachian State University recognizes the value of professional development and real-world experience. Learn more about how the Walker College of Business, accredited by AACSB since 1976 and consistently ranked as a best business school by The Princeton Review, supports and prepares students throughout their journey. Read more

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Dr. Dinesh Davè, Program Director
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Appalachian's supply chain management program has a 94% job placement rate. Some positions include: 

  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Inventory Manager
  • Supplier Quality Product Manager
  • Strategic Sourcing Manager
  • Logistics Planner
  • New Product Procurement Planner
  • Supplier Management Analyst
  • Inventory Planner
  • Procurement Manager of Specialist
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Supply Chain Consultant
  • Wholesale and Retail Buyer

For more information about employment, please explore undergraderate careers

For information about employment after graduate school, please explore graduate careers

Study Abroad in India

Every year the Walker College of Business offers students the opportunity to study business abroad. This course focuses on global supply chain, logistics, and analytics in Bangalore, India. This study abroad opportunity counts as 3 credit hours and fulfills the global issues requirement in the undergraduate program (SCM 4530) and the international requirement for the graduate program (MBA 5020). The two program leaders are Dr. Lakshmi Iyer, Director of MS in Applied Data Analytics, and Dr. Dinesh Davè, Program Director of Supply Chain Management. 




After Graduation 

Some undergraduates continue their education at Appalachian by completing the 1-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics (MSADA). The MBA Program offers a concentration in Supply Chain Management and the MSADA Program offers a concentration in Supply Chain Analytics.