Every company that sells a product needs to manage one thing well: their supply chain.

If you’re ready to develop stronger critical thinking, acquire technological skill, and improve your teamwork skills, then pursuing a bachelor’s in supply chain management is a good choice for you. A key component of running a business smoothly is utilizing the best supply chain management system and managing the process as efficiently as possible. When businesses get this wrong, they cheat themselves out of reaching their fullest potential. You can help keep that from happening by learning all the ins and outs of supply chain management. Even when technology changes or unexpected challenges occur, if you have a solid understanding of the process, you will be able to bounce back and keep your organization on track. And did we mention that this degree can be completed either on campus or online? You can choose the option that best meets your goals.

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Programs & Requirements

Programs & Requirements

* The credit hours listed on this page only reference the specific program requirements and is not reflective of the total hours necessary to receive your degree. Cumberlands requires all students obtain a minimum of 60 hours for an associate’s degree and a total of 120 hours for a bachelor’s degree. Transfer and prior learning credits may be counted toward those totals.

To learn more about our General Education Requirements, please visit the page referenced below or explore our Academic Catalog

General Education Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management

While some supply chain managers learn on the job, this can cause a lack of sound long-term strategy, an absence of knowledge about helpful programs and processes that could improve a company’s supply chain management, and even wasted time, effort, and funding. By learning the ins and outs of supply chain management at Cumberlands – whether you’re an on-campus student or studying online – you can help businesses have a better handle on what needs to be done in order for the organization to maximize profit and grow sustainably.

Supply chain management is a critical aspect that encompasses all activities involved in the production and delivery of goods and services, including procurement, transportation, inventory management, and logistics. In addition, it is strategically important because it enables businesses to optimize operations and reduce costs. 

Course Requirements

  • BADM 133 Introduction to Business
  • BADM 136 Microeconomics
  • BADM 137 Macroeconomics
  • BADM 300 Business Statistics
  • BADM 330 Legal Environment of Business
  • BADM 331 Principles of Management
  • BADM 333 Business Analytics
  • BADM 436 Capstone: Global Business
  • BACC 130 Fundamentals of Accounting 
  • BADM 310 Operations Management
  • BADM 334 Principles of Marketing
  • BADM 312 Supply Chain Management
  • BADM 311 Logistics Management
  • BADM 440 Contract Management
  • BADM 350 Principles of Project Management
  • BADM 460 Program and Project Management

Choose three from the following:

  • BADM 338 Managerial Economics -> Business Decision Concepts
  • BADM 339 Principles of Human Resources Management
  • BADM 431 Entrepreneurship
  • BADM 463 Agile Projects
  • BADM 461 Project Quality and Risk
  • BADM 462 Project Scheduling and Control

A Bachelor of Arts requires all the same courses as a Bachelor of Science with the addition of four classes (12 hours) in a foreign language.

Choose one foreign language sequence:

  • FREN 131        Elementary French I
  • FREN 132        Elementary French II
  • FREN 231        Intermediate French I
  • FREN 232       Intermediate French II
  • SPAN 131        Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN 132        Elementary Spanish II
  • SPAN 231        Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 232       Intermediate Spanish II
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Mission & Goals - Supply Chain Management

To prepare graduates to lead and manage complex supply-chain systems, drive innovation, effectively utilize technology, and create value for organizations and stakeholders.

Develop, control, enhance, and effectively manage a complex supply-chain system.
Address supply chain challenges like cost reduction, risk management, and disruptions.
Acquire technology skills associated with supply chain management and operation.
Work effectively with cross-functional teams, suppliers, and customers.
Apply an ethical decision-making framework to decisions.
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Supply Chain Management Careers & Outcomes

All stats from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Logistician: $77,520

Logistician: $77,520

Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain.

Distribution Manager: $98,560

Distribution Manager: $98,560

Transportation, storage, and distribution managers plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.

Purchasing Agent: $75,120

Purchasing Agent: $75,120

Buyers and purchasing agents buy products and services for organizations. Purchasing managers oversee the work of buyers and purchasing agents.

Project Management Specialist: $95,370

Project Management Specialist: $95,370

Project management specialists coordinate the budget, schedule, staffing, and other details of a project.

Operations Manager: $98,100

Operations Manager: $98,100

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations, overseeing multiple departments or locations. 

Industrial Production Manager: $107,560

Industrial Production Manager: $107,560

Industrial production managers oversee the operations of manufacturing and related plants.

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Common Questions about the Supply Chain Management Program

While some supply chain managers learn on the job, this can cause a lack of sound long-term strategy, an absence of knowledge about helpful programs and processes that could improve a company’s supply chain management, and even wasted time, effort, and funding. By taking the time to dig into the knowledge and tools available, you will have a deeper and broader understanding of supply chain management that can decrease stress, enable you to make strategic decisions that improve your business, and avoid wasting unnecessary time, money, or effort.

It can. Though Kentucky doesn’t have the scale of business that, say, Chicago or New York City have, it has a growing economy, and supply chain management plays a crucial role in supporting this development. Kentucky is located in the heart of the United States, making it an ideal location for transportation and logistics operations. The state is home to several major highways that connect major regional markets, and it hosts several major airports, which provide ready access to air transportation. The state's business-friendly environment has contributed to the presence of several large businesses in the state, such as Toyota, Amazon, Ford, and UPS, which have significant supply chain operations in Kentucky.

Yes, this program is 100% online for students choosing to take that route. On-campus students can also elect to major in this program. 

Typically, each course lasts eight weeks, called a bi-term. There are two bi-terms per semester, and three semesters per year (fall, spring, and summer). Many classes are asynchronous, meaning there is no set login time; you can work on schoolwork whenever you find time. Cumberlands provides free rental textbooks to online students as part of its One Price Promise. 

All programs at University of the Cumberlands are offered at some of the lowest rates in the nation – and we even include free textbooks through our One Price Promise! For more information on how affordable this program would be for you, visit our Financial Aid & Tuition page.

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Faculty Experts in Supply Chain Management

You call it learning about your future supply chain management professors. We call it networking.

Dr. Beryl Prescott

Adjunct Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Beryl Prescott

Contact Information

beryl.prescott [at] ucumberlands.edu

Dr. Neelam Dwivedi

Adjunct Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Neelam Dwivedi

Contact Information

neelam.dwivedi [at] ucumberlands.edu
Dr. Scott Dell

Dr. Scott Dell

Assistant Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Scott Dell

Contact Information

scott.dell [at] ucumberlands.edu

Program Accreditation

The Hutton School of Business at University of the Cumberlands has received specialized accreditations for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page.

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