Kutztown University’s College of Business debuts supply chain management major
Kutztown University’s College of Business has begun accepting students into its brand-new supply chain management track for the fall 2019 semester. Students who begin the program this fall will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in supply chain management after taking 13 core business courses in addition to six required supply chain courses including principles of supply chain management, principles of business logistics, supply chain analytics and global transportation management.
As globalization and information technology advance, many companies find that supply chain efficiency is important to their competitiveness and profitability. Matching supply and demand and moving products and services through the supply chain are important challenges for all business; thus, KU’s new supply chain management program prepares students for careers in this growing and regionally-relevant field.
Gary Chao, associate professor of business administration, has been a leading figure in the College of Business’s effort to implement the supply chain management major.
With companies investing more and more money on information technology and distribution infrastructure in the Kutztown area, Chao notes the local workforce is being presented with a plethora of opportunities. The rapid expansion of warehousing, transportation and logistics firms both in the Lehigh Valley and across the United States has greatly increased the need for supply chain and logistics-trained personnel. The need for qualified students is substantial, and this provides an impact and leadership opportunity for KU through this track.
All KU students may also elect to add supply chain management as a minor. The minor program includes 18 semester hours of required courses in the supply chain field.
For more information, please visit KU’s supply chain management website or contact the KU Department of Business Administration’s secretary, Kim Kilgus, at Kil[email protected]town.edu.
Kutztown University’s College of Business has begun accepting students into its brand-new supply chain management track for the fall 2019 semester.