Supply chains connect sales, marketing, procurement, manufacturing, distribution, customer service and ultimately, the consumer. Behind every product you use - cars, food, electronics, clothing – there are professionals making it possible to get your products better, faster and cheaper.

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Is a degree in global supply chain management for me? 

Supply chain management offers young professionals an opportunity for interesting work in a variety of settings, and for career development and advancement. An understanding of logistics is a competitive advantage, as almost every function that creates value in a company is touched by the logistics function in the supply chain.

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What will I learn as a global supply chain management major? 

Our courses will help you develop your core skill set into one that is highly sought after by employers, such as resource allocation, negotiation skills, transportation planning, production management and strategic planning. Graduates will be armed with knowledge to manage supply chain and logistics functions - skills that previously were acquired after many years working in the industry.

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REASONS TO CONSIDER THIS MAJOR

  • Careers in supply chain management are paying more than ever.
  • Jobs are available in logistics for people of all education levels.
  • Advancement opportunities in logistics are plentiful.
  • Opportunities for women are expanding in logistics.
  • Logistics is a stepping-stone into the field of international business.
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Job Outlook

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of logisticians is projected to grow seven percent from 2016 to 2026.
  • Since logistics has so many facets and levels, there are always opportunities for advancement. The industry tends to promote from within rather than hire from the outside. Promotions are commonplace, and the hardest working and most innovative individuals can advance quickly.
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Department Contact Information

Teresa Huddleston
Academic Coordinator, 
Management
(859) 572-6582
huddlestot1@nku.edu
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Career Paths

Graduates in this major have a variety of career options such as:

  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Storage and Distribution Manager
  • Buyer
  • Inventory Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Logistics Network Designer
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