Penn State Brandywine offers new major in project and supply chain management

MEDIA, Pa. — Starting fall 2019, Penn State Brandywine will offer a new bachelor of science degree in project and supply chain management. This brings the total number of four-year degrees that can be completed at Brandywine to 13.

This new major provides students with an opportunity to develop the skills necessary to design and operate today's multifaceted management systems. Students will learn how to manage critical components in organizational supply chains and apply business analytic methods for organizing and fully integrating supply chain practices throughout an organization.

“This major will incorporate plant tours and guest speakers from industry. It’s important for our students to be exposed to industry professionals and to understand the current challenges facing businesses today,” said Lecturer in Accounting Christina Olear, who serves as the project and supply chain management program coordinator. “Students will learn how to navigate the complexities of managing a global supply chain in a constantly changing environment.”

Graduates of the program are well-prepared for careers in some of the most in-demand professions. Typical employers include manufacturers, warehousing and distribution companies, information integrators, retailers, transporter and third-party logistics firms, and related consulting firms across both industry and government.

“The demand for employees with project management and supply chain management skills continues to grow exponentially,” Olear said. “The rapidly changing environment of this field ensures an exciting career with many opportunities for growth and advancement.”

Some career opportunities may include:

  • Project Specialist
  • Production Scheduler
  • Transport Planner/Scheduler
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Project Manager
  • Demand Management Analyst
  • Transportation Specialist

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