Business Administration: Supply Chain Management

Business Administration: Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a strategically driven, value-added process now engaged within every major industry around the world. Today's sophisticated business savvy companies rely as much on their supply chain personnel as they do their CFO to positively impact their bottom line.

The massive growth in today's global commerce has given rise to enormous new opportunity for supply chain managers. Be it a service or product, logistics management featuring strategic planning is central to all SCM programs. Implementing and controlling the efficient, cost effective flow and storage of materials, maintaining careful time and place utilities within the supply chain, and meeting or exceeding customers' requirements are all taken into consideration alongside inventory levels, material handling, warehousing, packaging, transportation and customer service.

Study Online!

Did you know that the Business Administration: Supply Chain Management program can be completed online?

  • Business Administration: Supply Chain Management AAS (100% can be completed online)

Visit our Office of Online Learning for more information!

Why GCC?

GCC is a perfect place to launch a successful career in Supply Chain Management. With the Business Administration A.A.S. degree and the SCM concentration, both available online through eLearning, your studies focus on the business skills necessary for you to excel in any industry.

Courses such as Principles of Business and Marketing, Transportation and Distribution Management, Introduction to Purchasing and Strategic SCM are complemented by a strong foundation in Communications, Accounting, and Business Law.

Career Opportunities

According to the U.S Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook, the median salary for Logisticians (or Supply Chain Managers) with a bachelor's degree is $70,800 per year, and the job growth through 2020 is expected to be 26%. Among the many positions you will be ready to apply for are:

  • Supply chain analyst/specialist
  • Equipment scheduler
  • Buying assistant
  • Inventory clerk
  • Freight analyst
  • Procurement specialist
  • Warehouse coordinator
  • Dispatcher
  • Purchasing expediter/analyst
  • Customer Service representative
  • Claims specialist
  • Shipping planner/scheduler
  • Import/export analyst/specialist
  • Order processor
  • Product specialist
  • Sales representative
  • Tele-marketer
  • Fulfillment specialist

Transfer Opportunities

Starting at GCC saves many students and their families thousands of dollars in tuition. With an A.S. or A.A. degree you will be able to seamlessly transfer within the SUNY network of 64 college and universities as well as to many 4-year private institutions. GCC's A.S. and A.A. programs were developed as part of the SUNY seamless transfer initiative allowing students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree as a freshman and a sophomore at a community college, then seamlessly transfer to a SUNY four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree. Please reference the SUNY Transfer Pathways for degree programs to learn about any campus specific requirements. Visit the SUNY Core Course Finder to plan out the courses you should complete to transfer to a 4-year SUNY School.

If you are planning to transfer to a 4-year private institution you should work with our Transfer Services office to learn about possible articulation agreements and pathways that exist for many or our degree programs. Some GCC A.A.S. programs also have transfer opportunities.

To learn more about these opportunities and agreements contact the Transfer Services Office, we are more than happy to work with you and answer any questions you may have on building your own personalized transfer plan.

Transfer opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Niagara University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • St. John Fisher College
  • SUNY College at Alfred State
  • SUNY College at Binghamton
  • SUNY College at Buffalo, University
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh