Global Supply Chain Management

Overview

A concentration and a minor

Ever wonder why some retailers can offer the same product as competitors at much lower prices? Companies that manage their suppliers and the entire supply chain system find more success in today’s competitive business environment.

What is a supply chain? Well, think about your smartphone. The circuit board, case, camera lens, battery, and display components were produced by various manufacturers  in different countries. Those components are assembled into larger ones, which are eventually all put together as the final product. The smartphone is then shipped to various distributors that send it to retailers who sell it to the  consumer – you. Every step along that process is part of the supply chain, and the ability to manage complex global supply chains is fundamental to success in the global economy.

The Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) concentration and minor, you will learn to integrate the key functions of marketing, logistics, operations management, computer information systems, accounting, and finance. You will span traditional business functionality and explore relationships that create value for multiple stakeholders across functions, organizations, and nations.

Future careers, post-grad opportunities

The Wall Street Journal recently noted that select universities, including Bryant, have introduced Global Supply Chain Supply Management programs and that employers are noticing. Supply chain management is an in-demand field and a growing area of job opportunities around the world. An understanding of supply chain management in a global context will benefit you in many business sectors, including customer service, information systems, management, marketing, purchasing, retail, and production. You will also be prepared for graduate studies.

Global Supply Chain Management faculty

Faculty bring supply chain expertise into an integrated curriculum from a wide range of business disciplines. Their research and consulting encompasses a wide range of international issues such as migration, urban planning, trade, human rights, legal issues, and development. They conduct research in such as places as China, Japan, Brazil, Central America, Africa, and Europe, and bring these international perspectives to the classroom and their research. In turn, their influence extends globally as they speak at international conferences and events and publish research in leading journals, in several countries, and in several languages. 

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Requirements

For an 18-credit concentration:

First-Year Gateway Experience

Global Foundations of Character and Leadership (GFCL100)

Global Foundations of Organizations and Business (GFOB100)

Writing Workshop (WRIT106)

Bryant IDEA: Innovation and Design Experience for All (IDEA101)

 

Upper-Level Gateway Requirement

 

Global Supply Chain Management  Concentration

Empirical Applications in Supply Chain Management (GSCM490)

Five Elective Courses: Must include a minimum of three (3) courses from GSCM courses.

Must include one (1) 400-level GSCM course from the following list:

  • E-Business Models (CIS332)
  • Supply Chain Management Concepts (GSCM301)
  • Supply Chain Integration (GSCM310)
  • Information Technology in Supply Chain Management (GSCM320)
  • Special Topics in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM385/485)
  • Global Supply Chain Management Internship (GSCM391)
  • Directed Study in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM497)
  • International Trade Logistics and Operations (GSCM410)
  • Process Analysis and Improvement (GSCM420)
  • Global Sourcing and Supply Management (GSCM430)
  • Business-to-Business Marketing (MKT410)

Business Core Requirements

Financial and Managerial Accounting (ACG203, ACG204)

Business Policy (BUS400)

Introduction to Information Technology and Analytics (CIS201)

Financial Management (FIN201)

The Legal Environment of Business (LGLS211)

Management Principles and Practice (MGT200)

Operations Management (MGT201)

Foundations of Marketing Management (MKT201)

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

Microeconomic Principles (ECO113)

Macroeconomic Principles (ECO114)

Introduction to Literary Studies (LCS121)

Mathematical Analysis (MATH110)

Statistics I (MATH201)

Two (2) Humanities Survey Courses

Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements – Modes of Thought*

Two (2) Social Science Modes of Thought

One (1) Historical Mode of Thought (Upper Division)

One (1) Literary Mode of Thought (Upper Division)

Two (2) Scientific Modes of Thought (Include 1 Lab Science)

(One science course must be at the 300 or 400 level)

*3 credits from the required liberal arts minor may be applied to this distribution.

One (1) Liberal Arts Elective

Liberal Arts Minor Requirements (4 Courses)

Selection is made from a variety of liberal arts disciplines

(Some minors require more than 12 credits)

Four (4) Open Electives

A minimum 122 credits are required for graduation.

For a 12-credit minor:

Required:

Supply Chain Management Concepts (GSCM301)

Empirical Applications in Supply Chain Management (GSCM490)

Electives: 
Choose 2 from the following list:

  • Supply Chain Integration (GSCM310)
  • Information Technology in Supply Chain Management (GSCM320)
  • Global Supply Chain Management Internship (GSCM391)
  • Special Topics in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM385/485
  • International Trade Logistics and Operations (GSCM410)
  • Process Analysis and Improvement (GSCM420)
  • Global Sourcing and Supply Management (GSCM430)

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To learn more, please contact:

Teresa McCarthy, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Marketing 
Global Supply Chain Management Program Coordinator 
tmccart4@bryant.edu

COURSES WITH A GLOBAL REACH

Teresa McCarthy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Marketing Global Supply Chain Management Program Coordinator

Global supply chain management might sound dry, but not in McCarthy’s classes. Her knowledge and energy bring to life the importance of carefully managing complex systems from start to finish. Her students learn quickly how the price increase of a tee shirt is directly linked to a flood in Pakistan that severely damaged cotton crops, creating a strain on global demand.

A member of the Academy of Marketing Science, American Marketing Association, and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, McCarthy has written book chapters, including “Zara: The Business Model for Fast Fashion,” as well as journal articles. 

INTERNSHIP LEADS TO CAREER

Junior Jabbie ’06,  07 MBA  
Sales and Marketing Manager, Banneker Industries, Inc.

Jabbie is a Bryant-made success story. While still in school, he started at Banneker Industries, Inc. as an intern. Today, he is responsible for business development, sales, marketing, and contract management for the supply-chain management solutions provider.

“When I was at Bryant, the academic program was extremely challenging,” Jabbie says, adding: “I am stunned at how much the school has grown and evolved – diversifying the degree programs, growing the international business program, and fielding competitive Division 1 sports teams…Wow!”