Dr. John E. Tyworth
454B Business Building
University Park, PA 16802
The primary goal of the program is to prepare supply chain professionals to manage value-creating supply chain networks that modern business enterprises employ to acquire, produce, and deliver goods and services on a global scale. Students learn how to analyze and manage core business processes including sourcing and procuring raw materials, supplies and components and planning and fulfilling customer demand. All candidates are required to complete with a passing grade the three prescribed 800-level, 4-credit courses to earn the certificate.
The curriculum is designed for working supply chain management professionals. Accordingly, successful applicants will normally have, before the start of their first semester, at least two years' post baccalaureate work experience in supply chain management or a closely allied field.
An applicant must have received, from a regionally accredited institution, a baccalaureate degree under residence with credit conditions substantially equivalent to those required by Penn State. Additionally, the applicant's baccalaureate degree should be in business, engineering, economics, information sciences, or a related field and the applicant should have completed a college-level course in microeconomic principles.
To assure a smooth transition into the curriculum prospective students should have Microsoft Office Excel skills, knowledge of business statistics, and an understanding of basic accounting and microeconomic terms and principles.
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (SCM) course list
Effective Date: Summer Session 2011
Expiration Date: Spring Semester 2016
Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2011
Blue Sheet Item #: 40-04-200
Review Date: 01/10/2012