At which campus can I study this program?
Requirements for a minor may be completed at any campus location offering the specified courses for the minor. Students may not change from a campus that offers their major to a campus that does not offer their major for the purpose of completing a minor.
The Project and Supply Chain Management Minor is designed to introduce students within the School of Business to advanced topics in supply chain and project management. The minor can provide options and opportunities beyond those offered by a major program of study. Students enrolled in nonbusiness majors should explore the minor in Operations and Supply Chain Management whereas students in a business major can pursue the Project and Supply Chain Management Minor.
What is Project and Supply Chain Management?
It has been estimated that well over half of all activities in modern corporations are project-based. From developing a new product to constructing a new building, the list of efforts that organizations must plan, manage, and deliver (ideally on time and under budget) is nearly endless. At the same time, globalization creates a growing need for professionals who can effectively manage complex supply chains. The study of project and supply chain management emphasizes the integration of manufacturing and service operations, logistics, purchasing, and distribution—the functions that enable organizations to cultivate value-creating supply chain networks.
You Might Like This Program If...
- You are an business student who wants to take management and supply chain course work beyond what is required for your major.
- You are a business student who would like to add a specialization to your primary field of study.
|Requirements for the Minor||18|
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
For a Minor in Project and Supply Chain Management a minimum of 18 credits are required.
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.
|Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|MGMT 301||Basic Management Concepts||3|
|SCM 301||Supply Chain Management||3|
|Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|MGMT 410||Project Management||3|
|or BA 421||Project Management|
|Select three 400-level MGMT and SCM courses of the following: 1||9|
|Project Portfolio Management and Organizations|
|Project Planning and Resource Management|
|Operations Planning and Control|
|Logistics Systems Analysis and Design|
|Purchasing and Materials Management|
The choices must include at least one MGMT and one SCM course.
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Assistant Teaching Professor of Management
Erie, PA 16563
The minor in Project and Supply Chain Management can be pursued by students in Black School of Business degree programs. Penn State Behrend has a comprehensive support system to help you identify and achieve your goals for college and beyond. Meet with your academic adviser often and take advantage of the services offered by the Academic and Career Planning Center beginning in your first semester.
A minor in Project and Supply Chain Management can make you a more competitive job candidate by demonstrating foundational skill in project management techniques and supply chain creation and utilization.
Opportunities for Graduate Studies
Adding a specialized minor such as Project and Supply Chain Management to a primary major program demonstrates to graduate programs your commitment to interdisciplinary thinking.