Project and Supply Chain Management, B.S. (Capital)

Program Code: PSMCA_BS

Entrance to Major

Entry to the Project and Supply Chain Management major requires the successful completion of 5 entry-to-major courses: ACCTG 211, ECON 102, ENGL 15 or ENGL 30, MATH 110 or MATH 140, STAT 200 or SCM 200. Each course requires a C or better grade for successful completion.

Degree Requirements

For the Bachelor of Science degree in Project and Supply Chain Management, a minimum of 120 credits is required:

Requirement Credits
General Education 45
Requirements for the Major 96

21 of the 45 credits for General Education are included in the Requirements for the Major. This includes: 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses; 9 credits of GWS courses.

Per Senate Policy 83.80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of coursework in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned.

General Education

Connecting career and curiosity, the General Education curriculum provides the opportunity for students to acquire transferable skills necessary to be successful in the future and to thrive while living in interconnected contexts. General Education aids students in developing intellectual curiosity, a strengthened ability to think, and a deeper sense of aesthetic appreciation. These are requirements for all baccalaureate students and are often partially incorporated into the requirements of a program. For additional information, see the General Education Requirements section of the Bulletin and consult your academic adviser.

The keystone symbol Keystone/General Education Course appears next to the title of any course that is designated as a General Education course. Program requirements may also satisfy General Education requirements and vary for each program.

Foundations (grade of C or better is required.)

  • Quantification (GQ): 6 credits
  • Writing and Speaking (GWS): 9 credits

Knowledge Domains

  • Arts (GA): 6 credits
  • Health and Wellness (GHW): 3 credits
  • Humanities (GH): 6 credits
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS): 6 credits
  • Natural Sciences (GN): 9 credits

Integrative Studies (may also complete a Knowledge Domain requirement)

  • Inter-Domain or Approved Linked Courses: 6 credits

University Degree Requirements

First Year Engagement

All students enrolled in a college or the Division of Undergraduate Studies at University Park, and the World Campus are required to take 1 to 3 credits of the First-Year Seminar, as specified by their college First-Year Engagement Plan.

Other Penn State colleges and campuses may require the First-Year Seminar; colleges and campuses that do not require a First-Year Seminar provide students with a first-year engagement experience.

First-year baccalaureate students entering Penn State should consult their academic adviser for these requirements.

Cultures Requirement    

6 credits are required and may satisfy other requirements

  • United States Cultures: 3 credits
  • International Cultures: 3 credits

Writing Across the Curriculum

3 credits required from the college of graduation and likely prescribed as part of major requirements.

Total Minimum Credits

A minimum of 120 degree credits must be earned for a baccalaureate degree. The requirements for some programs may exceed 120 credits. Students should consult with their college or department adviser for information on specific credit requirements.

Quality of Work

Candidates must complete the degree requirements for their major and earn at least a 2.00 grade-point average for all courses completed within their degree program.

Limitations on Source and Time for Credit Acquisition

The college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. Credit used toward degree programs may need to be earned from a particular source or within time constraints (see Senate Policy 83-80). For more information, check the Suggested Academic Plan for your intended program.

Requirements for the Major

Each student must earn at least a grade of C in each 300- and 400-level course in the major field.

To graduate, a student enrolled in the major must earn a grade of C or better in each course designated by the major as a C-required course, as specified by Senate Policy 82-44.

Prescribed Courses
PSU 7First-Year Seminar Behrend1
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
ACCTG 211Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making4
CAS 100Effective Speech Keystone/General Education Course3
ECON 102Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy Keystone/General Education Course3
ECON 104Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy Keystone/General Education Course3
ENGL 202DEffective Writing: Business Writing Keystone/General Education Course3
FIN 301Corporation Finance3
MGMT 301Basic Management Concepts3
MGMT 341Human Resource Management3
MGMT 418Project Planning and Resource Management3
MIS 204Introduction to Management Information Systems3
MKTG 301Principles of Marketing3
SCM 301Supply Chain Management3
SCM 445Operations Planning and Control3
SCM 460Purchasing and Materials Management3
Additional Courses
BA 241
BA 242
Legal Environment of Business
and Social and Ethical Environment of Business
4
or BA 243 Social, Legal, and Ethical Environment of Business
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
ENGL 15Rhetoric and Composition Keystone/General Education Course3
or ENGL 30
MATH 110Techniques of Calculus I Keystone/General Education Course4
or MATH 140 Calculus With Analytic Geometry I Keystone/General Education Course
SCM 200Introduction to Statistics for Business Keystone/General Education Course4
or STAT 200 Elementary Statistics Keystone/General Education Course
MGMT 410Project Management3
or BA 421 Project Management
MGMT 415Project Portfolio Management and Organizations3
or SCM 416 Warehousing and Terminal Management
SCM 320Transport Systems3
or SCM 455 Logistics Systems Analysis and Design
Select 3 credits from the following:3
International Business and Society
International Trade and Finance
International Finance
International Business Operations
International Management
Global Marketing
Other 300- or 400-level international business courses
Select 6 credits of 300- or 400-level courses such as MIS 404 and MGMT 4306
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Business Forecasting Techniques
Database Management Systems
Business Analytics
Introduction to Supply Chain Analytics
Select 3 credits from:3
Strategic Business Planning
Business Strategy
Strategic Management and Business Policy
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Select 13 credits from any business major field or any non-business major field, except for all KINES (GHW) courses, any ENGL course below ENGL 15, and any MATH course below MATH 110. Exceptions may be petitioned through the applicable department chair.13

Integrated B.S. in Project and Supply Chain Management and M.B.A. in Business Administration

Available at the following campuses: Harrisburg

Requirements for the Integrated B.S. in Project and Supply Chain Management and M.B.A. in Business Administration can be found in the Graduate Bulletin.

Program Learning Objectives

Student graduates of our baccalaureate degree programs should be:

  1. Effective communicators
    1. Present verbally, thoughts and ideas in a way that can be clearly understood by a target audience.
    2. Convey ideas in a clear, coherent manner in written communication.
  2. Ethical and socially responsible
    1. Be competent in analyzing social and ethical decision making issues in organizations.
  3. Critical thinkers
    1. Be able to think and identify multiple dimensions of company issues and performances and make an assessment of company performances in achieving financial and strategic objectives, tracking their achievements, and giving management of companies a more complete and balanced view of how the organization is performing.
  4. Competent in their own discipline
    1. Calculate reorder point and EOQ for continuous review system as well as annual inventory holding costs and holding cost.  Calculate order-up-to amount for periodic review system.
    2. Calculate the critical path for a project.
    3. Explain the functions and flows of the SCOR Model and how they interact.

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

Harrisburg

Dinesh R. Pai, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
Olmsted Building, E356
Middletown, PA 17057
717-948-6643
drp18@psu.edu

Abington

Kevin Mayhew
Lecturer, Business
1600 Woodland Rd.
Abington, PA 19001
215-421-0030
kmm730@psu.edu

Beaver

Andrea Patrucco
Assistant Professor Project and Supply Chain Management
100 University Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
724-773-3591
asp72@psu.edu

Brandywine

Christina Olear
Lecturer, Accounting
25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA 19063
610-892-1451
cmo16@psu.edu

Erie

Carol Putman
Assistant Teaching Professor of Management
293 Burke
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-7271
cld112@psu.edu

Fayette

William Gardner
Assistant Teaching Professor
2201 University Drive
Lemont Furnace, PA 15456
724-430-4245
wsg3@psu.edu

Greater Allegheny

Advising Office
Academic Affairs

101 Frable Building
4000 University Drive
McKeesport, PA 15132
412-675-9140
GA-Academics@lists.psu.edu

Lehigh Valley

Maung Min
Director of Business Programs
2809 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA 18034
610-285-5117
maungkmin@psu.edu

Mont Alto

Michael Doncheski
Chief Academic Officer
1 Campus Drive
Mont Alto, PA 17237
717-749-6050
mad10@psu.edu

New Kensington

Adrian Tan
Assistant Professor
3550 Seventh Street Rd.
New Kensington, PA 15068
724-334-6158
act29@psu.edu

Schuylkill

Gina Whalen
Program Coordinator, Business
A-114 200 University Drive
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
570-385-6085
gck101@psu.edu

Scranton

James Wilkerson
Assistant Teaching Professor
Business Building 117
Dunmore, PA 18512
570-963-2643
jmw831@psu.edu

Shenango

Lisa Bertin
Assistant Teaching Professor
147 Shenango Avenue
318 Sharon Hall
Sharon, PA 16146
724-983-2908
lrb19@psu.edu

Wilkes-Barre

Theresa Clemente
Program Coordinator, Project and Supply Chain Management
44 University Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
570-675-9293
tmc12@psu.edu

York

Ali Kara
Professor of Business Administration
206 Grumbacher Building (GISTC)
1031 Edgecomb Ave.
York, PA 17403
717-771-4189
axk19@psu.edu

Suggested Academic Plan

The suggested academic plan(s) listed on this page are the plan(s) that are in effect during the 2020-21 academic year. To access previous years' suggested academic plans, please visit the archive to view the appropriate Undergraduate Bulletin edition (Note: the archive only contain suggested academic plans beginning with the 2018-19 edition of the Undergraduate Bulletin).

Harrisburg Campus

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 30‡#3CAS 1003
MATH 110 or 140#†4STAT 200 or SCM 200#†4
General Education Course3MGMT 301*3
ECON 102#†3General Education Course3
General Education Course 1.5General Education Course3
 14.5 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 211#4FIN 301*3
MKTG 301*3ECON 1043
MIS 2043ENGL 202D3
General Education Course3SCM 301*3
General Education Course3Elective1
 16 13
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MGMT 410*3SCM 460*3
SCM 320*3SCM 445*3
MIS 301*3MGMT 418*3
Supporting Course4Supporting Course3
General Education Course1.5300-400 Level Business Elective3
 14.5 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 364Y*†3BA 462* 3
BA 2412MGMT 341*3
BA 2422General Education Course3
SCM 416* 3Supporting Course3
Supporting Course3300-400 Level Business Elective3
General Education Course3 
 16 15
Total Credits 120

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Advising Notes

  • 30 Credits of GA, GH, GHW, GN, GS to include 6 Integrative Studies credits.
  • 15 Credits of GQ and GWS require a grade of "C" or better
  • Courses required for the major must generally be taken within 10 years of Entrance to Major. 

supporting courses

Select 13 credits from any business major field or any non-business major field. Courses which are excluded as supporting courses are all KINES courses which are designated as GHW, any ENGL course below ENGL 15, and any MATH course below MATH 110.

Career Paths

The B.S. in Project and Supply Chain Management is one of only a handful of undergraduate degree programs in this field. Graduates are uniquely prepared to work in project-intensive industries such as construction, insurance, information services and information technology, manufacturing, utilities, pharmaceuticals, third-party logistics, and goods and services distribution operations.

Careers

Employers of recent B.S. in Project and Supply Chain Management graduates include Frito Lay, Fairpoint Communications, Pitney Bowes, Spyne, General Electric, Webtec Railway Electronics, Business Resource Group, Modern Industries, Eddie Bauer, Ferguson Enterprises, Unisys, Eastman Kodak, Tyco Electronics, and IBM.

Opportunities for Graduate Studies

The B.S. in Project and Supply Chain Management can be a starting point for master’s- and doctoral-level study of business administration, law, organizational behavior, corporate strategy, enterprise architecture, information technology, or another specialized discipline.

Professional Resources

Accreditation

The B.S. in Project and Supply Chain Management offered by the School of Business Administration at Penn State Harrisburg, the Capital College, is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education.  Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,600 member organizations and more than 800 accredited business schools worldwide.  AACSB International (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AACSB INTERNATIONAL

Contact

Harrisburg

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Olmsted Building, E355
Middletown, PA 17057
717-948-6139
cxs879@psu.edu

http://harrisburg.psu.edu/business-administration/supply-chain-management/bachelor-science-project-supply-chain-management

Abington

DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
1600 Woodland Rd.
Abington, PA 19001
215-421-0030
kmm730@psu.edu

https://abington.psu.edu/majors-at-abington

Beaver

100 University Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
724-773-3591
asp72@psu.edu

http://beaver.psu.edu/pscm

Brandywine

25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA 19063
610-892-1451
cmo16@psu.edu

https://www.brandywine.psu.edu/academics/bachelors-degrees/project-and-supply-chain-management

Erie

BLACK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
281 Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center
5101 Jordan Road
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6107
behrend-business@psu.edu

http://behrend.psu.edu/school-of-business

Fayette

2201 University Drive
Lemont Furnace, PA 15456
724-430-4245
wsg3@psu.edu

http://fayette.psu.edu/project-and-supply-chain-management

Greater Allegheny

101 Frable Building
4000 University Drive
McKeesport, PA 15132
412-675-9140
GA-Academics@lists.psu.edu

http://greaterallegheny.psu.edu/project-supply-chain-management-bs

Lehigh Valley

2809 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA 18034
610-285-5117
maungkmin@psu.edu

https://lehighvalley.psu.edu/academics/degrees/project-supply-chain-management

Mont Alto

1 Campus Drive
Mont Alto, PA 17237
717-749-6050
mad10@psu.edu

https://montalto.psu.edu/academics/bachelors/project-supply-chain-management-degree

New Kensington

3550 Seventh Street Rd
New Kensington, PA 15068
724-334-6158
act29@psu.edu

http://newkensington.psu.edu/4-year-project-supply-chain-management-sap-certificate

Schuylkill

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
A-114 200 University Drive
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
570-385-6085
gck101@psu.edu

https://schuylkill.psu.edu/academics/degrees/bacc-degrees/project-and-supply-chain-management

Scranton

Business Building 117
Dunmore, PA 18512
570-963-2643
jmw831@psu.edu

https://scranton.psu.edu/project-and-supply-chain-management

Shenango

147 Shenango Avenue
318 Sharon Hall
724-983-2908
lrb19@psu.edu

http://shenango.psu.edu/pscm

Wilkes-Barre

44 University Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
570-675-9293
tmc12@psu.edu

http://wilkesbarre.psu.edu/academics/pscm

York

206 Grumbacher Building (GISTC)
1031 Edgecomb Ave.
York, PA 17403
717-771-4189
axk19@psu.edu

https://york.psu.edu/academics/baccalaureate/project-and-supply-chain-management