Supply Chain Management Degree
Today, business success often depends on the efficient management of the flow of goods across the global market place –a process that grows increasingly complex. The Supply Chain Management major equips students to handle this complexity by combining logistics and operations management training and provides a practical understanding of procurement, operations, and logistics.
Our students gain valuable experience via required internships, case competitions, and analytical projects. Given our applied and practical educational focus, a variety of companies ranging from start-ups to multi-billion dollar enterprises like Georgia-Pacific, Lockheed Martin, The Home Depot, and ThyssenKrupp hire our students. More than 100 students graduate from the SCM program each year and starting salaries for Fall ‘16 grads averaged $57,144.
Our team of leading educators has significant business and/or military experience. This practice-based expertise enhances our ability to solve supply chain problems, create effective management development programs, and conduct custom research. The AU faculty is ranked #8 globally for SCM research productivity in a recent journal report.
The Harbert College of Business is establishing a SCM research and resource center to facilitate industry engagement. Key capabilities include: conducting annual studies, creating and executing customized development programs, facilitating internship and employment opportunities for our students, and driving thought leadership through cutting-edge research. Whatever your needs may be, the Center will connect you to the appropriate Auburn University resources.
Why Choose Supply Chain Management at Harbert?
Be In Demand
More than 150 students graduate from the program each year with an average starting salary of $57,144.
Work Where Your Want
Our graduates pursue opportunities locally and globally, earning jobs with small start-ups and Fortune 50 companies. Popular destinations include Atlanta, Birmingham, Dallas, and Nashville, but some have accepted opportunities as far away as Singapore.
Graduating from the SCM program requires completing a relevant, career-enhancing professional experience. Students have the opportunity to complete three-month and six-month internships, with more than 95% of students having completed at least 300 hours of employment with an organization.
Dr. Cliff Defee
SCM Program Coordinator
Dr. Brian Gibson
SCM Center Director