Supply Chain Management Degree
Today, business success often depends on the efficient management of the flow of goods across the global marketplace—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, The Home Depot, Dollar General, Amazon, and DHL hire our students. More than 150 students graduate from the SCM program each year, and recent salary data states that from 2017-2019, the average starting salary for SCMN grads was $58,929 (the top average salary offered to all majors in the college).
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 has established the Center for Supply Chain Innovation—a 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.
Interested in participating in on-going or topical research related to supply chain?
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 $58,929.
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 Supply Chain Management program requires completing a relevant, career-enhancing professional experience. All supply chain majors are required to complete a professional experience to graduate. These experiences include 3 to 6 month internships, Co-op, as well as a study abroad option.
We currently work with over 300 employers who provide full-time and internship opportunities for our students. Please reach out to Alex Ritenbaugh, SCMN Program Champion, for information on how to connect with our faculty and students through career fairs, networking session, interviews, and facility tours. If you would like more information on the internship program, contact Marcia Gibson, SCMN Professional Experience Coordinator. Read about the process for becoming an Auburn SCMN Internship partner in our 2020 Employer Internship Outline.
Supply Chain Career Fair
Are you looking for a job or internship opportunity? Meet with employers and learn about internship opportunities during the Supply Chain Career Fair, held each semester. Details to come.