The Supply Chain Management (SCM) major in the David B. O’Maley College of Business is one of the fastest growing areas of concentration, mirroring the increasing demand for SCM professionals in the aviation, aerospace and space industries. The diverse curriculum of the SCM major is designed to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge required to be competitive in the modern and ever-changing area of aviation and aerospace supply chain.
Students who are pursuing the SCM major concentrate on the study of supply chain management, logistics and air cargo transportation in their academic program. Aside from the foundational courses in SCM, students have numerous electives to choose among. They also have an opportunity to substitute one of the elective courses with an approved internship in the industry for companies such as Boeing, Airbus, Textron, Gulfstream, and Lockheed Martin.
The SCM major provides myriad job opportunities in the aviation and aerospace industries. Graduates might work as Supply Chain Analysts, Procurement Managers, or Logistics Managers in various segments of the industry, including aerospace manufacturing, MROs, Airlines, Government Contractors, and Air Cargo. Career opportunities in SCM are extensive and extend beyond the aerospace industries; there are job opportunities for both domestic and international students. According to Payscale.com, the median salary for Supply Chain Managers and Procurement Managers as of August 2022 was $84,635 and $85,316 a year.
Students in the SCM major can enhance their professional standing by earning the Demonstrated Logistician certification, begin their Lean Six Sigma journey through Yellow Belt certification and begin the certification process as a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) or Production and Inventory Management (CPIM). Pursuing an accelerated MBA or other graduate business degree is also encouraged.