Supply and Logistics Management

Undergraduate Program

Supply and Logistics Management

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Bachelor's Degree in Business: Supply and Logistics Management Overview

Get ready to make a global impact with a supply and logistics management degree.

Supply chain management is one of the job market’s fastest-growing sectors—and Portland State is one of the best at preparing you for supply and logistics careers.

Our supply and logistics management bachelor’s degree is one of just three nationwide that are certified by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). You’ll acquire the technical skill and strategic savvy you need to procure resources, distribute products and perform supply chain management at a global scale. You’ll also gain hands-on supply and logistics management experience that gives you a big edge in the job market. Graduates of PSU’s supply and logistics management degree have one of the highest job placement rates of any business program, and they routinely have supply chain management jobs waiting for them at graduation.

The supply and logistics management bachelor’s degree includes online and on-campus options, making it convenient for working professionals, full-time students, community college transfers and military veterans.

Degree Details

Location Definitions:

On campus:
100% on campus
Online:
100% online
Flexible:
Combination of online and on campus
  • BA
    Bachelor of Arts
    Locations
    On campus
    Online
    Total Credits
    180
    Start Term
    Any
  • BS
    Bachelor of Science
    Locations
    On campus
    Online
    Total Credits
    180
    Start Term
    Any

Bachelor's Degree in Business: Supply and Logistics Management: Why PSU?

  • Unique industry connections. Portland ranks among the nation’s most dynamic supply chain hubs, and our supply and logistics management program immerses you in the industry. You’ll routinely interact with supply and logistics experts at Boeing, Nike, Adidas, Intel and other global corporations for internships, class projects, competitions, networking sessions, recruitment fairs, and other professional development events.
  • Exceptional faculty. You’ll learn from seasoned pros who’ve spent years in supply and logistics management. Our faculty act as educators and mentors, drawing on their professional experience and industry contacts to help you get your supply and logistics management career off to a fast start.
  • Focus on innovation. PSU’s supply and logistics management degree reflect the most current trends and technologies in an industry that’s constantly evolving. You’ll be prepared from day one to tackle present and future supply chain management challenges related to automation, sustainability, international trade, and other issues.
  • Well-rounded business skills. PSU’s supply and logistics management degree equip you with holistic business skills that stand out in the workplace. Your fluency in market demand forecasting, production planning, lean management, global supply chain complexity, and trend analysis, and other business knowledge will make you a more effective supply and logistics management professional and help you advance toward leadership roles.

Supply and Logistics Management Degree Highlights

What can I do with a degree in Supply and Logistics Management?

Demand for supply chain management professionals is exceptionally strong. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects supply and logistics jobs to grow twice as fast as the overall labor market in the next decade. You’ll find opportunities in:

  • Supply chain analysis
  • Project management
  • Global logistics
  • Transportation 
  • Sales
  • Supply chain consulting
  • Procurement analysis
  • Purchasing

Portland State’s supply chain management program boasts a near 100% job placement rate. 

Supply and Logistics Management Degree Curriculum

PSU’s supply and logistics management degree follows the SCOR (Supply Chain Operations Reference) model and focuses on four core competencies: planning, sourcing, manufacturing, and delivery. You can take coursework in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), LEAN management, data analytics and visualization, and end-to-end supply chain management. Required courses and electives include:

  • Transportation and Logistics Management
  • Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
  • Integrated Supply and Logistics Management
  • Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning 
  • Project Management
  • Business Forecasting
  • Purchasing and Logistics within the Food Industry
  • Production Planning and Control
  • Lean Management

Download the Supply & Logistics Management sequence sheet (PDF) and Online Supply & Logistics Management sequence sheet (PDF).

Featured Courses

  • GSCM 429 – Transportation and Logistics Management (4)
  • GSCM 439 – Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (4)
  • GSCM 479 – Global Supply Chain Strategy and Sustainability Management (4)

Featured Electives

  • GSCM 450 – Project Management (4)
  • GSCM 451 – Business Forecasting (4)
  • GSCM 454 – Supply and Logistics Negotiations (4)
  • GSCM 458 – Purchasing and Logistics within the Food Industry (4)
  • GSCM 459 – Production Planning and Control (4)
  • GSCM 410 – Selected Topics (3-4: Supply Chain Analysis / Supplier Relationship Management / Business Analysis and Forecasting / Consumer Goods Supply Chain)
  • GSCM 432 – Craft Beverages Operations Management (4)
  • GSCM 412 – Intro to Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (4)
  • GSCM 469 – Lean Management (4)

Accreditation, Certifications and Partnerships

Portland State University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

One of less than 200 business schools worldwide — top 1% — to be accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is the elite business school accreditation known internationally.

Certified by the Institute for Supply Managmenet (ISM), one of three approved programs in the nation

PSU is one of only 13 Boeing supply chain focused universities, meaning that Boeing recruits PSU supply chain students every fall term