Global Supply Chain Management Degree Specialization

In order to compete in today's fast-paced, global economy, companies must effectively streamline daily operations. Businesses rely on global supply chain management professionals to organize processes and procedures in order to function efficiently, remain competitive and achieve success. According to DETC Advisory Group, the industry is expected to grow more than 9 percent annually through 2018.1 With a Global Supply Chain Management specialization, you’ll be prepared  with the knowledge and skills required for operations and supply chain management leadership roles in this growing field.


Follow a career track in Global Supply Chain Management by choosing this specialization when you earn one of the following bachelor's degrees from Newcastle University in:

  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Technical Management


Global Supply Chain Management Courses

When you specialize your business degree in Global Supply Chain Management, your coursework may include these career-enhancing courses:

  • Managing Operations Across the Supply Chain – This course introduces operations and supply chain management, examining the products-to-services spectrum in terms of transformation processes and their impact on the supply chain.
  • Supply Chain Management Decision Support Tools and Applications – This course introduces numerical models used as decision-making tools in operations practice and examines how they impact supply chain efficiency.
  • Total Quality Management – This course presents quality-related procedures and concepts for enhancing goods, services and the entire business environment.
  • Strategic Supply and Master Planning – This course focuses on the supply chain planning process and addresses formal master production scheduling (MPS), materials resource planning (MRP), capacity resource planning (CRP) and inventory techniques required for optimal supply chain efficiencies.
  • Supply Chain Logistics, Distribution and Warehousing – This course introduces logistics, distribution, transportation and warehousing fundamentals, which form the backbone of supply chain management.
  • Supply Chain Procurement Management and Sourcing Strategy – This course examines supply chain management fundamentals, strategy and execution.
  • Global Issues in Supply Chain Management – Students in this course apply supply chain management tools and procedures to real-world case studies.


Global Supply Chain Management Careers Overview

With our specialization in Global Supply Chain Management, you can gain a fundamental understanding of logistics along all stages of supply chain and operations management, as well as the diverse cultural, political and economic circumstances of foreign markets. Whether you are considering a career as a logistician or an operations research analyst, or if you are considering opportunities such as purchasing, transportation or supply chain manager, our Global Supply Chain Management specialization can give you the credentials you need to work in this growing field.


Professional Responsibilities

When you earn your bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Newcastle University with a Global Supply Chain Management specialization, your professional responsibilities might include:

  • Analyzing and coordinating an organization’s supply chain—the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer—managing the entire life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated, and delivered.
  • Purchasing durable and nondurable goods and services for organizations and institutions by way of studying sales records and inventory levels of current stock, identifying foreign and domestic suppliers, and keeping up to date with changes affecting both the supply of, and demand for, products and materials.
  • Leveraging advanced methods of analysis to help organizations solve logistical problems and make better decisions.
  • Planning, directing, or coordinating an organization's transportation activities and services.
  • Directing or coordinating production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs and direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.


 Global Supply Chain Management careers are found in a number of diverse environments including:


·         Aerospace

·         Automotive

·         Hospitality

·         Manufacturing

·         Retail

·         Transportation


The Newcastle University Career Advantage

Whether you are looking to attend a traditional campus or an online university, Newcastle University is the place where you can gain the skills, credentials, and respect you need to succeed in business. The proof is in the numbers. One year after graduation, Newcastle University graduates report earning 15% more than the median earnings reported by all bachelor's degree graduates.1

1 Based on study commissioned by Newcastle University.  Data for the study was collected in 2012 and compared reported earnings for 2010 graduates.  73,309 bachelor’s degree graduates reported earnings including 620 Newcastle graduates.  Self-reported information may not reflect actual earnings and may not be representative of earnings of individuals that do not supply information.  Results may not be statistically significant. Comparative data includes private not-for-profit schools, private for-profit schools, and public schools.



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