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Supply Chain Management - Business Administration

Grand View’s Business Administration degree offers a concentration in Supply Chain Management as well as an 18-credit hour minor available to all students. Emphasizing logistics, technologies supporting supply chain, working with suppliers, and forecasting, the supply chain management program emphasizes practical application. Given Iowa’s geographic location in the United States, the number of regional distribution centers within the state has grown tremendously.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the demand for supply chain managers will increase by 30% by 2030 with a typical entering salary of approximately $60,000. Many professions have been impacted negatively by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic however has emphasized the growing need for supply chain managers.

Why Grand View?

  • Location in Des Moines gives you access to a significant number of logistics and supply chain businesses like Amazon, Ruan Companies, CDS Global, FedEX, XPO logistics and more.
  • We partner with LCMC Consortium to offer specific supply chain management courses developed by leading academic experts in the field. This gives students the distinct opportunity to take supply chain courses with students across the country, broadening their network of connections and breadth of experiences.
  • We emphasize applied learning with a robust internship program. The growing opportunities in the supply chain field create multiple opportunities for experiential learning.
Career Options
  •  Purchasing agent
  • Operations manager

  • Logistics analyst

  • Purchasing manager

  • Supply chain manager

  • Logistics manager

  • Production planner

  • Storage and distribution manager 

Course Requirements

Business Administration Major Course Requirements

Supply Chain Management Minor Course Requirements

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for supply chain managers is $96,390 in the United States and $82,090 in Iowa. A typical starting salary for individuals entering the supply chain field is $60,000.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, supply chain and logistics jobs are expected to grow 30%, much faster than average, from 2020-30.

Specialized Supply Chain Curriculum

This curriculum was designed by Dr. Rudi Leuschner of Rutgers University in collaboration with various Fortune 500 companies and our Curriculum Development Team. Professor Leuschner is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management and the Program Director for the online MS in Supply Chain Management at Rutgers Business School. He is at the forefront of online education as the Faculty Coordinator for Distance and Online Learning, and the creator of the world's most popular Supply Chain Management MOOC specialization.