Supply Chain and Logistics Management Degree Program
Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain and Logistics Management degree program addresses servant leadership, innovation, entrepreneurialism, and business skills. In addition to foundational courses in business, students complete courses in lean operations, business process management, and enterprise optimization. Other courses focus on procurement, logistics and systems aspects of global supply chains. Students also learn about Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
What is a Supply Chain and Logistics Management Degree?
Students earning a bachelor’s degree in supply chain and logistics management learn business operations, management, business finances, and supply chain and manufacturing logistics. The degree program encompasses five domains:
Domain 1: Business Communication and Critical Thinking Skills: Learn how to effectively communicate and execute critical thinking in professional, global business environments as contributing team members and change agents.
- Demonstrate skills for effective collaboration, negotiation and teamwork
- Apply techniques for creative problem solving and encouraging innovation within organizations
- Write effective business messages that meet the needs of specific audiences
- Design and deliver persuasive business presentations
Domain 2: Information Literacy and Data Analysis: Learn to strategically analyze industry research and data related to business needs and apply critical thinking to create ethical and optimal business solutions.
- Demonstrate appropriate research strategies for acquiring information necessary to meet specific business needs
- Apply strategies for analyzing and synthesizing data and evaluating risk in making business decisions
- Use quantitative techniques and tools to analyze data relevant to business decision making
Domain 3: Business Operations and Environments: Participate with integrity in a variety of roles within global business operations and environments and interdisciplinary foundations.
- Examine management principles, strategies and processes that lead to effective organizational outcomes
- Determine how organizations formulate marketing strategies and tactics using market and consumer data.
- Analyze macroeconomic policies that impact unemployment, inflation and growth
- Utilize financial and accounting principles to interpret financial data and employ accounting practices in business enterprises
Domain 4: Legal, Ethical and Values-Driven Business: Navigate the legal landscape of a variety of global business environments and make informed, ethical business decisions while serving stakeholders and society.
- Define relevant laws and regulations that affect the business environment and how businesses operate
- Examine ethical dilemmas with particular emphasis on business decision making in situations of ambiguity
- Determine how servant leaders develop leadership capacity in others and a shared value of service within an organization
Domain 5: Supply Chain and Logistics Management: Learn to manage operations with specific emphasis on procurement, warehousing and the transportation of goods in domestic and global markets through strategic planning and the integration of resource planning, information systems, and process optimization.
- Use quantitative and qualitative analysis and models for operational and logistics planning
- Integrate financial and decision analysis for planning and sourcing
- Use technology to evaluate and model supply chain and logistics strategies
- Apply process improvement and optimization implementation methods
- Demonstrate the ability to design sourcing solutions
Why Earn Your BS in Supply Chain and Logistics Management at GCU?
In addition to the five degree-specific competencies, students learn GCU’s mission-critical competencies, which include:
- Effective Communication
- Critical Thinking
- Christian Worldview
- Global Awareness, Perspectives and Ethics
These competencies shape character, ethics, and dignity so students can positively impact their communities, workplaces and all aspects of their lives.
Students interested in earning a BS in logistics and supply chain management go through the standard GCU admissions process. A step-by-step guide to admissions is detailed here.
What Can You Do with A Career in Supply Chain and Logistics Management?
In the Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management degree program, students prepare to compete for entry-level positions that focus on both optimizing organizational effectiveness and managing/analyzing global supply chains. Graduates work in various distribution channels in supply chain management, customer service management, product inventory, and operations research analysis. Advanced careers include project manager, industry analyst, transportation director and more.
General Education Requirements
General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.