Supply Chain & Logistics Management

Be an integral part of global production processes for manufacturing and service sectors

Available in CorvallisAvailable onlineAvailable as a majorAvailable as an option

Overview

Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Trade, manufacturing, sourcing, global production — every item you touch and use, from your toothbrush to your telephone — has a complex story of parts and pieces that brought the functioning item to you; supply chain and logistics management provides you with the knowledge to optimize how all these parts come together and when developed, in front of consumers.

As companies seek increased efficiencies and competitive advantages across production and product life cycles, supply chain and logistics management is a growing career.

While studying supply chain and logistics management, you'll train to be operations and procurement managers for companies and government agencies within manufacturing and service sectors around the globe.

Supply chain and logistics management is an undergraduate major degree as well as an option for business administration majors offered in Corvallis or online through Ecampus.

Options:

Once you enroll in the supply chain and logistics management program, you can select an area of focus from the following options:

The Dean’s Academy is an academic forum for high-achieving first-year students, transfer students, and current undergraduate students who wish to maximize the educational and experiential aspects of their college experience. Invitation to this option is restricted to those who meet eligibility requirements.

This area of study prepares you for management positions and exciting international careers at multinational firms, global financial service organizations and international centers of trade.

Associated Program:

The option in supply chain and logistics management is available to students enrolled in the business administration program.

Our business administration degree provides you with broad business skills in accounting and quantitative methods, an understanding of the legal and social environment of business, and a background in management and organizational behavior, marketing, finance, and operations management.

28+

degrees and areas of focus

85% Job placement rate

of classes have fewer than 50 students

450

companies recruit our students each year

Supply Chain and Logistics Management Opportunities

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Sydney, Australia: University of Technology Sydney

Vienna, Austria: Vienna University of Economics & Business

Santiago, Chile: Universidad de Chile, Facultad Economia y Negocios

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Student organizations and clubs

Associated Clubs

Business Information Systems

Supply Chain Club

Management Association

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Scholarship

Scholarships

Joe D Lewis Scholarship

Foodguys Values Business Scholarship

Helen Mae Cropsey Memorial Scholarship

Glenn L Jackson Memorial Scholarship

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Careers

Possible Careers

Procurement Specialists

Business Process Analysts

Quality Control Managers

Sourcing Consultants

“Amazon is all about supply chain”

College of Business instructor Randal Smith discusses the challenges and opportunities of supply chain and logistics management: "Supply chain management is exciting to me because there are so many different job opportunities and so many different aspects to supply chain management. It's hard to think about a company or a job that it doesn't touch and it's always changing."

Meet Christopher Wilson

The opportunity for undergraduates to research alongside faculty, a benefit often reserved only for graduate students, is a standout bonus for College of Business students.

Take Christopher Wilson, a senior studying supply chain and logistics management. He knew he was getting an exciting opportunity to conduct undergraduate research with Professor Zhaohui Wu for the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO). But he didn't quite grasp the scope of the assignment until he was sitting in the kickoff meeting with, as he says, "all the adults."

"My expectation at that meeting was that I was the student, and I would be helping them, assisting someone," Wilson said. "But I quickly realized that I was their researcher, expected to supply them with information they didn't have." He also realized while pursuing the major that supply chain is becoming one of the largest industries not only in the U.S., but in international business operations worldwide.

Educational partnership

Magnate Worldwide, a supply chain management company focused on expedited domestic transportation and global freight forwarding, has partnered with the College of Business to provide supply chain and logistics management students with licensing to SAP University Alliance - ERP. This gives our students access to and training with the industry's leading enterprise resource planning software.

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I enjoy challenges, and I love to learn. That desire to learn and solve tough problems has guided me my entire career.

Kate Johnson '98
Act-On Software CEO

Where our graduates work

Graduates from the college's supply chain and logistics management program have become procurement specialists, business process analysts, quality control managers, consultants, and more.

  • Maxim Integrated
  • Intel Corporation
  • Dutch Bros Coffee
  • State of Oregon
  • WFG Title Company of California
  • PepsiCo
  • Target Corporation
  • Tillamook County Creamery Association
  • Aera Energy, LLC
  • Hoffman Construction
  • Target Corporation
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • How.Dance
  • US Bank

Here's why you should be a College of Business student

A success plan for life

Professional, personal and leadership skills form the backbone of successful careers. Blueprint, our award-winning series of classes, is focused on professional and leadership development and financial literacy. With Blueprint, you’re on track to graduate on time, with the skills and network to choose your career, and the savvy to make the big decisions at the right time.

We're not just business; we're family

Our first-year students live in one of our business-themed residence halls. This learning-focused, student-first, open-door culture makes the big Oregon State campus feel like the supportive place it is – and feel a lot smaller and easier to navigate than you might think.

We’re the only college at OSU that has a dedicated Career Success Center for our students. We help you find an internship, write a resume and find a job.

Ranked and accredited

Oregon State is ranked in the top five for online education with U.S. News & World Report. The College of Business overall, as well as our accounting program, is accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for degree programs in business and accounting.

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