Supply chains control the flow of commerce and, as recent events have made abundantly clear, high-quality professionals who can effectively acquire, produce, and deliver goods around the globe are in high demand. Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Project and Supply Chain Management (PSCM) program puts you on a pathway to a rewarding career that pays well above the national average. And with a globally respected degree from Penn State, you’ll be competitively positioned to work locally – or anywhere you want to go around the globe.
Part of a shared collaborative offered by several Penn State Commonwealth Campuses, PSU-LV’s PSCM program will provide you with all the tools you’ll need to design and operate today's complex management systems. As a graduate, you can pursue careers in various facets of supply chain, from manufacturers and distribution companies to information integrators and retailers to transporters and consulting firms.
Taught by faculty with decades of experience in major supply chain roles, you’ll receive a broad foundation in project management, supply chain principles and business fundamentals. Program courses include Project Management, Purchasing & Materials Management, Project Portfolio Management & Organization, Logistics Systems Analysis & Design, Supply Chain Management, and Corporate Finance. You’ll also gain real-world insights from industry guest lecturers, and participate in research projects revolving around current supply chain management issues.
Meanwhile, thanks to numerous distribution and manufacturing companies based in the Lehigh Valley, not to mention the region’s proximity to New York and Philadelphia, you’ll have boundless networking and internship opportunities.
By the time you graduate, you can pursue a career as a:
- Demand Management Analyst
- Warehouse Supervisor
- Project Manager
- Transportation Specialist
- Logistics Systems Coordinator
- SAP Analyst
- Procurement Category Agent
“Young entrepreneurs need to learn a lot of things. They might have great ideas, but because they’re so green it takes years to really get their business up and running at a high level. At Penn State Lehigh Valley, I was able to take all the theory I was learning in the classroom and through discussions with my professors was able to apply it better to what was going on out in the real world. One of the benefits of going to a smaller campus is that you develop better relations with your professors, and you get more hands-on learning. If you want to really learn the curriculum, it’s much better to be in a smaller class where you can speak to your professor on a regular basis. I give a lot of credit to Penn State Lehigh Valley for how my business is doing. I received a great education there.” – Sol Taylor ’20, founder of Allentown-based importing business The Phonekings Inc.: Taylor’s Discount Supplies
Suggested Academic Plan
Suggested Academic Plans (SAP) provide the possible order of courses students might follow as they pursue a particular degree. SAPs are proposed schedules only. Individual student's schedules might look different if – in consultation with an academic adviser – the student has created a different plan. Care should be taken when changing the order of courses, as the SAP takes into account prerequisites and course controls. For the final work regarding the courses needed for graduation in a particular major, all students should consult the University Bulletin and their degree audit.
Mark Michael Capofari
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Mark Michael Capofari