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GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Supply chain professionals need to see the big picture and understand how money, people, information, processes, product, and technology interact. A native of Long Island, New York, Samantha DeRidder always knew she wanted to go to a university away from home to step out of her comfort zone and study business.

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Samantha DeRidder

Supply chain professionals need to see the big picture and understand how money, people, information, processes, product, and technology interact. Global Supply Chain Management is a very challenging major that prepares students to recognize and incorporate the systemic and global nature of supply chain operations in the decision-making process. The curriculum focus not only on the core knowledge, but also on the essential skills, such as the ability to work in and lead teams, strong communication and organizational skills, and strong analytical and problem-solving skills. The sequence of courses and hands-on experiential learning activities will prepare you to see the interdependencies critical to effectively manage and improve performance, to think strategically about processes and technology, and to make ethical supply chain decisions.

Why WVU?

Forward-looking curriculum

The program was developed and is updated with the active participation of top supply chain executives from partner companies such as PepsiCo, Johnson & Johnson, MRC Global, Microsoft, NGK Spark Plugs, ABB, Source International, among other prestigious organizations. The curriculum emphasizes the global nature of supply chain activities and a systems-approach to problem-solving and decision-making. You will understand all core functional elements of the supply chain and how these elements interact to create value. The curriculum strongly emphasizes hands-on and real-world learning experiences through interactions with our industry partners, and provides many opportunities for you to apply and further develop your knowledge and skills.

Networking

The WVU Supply Chain Management Association provides professional development and leadership opportunities, and promote beneficial relationships between GSCM students, SCM faculty, and supply chain management executives.

WVU graduates are recruited by:

Amazon, PepsiCo, ABB, Ryder, Excel-DHL Logistics, TQL Logistics, C.H. Robison Logistics, PLS Logistics, Aldi, WVU Procurement, Contracting and Payment Services, among many other prestigious companies across a variety of industries.