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If you want a dynamic and challenging career that puts you in the center of the action, requires you to see the big picture and lead, this is the major for you.

Are you project-oriented and quick to make informed decisions? Global Supply Chain Management may be the program for you. Experience hands-on activities with familiar companies and put your knowledge to the test when it comes to thinking strategically and improving performance. 

Global Supply Chain Management is a challenging major that prepares students to incorporate the systematic and global nature of supply chain operations in the decision-making process. Through experiential learning activities, students are ready to see the interdependencies critical to effectively manage and improve performance, strategically integrate processes and technology, and make ethical supply chain decisions.

Supply chain professionals need to see the big picture and understand how money, people, information, processes, product, and technology interact. The curriculum focuses 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. 


Job titles of recent graduates include Audi district manager, C.H. Robinson logistics recruiter, GM global sourcing, Swanson Industries purchasing agent, Amazon area manager, WVU Hospitals contract specialist, PepsiCo logistics integration senior associate, Mylan operations supply chain specialist and WVU procurement category analyst .

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Global Supply Chain Management major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

  • Bright Outlook
  • Green Occupation
  • Requires a Graduate Degree
  • First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine & Vehicle Operators

      $57,860 Median Salary

      Directly supervise and coordinate activities of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators and helpers.

      Possible job titles for this career include: Driver Manager.

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    • Industrial Production Managers

        $107,560 Median Salary

        Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

        Possible job titles for this career include: Manufacturing Manager.

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      • Logistics Analysts

        $77,520 Median Salary

        Analyze product delivery or supply chain processes to identify or recommend changes. May manage route activity including invoicing, electronic bills, and shipment tracing.

        Possible job titles for this career include: Global Logistics Analyst.

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      • Supply Chain Managers

        $98,560 Median Salary

        Direct or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs. Direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.

        Possible job titles for this career include: Global Supply Chain Director.

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      • Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

        $98,560 Median Salary

        Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.

        Possible job titles for this career include: Fleet Manager.

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      • Wholesale and Retail Buyers

          $67,620 Median Salary

          Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.

          Possible job titles for this career include: Buyer.

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        This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.


        Graduates from this major have gone to work at:

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        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.


        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.


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