North Park University’s New Supply Chain Management Major Meets In-Demand National Skills
CHICAGO, May 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — North Park University (North Park) now offers a Bachelor of Arts in Supply Chain Management (SCM) with a curriculum focused on solving real operational and logistical challenges impacting the global supply chain. With rapid changes in consumer demand leading to panic buying and shortages, an SCM degree prepares graduates for much-needed positions as supply chain managers, professionals, and logisticians.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment of supply chain logisticians will increase by 30% between 2020 and 2030 and that of operations research analysts by up to 27%. Students learn value-driven supply chain management and analytical methods ready to apply to the real operational challenges facing our world today; Current and transfer students benefit from a seamless path to earning their BA in SCM alongside an integrated competency-based approach.
Growing industries such as pharmaceutical and healthcare are investing to reach new heights of efficiency and productivity – and North Park prepares students for these in-demand skills and competencies. “At North Park, our students will not only receive a high quality education, but also highly applicable skills that directly reflect industry and current labor market demands; the hope is to put what they have learned into practice. in class today at their work tomorrow,” said dr. Trevor JamesNorth park school Associate Dean of Professional Studies and Director of Business Programs.
The SCM program merges project management, finance, technology, and logistics, guiding students through simulated applications and exploring business cases focused on ethics, marketing, leadership, and strategy. New students and transfer students from associate degree institutions like Lake County College and other community colleges can take advantage of fully online courses to accommodate busy schedules.
Graduates will be ready to launch their careers by acquiring fundamental SCM knowledge in:
- Components, Terminology, Techniques, Global Challenges
- Competitiveness, ethics, sustainability
- Purchasing, operations, logistics, materials management
- Quality control, product development, procurement
- Global strategic and tactical issues
North Park accepts up to 90 semester hours at two- and four-year institutions in addition to requiring 12 hours of college-level transferable coursework with a 2.00/4.00 GPA. The application is free and admissions counselors are available to guide applicants through the process.
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