Supply Chain Management Drives the Efficiencies that Make the World Work
The links in a supply chain include everything from business strategists forecasting demand, to purchasers managing raw materials, information systems managing inventory, transportation systems moving goods, and retail outlets where products are purchased by consumers. Overseeing and maximizing this intricate web of connections is the job of supply chain managers.
The bachelor of science in supply chain management (SCM) from Saunders College offers the technical, business, and engineering skills required to succeed in this competitive, fast-paced field. Students learn of the latest business trends, hone skills using state-of-the-art software and facilities, while applying engineering and technology to drive efficiencies through electives in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.
Why Study Supply Chain Management at RIT?
- An RIT New Economy Major: The supply chain management degree is an RIT New Economy Major. This collection of degree programs are forward-thinking and future-forming, and help prepare you to excel in the multidisciplinary nature of our modern, dynamic economy.
- Earn A Certification: Earn Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification through process improvement and project management.
- Learn Industry Trends and Software: Latest industry trends and software taught by top faculty and industry practitioners with leadership from the Management Advisory Board.
- Network with Industry Experts: Network with industry experts in the ASCM club, part of the national Association for Supply Chain Management.
- Exposure to RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering Electives: Advanced electives from RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering enhance your knowledge of the integration of engineering and technology with problem solving and organizational efficiency.
The supply chain management degree is a New Economy Major at RIT. This collection of degree programs provides students with multidisciplinary skills needed to be flexible and adaptable as their field evolves in our fast-paced, dynamic economy. As with all New Economy Majors, this degree incorporates effective communication, team building, and leadership. In addition, students learn in small classes with faculty experts who bring their leading-edge research into the classroom.
Further opportunities to put theory into practice is through paid cooperative (co-op) education and internships. RIT is known for its co-op program as the university has built relationships with thousands of companies and organizations across industries. Last year, more than 4,500 students participated in co-op and internship positions with more than 3,400 hiring organizations, from large Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders, to small start-ups and world-class not-for-profits.
In conjunction with classes, student clubs offer professional and educational opportunities alongside the chance of developing lifelong connections with peers and faculty. The student chapter of the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) offers “access to educational programs, networking opportunities, certification exams, scholarships, awards, and other resources.”
Supply chain management graduates experience an 89% outcomes rate, while Saunders is ranked top five for Best Undergraduate Business Programs in New York State by Poets&Quants, 2023. Typical job titles include:
- Supply Chain Analyst
- Purchasing Specialist
- Sourcing Analyst
- Operations Manager
- Procurement Associate
- Logistics Analyst
Hear what graduates have to say about the program:
"The most distinct advantage I gained was the immense support I received from professors, advisors, and students. Everyone is always willing to help students succeed. It's comforting knowing I have a support system whenever I need help." - Paige Dobrzynski, ’20 (supply chain management), Wegmans, Rochester, NY
“Saunders College of Business helped me build my confidence. This allowed me to take chances on myself and apply to large corporations. Before Saunders, I never imagined I would have worked for a company like BMW. Saunders and RIT provided me with the resources to prepare for the real world by helping me with my resume through skills acquired in classes, past job experiences, mock interviews, and faculty and advisor support.” - Carmyn A. Gomez ’20 (supply chain management), BMW, Spartanburg, SC
Saunders College of Business
With a 95% career outcomes rate, Saunders provides students with a comprehensive understanding of business while utilizing RIT’s vast resources in technology. The core curriculum provides business students with the knowledge they need to succeed in their field, and courses reflect the latest trends and business needs. Electives and minors can additionally be chosen from any of RIT’s nine colleges to tailor degrees toward career goals.
With a growing global network of more than 25,000 Saunders College alumni and 136,000 RIT alumni, students can make connections almost anywhere and are encouraged to meet with devoted alumni, dedicated professors, and driven peers. Students can study abroad at any of RIT’s four Global Campuses, additional global student exchange partnerships are available, and there are over 100 study abroad locations on every continent.
RIT is also the home to one of the world’s first and largest cooperative education programs, allowing students to do paid work and gain hands-on experience before they graduate. More than 4,500 students complete over 6,200 co-op assignments each year and more than 3,400 employers employ them throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Saunders College of Business is ranked in the top five Best Undergraduate Business Programs in New York State by Poets&Quants, 2023. Additionally, ranking #53 nationally and #31 for career outcomes.