Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Degree Level



Supply Chain Management


Williams, Donnie


The overall intention of this research is to develop aspiring programs to reevaluate their institutions and begin growing their program with lessons from other leading institutions—the more comprehensive, educated, and driven students in the Supply Chain industry, the better.

The Supply Chain Management sector has grown substantially in the last fifteen to twenty years; the current placement rate of undergraduates is eighty-five to one hundred percent after graduation (Damast, 2015). This phenomenon correlates with international and domestic interest in information technology, economic dynamics, flexibility, and product availability, all of which have grown industry demand (Rob O'Byrne, 2020). In the last twenty years, multiple universities have transformed programs within their business colleges into supply chain management departments. Many of them were formerly logistics, management, or engineering focused. However, once they began developing students, the results seemed to be automatic in the sense of long-term success within this practice. For example, one university began specifically with a logistics engineering focus producing top-notch students for the last fifty years straight but began to see local industries demand business-orientated students. As a result, the university started directing its supply chain department to create well-rounded students who excel in analytics and personal skills.


Gartner, Rankings, USNews, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, 2020