Bachelor of science degree

Global Supply Chain Management

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Global Supply Chain Management

The Global Supply Chain Management major focuses on management of the flow of goods and information from the source of components and materials through the channels of distribution to the final customer, and beyond, to recycling and disposal. In today's highly competitive environment, the management of purchasing, operations, quality, transportation, inventory, scheduling, and information flows are ever more critical to an organization's ability to satisfy customers and create a competitive advantage. Whether sourcing from non-domestic suppliers, outsourcing business functions, or attempting to market goods and services to consumers in other areas of the world, today's business leaders need a detailed understanding of all the challenges and opportunities arising from a supply chain that is fundamentally global

If the challenge of acquiring, transporting, and delivering a good from one part of the world to another — before the competition — appeals to your competitive nature, then you may already possess one of the vital skills needed to be a highly successful global supply chain management major in the American International University. As the economy becomes increasingly global, demand for supply chain professionals continues to grow.

Supply chain professionals are a critical link in the value chain for goods. They are experts at purchasing components and finished goods, deciding on manufacturing and warehouse locations, and determining inventory and transportation strategies for worldwide product flows. Students majoring in global supply chain management at the School of Business develop the highly valued skills that suppliers, manufacturers, and retail buyers of goods worldwide demand. Our global supply chain management major focuses on global business and prepares students for success.


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Business Administration - Global Supply Chain Management

What can I do with my major?

Career Opportunities

  • Buyer
  • Commodities Manager
  • Disposition/Investment recovery
  • Inventory controller
  • Logistics Resource Planner
  • Materials Management
  • Procurement/purchasing
  • Production operative, Supervisor, or Manager
  • Product/service development
  • Production warehouse manager
  • Project Consulting 
  • Project Management
  • Quality Manager
  • Strategic sourcing
  • Transportation/traffic/shipping

Degree Requirements

The School of Business offers four majors: Accounting, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, and Management.

School of Business Requirements

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Global Supply Chain Management program must complete a minimum of 122 credits including satisfaction of all degree requirements of AIU. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic rules of AIU and those of the department.

General Education Requirements 38 credits
School Core Requirements 39 credits
Major Requirements  45 credits
Total Credits Required for Degree  122 credits

General Education Requirements

American International University has established seven competencies that form the foundation of the learning outcomes in our courses. Upon successful completion of the General Education program, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Ethical reasoning
  • Global self-awareness
  • Information literacy
  • Mathematical and scientific reasoning
  • Quantitative and IT Literacy

With the understanding that our students will specialize in a variety of academic majors, the General Education Program requirements are designed to ensure that all students will acquire experiential and activity-based learning and the application of knowledge in concrete situations as part of their AIU experience. 

Required Global Supply Chain Management Courses

Global Supply Chain Management students must complete the following courses. Students are responsible for observing all course prerequisites and limitations.

  • Global Supply Chain Management I
  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Global Supply Chain Management II
  • Principles of Quality Management
  • Production Management
  • Internship

Electives Courses: select any 8 courses from the School of Business.


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