Coordinate your own success - earn your IACBE accredited Bachelor of Arts in Supply Chain Management from Ashford University. Because of the complexity of managing inventory, supply, and costs, the demand for supply chain and logistics managers is expected to grow faster than for other professionals. This program is approved by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) which indicates that the curriculum is in alignment with the demands of today’s employers.
Dr. Donald McKay is an Associate Dean in the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University. He holds a PhD in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL; an MS in Management Information Systems; an MBA from New York University in International Business; and a BS from Maine Maritime Academy. Read his full bio.
Online Supply Chain Management Bachelor's Degree Program
The Bachelor of Arts in Supply Chain Management program focuses on effective management of supply chain processes and information flows that optimize activities and costs to serve the customer efficiently and effectively. Production schedules, procurement, transportation services, quality, and warehousing management activities are studied as individual functions as well as strategic relationships among the functions. Emphasis is placed on problem solving, logical thinking, and development of accurate management assessments. This major is also designed to incorporate the core business knowledge appropriate to manage wider organizational processes.
Special Terms and Conditions
Successful completion of this degree by itself does not qualify students to obtain any certifications from APICS The Association for Operations Management (APICS). Also, successful completion of this degree does not by itself qualify students to sit for the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certificate examination. The requirements to sit for this examination of the CSCP certificate include a combination of education and documented supply chain management experience. Conversely, the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) certificate does not have any requirements to take the five examinations which are required to obtain CPIM certification, aside from exam registration fees. Students or graduates interested in pursuing the APICS CSCP or the APICS CPIM certification are strongly encouraged to visit the APICS website (www.apics.org) for additional information.
Similarly, successful completion of this degree by itself does not qualify students to obtain any certifications from The American Purchasing Society or sit for any of their certification examinations. If a student or graduate is interested in pursuing certifications offered by this professional association including: the Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP), the Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM), and the Certified Professional Purchasing Consultant (CPPC), they are strongly encouraged to visit The American Purchasing Society portal (www.american-purchasing.com). Some of the prerequisites for eligibility for certification are a minimum of three years purchasing related experience or a degree from a recognized college, plus two years of purchasing related experience. Information on other prerequisites and requirements for certification is available at www.american-purchasing.com.
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If this program fits your personal and professional goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.