Free Seminar—Career Trends in Supply Chain Management
Hear about industry careers and trends from Mark Lawrence, vice president of global supply chain at Stanley Black & Decker.
July 26, 6:30 p.m.
Towson University West Village Commons
A Career in High-Demand
The supply chain management field is growing tremendously with the combination of
globalization, competition and increasing environmental concerns. Organizations are
looking to their supply chains to find value, cost savings, innovation, and competitive
edge, and they need the experts to do just that.
Almost every industry and company, from a small business to a Fortune 500 company,
appreciates the knowledge and skills of supply chain management professionals, including
manufacturing, third-party service firms, retailers, government, and educational institutions.
Specific job functions may vary, including buyer, negotiating supply contracts, inventory
manager, import and export manager, transportation and logistics manager, supplier
selection and development, warehousing,e-commerce, operations, technology and customer
Who Is This Program For?
Our program works for people who are already in a career path, see the opportunities
in supply chain and want to retool themselves, or for students who have been supply
chain professionals for 10 or 20 years and want a program that gives them a 360-degree
approach that covers logistics, distribution, technology, procurement and project
management. We've had students who said, “My whole career has been in procurement.
I'm a supply chain professional.” And they're absolutely correct — but they've never
seen the rest of the supply chain. So our program works for multiple profiles and
brings everybody full-circle. Students can take this program completely in the evenings
without affecting their current jobs and careers and still complete the degree in
In addition to earning a post-baccalaureate certificate upon completing the first five courses, graduates can proceed to professional certification
and pursue careers including:
- purchasing specialists
- contracts administrators
- procurement officers
- supply chain management professionals
- procurement managers
- business analysts
- demand managers
In addition to innovative academics, you'll benefit from:
- Flexible course offerings and schedules with the opportunity to take a combination of online, in-class and hybrid classes;
- Access to and training with leading-edge industry software in the Supply Chain Innovation Lab;
- Exclusive site visits to facilities, like the Port of Baltimore, Domino Sugars, Clipper City Brewing and
more, to experience supply chain processes in action; and
- Networking and professional development opportunities at events like the annual Supply Chain Forum.
Admission and Degree Requirements
Admission to the supply chain management programs is competitive. See admission requirements and deadlines. View degree requirements in the Graduate Catalog.
Please note that international students must be enrolled full time (9 credits) each
semester to fulfill immigration requirements. Students who opt to complete the M.S. as
well as the Post-baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Project Program and Portfolio Management (PPPM) would be able to maintain full-time status while receiving a degree and a certificate.