The College of Business at historically Black Jackson State University in Mississippi has announced the establishment of a new bachelor’s degree program in supply chain management. The global supply chain has been a major topic of discussion since the beginning of the pandemic.
Through the JSU supply chain management program, students will learn how the core studies that are normal parts of the business program intersect with the myriad of opportunities and experiences offered in the supply chain profession. They will also learn to understand the underpinnings of the global supply chain and how the linkage of multiple supply chain functions lead to the delivery of goods and services from around the world. The College of Business plans to provide internship opportunities and, through the right corporate partnerships, give students real time exposure to the inner workings of the many aspects of supply chain management.
Fidelis Ikem, dean of the College of Business, said that “business students in the new supply chain management program will learn about inventory, transportation, purchasing and the different challenges of distribution. This will prepare our students to work in that industry that is growing by leaps and bounds.”
“Supply chain management provides another avenue for students to develop insight into an industry laden with opportunity,” added Alisa Mosley, provost and senor vice president for academic affairs at the university. “The new major aligns with our mission and university strategic plan.”
The College of Business hope to add a graduate program in supply chain management in the near future.