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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Supply Chain Management

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Amid rising competition and uncertainty in supply and demand, designing resilient and agile supply chains is crucial for success. Supply chain management offers a rewarding career that combines problem-solving, time management, analytics and teamwork to make an impact. Professionals work in industries like manufacturing, technology, health care and retail to design, source, produce and deliver superior products and services for customers. This expertise provides companies with an edge over their competition.
  • College

  • Hours Required

  • Minors Available

    Supply Chain Management

    Business Analytics

The Nebraska Difference

$55,000 average starting salary for recent graduates


Complements well with the business analytics minor


Unique Professional Enhancement Program offers hands-on career development


Free 1-to-1 tutoring, academic advising and career coaching

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Program Features

A Strong Community Building a More Sustainable World 

Establish 1-to-1 relationships with professionals and peers as you learn how to make supply chains more resilient, sustainable and responsible. The advisory board, alumni and employers provide mentorship, share best practices and frequently speak in classes. 

Exciting Career Opportunities  

Skills in supply chain management are needed in every industry and all areas of business. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts these jobs will grow 30% by 2030. 

Faculty as Experts and Mentors  

Our faculty are leaders in practice and research and are frequently cited by the news to help explain current supply chain challenges. 

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Notable Courses

To earn your bachelor’s degree in supply chain management through the College of Business, you will take 120 credit hours of courses, equating to four or five courses per semester, on average.
Decision Making Models (SCMA 335)

Learn and develop optimization models to make better operational decisions in transportation and distribution networks, production and inventory planning and scheduling.

Enterprise Management Systems (SCMA 431)

Discover how advances in information and communication technologies transform businesses and their operations. Leverage advanced technologies to design and operate smart and innovative enterprises.

Global Sourcing and Distribution (SCMA 439)

Apply the strategies and tools of supply chain management on a global trade scale. Learn best practices used to locate, develop, qualify and employ suppliers.

Supply Chain Logistics Management (SCMA 444)

Design cost-efficient distribution networks to satisfy customer expectations for product delivery. Key logistical functions, including facility network design, processing, inventory management, transportation, warehousing and packaging.

Introduction to Predictive Analytics (SCMA 451)

Explore advanced methods for data analysis and modeling to make predictions and develop automated decision-making structures. Tools for data, databases and reports from analytic models.

Strategic Supply Chain Management (SCMA 474)

Engage in real-world supply chain management projects and work with local and regional companies to improve supply chain operations and provide strategic insights.

Huskers Do Big Things

From day one, you’ll have access to a career coach and potential employers at Hawks Hall. Your career development will feature hands-on learning experiences, like a resume review, networking and a practice interview with an employer. These opportunities are part of the Professional Enhancement Program, which is unique to Nebraska Business.


  • Strategic sourcing intern, BNSF Railway
  • Supply chain purchasing intern, Great Northern Equipment Distribution
  • Purchasing intern, Kiewit
  • Logistics intern, Reliant Transportation
  • Rates and pricing intern, Werner Enterprises


  • Strategic sourcing management trainee, BNSF Railway
  • Logistics development associate, ConAgra Brands
  • Operations trainee, Smithfield Foods
  • Supply chain manager, The Italian Vine: Wine Distributors

Graduate Schools

  • Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management, Indiana University
  • Master of Finance, Louisiana State University

Outside the Classroom

Get the most out of your collegiate experience by taking advantage of opportunities to get involved. Challenge yourself and make meaningful connections along the way.


Academics & Experiential Learning

  • Learn by completing projects based on real data. Build Excel skills in classes and case competitions.
  • Explore interdisciplinary topics important to supply chain management through elective courses. Topics include international finance, in which you’ll learn about exchange rates and financial tools.
  • Consult for a company like ConAgra Brands in your capstone course, analyzing an operational challenge and developing ways to improve profitability.

Career Preparedness

  • Get to know employers and local business leaders through facility tours and site visits.
  • Attend panel discussions to hear from alums and employers about their career journeys.
  • Gain in-demand quantitative skills by adding a business analytics minor.


  • Interact with our highly involved advisory board of industry leaders who regularly hire graduates.
  • Study abroad in a faculty-led Nebraska Business Abroad program to discover how to manage supply chains in a global context.
  • Rise to the challenge of building a more sustainable world by better utilizing our resources.

Have Questions? We're Here to Help

If you have questions about the Supply Chain Management major or navigating the application process, contact us.

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Contact Name
Kendra Ritchie
Contact Title
Associate Director of Recruitment