B.S. in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) Program By Clarkson University |Top Universities

Clarkson University

Potsdam Campus, Potsdam, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors

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The principles behind supply chain management focus on developing seamless flows of raw materials, products/services, information, and financial capital. The supply chain starts at the initial design process and includes raw material sourcing, logistics and continues through the delivery of that product or service to the end customer, with a goal of creating customer satisfaction at optimal cost. The GSCM curriculum takes a systems approach, which includes concepts and faculty from operations management, marketing, information systems, human resource management, strategic management, and economics woven together in a seamless curriculum. Concepts emphasized include: Integration through ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning); a process management approach to quality; a global orientation; e-commerce based strategies; employing IT as a decision-making tool; people and organizational skills for implementing GSCM solutions; incorporating environmental sustainability perspectives. B.S. in Information Systems & Business Processes The Information Systems & Business Processes (ISBP) major provides students with the knowledge and skills to integrate information technologies into the business environment. Students graduating with the ISBP major will have the following knowledge and skills: An understanding of the components of an information system: the OSI network reference model (the seven basic layers of information systems communication), network operating systems, database platforms and emerging technologies and innovations in the field; a working knowledge of database, including structure and usage in multiple business contexts across disciplines, industries and organizations, and fundamental knowledge of SQL (Structured Query Language); The ability to understand and map business processes across disciplines and organization; the ability to analyze and design basic information systems. Students should effectively contribute to the implementation of systems that are aligned with business processes; knowledge of a variety of system platforms including .Net, SAP, Oracle and Web. Students should be aware of strengths and limitations of these platforms vis-à-vis common business processes and should be familiar with the user interface, navigation and basic administrative functions; fundamental understanding of web development and the relationship of various web-based systems with business processes, supply chain management, and e-commerce in general; the ability to communicate across functional areas and across organizations with respect to information systems challenges, specifications, problem solving, and user requirements; an understanding of current practices in IT outsourcing, including project specification, contracting, project management, bridging national and organizational cultures, and managing outsourcing relationships.

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Clarkson University is an internationally ranked research university located in Potsdam, New York in the US. Approximately 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled here across over 50 rigorous academic programs of study. Teaching is split across the School of Arts & Sciences, School of Business, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering and the Clarkson School.

The school is named after Thomas S. Clarkson, a local entrepreneur who died accidentally in a nearby sandstone quarry, risking his own life in an attempt to save a worker. The Clarkson family were important benefactors to the area and Clarkson University was founded in 1896 by the sisters of Thomas, originally called the Thomas S. Clarkson Memorial School of Technology.

In addition to its reputation for great career outcomes, innovative solutions to real-world and theoretical problems at the nexus of science, engineering, technology and business, the university is also well-known for the performance of its women’s and men’s hockey teams.

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