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Supply Chain Management Education at SDSU College of Business Administration

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San Diego State University is an academically rich urban university that provides endless possibilities for students. Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor’s degrees in 84 areas, master’s degrees in 76 areas and doctorates in 16 areas. SDSU’s approximately 30,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.

With award-winning professors, top-notch research facilities, and a location at the gateway to Latin America and the Pacific Rim, SDSU gives you the tools to expand your knowledge and your potential.

SDSU’s College of Business Administration is the 35th largest business school in the world. SDSU ranks 19th largest in the US and third largest in the state of California. The programs reflect the international, entrepreneurial, hi-tech, and tourism character of the region and provide opportunities for students and faculty to integrate their academic work with experience in the San Diego community.

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Academic Programs

Graduate Program

  • MBA with Specialization in Supply Chain Management (SCM): The MBA-SCM Specialization is a 30-48 unit program of study that consists of 6 major components – a core of basic business courses, theme courses, courses in the specialization, electives, and a culminating experience course. The SCM courses offer knowledge in theories, frameworks, concepts, design, implementation plans, and assessment. The SCM program provides the underlying principles in sufficient depth so that students can further develop careers in diverse fields such as supply chain planning, project/program management, process management, inventory management, demand management, sourcing/procurement management, logistics management, quality management, etc.

College of Extended Studies Program

  • Supply Chain Management Program (Online): Courses in this program include - Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management; Supply Chain Management Strategies; Supply Chain Planning and Inventory Management; Supply Chain Management and e-Business; and Supply Chain Transportation and Facility Design.


SDSU's College of Extended Studies offers a wide variety of lifelong learning classes, seminars, and certificate programs. Career advancement courses are offered in many areas of management, leadership, and quality improvement while self-enrichment courses range from astronomy to web design. Additionally, the College offers more than 40 certificate programs, online courses, English language programs, and many other learning opportunities locally, regionally, and around the world.

  • Campus: SDSU’s 283-acre campus is a hub for a diverse array of academic, social and creative activities. The San Diego campus is located just off Interstate 8, at College Avenue.
  • Accreditation: San Diego State University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges' (WASC). College of Business Administration programs are accredited by AASCB International.
  • Study Abroad Programs: SDSU is ranked second in the nation in its class for the number of students who have an international experience. There are more than 1,600 students studying abroad each year in approximately 50 countries, including Australia, Spain, Japan, Mexico, and China.
  • Globally-focused Programs: Campus-based academic programs and centers with a global focus include the Center for International Business Education and Research, the Center for Latin American Studies, the International Security and Conflict Resolution degree program and the International Business major, which is one of the largest of its kind in the nation.
  • Creating Leaders: Many of the c-level executives and corporate officers in some of the world’s most powerful and influential companies earned their business degree at SDSU’s College of Business Administration.
  • Leading the Pac: San Diego State University’s College of Business Administration has been a proven leader in terms of innovative programs and research centers.
  • Institutes & Centers: Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER); Center for Accounting in the Public Interest (CAPI); Centre for Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC); The Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate; Corporate Governance Institute (CGI); Entrepreneurial Management Center (EMC); Institute for Inclusiveness and Diversity in Organizations (IIDO); Real Estate & Land Use Institute (RELUI); and Small Business Consulting Center.
  • Internships: The Aztec Business Alliance matches upper division Undergraduate student interns with local companies and organizations. Examples of typical internships are; market research for a new product, identifying potential new business opportunities, developing advertising and promotion plans, analyzing inventory control systems or developing business and marketing plans.
  • Small Business Consulting: SDSU’s Small Business Consulting Center (SBCC) is a highly successful, award winning program, started as the Small Business Institute (under an SBA grant). It has served nearly one thousand small and medium sized businesses in the San Diego region since its inception in the early 1970s.

LAST UPDATED ON Sep 14, 2017