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Logistics & Supply Chain Management Undergraduate Degree Programs at Grove College of Business in Shippensburg

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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is a regional state-supported institution. It is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, which is made up of fourteen universities located in various geographic regions throughout the Commonwealth. Shippensburg is a comprehensive university offering bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in the colleges of arts and sciences, business, and education and human services.

Founded in 1871, Shippensburg University serves the educational, social and cultural needs of students primarily from southcentral Pennsylvania. The university enrolls students from throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic region, the United States, and various foreign countries as well.

The John L. Grove College of Business, established in 1971, is one of the premier business schools in the Mid-Atlantic Region (Northeast). Over the last four decades, the College of Business has established a tradition of excellence. The Grove College of Business offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), and in cooperation with the College of Education and Human Services, the Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd), with certification to teach in the secondary schools of Pennsylvania.

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Academic Programs



Undergraduate Program

  • BS in Business Administration with Supply Chain Management Major - Supply Chain Management Track: The business administration curriculum at Shippensburg University is designed to prepare students for management careers in business and the professions. The curriculum also provides the basis for graduate study in business, public administration, and law. The core represents a consensus of what academicians and practitioners consider to be a common body of knowledge for managers of all types, while specialization majors permit the acquisition of more advanced knowledge in a selected area. Graduates with a Supply Chain Management background can find employment in a wide range of occupational specialties including logistics, warehousing management, transportation management, operations and production management, purchasing, inventory control, and customer service to name but a few
  • BS in Business Administration with Supply Chain Management Major - Logistics Management Track: Logistics is the universal thread or pipeline that plans and coordinates the delivery of products and services to customers all over the world. Logistics professionals manage and coordinate activities in this global pipeline to ensure an effective and efficient flow of materials and information from the time a need arises until it is satisfied and beyond. The demand for logistics managers at all levels is excellent. The Collegiate Employment Research Institute reports that logistics is a field with more positions than graduates each year. The Wall Street Journal reports that senior logistics management talent is also in short supply. As logistics managers’ roles and value have grown, the need for well-educated, talented professionals with a diverse array of skills has emerged.

Shippensburg University Features

Shippensburg University offers graduate and undergraduate programs in three colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the John L. Grove College of Business, and the College of Education and Human Services. 75 undergraduate and 17 graduate programs are offered. Shippensburg University also offers 8 pre-professional programs, including pre-vet and pre-med, in addition to seven affiliate programs whereby students can earn combined undergraduate and graduate degrees through accelerated programs.

  • Campus: Shippensburg University is located in Shippensburg at the Cumberland Valley of southcentral Pennsylvania, overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. The campus itself is situated on 200 acres of rolling land and is surrounded by an array of cultural and recreational sites.
  • Accreditation: Shippensburg University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the business programs are accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
  • Honors Program: The Shippensburg University Honors Program admits outstanding students who will thrive in an atmosphere of creative learning and intellectual exploration. Entering freshmen must have a minimum SAT score of 1800 (includes reading, math, and writing) and rank in the upper fifth of their high school class.
  • The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS): During the fall and spring semesters, the university selects an undergraduate student to participate in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS), sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and administered by the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg. Students selected are placed with policy makers in state government offices and agencies. Each THIS intern earns 15 credits: 9 credits for the internship, 3 credits for a research project, and 3 credits for participating in an academic eminar. A stipend is involved.
  • The Washington Center Internship Semester: Shippensburg University has a relationship with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, an organization that provides quality internship experiences and academic seminars for credit, either in the regular term or during the summer. Participating students get 12-15 credits for both the internship and the course, which is transferred back in either a student’s program or as an elective. Internships are available for virtually every major with over 4,000 companies, agencies, and organizations - federal, private, and non-profit.
  • Study Abroad: The university has educational agreements with universities in the United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark, and other countries. Themembership in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education International Studies Consortium enables the students to study abroad in each member’s programs and also have access to more than 4,500 other international programs. These experiences enable students to gain cultural knowledge and social skills that enhance their opportunities for advanced study and careers.
  • Career Development Center: The Career Development Center (CDC), provides students and alumni with valuable information and assistance on their job search. CDC provides resources in exploring career options, organizing job search programs such as preparing a résumé, cover letter, and interview skills. In addition, the CDC provides students with career and employer information through their bi-weekly newsletter Ship Career Connection, which lists on-campus interviews with employers and graduate schools, internships, and career events. CDC maintains reference files that are disseminated to prospective employers or graduate schools upon request.
  • Student Campus Employment: Part-time employment opportunities on campus are available through the Federal and Commonwealth work programs. Students with demonstrated financial need through the completion of a FAFSA are given priority in job placement, but an effort is made to place as many students as possible who have desired work skills. These positions include work in administrative and faculty offices, the library, residence halls, and campus grounds.
  • University Housing: Shippensburg University provides accommodations for approximately 2,650 registered full-time degree-seeking students in nine residence facilities.

LAST UPDATED ON Sep 14, 2017

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