Associate of Applied Business in Supply Chain Management Technology

March 15, 2023
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Associate of Applied Business in Supply Chain Management Technology

The Associate of Applied Business in Supply Chain Management Technology program is a fully online, two-year associate degree program. Students will receive a fundamental introduction to the field of Supply Chain Management in conjunction with basic business management technology success skills and a well-rounded general college education. 

What Is Supply Chain Management? 

Supply chains are made up of all the companies that participate in the design, assembly, and delivery of a particular product. Supply chain management goes well beyond what is generally considered “logistics” and is the reason that a producer can provide customers what they want, when and where they want it, at the price they need.

To get a first-hand perspective on the SCMT program explore our new article, Supply Chain Intricacies, Innovation and Insights, where we interview Bill Wise, Associate Professor of Business and the Program Coordinator for the Supply Chain Management degree.

A supply chain looks like this:
  • Vendors supply raw materials.
  • Producers convert those raw materials into products.
  • Warehouses store that product until it’s needed.
  • Distribution centers pick up and deliver that product.
  • Retailers, online and in-store, bring that product to consumers.

A Supply Chain Management Associate Degree will allow you to join a diverse and growing professional business field.

Program Offerings

  • 100% online
  • Financial Aid
  • Two-year associate degree program
  • Real-world focused faculty
  • Flexibility to balance work/life
  • Option to transition to a bachelor completion program (BTAS) upon completion.

Accreditations and Rankings

Is an Associate Degree in Supply Chain Management Right for Me?

Have you always wanted to work in the business field, being a part of the complex exchange of goods and services that takes place all over the world? Then earning a supply chain management degree might be the perfect fit for you. Students earning an associate degree in Supply Chain Management Technology receive a fundamental introduction to the field of supply chain management in conjunction with basic business management technology success skills and a well-rounded general college education.

An Associate Degree in Supply Chain Management prepares you to manage and coordinate all logistical functions in an enterprise. Our UC Supply Chain Management course includes instruction in acquisitions and purchasing, inventory control, resource estimation and allocation, and budgeting.

Career Options

In the context of today’s global economy, there is an ever-increasing demand for greater innovation, increasing efficiency, and cost reduction, all in an effort to generate recurring value for the firm and its customers.

There is also an imbalance in the supply chain management workforce because of a shortage of skilled workers and an increase in retirees from the field. Some estimates suggest the global demand for supply chain professionals exceeds supply by 6-to-1.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in logistics is projected to grow 4% by 2029, driven by the need for supply chain management in the transport of goods in a global economy. BLS states that the average salary for a logistician (another word for supply chain manager), was $76,270 as of May 2020.

Supply Chain Management Program graduates can work in a variety of fields all over the globe, for small or large companies in manufacturing, energy, defense, or aerospace.

Potential career fields include:
  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Traffic/Transportation
  • Warehouse/Distribution
  • Production and Inventory Control
  • Purchasing, Procurement, and Sourcing


  • SCMT Cost Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Management
  • Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Sales and Marketing

Is UC Online Right for Me?

Are you looking for a high-quality, online academic program from a premier research and higher learning institution? Then UC Online may be right for you. We were one of the first institutions to offer online courses, and innovation in education is at the forefront of everything we do.

Our flexible programs allow you to create an academic path that suits your lifestyle and career goals. The University of Cincinnati Online is dedicated to providing a world-class educational experience that provides flexibility for busy professionals, lifelong learners, and students from around the world. We provide you with the highest level of convenience, resources and tools to achieve your professional goals.

  • Receive the tools, skills and education to further your skillset, expand your opportunities, and enrich your local communities.
  • Fully integrated into the University of Cincinnati.
  • Led by nationally recognized faculty and offer you the same community that the traditional classroom experience provides.
  • Both full- and part-time options available.
  • Earn your degree on your schedule.
Student Testimonials
“As a non-traditional student and someone who has not been active as a student for over 25 plus years, my experience has been inspiring. At first, I was unsure if this journey into achieving a Supply Chain degree was for me or even something I can achieve. After I finally accustomed myself to a study schedule and made a habit to make sure I do my work assignments in a timely manner some of my fears went away. Once I started receiving positive feedback from other students in my discussion post, I realized that I could achieve my goals. Everyone has been positive, my professors and the other students alike. ”

Jahmal D.
SCMT Student

“When I decided to go back to school to get another degree, I was nervous because it had been a while since I was last in a classroom setting. The best part of this is that all of the classes are online and can be done anywhere and this works around my work schedule which means I am not rushing to get to a classroom. I think if these were all classes that needed to be done in person that I would probably not have signed up to do this especially with the current pandemic running rampant. I looked at the curriculum and was intimidated with some of the classes in the program but so far through my first semester I have not felt left behind or lost. If I would feel like I didn't understand something there was always an avenue for me to get help through one of the tutors for the various courses or the professors themselves. I will tell you that this is not an easy course curriculum to get through (5 straight semesters with no break over the summer), you need to be focused and set time aside to make sure you get the work completed on time and submitted. Some of the classes are more difficult than others depending on where your strength lies and with 3 of the 4 classes this semester being accelerated leaves little time for a break. You cover a tremendous amount of information in a month and a half and this is the part where you need to be focused and pace yourself. I am glad I did this but look forward to the short break at the end of this first semester. ”

Gary B
SCMT Student

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