Associate of Applied Business in Supply Chain Management Technology

Associate of Applied Business in Supply Chain Management Technology
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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, Unlocking the Secrets of Supply Chain Management: Insights from Dr. Seth Powless, in which we interview Dr. Seth Powless, Assistant Professor and 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 with an abundance of global career opportunities.

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.

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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
Common job titles include:
  • Project Manager
  • Supply Chain Specialist
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Distribution Manager
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Buyer/Purchaser
  • Inventory Specialist
  • Global Sourcing Manager
  • Scheduler

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.

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