Penn State Abington announces new major in project and supply chain management


The new project and supply chain management major at Penn State Abington focuses on two of the most highly valued skills sets in industry.

Credit: Penn State

ABINGTON, Pa. — Penn State Abington announced a new bachelor of science degree in project and supply chain management beginning Fall 2019, bringing the total number of bachelor’s degrees that can be completed at Abington to 21.

"The project and supply chain management major focuses on two of the most highly valued skills sets in industry. Coordination and management of complex projects and delivery systems are critical to successful organizations in the globally connected world,” Thomas Stone, assistant teaching professor in business, said. 

“The major provides students with the technical, quantitative, and people skills to design and operate complex management systems. This degree earns you a seat at the table with organizations in virtually every industry," added Stone.

Typical employers include manufacturers; warehousing and distribution companies; information integrators; retailers; transporter and third-party logistics firms; and related consulting firms across industry, nonprofits and government.

Career opportunities may include:

  • Project Specialist
  • Production Scheduler
  • Transport Planner/Scheduler
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Project Manager
  • Demand Management Analyst
  • Transportation Specialist

Students enhance their coursework with internship and networking opportunities, insight from industry guest lecturers, and research projects examining current topics or issues. 

About Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington provides an affordable, accessible and high-impact education resulting in the success of a diverse student body. It is committed to student success through innovative approaches to 21st-century public higher education within a world-class research university. With nearly 4,000 students, Penn State Abington is a residential campus that offers baccalaureate degrees in 21 majors, undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics and more.