The Valparaiso University College of Business is launching a new degree program in supply chain and logistics management. The university says the program, which will be available both as a major and minor, will "prepare business leaders to manage complex operations" across a variety of industries, including technology, manufacturing, and retail.
Valpo says the program will feature new courses in global logistics management, advanced analytical methods, and enterprise resource planning systems, which will give students experience with software used in the workplace. The push to bring the program to life was led by Sanjay Kumar, associate professor of information and decision science at Valpo.
"The manufacturing and transportation hub of Northwest Indiana provides ideal career opportunities for supply chain and logistics management graduates," said Kumar. He says the demand of graduates in the supply chain and logistics management field exceeds supply by a 6 to 1 margin.
The degree program joins accounting, business analytics, finance, international business, management and marketing among majors offered in the College of Business.
Editor’s Note: A previous version of the story misidentified Valparaiso University.