Eight Reasons to Major in GSCM

Cross-Disciplinary and Total System Knowledge

One of the major advantages to this major is the ability to gain cross-disciplinary knowledge of this fast growing and dynamic field. Supply chain management (SCM) is an increasingly significant part of our national and global economy. Businesses today use materials and services from all over the world and managing these sources is vital to their success. The Global Supply Chain Management major at SUNY Plattsburgh will prepare you to take part in this fast-growing field and understand how all business function must coordinate.

Career Advancement

Since the Global Supply Chain Management program is cross-disciplinary and teaches you how to think globally and system wide about an organization, it prepares you for advancement to middle and upper management positions better than any other major. The ability to think about how decisions affect the entire business is a major competitive advantage for student placement and is a core strength highly desirable in today's business world.

Cross-Border and Global Perspective

Experience a true cross-border and global perspective from leading practitioners in the area of Supply Chain Management. This experience can be enhanced through several well-known local companies such as UPS, FedEx, Bombardier, Fastenal, Georgia Pacific, North East Printing and Distribution, and Wal-Mart.

Location, Location, Location

SUNY Plattsburgh is in a unique location along several major trade routes. The Quebec-New York City corridor and proximity to the Canadian border provides many opportunities for internships, co-ops and job opportunities. In addition, what more can we say about the Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains. The location is GREAT! Please visit the campus and see for yourself how beautiful it is.

Internship Opportunities

The School of Business and Economics has a large number of internships available for our students. Many of the internships are within the local business community with international companies but some can be done in your own home town! To better assist our students, the School of Business and Economics has its own Director of Career Opportunities and Internships.

State of the Art Technology

The School of Business and Economics prides itself on the state-of-art technology we offer our students. Technology such as required laptops, SAP, smart boards, state-of-the-art computer labs, and integration of highly valued industry software into our curriculum prepares our students for a career with the knowledge of cutting edge technology. Students will experience this technology through hand-on experience and with top notch faculty. In the area of supply chain management, this knowledge is a must!

GSCM Faculty Mentoring

We offer one-on-one advisement to each student. You will have personal contact with your Global Supply Chain Management faculty advisor from the start to help you develop your educational and career plans.

Ideal Class Size

Our average class size for a typical Global Supply Chain Management is 10 - 20 students. This enables students to easily participate in class discussions, ask questions in a friendly and receiving environment, and enjoy their educational experience.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

For more information about global supply chain management at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Dr. Kevin O'Neill
Office: SBE/CS Room 330
Phone: (518) 564-4188
E-mail: oneilllkr@plattsburgh.edu