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Online B.S. in Applied Technology: Supply Chain Management

Learn to Optimize Supply Chains in Any Industry

Transfer Credits Accepted

Asynchronous Online Degree

Specialized Training

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  • Duration 2–4 years
  • Cost per Credit $399
  • Credit Hours 120

Program Benefits

  • No entrance exams required
  • Free to apply
  • 6 starts per year

Gain Valuable Skills for the Global Business World

Organizations of all types rely on supply chain management professionals to direct and optimize their production processes. Specializing your bachelor’s degree with this concentration gives you marketable skills you can apply in a wide range of roles. You’ll study procurement best practices, inventory management, forecasting techniques, warehouse operations, transportation management and more.

When you graduate from the BS in Applied Technology: Supply Chain Management degree program, you’ll be qualified for in-demand positions like logistician, which has a projected employment growth rate of 30% through 2030.1

Manage the Flow of Goods and Services in Any Industry

100% online courses

2–4 years

12 concentration credits

Students in this concentration learn to manage global networks of goods and services while reducing costs and maximizing profits. Coursework is designed to provide a strong foundation in logistics, supply chain management theories and techniques for overseeing supply chains.

This course covers principles of contemporary approaches to logistics and supply chain management. Topics discussed include inventory control, forecasting, vendor management, procurement, transportation, warehousing, global logistics, lean logistics, reverse logistics and supply chain integration techniques.

The course explores the princes of the procurement process within the organization. Purchasing policies and procedures, supply chain management integration, supplier evaluation and selection, supplier management, supplier quality management, supplier development, worldwide sourcing, strategic cost management, negotiation and conflict management and purchasing law and ethics are analyzed.

This course offers an analysis of domestic and international transportation in support of logistics and supply chain management operations. Topics include third-party evaluation and selection, transportation mode selection, logistics network design, transportation regulations and routing and scheduling.

This writing-intensive course is an evaluation of warehousing operations and management practices. Topics explored include warehouse design, material handling equipment and techniques, inventory control best practices, productivity improvement, warehouse safety and analysis of tools and techniques used in warehouse and inventory management.

Career Outlook

Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Manager $94,560 per year8

Logistician $76,270 per year1

Warehouse manager $55,807 per year10

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Gain Specialized Skills to Advance Your Finance Career

100% online courses

2–4 years

12 concentration credits

This concentration provides specialized knowledge and hands-on skill development in key financial management areas. You will complete four industry-focused courses in economic theory, production resource allocation, advanced business analytics techniques and more.

This course explores the theory of demand and value, pricing, production, resource allocation and general equilibrium.

This course covers the full range of business analytics — descriptive, predictive and prescriptive.

Study the operations and roles of the major participants in the financial system and the factors influencing them. Topics include financial institutions, central banking, monetary policy, interest rates, financial markets, financial innovation and regulatory reform.

This course will examine such investment alternatives as stocks, bonds, options and various specialized investment alternatives. The importance of both fundamental and technical analysis will be explored. There will be a strong emphasis on evaluating appropriate risk-return trade-offs and the implications of modern portfolio theory.

Career Outlook

Financial manager $134,180 per year5

Financial analyst $83,660 per year6

Portfolio manager $89,673 per year7

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Prepare to Lead in Health Care Settings

100% online courses

2–4 years

12 concentration credits

This concentration is designed for students interested in managing health care facilities or physician’s offices. You’ll gain the foundation you need to lead health care operations through four specialized courses.

Explore management concepts in the context of health care organizations and the external environment; planning and goal setting; decision-making and problem-solving; personnel selection; performance appraisal; and risk management.

This course covers principles of law and the U.S. legal system as applied in health care organizations; documentation, privacy, security, and release of information; liability, consent, and malpractice; and social and ethical issues encountered in trying to balance the interests, needs and rights of individual citizens against those of society.

Study principles of contemporary approaches to logistics and supply chain management. Topics discussed include inventory control, forecasting, vendor management, procurement, transportation, warehousing, global logistics, lean logistics, reverse logistics and supply chain integration techniques.

An overview of the business of health, emphasis on evaluating the challenges facing health care organizations using competitive analysis, identifying their past responses, and exploring the current strategies they are using to manage these challenges (and emerging ones) more effectively.

Career Outlook

Medical and health services manager $104,280 per year2

Human resources manager $121,220 per year3

Clinic manager $72,467 per year4

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Answers To Common Questions

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You can earn the online BS in Applied Technology degree in as little as two years. Total duration depends on the number of transfer credits accepted and whether you choose to study full- or part-time.

Yes, the BS in Applied Technology accepts up to 96 semester hours for coursework completed at four-year colleges or universities. Transfer credit from an accredited junior or community college is limited to a maximum of 64 semester hours. You can learn more about our admissions policy here.

Yes. The online BS in Applied Technology program offers three unique concentrations:

  • Financial Management – Prepare for positions in the financial management field by learning about economic theory, production resource allocation, advanced business analytics techniques and more.
  • Healthcare Management – Learn management concepts and techniques in a health care context, including areas such as personnel selection, conflict resolution and risk management.
  • Supply Chain Management – Gain a foundation in logistics and SCM theories and techniques that will enable you to manage supply chains in various industries.

You can learn more about coursework for the BS in Applied Technology at Spring Hill College here.

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Sources

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Logistician. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/logisticians.htm
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Medical and Health Services Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Human Resources Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/human-resources-managers.htm
  4. Payscale.com. Average Clinical Manager Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Clinical_Manager/Salary
  5. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Financial Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm
  6. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Financial Analysts. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm
  7. Payscale.com. Average Portfolio Manager Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Portfolio_Manager/Salary
  8. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics. Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/oes/2019/may/oes113071.htm
  9. Payscale.com. Average Warehouse Manager Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Warehouse_Manager/Salary