Supply Chain Management

Gies College of Business


What is Supply Chain Management?

Supply Chain Management is one of the most important functions in manufacturing. This major studies how raw materials become end products. You'll study the procurement, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of industrial and commercial materials. You'll also take part in a 10- to 12-week summer internship. This program will help you develop vision, versatility, leadership, communication skills, and technical competence. Your degree will prepare you to be an entry-level manager able to meet today's requirements for business success.

First-year students need to apply to Business Undeclared for admission consideration to Gies. They then can pursue the Supply Chain Management degree if admitted. Off-campus transfer students cannot directly apply into this program.

Career Options

  • Consulting
  • Logistics
  • Management
  • Procurement
  • Supply chain analysis

Post-Graduation Success1

99% employed or continuing education

95% employed after graduation

4% attending graduate school

$63,420 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Deloitte, BP, W.W. Grainger View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Texas at Austin, Columbia University View All

Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Commitment to activities, employment, or community involvement

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

3.7 years to degree

96% first-year retention rate

83% four-year graduation rate

93% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,976
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $41,126


  • Tuition: $37,096
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $60,586


  • Tuition: $42,868
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $66,358