Management and Marketing

Supply Chain Management (SCM) Program Details

  • Campus Availability: Macomb, Quad Cities, Online
  • Coursework incorporates corporate best practices and hands-on experience in working with faculty and top executives and in utilizing course knowledge within the corporate environment
  • WIU's SCM program offers a unique area of concentration for undergraduate students that has garnered widespread recognition due to the quality of its graduates
  • Elements of SCM
    • Strategic Sourcing: a key aspect of supply chain management, involves purchasing budgets, the supply market, supplier negotiation, and assessments of supply transactions
    • Transportation: management of successful transportation that gets everything to where it is needed, when it is needed
    • Distribution: movement of goods and services from the source through a distribution channel to the final customer and the movement of payment back to the supplier
    • Risk Management: directing the activities necessary to reduce, eliminate or mitigate the impact of factors that could lead to injury, loss, damage or failure
    • Inventory Management: decisions involved in determining how much, where, and when to have finished goods appear at numerous points throughout a firm's production and logistics channel

Please refer to the undergraduate catalog for detailed program information and course requirements


Career opportunities in SCM are exciting, challenging, and rapidly expanding.

  • Commodity Merchandiser
  • Customer Service Coordinator
  • Demand Planner
  • Director of Brand Development
  • Inventory Specialist
  • Marketing Administrator
  • Materials Buyer
  • Ocean Export Specialist
  • Outreach and Enrollment Specialist
  • Plant Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Vendor Returns Specialist


Companies around the world are looking for SCM graduates, and WIU is one of the few colleges or universities in the world that offers this degree. Each year, dozens of top companies recruit WIU graduates. In addition to full-time jobs, these companies seek WIU students as paid interns and for part-time employment, which often leads to a full-time career with excellent starting salaries.

  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  • Allstate
  • Caterpillar
  • Cobham Mission Systems
  • Colony Brands Inc.
  • Dot Foods
  • Group O
  • HON Company
  • Hub Group
  • JB Hunt
  • John Deere
  • Monsanto
  • Rock Island Arsenal
  • State Farm
  • Target
  • Trinity Logistics