Part-Time MBA in Supply Chain Management

Either online or on campus, the part-time DeSales MBA program provides you with more than theories and tools for a successful career — it provides you with opportunities to discuss and apply what you have learned in a supportive environment.

Top-ranked by US News and World Report, the DeSales MBA program is the second largest in Pennsylvania for five years running. Known for our superior personal service and unparalleled flexibility, our advisers will work with you from our application process through graduation.

With our open enrollment policy, you can start the program at any point throughout the year. You don't need a degree in business, logistics, or a related field; foundation classes are offered for those who need a basic understanding of business principles. And, a GMAT waiver is available to those who qualify. Our flexible program can be completed entirely online, customized especially for you to fit into your busy life. 

7 Core  + 4 Concentration + 1 Capstone = 12 courses 

DeSales Part-Time MBA Core Courses

All MBA students must complete all core courses. Distinguishing characteristics of the DeSales MBA program are an emphasis on executive skills development, general management orientation, integration of skills and values, and an attempt to link theory and practice. 

  • CR 501 Financial and Managerial Accounting

  • CR 503 Business and Society

  • CR 504 Marketing Management

  • CR 505 Organization Management

  • CR 506 Financial Management

  • CR 507 Executive Skills Development

  • CR 508 Business Computing 

Supply Chain Management Concentration

Supply chain involves maximizing the efficient flow of information, product, and money from suppliers and their suppliers, through a company on to the company's customers and their customers. Every industry utilizes some type of supply chain.

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Supply Chain Management (SCM) can open the doors to career advancement, often resulting in promotional opportunities.

The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) estimates that 1.4 million new SCM jobs need to be filled over a four year period ending in 2018. MBA graduates in SCM are highly sought after for first-line management through executive level positions. The Lehigh Valley is home to major national and international companies which utilize extensive supply chain operations and continues to lead Pennsylvania in post-recession job growth. For instance, Amazon is running its own fleet of planes out of Lehigh Valley International Airport and FedEx is constructing a nearly 10 billion dollar distribution center in Allentown.

Courses Successful completion of four courses is required for Supply Chain Management. 


  • SU 501 – Foundations of Supply Chain Management (serves as a prerequisite to all SU concentration courses)

Choose three of the following concentration courses:

  • PM 501 – Project Management Essentials 

  • SU 502 – Logistics Management

  • SU 503 – Strategic Procurement and Financial Risk Management

  • SU 504 – Forecasting, Production and Inventory Planning

  • SU 505 – Value Chain Operations and Quality Management

Capstone Integrating Course

CR 510 Policy and Strategy must be completed by all students with a minimum grade of “B”. It must also be taken as the last or second-to-last course before graduation.

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