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Why Major in Project and Supply Chain Management?

  • Skills you can use: Estimates suggest that 65 percent of the work being done in modern organizations is “project-based.”
  • Project-Intensive industries (including business services, construction, finance and insurance, information services and IT, manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, and chemical/pharmaceuticals) are predicted to grow their share of GDP to $5.81 trillion.
  • According to the Project Management Institute (PMI) Salary Survey, Seventh Edition, 71 percent of those surveyed had received a salary increase in the previous year and the median base salary for project managers within the United States was $105,000.
  • According to research published in the AACSB’s BizEd Magazine, project management is listed as one of the top ten skills that employers prize in their employees.
  • According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, individuals with expertise in supply chain management are in high demand.  Business schools are struggling to keep up with that demand.
  • At selected AACSB schools, supply-chain majors from the class of 2012 earned average starting salaries of $56,410, compared with $50,098 for undergraduate business students overall.
  • Add value to your PSCM degree with certificates in enterprise resource planning. We offer SAP and Oracle certification opportunities.
  • Two hot fields packaged into one big degree! We are the only school in the Penn State system and one of a handful in the entire country to offer a major that integrates the project and supply chain management areas.
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