Global Supply Chain Management Career Options

What is global supply chain management?

Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) is the management of worldwide product flow for organizations and businesses. Careers in supply chain consist of the following: purchasing components and finished goods, deciding on manufacturing and warehouse locations, and determining inventory and transportation strategies.

What can I do with a major in global supply chain management?

A degree in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) is a great choice for a dynamic and exciting career in business. From logistics and procurement to quality management and production planning, our program prepares students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in today's global business landscape.

Students graduating with a major in global supply chain management can expect employment opportunities to grow at a rate faster than average for all occupations. The automotive industry, healthcare, consulting and other complex manufacturing companies and logistics service providers value GSCM skills. The vast majority of students in this program find internship opportunities that provide great employment prospects after graduation.

Learn more about undergraduate and graduate global supply chain management programs offered at the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Areas of global supply chain management:

  • Purchasing
  • Warehousing
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Customer service
  • Demand planning
  • Inventory management
  • Materials management

Traditional career titles

Entry-level titles

Top GSCM industries

  • Inventory Planning and Control Manager
  • Transportation Manger
  • Materials Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Entry-Level Buyer
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Materials Management Associate
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Healthcare
  • Financial Solutions
  • Retail and Wholesale
  • Manufacturing
  • Banks
  • Service Institutions
  • Transportation and Carriers

Guide to internships and full-time employment

Career fair

Career fairs are held each year for all business school students and alumni. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with employers for internships, co-op positions and full-time employment. Login to Handshake to search for upcoming career fairs and make an appointment with Career Planning and Placement for a resume review ahead of time!


  • Internships occur during the fall, winter and summer months. Students apply for internships throughout the year.
  • Recruiting for full-time employment typically occurs during the semester prior to a position's expected start date.
  • Browse the list of helpful resources on the back of this brochure, or apply directly on the company's website.

Quick prep tips

  1. Create your profile on Handshake.
  2. Submit your resume for review and approval on Handshake or schedule an appointment with a career advisor to review.
  3. Research potential internships and employers, apply for positions, and register for career fairs and other events.
  4. Meet with a career advisor for one-on-one guidance. Know your options! Research companies in accounting.
  5. Attend meet & greets, company presentations and career fair prep workshops, and mock interviews.
  6. Need help with professional attire? Make an appointment to check out the Mary Ann Goldsberry Professional Dress Closet located in Career Planning and Placement, Suite 299.

Helpful Resources