Supply Chain Management

The Supply Chain Management major at Avila

In organizations and companies around the world, supply chain management ensures that products and services get to customers efficiently while maximizing the return for both investors and clients. Every industry needs trained business professionals to manage its supply chain functions — transportation logistics, materials management, procurement, warehousing, customer service, and quality control.

This degree program will prepare you for this diverse career path. Students in this bachelor’s of science in business administration program will learn how to apply multiple business areas to the fast-paced and growing field. You will graduate with a thorough understanding of how to efficiently integrate materials’ flow across suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers to the final customer.

Grounded in the fundamentals of supply chain management, your degree from Avila is backed by our faculty and staff’s decades of experience in national and international business organizations. Your degree will provide you with a very marketable foundation in one of the fastest-growing careers in business.  Through internships with area businesses, you can add fast-track credentials and gain hands-on experience in the real world of supply chain management.

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Do Business Degrees Pay Off?

A new report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) reveals the economic value of business programs is high compared to the financial returns from other programs.

According to the CEW study, Avila’s bachelor of science in business administration degrees are a top three program among other business programs in the Kansas City metropolitan area and a top six program across the state of Missouri.

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Be Prepared for Your Career

Kansas City’s long history as a crossroads for national business supply chains and the increasing prevalence of wholesale shipping means that careers in this field will continue to be in high demand.

Incoming first-year students are guaranteed access to an internship or research experience before graduation. Avila business students have completed hands-on learning experiences at: 

  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Chipotle
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Avila supply chain management graduates are pursuing careers as:

  • Procurement Analysts
  • Materials Planners / Analysts
  • Logistics Analysts
  • Inventory Controllers
  • Supply Chain Analysts

A thorough understanding of all stages of the production cycle—from procurement of raw materials to quality and project management—will give you the skills and knowledge to be a highly valued member of any organization or business.

Transferring to Avila?

We work with you to make the most of your transfer credits so you’re on track to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.

4+1 MBA Degree Option

Earn your Bachelor’s degree and MBA together

Interested in earning your MBA faster? The Avila School of Business offers an early admission option to outstanding business students. This option allows you to earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as few as five years. Students are eligible to apply after completion of at least 55 credit hours. Once in, you can begin taking graduate-level courses after 75 credit hours are earned.

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Center for Student Excellence

If you need help in the classroom, help with your schedule, finding a counselor, or career services help, the Slepitza Center for Student Excellence (SCSE) is here. Your success is what makes Avila special. The SCSE makes your move into college smoother and can assist you throughout your college journey.

“At Avila, I’ve learned to be more of a leader and know how I want to be seen in a professional way. Avila has a very good name in this community. People hear you name Avila, and they believe you have a good head on your shoulders.”

Shawna Westphal ’13


Avila University School of Business, Whitfield Center
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City, MO 64145 / 816-501-3720

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