Students who want to experience “The City That Never Sleeps” while obtaining a supply chain management degree can find multiple schools in New York.
The state is ideal for students interested in logistics, sourcing, or operations of products, as there are numerous large industries found in the Empire State. Additionally, the state offers a tuition-free degree program with the Excelsior Scholarship to qualifying New York residents planning to attend a State University of New York (SUNY) or a City University of New York (CUNY).
Continue reading to learn about New York’s supply chain industry, educational opportunities, and available supply chain programs.
The Supply Chain Industry in New York
The state of New York is a global supply chain hub for many industries, the newest being the offshore wind industry. As a nationwide leader in this high-tech space, New York has committed to developing 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2035, benefiting jobs, manufacturing, infrastructure, and sustainability for New York and the country, in the years to come.
Logistically, the Port of New York and New Jersey is the largest East Coast container port and the third largest in the nation. With ample warehousing and distribution centers, the Port is one of the most productive and best-connected in the country, moving around $271 billion worth of products in 2022.
For air travel, the John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport has multiple cargo handling facilities, including the ARK (an animal handling facility), cold chain storage, and freight forwarding services. In 2022, the state also invested $8 billion into expanding LaGuardia Airport.
Study Supply Chain Management in New York
In New York, students can find supply chain management programs with networking, dual degree options, and courses related to professional certifications.
Founded in 1919, Syracuse University’s Supply Chain Management program was the first in the nation. It offers a dual enrollment program where students can select additional majors related to communications, the sciences or business leadership, or business systems. Additionally, students have the opportunity to complete a BS and JD in six years through the 3+3 Joint Degree program. SU encourages social activities (including a house cup competition) and leadership development through its IMPRESS Program.
For more networking and general business knowledge, BSBA Supply Chain Management students at Binghamton University have access to a wide selection of business-related student organizations that range from industry-specific to diversity in leadership.
Students wanting professional certifications after college, like CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) or CPIM (Certified in Planning and Inventory Management), should visit SUNY College at Plattsburgh. The Global Supply Chain Management major requires an internship, has access to the local APICS Chapter for networking, and provides technical training with the SAP University Alliance—all to prepare students for the exams.
Rochester Institute of Technology’s program is one of the select few accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International with its multidisciplinary BS in Supply Chain Management degree.
In addition to the dual degree programs at Syracuse and Hofstra, graduate students can find multiple options for a master of business administration (MBA), master of science (MS), and doctorate (PhD) degree.
An MBA prepares students for the business world with education related to leadership, marketing, and more. At Adelphi University, students can specialize in Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management to understand international business issues. The University of Buffalo also offers a full-time MBA program, the only STEM MBA in SUNY.
MS students focus on solving real-world supply chain problems with analytics and strategy. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has a Center for Supply Networks and Analytics for research to support their STEM-designated Supply Chain Management MS. Fashion enthusiasts can specialize at LIM College, which offers an MPS in Global Fashion Supply Chain Management.
Three main options for certificates are available through New York universities.
Adelphi University has an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management with an evening-only course schedule for professionals and the option to apply coursework toward the MS program.
For an online option, Clarkson University offers an Advanced Certificate in Global Supply Chain Management, and Excelsior College has a Certificate in Supply Chain Management.