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Anybody here study supply chain management at State? I know it's ranked number one in the country but I was wondering if anyone here went through the program and could tell me about the job prospects, how they liked the program/career, and the like. Also, how hard is it to transfer into Broad from another college?
Thanks in advance
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I know a former spartan who majored in that and took Mandarin Chinese at msu. He lives in Hong Kong and makes more money than most on here. He's pulling in 250 or more a year. The mandarin really opened up the doors. Something to consider. He has a hot Australian wife too.
This post was edited by Tanfan 15 months ago
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I did SCM at MSU. I work for a major technology company and make more than most of my friends who had other majors like accounting or finance. Lot's of Spartans in SCM around Seattle as well.
I'd say if you want a guaranteed job graduating, do SCM. I don't know one SCM major with decent grades who didn't have an offer.
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How long ago did you graduate? Do you like your job?
Graduated in SCM. Got a job doing a two year leadership program for a very large company. Making good money, for the most part I enjoy what I do.
SCM gets more opportunities than most other majors. You can do a lot of different things with the degree too.
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I have a BA Business - SCM degree.
Love it. Work at big tech firm in Phx since 2000 right out of school. Multiple offers to choose from and got the job before I graduated.
MSU is widely respected in this field (SCM) EVERYWHERE.
I have no idea why more 'undecided' people dont choose what is the best degree(s) offerred at their school more often. At MSU, that appears to be: SCM, Packaging, Education.
This post was edited by AZ Spartan 15 months ago
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"good money" is one of my all time favorite expressions...what the hell does it mean? Every time I go back to my home town (Mt. Pleasant) I hear something like "oh Jim?, yea he digs ditches, but he's making good money!"
I got my degree in it back in the 80s when they called it Materials and Logistics Management. I have several friends who majored in it too. Most of my friends got jobs at HP and Intel and the pay was far higher than other business degrees. It certainly help me land my first job at an above average salary. For me, I hated working in purchasing so it only last a few years before I shifted my career into other areas. Its definitely a respected degree from MSU and the pay is good. But you won't move up the corporate ladder unless you move into other areas later in your career. All the people I know that stuck with it did well but had to move into other areas in the company to reach the VP and senior management levels or they moved out into smaller companies later in their career to get to the senior level. Downsizing killed a few of their jobs too. But most did well even those downsized out.
This post was edited by lars 15 months ago
I did the Graduate Program, enjoyed it. The biggest bonus at that level is what you learn from other students from various states, countries and industries. The staff is top notch, truly is a great program and has good job prospects, having the degree alone got someone to call me to interview for a job, not exactly headhunter style but within the org. I already worked for. If you like business, it is becoming necessary for a lot of companies to create SC divisions. If I wanted to leave the state I could at least double my salary. I recommend it.
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Graduated last May from the SCM program. Had multiple offers and a job lined up before graduation with a Fortune 10 company .. Opportunities are plentiful
This post was edited by TheStateOfBball 15 months ago
Most of the SCM people I knew got jobs with good entry-level salaries (anywhere between $50K and $80K, depending on the company and location), but it seems like they're all stuck in dead-end jobs or don't have much room for advancement. It seems like once you're in a supply chain position, the most you can become is the manager of that department (which is only one or two steps up) and then you're done.
I appreciate all of the responses so far, thanks everyone. Does anyone know how difficult it is to transfer into Broad from another college?
i tried transferring in for my junior year from Oakland and had some problems. My grades were good enough for MSU but not Broad, so I ended up transfered into Retailing. I took my remaining core business classes and then switched majors into Broad. I just had to make sure my overall GPA was 3.0 or higher for overall and business core.
It wasn't easy since I had to cram all of by major classes into my final year and a half, but it was completely worth it.
You work for Apple!?
I graduated SCM 05 from Broad, got a great job with Northrop Grumman in LA paid well. I had decent grades but nothing spectacular had multiple job offers. It definitely should be your number one choice in the biz school since its the one that will guarantee you a job. The economy is pretty bad right now and the SCM degree definitely gets your foot in the door with a lot of companies.
Major technology company + Seattle = Microsoft
Just go into accounting like I did, always jobs in that field! The broad was hard to get into transferring from a junior college though.
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SCM is a lot like engineering. Starting pay is good compared to peers, but max pay is only like $30-40k over what you will get at the start unless you get other degrees or obtain additional skills.
It's certainly a "hip" degree while in school, but you generally end up moving to some random part of the country and live a pretty blah lifestyle.
This hasn't been my experience. I'm an MSU SCM alum that has had an SCM career since college ('99). I work for a Fortune 250 company in a senior leadership position...regular career advancement with the same company despite staying in SCM. I've seen others enjoy this type of success also. Like anything, if you are a quick learner, work hard, and can relate to/lead people you will do fine - SCM as a function is inherently cross functional, so you have the opportunity to influence many other functions (finance, engineering, sales, etc).
Would you recommend SCM to others?
My degree is in finance but I had a ton of friends who did SCM. You will get awesome internships and you are a lock to get a job out of college. But yah, it seems like there is a lower ceiling on earnings than other majors.
It depends on what you are looking to do. If you are set on Broad, I don't think you can go wrong with SCM or accounting. I would not recommend finance to anyone.
That's why you get an MBA.
What's the reason behind you not recommending finance?
A few people have posted similar thoughts...
Your degree will get you the first job. After that, it's up to you. When asked for career advice, I once heard a prof say "make yourself an expert on either the product or the process, that will make you invaluable to the organization". The so-called "ceiling" depends greatly on the company, industry, ect.
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