Center for Supply Chain Management // Education

Enhancing Education with Supply Chain Experiences

Pursuing Excellence in Supply Chain Management Education

The Center for Supply Chain Management connects three primary stakeholders through its programs and activities: Pitt Business students, faculty, and industry professionals and executives with high expertise in supply chain management. The center enhances the supply chain management curriculum at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its oversight of degree and certificate programs, knowledge events, case competitions, consulting-based courses and professional networking, all with a supply chain management focus.

Doctoral Candidates

Degree programs include supply chain management, business analytics, and operations, and related areas.

Masters Programs relating to Supply Chain Management

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

 Degree and Certificate Programs

  • MBA with SCM Credential
  • Dual Degree MBA/MS-SCM
  • Six Sigma Certification
  • SAP Certification

Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

Degree and Certificate Options

Consulting Projects

Consulting Field Projects. The three-credit course, which can have a supply chain management focus, lets students complete a strategic consulting project for a client organization.

Six Sigma Theory and Practice. The three-credit course lets students complete hands-on consulting projects with a focus on process improvement and quality control. Students work under the guidance of an industry mentor with Black Belt Six Sigma certification.

Case Competitions

Held in the fall term, the competition features a “live case” on a supply chain management issue that a sponsor is experiencing at that moment in time. The judging panel is staffed by several managers from the sponsor who travel to campus for the competition. Crane Co. has been the sponsor of this event for the last eight years and continues to be a sponsor.  

Undergraduate Students

Degree and Certificate Programs

Case Competitions

Launched in fall 2014, the Race to the Case Supply Chain Management Competition challenged undergraduate business students to collaboratively address a contemporary supply chain management issue.

Our Student Success at SCM Case Competitions

  • Purdue Supply Chain Management Case Competition

–MBA students placed 1st (2019, 2020)

  • Rutgers Case Competition

–MBA Students placed 1st (2015, 2018)

–MBA Students placed 2nd (2016, 2017)

Best Presenter Award (2018)

  • SCANH Case Competition 

–MS Students placed 1st (2020)

  • ASCM (APICS) Case Competition

–Mid Atlantic District Round: MBA Students placed 1st (2016, 2017)

–Advanced to International Round (2016, 2017)

–Advanced to 2nd Round (2020)

  • TCU Case Competition

–MBA Students placed 5th (2021)

–MBA Students placed 4th (2019)

–MBA Students placed 3rd (2017)

  • CBA and Engineering students formed an annual SCM Invitational Case Competition: Race to the Case, now in its 6th year
  • CBA Students came 3rd in the 2019 Race to the Case
  • CBA Students came 3rd in the 2019 WVU Mission to the Mountain Competition


I benefited so much from the relationships I developed with recruiters, professors, and my peers. I took every advantage of the opportunities that came my way, whether it was joining professional groups, working with mentors, or attending leadership programs.

Adam White

CBA '20

But, it is not just a school where you go to earn a degree; it is a home where you will find a place to succeed. It’s not just four years, it’s for life.

James Boston

CBA '20