BBA in Supply Chain

and E-Commerce

Earn your bachelor’s degree with a specialization

Make your CV stand out from other BBA graduates. Make decisions that support the long-term global sustainability of any organization.

Duration

Graduate in 28-36 months

Effort

15-20 hours per week

Format

100% online, flexible pace

Cost

$120/month

Supply Chain and E-Commerce: your courses

When you take a Nexford Bachelor of Business Administration with a Specialization in Supply Chain and E-Commerce, you’ll need to complete 26 core bachelor’s courses as well as four specialization courses. You’ll learn skills based on the latest employer needs and market trends – this is what we call our Workplace Alignment Model – our curriculum is designed to equip you with the skills you need and employers are looking for.

  • SCM2100 Introduction to Supply Chain Management

    3 course credits

    Introduction to Supply Chain Management is the first course in the Supply-Chain specialization. Learners examine how, as the world becomes more automated along with an increased use of sophisticated technologies, the traditional supply chain is set to evolve. The digital transformation of the supply chain will have an impact on supply agility as well as on the dimensions of costs, capital and service offerings. The ability to be adaptable, flexible, and integrated with technology are defining concepts for future supply chains. As supply moves forward, digital transformation will impact key supply function including: the physical flow of goods, warehouse automation, and smart logistics planning. Organizations such as Amazon, Wal-Mart, and Alibaba have complex supply chains that incorporate advanced technologies such as AI and robotics. Each of these organizations has revolutionized and re-shaped the approach to both logistics and supply chain management. A supply chain risk management strategy must now include considerations for non-traditional risks such as cyber attacks, biological attacks, and political attacks. In this course learners are provided with an overview of the field of supply chain management including the logistics management functions and the interrelationships among the different organizational functions. Learners examine effective supply chain strategies and logistics functions from a global perspective.

  • SCM3200 Transportation and Reverse Logistics Management

    3 course credits

    Transportation and Reverse Logistics Management helps learners understand two key aspects of the supply chain process: transportation and reverse logistics. In moving goods and services within and across the supply chain, organizations need to adapt and respond in a timely and strategic manner. A key concern as the transportation industry evolves is the shortage of skilled labor balanced against the need for increased automation. Organizations will need to make strategic decisions regarding resource allocation. This course provides an overview of the transportation industry from a global perspective. Learners examine ways to apply global transportation strategies across the supply chain. This course also highlights best practices in reverse logistics, moving goods back through the supply chain.

  • SCM3250 The impact of E-Commerce on the Supply Chain

    3 course credits

    Impact of E-Commerce on the Supply Chain helps learners understand how E-commerce, a reality for almost all organizations, has given rise to the need for evolution in supply chain management. The increased use of, and sophistication in, technology has driven consumers to demand goods and services in an almost instantaneous manner. The idea of waiting weeks to receive goods or the concept of services taking days to complete has been replaced by consumers demanding goods and services delivered as fast as they can perform the Internet search. This change in consumer behavior has made the supply chain a top priority for organizations. A real-time, highly visible, and highly accurate approach to key supply chain functions as they relate to e-commerce is needed.

    In this course, learners examine the principles and practices of e-commerce as they relate to the supply chain initiatives at the regional and global level, including an omni-channel approach as an effective way for organizations to manage the supply chain, and the role that e-commerce data has played in the evolution of supply chain management.

  • SCM4250 Integrated Supply Chain Management and Sustainable Operations

    3 course credits

    Integrated Supply Chain Management and Sustainable Operations explores different approaches needed by organizations as they evolve in the 21st century. A key aspect in creating sustainable operations is minimizing the use of natural resources. Two key components of an integrated supply chain are value creations and the reduction of waste across the entire chain. The supply chain is a complex network of independent functions within the organization that rely on each other. Integrating these functions requires a multifaceted approach addressing strategic, operational and technological capacities. As technology becomes more sophisticated, one way to increase the value of the entire supply chain is through the use of artificial intelligence. The first part of this course examines the principles, practices, and applications of integrated supply chain management. Achieving sustainable operations requires a concerted effort from organizations to shift their thinking to a triple bottom line approach: people, profit, planet. The Triple Bottom line approach requires organizations to examine ways to reduce waste by compartmentalizing the different aspects of growth with a focus on sustainability. The second half of this course examines the principles, practices, and applications of sustainable operations as they relate to UN SDG #12. Learners examine the wider framework of building sustainable operations by incorporating an integrated supply chain.

Key Skills

SustainabilitySupply ChainCritical ThinkingEntrepreneurshipE-commerceSoftwareLogistics ManagementForecastingInventorySupply Chain ManagementDigital TransformationLogistics Planning

Raise global supply chain management IQ

  • Gain a competitive edge with an understanding of the impact of digital transformation on the physical flow of goods, warehouse automation, and smart logistics planning
  • Master bachelor’s degree-focused soft skills of the future like critical and creative thinking
  • Make informed business decisions, and lead with confidence: 93% of Nexford learners increased in confidence at work
  • Build a network of global professionals from 65+ countries working at firms like Google, Deloitte, and EY
  • Earn a degree as well as digital badges as you go – including credentials from LinkedIn Learning

I learned at Nexford about relationships and it has helped me a whole lot. I would describe Nexford as flexible. And secondly, you still have time to do other things that you love to do apart from schooling. So it’s schooling and going on with your life.

Ayooluwa Janet Haastrup

Current BBA learner, Nigeria

Build job-ready skills

94% of our learners gained valuable skills at work

A Nexford Bachelor of Business Administration is designed for highly motivated professionals ready to kick-start their work lives. Whether you’re jumpstarting your career or launching a startup idea, you’ll learn how to succeed in modern, global business. To build our programs, we analyzed 30 million jobs and surveyed industry leaders – including those from Microsoft, Citibank, and Unilever.

Here are some examples of the work you'll be doing within this specialization:

  • Describe the importance of advanced digital transformation tools affecting supply chain management and e-commerce management
  • Create an integrated 21st century supply chain strategy that aligns with a global and e-commerce strategy
  • Evaluate the implications of operational decisions that support the global long-term sustainability of the organization

Gain skills you will use in your career tomorrow

How you learn

Your course starts on the first of the month. Each course consists of six modules, each module will take you one week to complete and each course is designed to take you eight weeks to complete. Nexford’s learning design team has purposefully created courses to equip you with competencies mapped to the skills employers are looking for. Each course has 5-7 learning outcomes based on the skills employers need. Everything you learn gives you measurable skills you will use to succeed in today’s world of work.

The online learning environment contains everything you need to learn at Nexford. The courses are not live or recorded lectures. Instead, they’re reading, videos, interactive elements, quizzes and relevant case studies. Programs include assessments, peer-to-peer discussions, and a final project to practice what you’ve learned in a real-world context. Program content is available 24/7 during the course, and you have opportunities for collaboration and networking with learners during and after your program. Our global community of learners work at top companies such as Microsoft, Deloitte, and Google. Plus, you get a Microsoft 365 license at no extra cost.

You'll have 24/7 access to success advisors to support you. Faculty also provide you world-class support. Book appointments with them, get individual feedback, and attend regular optional webinars. Nexford courses are rigorous and they encourage critical thinking - because we care about what you know how to do not what you know you have regular hands-on assessments reflecting the business world.

How to apply

We’re no ordinary university! We make things simple so you can focus on what’s important: your goals! At Nexford, you can start learning now and send us your documents later. Just fill in a few details, upload your government-issued ID and pay your application fee. That’s it!

What happens next? After your first course starts, you’ll have 60 days to send us your missing information, such as a diploma or grade transcript. Please take advantage of our English test (at no cost), and achieve the minimum score outlined in our admission requirements.

  • We need proof of your graduation: this can either be your high school graduation or college graduation. Alternatively, proof of your General Educational Development certificate (GED) or equivalent exam, such as HiSET or TASC: valid copies of your official diploma and transcript in English. Documents not in English must be accompanied by official translations, such as those provided by a validated institutional official or embassy.
  • To be considered for admission as English Language Proficient to Nexford University undergraduate programs, you’ll need to provide one of these:
    1. An official transcript from a high school or equivalent certificate (e.g. HiSET, TASC, etc.)
    2. A minimum passing score on an approved English qualification exam within the past two years

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How much it costs

At Nexford, you can earn a BBA with a Specialization in Supply Chain and E-Commerce for as little as $80 per month. We adjust fees to your local market, meaning a low monthly fee for a quality program.

Pay as you go, month by month. There’s no upfront cost, and you can cancel any time.

Fixed monthly tuition means the faster you go, the less you pay. Take more than one course and you could earn your BBA in as little as 28 months.

Check our tuition page to see how much you’ll pay per month for your BBA.

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