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Supply Chain Management BS degree

Program overview

Today, many companies and organizations are involved in making products readily available so consumers, producers, and manufacturers can have them when and where they want them, and at a competitive price. Coordinating and managing all of the organizations and suppliers involved in activities that move products at the right time, to the right place, in the correct quantities, and at the quality specified is the goal of supply chain management.

The supply chain management major focuses on providing students with the knowledge to assist in developing and implementing efficient global supplier systems in order to maximize customer value. Supply chain management coordinates the interrelated processes required both within a business and with businesses partners, including suppliers, to deliver products and services. Students gain a background in the areas commonly needed to support supply chain management roles, such as business strategy, information systems, lean/quality management, customer service, purchasing, negotiations, contracts, forecasting, inventory management, logistics, and project management. Besides business operations, supply chain management plays a critical role in medical missions, disaster relief operations, and other types of service industries. These activities touch almost every business function, including product development, sourcing, marketing, global issues, logistics/distribution, operations management, information systems, and finance.


Supply chain management, BS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MGMT-101 Business 1: Ideas and Business Planning 3
MGIS-102 Business 2: Technology-enabled Launch 3
MGIS-101 Computer-based Analysis 1
MGIS-130 Technology and Information Systems 3
ECON-101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ACCT-110 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT-210 Management Accounting 3
ENGL-150 First Year Writing Seminar 3
STAT-145 LAS Perspective 7A (mathematical): Introduction to Statistics I 3
STAT-146 LAS Perspective 7B (mathematical): Introduction to Statistics II 4
ACSC-010 Year One: College Experience 0
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
MATH-161 Applied Calculus 4
MKTG-230 Principles of Marketing 3
FINC-220 Corporate Finance 3
MGIS-320 Database Management Systems 3
MGMT-215 Organizational Behavior 3
INTB-225 Global Business Environment 3
COMM-253 Communication 3
MGMT-035 Careers in Business 3
  LAS Perspective 2 (artistic) 3
  LAS Perspective 4 (social) 3
  University Elective 3
Third Year
MGMT-340 LAS Perspective 1 (ethical): Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 3
DECS-310 Operations Management 3
MGIS-450 Enterprise Systems 3
DECS-435 Supply Chain Management Fundamentals 3
  LAS Immersion 1, 2 6
  LAS Perspective 5 (natural science inquiry) 3
  LAS Perspective 6 (scientific inquiry) 3
  LAS Elective 3
  Supply Chain Management Elective 3
Fourth Year
ISEE-582 Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals 3
DECS-445 Managing Supplier Relations 3
MGMT-560 Strategy and Innovation 3
  LAS Electives 9
  Supply Chain Management Elective 3
Choose one of the following: 3
   MGIS-550    MIS Capstone  
   ISEE-497    Multidisciplinary Senior Design I  
   ISEE-498    Multidisciplinary Senior Design II  
Total Semester Credit Hours 120

Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two Wellness courses.