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Supply Chain Management bachelor of science degree

Shalini Khazanchi, Department Chair

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
MGMT-102 Business 2: Business Planning and Professional Development 3
MGIS-101 Computer-based Analysis 1
MGIS-130 Technology and Information Systems 3
ECON-101 LAS Perspective 3 (global): Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ACCT-110 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT-210 Management Accounting 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 0
  First Year Writing 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
MATH-161 Applied Calculus 4
MKTG-230 Principles of Marketing 3
MGMT-215 Organizational Behavior 3
INTB-225 Global Business Environment 3
COMM-253 Communication 3
MGMT-035 Careers in Business 0
DECS-310 Operations Management 3
DECS-435 Supply Chain Management Fundamentals 3
  LAS Perspective 2 (artistic) 3
  LAS Perspective 4 (social) 3
  Open Elective 3
Third Year
MGMT-340 LAS Perspective 1 (ethical): Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 3
MGIS-450 Enterprise Systems 3
MGIS-320 Database Management Systems 3
FINC-220 Financial Management 3
  Cooperative Education Co-op
  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 Strategic Management 3
DECS-550 Supply Chain Management Capstone 3
  LAS Immersion 3 3
  Open Elective 3
  LAS Electives 9
  Supply Chain Management Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 123

Please see 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 different Wellness courses.

Supply chain management electives
BLEG-300 Business Law ll
DECS-350 Project Management
INTB-300 Cross-Cultural Management
INTB-315 Exporting and Global Sourcing
INTB-550 Global Entry and Competition Strategies
ISEE-350 Engineering Management
ISEE-626 Contemporary Production Systems
ISEE-703 Supply Chain Management
MGIS-330 Systems Analysis and Design
MGIS-355 Business Inteligence
MGMT-450 Negotiations

Admission requirements

Freshman Admission

For all bachelor’s degree programs, a strong performance in a college preparatory program is expected. Generally, this includes 4 years of English, 3-4 years of mathematics, 2-3 years of science, and 3 years of social studies and/or history.

Specific math and science requirements and other recommendations

3 years of math required; pre-calculus recommended

1170 -1340

ACT Composite

Transfer Admission

Transfer course recommendations without associate degree

Courses in economics, accounting, liberal arts, science, and mathematics

Appropriate associate degree programs for transfer

AS degree in accounting or business administration