This program is designed to develop in students a comprehensive knowledge of global supply chain management (SCM) along with the skills necessary for implementing strategic, efficient and effective SCM practices in contemporary business enterprises. SCM Professionals operate in a dynamic and changing world, managing resources and relationships with suppliers and customers worldwide. They are commonly responsible for practices related to managing products, information and cash flows through the global value chain including product development, forecasting demand, managing production and service operations, purchasing materials, order fulfillment, distribution, returns management, trade compliance, and customer service. SCM Professionals are employed in every industry and are essential in ensuring a company’s offerings provide value for its customers. It is essential that an SCM professional learn and master key knowledge, skills, and abilities including critical thinking, ethics, change management, communication, negotiation and conflict management, business acumen, interpersonal skills, and organizational leadership skills. In addition to the All-University Core Curriculum, course work for a concentration in Supply Chain Management includes the College of Business Core and various management electives that allow the student to structure a program around his or her educational and/or career interests.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and skills adequate to assume entry-level SCM positions in the broad spectrum of organizations and be prepared to pursue careers in a wide variety of organizations and industries
  • Knowledge of how global supply chains operate and skills to make decisions to support strategic and tactical activities to manage efficient and effective supply chains
  • An understanding of ethical decision making skills with respect to dealing with supplier and customer organizations
  • An understanding of the skills required to manage risk, innovation, and the dynamics of supply chains in the current global economy

Potential Occupations

Some examples include, but are not limited to the following titles: Buyer, Supply Manager, Purchasing Manager, Materials Supervisor, Production Manager, Logistics Analyst, Transportation Analyst, Transportation Manager, Account Manager, Warehouse Supervisor, Supply Chain Consultant.

The College of Business requires a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in business and economics courses as a graduation requirement. 

Effective Fall 2018

BUS 100Introduction to Business 1
BUS 2011Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise 1
CIS 200Business Information Systems 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Electives 9
 Total Credits 33
ACT 210Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 2201Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)3B3
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)23
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
STAT 204Statistics for Business Students 3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 30
All freshman and sophomore required courses must be completed prior to or concurrent with first enrollment in required junior and senior courses.   
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business 3
MGT 301Supply Chain Management 3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/Practices 3
MGT 375Advanced Supply Management 3
MGT 376Advanced Service and Manufacturing Operations 3
MGT 377Advanced Logistics 3
MGT 478Global Supply Chain Management 3
Electives 9
 Total Credits 30
BUS 479Strategic Management4A,4C3
FIN 3002Principles of Finance4A,4B3
MKT 3002Marketing4B3
Select one from the following: 3
Leading High Performance Teams  
Negotiation and Conflict Management  
Select three courses from the following not taken elsewhere:3 9
Project Management for Information Systems  
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems  
Financial Management-Theory and Application  
Creativity, Innovation, and Value Creation  
Leading High Performance Teams  
International Business Management  
Negotiation and Conflict Management  
Practicum in Supply Chain Management  
Business Customer Relationships  
Electives4 6
 Total Credits 27
 Program Total Credits: 120

Students are not to utilize the satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading option for any Business concentration course or any Business core course (Business and non-Business subject codes) except when a course only allows S/U grading.

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
To Declare this Major:  Business is a controlled major:  students are admitted into the major only if they meet established academic standards. Please see competitive major requirements or the advisor in Department for more information. 
To prepare for first semester:  The curriculum for the Business Administration - Supply Chain Management Concentration assumes student will be able to successfully complete calculus within their first year. 

Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 100Introduction to Business X 1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Elective   6
 Total Credits   17
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 201Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise   1
CIS 200Business Information Systems   3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)X 1B3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Elective   3
BUS 100 and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 210Introduction to Financial AccountingX  3
BUS 220Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)  3B3
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3) X23
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1) X3C3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
CIS 200 must be completed by the end of Semester 3.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial AccountingX  3
STAT 204Statistics for Business Students   3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Electives   6
ECON 204 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in BusinessX  3
MGT 301Supply Chain Management   3
Electives    9
BUS 300 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/PracticesX  3
MGT 375Advanced Supply Management   3
MGT 376Advanced Service and Manufacturing Operations   3
MGT 377Advanced Logistics   3
MGT 478Global Supply Chain Management   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FIN 300Principles of FinanceX 4A,4B3
MKT 300MarketingX 4B3
Upper-Division Supply Chain Management Courses (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   9
MGT 301 must be completed by the end of Semester 7. X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 479Strategic ManagementX 4A,4C3
Select one course from the following:X  3
Leading High Performance Teams    
Negotiation and Conflict Management    
ElectivesX  6
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   12
 Program Total Credits:   120