Feb 28, 2024
Supply Chain Management involves the strategic integration of diverse business facilities, functions, and activities throughout the supply chain for the purpose of providing goods and services to customers as efficiently as possible. Achieving efficiency in the supply chain is accomplished by developing knowledge of transportation, inventory control, warehousing, material handling, purchasing, production control, and the tools necessary to analyze and coordinate these activities. The concept of total cost analysis (taking all costs into account before making decisions), and cost trade-offs (letting one or more costs rise to take advantage of greater savings in other costs) is also central to supply chain management. These concepts, once honed, apply to many facets of business and personal decision making.
B.S.B.A. Core Requirements
All B.S.B.A. majors in the John L. Grove College of Business should satisfactorily complete the 100-/200-level business core courses during their freshman and sophomore years and the 300-400-level business core courses during their junior and senior years, as listed below.
Required Courses in Related Fields
Required Courses in the John L. Grove College of Business
- Students who place at the advanced level in the mathematics placement/competency test are not required to take MAT 140A/MAT 140B. In lieu of MAT 140A/MAT 140B, students are required to take an additional free elective.
- Completion of ECO 101 and ECO 102 will satisfy the requirement for ECO 113.
Major Course Requirements
Students should meet with their faculty advisor to plan the sequencing of their major program of study. Students interested in a double major and/or minor shall be required to take the prescribed courses in each respective major and/or minor. Students can double count one course between business majors with the permission of the respective department chair(s). Refer to the index under Double Majors and Minors for further information.
Electives (3 crs.)
(One course from the following 3-credit courses)
General Education Requirements
General Education Requirements Specific for this major
Supply Chain Management Career Opportunities
Graduates with a Supply Chain Management background can find employment in a wide range of occupational specialties including logistics, warehousing management, transportation management, operations and production management, purchasing, inventory control, and customer service to name but a few. Salaries for recent graduates in supply chain programs, according to several surveys, rank near the top among the various business majors. Supply Chain Management also plays a central role in the global economy. Many job opportunities are available which involve developing and maintaining the international supply chain.