The Supply Chain Management, BBA major is designed to educate students on trends in global supply chains, international trade and the growing need for businesses to develop more effective processes to create and distribute products and services. The Supply Chain Management program includes management of the flow and transportation of goods and services from materials and inputs through to the consumer. The curriculum explores production planning/operations management, logistics and transportation planning, purchasing and category management, inventory and warehouse management, material handling, network optimization and route planning, distribution and location planning, transportation, enterprise resource planning, and global logistics.
To provide industry grade insights to students, the program trains them in critical areas such as contract (& business) law, negotiation skills, and also in data driven decision making. The program offers opportunities for students to work on market intelligence databases and software platforms housed in a state-of-the-art “Supply Chain Data Analytics Lab”. The major in Supply Chain Management has a strong analytics focus across all core supply chain courses. The program develops analytically oriented supply chain professionals who have the necessary skills to apply their knowledge and training to support the dynamically evolving supply chains of the future.
Course credits are recognized for credit towards the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation. The program also provides advanced standing for candidates who seek entry into the P.Log. professional association. Students in the program will be prepared for careers in professional purchasing, international trade, and demand forecasting as well as management positions in transportation, inventory, and distribution.
The BBA - Supply Chain Management major also includes a Co-operative Education option.