Supply Chain Management

The major in Supply Chain Management provides students with opportunities for careers in e-business, startups, manufacturing, high tech, service and consulting companies. Supply Chain Management encompasses a set of approaches utilized to efficiently integrate suppliers, manufacturers, warehouses and stores so that merchandise is produced and distributed at the right quantities, to the right locations, and at the right time, in order to minimize system-wide costs while satisfying service level requirements. SCM is an interdisciplinary field that emphasizes cross-functional links and seeks to manage those links to enhance a company’s competitive advantage.

Prerequisites for all courses must be met. Students not enrolled in the College of Business BBA program cannot elect more than 30 credit hours in courses offered by the College of Business.

Dearborn Discovery Core Requirement

The minimum GPA for the program is 2.0. In addition, the DDC permits any approved course to satisfy up to three credit hours within three different categories. Please see the General Education Program: The Dearborn Discovery Core section for additional information.

Foundational Studies

Written and Oral Communication (GEWO) – 6 Credits

Upper Level Writing Intensive (GEWI) – 3 Credits

Quantitative Thinking and Problem Solving (GEQT) – 3 Credits

Critical and Creative Thinking (GECC) – 3 Credits

Areas of Inquiry

Natural Science (GENS) – 7 Credits

  • Lecture/Lab Science Course
  • Additional Science Course

Social and Behavioral Analysis (GESB) – 9 Credits

Humanities and the Arts (GEHA) – 6 Credits

Intersections (GEIN) – 6 Credits


Capstone (GECE) – 3 Credits

Business Administration Core Requirements

BA 300Career Planning & Develop1
BA 320Proj Mgmt & Leadership Skills3
BA 330Managerial Communication3
BA 400Corporate Responsibility3
BE 401Managerial Economics3
BPS 451Strategic Management3
DS 302Advanced Business Statistics3
FIN 401Corporate Finance3
Select one of the following:3-4
ISM 310Info Systems in Management3
Accounting Information Systems
and Accounting Info Sys Lab 1
LE 253Business Law3
MKT 352Mktg Principles and Policies3
OB 354Behavior in Organization3
OM 300Intro to Operations Management3
Total Credit Hours40-41

Major Requirements

OM 460Supply Chain Management3
OM 465Strategic Sourcing3
OM 470Analys & Desgn of Supply Chain3
OM 475Supply Chain Logistics Mgmt3
OM 480ERP in SCM3
Select two courses from the following:6
Data Mining for Bus Intel
Human Resource Policy/Admin
Business to Business Mktg
Research:Operations Management
Total Credit Hours21

Supply Chain Management Minor


MATH 104College Algebra4
or MATH 105 Pre-Calculus

Minor Requirements

OM 300Intro to Operations Management3
OM 460Supply Chain Management3
Select three courses from the following:9
Strategic Sourcing
Analys & Desgn of Supply Chain
Supply Chain Logistics Mgmt
Research:Operations Management
Total Credit Hours15

OM 300     Intro to Operations Management     3 Credit Hours

Concerned with the strategic, tactical and short-term managerial issues relating to the efficient production of services and products. Examples of such issues are: manufacturing technology selection, facility location, strategic, tactical and operational planning and control and quality. (F.W.S)

Prerequisite(s): MATH 104 or MATH 105 or MATH 113 or MATH 115 or MPLS with a score of 115

Cannot enroll if Class is Freshman

OM 460     Supply Chain Management     3 Credit Hours

This course explores the basic concepts of managing flow of materials in a typical enterprise supply chain. Students will examine a complete overview of material flow, for internal and external suppliers, to and from the enterprise.

Prerequisite(s): OM 300 or OM 400

Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

OM 465     Strategic Sourcing     3 Credit Hours

This course provides an in-depth analysis of the procurement process and supplier management with strong analysis placed on managing a supplier base for both products and services. Both theoretical and quantitative perspectives will be offered. In addition, topics will be addressed from strategic, financial and global perspectives.

Prerequisite(s): OM 300 or OM 400

Can enroll if Class is Sophomore or Junior or Senior

OM 470     Analys & Desgn of Supply Chain     3 Credit Hours

The purpose of this course is to equip the student with the ability and the tools necessary to recognize, analyze, and resolve significant problems in the operation of a supply chain system through the application of quantitative techniques. This course focuses on the strategic role of the supply chain, key strategic drivers of supply chain performance, and the tools and techniques for supply chain analysis.

Prerequisite(s): OM 300 or OM 400

Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

OM 475     Supply Chain Logistics Mgmt     3 Credit Hours

The overarching course objective is to develop an in-depth understanding of integrative managerial issues and challenges related to developing and implementing a firm's logistics strategy. Attention is directed to the logistical mission confronted by varied types of business organizations. Logistics is positioned as a value-adding process that achieves time and place synchronization of demand stimulation and operations fulfillment. Emphasis will be placed on challenges related to providing logistical support for procurement, manufacturing and market-distribution.

Prerequisite(s): OM 300 or OM 400

Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

OM 480     ERP in SCM     3 Credit Hours

This course provides in-depth coverage of the role and impact of enterprise resource planning (ERP) concepts in managing a supply chain. The design of a supply chain information system (SCIS) and its various components is explored utilizing ERP concepts in matching supply and demand through the implementation of an integrated enterprise. Both theory and applications are emphasized in the course. Hands-on experience in the development of some components of SCIS utilizing ERP systems is provided.

Prerequisite(s): (OM 300 or OM 400) and (ITM 310 or MIS 310)

Can enroll if Class is Freshman or Sophomore or Junior or Senior

OM 483     Seminar: Operations Management     1 to 3 Credit Hours

To provide students with an opportunity for intensive study in current selected areas related to the research activities and/or professional activities of faculty members. Permission of School of Management.

Can enroll if Class is Senior
Can enroll if College is Business

OM 493     Research:Operations Management     1 to 3 Credit Hours

To provide the advanced student with the opportunity to undertake a research project under the supervision of a faculty member. At least two weeks prior to registration in the term when such a course is to be elected, an interested student must submit to the dean of the school a written request for permission to elect a research course, on a form available in the school office. The request will include a description of the proposed research project. The dean will review the proposal with faculty members to ascertain availability of relevant faculty supervision and to establish appropriate credit. Permission of College of Business.

Can enroll if Class is Senior
Can enroll if College is Business


Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally