Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management (ISSCM)

Supply Chain Management Minor

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Why Choose Supply Chain Management?photo of a student in a classroom

Businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies require people skilled in supply chain management to coordinate the flow of materials, finances, and information within and between companies. Supply chain management specialists improve service for customers while reducing costs for employers. This minor will help you enhance your skills as you study the strategies that make business, nonprofits, and governments competitive within a global economy.

Supply chain management graduates have a high chance of placement in an internship or job immediately after graduation and the skills learned as part of your degree will make you competitive for increasingly important positions. If you are curious, passionate about innovation, and like solving problems, a minor in supply chain management will prepare you to excel in wide variety of career paths and industries.

Careers

The field of supply chain management is continuing to grow as demand for professionals who manage the flow and transport of goods and services increases. This minor program will enhance your existing major or experience by expanding your knowledge in how to manage global supply chains for major corporations and organizations. Most of our graduates leave with internships or job placement opportunities.

Our alumni work at:

  • CareSource
  • Computer Sciences Corp.
  • Crown Equipment
  • Dayton Freight
  • DP&L
  • Honda
  • J.B. Hunt
  • LexisNexis
  • Midmark
  • Reynolds and Reynolds
  • R&L Carriers
  • Seepex, Inc.
  • Sogeti
  • Speedway
  • Tata Consultant
  • Teradata
  • Taylor Communications (Standard Register)
  • WinWholesale
  • US Worldwide Logistics, Inc
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  • Yaskawa America, Inc.

Positions our alumni have held:

  • Business analyst or consultant
  • Computer applications and systems analytics
  • Information technology management
  • IT operations analytics
  • Database management or administrator
  • Information security analyst
  • Computer user support
  • IT support
  • Logistics analyst
  • Material planning manager
  • Operations analyst
  • Procurement manager
  • Purchasing specialist
  • Inventory control administrator
  • Supply chain business analyst

Real World Experience

Classes are focused on experiential learning, allowing students to apply concepts learned in class to real-world situations. We encourage our students to take internships during their summer semesters. Internships are coordinated through the college’s career management office, which makes sure you are aware of hiring information and job and internships announcements.

Academics and Curriculum

View Supply Chain Management Minor program requirements in the University Catalog.

Admission

The supply chain management minor is open to business and non-business majors. You can be admitted to the management minor program once you are a junior and are in a major program.

If you are a current student and meet these requirements, go to the Wings Express Major/Minor change request form or talk to your advisor about adding a minor.

Program Outcomes

If you complete this program, you will graduate with a minor in supply chain management. In this program, you will take core supply chain courses on the effective management of production and service operations. Coursework will include concepts and strategies that help businesses and organization stay competitive in the world economy, including management tools and analytic techniques, such as forecasting, purchasing, and logistics, inventory management, production scheduling, and quality manufacturing practices.

Our program covers three primary areas: basic problem solving and data analysis tools, major concepts and strategies for managing people, materials, and production resources, and the integration of the supply function into overall business or organizational strategy. This program will prepare you to work in supply chain management jobs and careers or to continue your education.

 


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