Supply Chain Management Major
The predominance of business activity taking place on a global scale has increased the opportunities for integrated supply chain management to have a profound impact on value chain performance. The supply chain encompasses all organizations involved in the production of a good or service and its ultimate delivery to the end consumer. Supply chain managers oversee many varied but inter-related processes including the flows of materials and information. Within supply chain management, logistics deals primarily with the materials flow component of the supply chain, and logistics managers are responsible for fulfilling customer orders while simultaneously controlling distribution costs from a total cost perspective. Students pursuing a supply chain major will develop theoretical, analytical, and software skills designed to prepare them for careers in a variety of fields.
Admission to the Major
See "Admission Requirements" on the Robert H. Smith School of Business page.
Course requirements for the junior-senior curriculum concentration in Supply Chain Management are as follows:
|BMGT370||Introduction to Transportation||3|
|BMGT372||Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management||3|
|BMGT477||International Supply Chain Management||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Supply Chain Management Internship 1|
|Seminar in Supply Chain Management: An Executive Perspective|
|Purchasing and Inbound Logistics|
|Technology Applications in Supply Chain Management|
|Special Topics in Supply Chain Management 2|
|Select one of the following: 3||3|
|Designing Applications for Business Analytics|
|Quantitative Models for Management Decisions|
|QUEST Capstone Professional Practicum (option only for students in the QUEST program)|
|Upper Level Economics Requirement|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy 4|
|Intermediate Microeconomic Theory & Policy 4|
|Money and Banking|
A maximum of 3 credits of BMGT373 can fulfill Supply Chain Management major requirements.
A maximum of 6 credits of BMGT478 can fulfill Supply Chain Management major requirements.
Or one of the following not selected above: BMGT373, BMGT470, BMGT471, BMGT472, BMGT475, BMGT476 or BMGT478 NOTE: a maximum of 3 credits of BMGT373 and a maximum of 6 credits of BMGT478 (if content differs) can fulfill Supply Chain Management major requirements.
In addition to the major requirements listed above, please see the Roberts H. Smith School of Business under The Colleges and Schools or www.rhsmith.umd.edu for a listing of additional Smith School degree requirements that apply to all Smith School majors.