Supply Chain Management Major

Associate Dean: Dr. Joseph Bailey
Assistant Dean: Brian Horick

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, funds, and information. The scope of a supply chain manager includes all of the following: demand planning, procurement and supplier management, inventory and production operations, transportation and distribution, warehousing, retail sales, customer relationship management, and reverse logistics.  Supply chain managers increasingly incorporate sustainability concepts into their decision processes.  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.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply elements of critical thinking.
  2. Identify common situations in chosen career that could result in ethical dilemma.
  3. Analyze ethical scenarios and apply frameworks to develop solutions.
  4. Foster and sustain team environments that are inclusive of ideas from all contributing members.
  5. Apply leadership skills to motivate and coordinate with other to achieve goals.
  6. Write professional-grade business documents.
  7. Develop and deliver effective oral presentations.
  8. Identify and use appropriate quantitative tools and techniques.
  9. Use software applications to analyze and solve problems.
  10. Explain how functional areas interact and drive one another.
  11. Identify and justify optimal transportation modes given the business needs of the shipper.
  12. Given various assumptions, analyze cost-service trade-offs and determine optimal inventory practices based on business needs.
  13. Identify and apply supply chain management principles and appropriate information technologies to solve real world problems in a global environment.

Course requirements for the junior-senior curriculum concentration in Supply Chain Management are as follows:

Course Title Credits
College Requirements
BMGT370Introduction to Transportation3
BMGT372Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management3
BMGT472Purchasing and Inbound Logistics3
Select two of the following:6
Supply Chain Management Internship 1
Supply Chain Risk Management
Supply Chain Consulting Fellows I
Supply Chain Consulting Fellows II
Supply Chain Strategy and Network Design
Technology Applications in Supply Chain Management
International Supply Chain Management
Special Topics in Supply Chain Management 2
Select one of the following: 33
Essential Programming Skills for Business Analytics
Quantitative Models for Management Decisions
Operations Management
Global Marketing
Digital Marketing
QUEST Capstone Professional Practicum
Upper Level Economics Requirement
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy 4
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory & Policy 4
Money and Banking
International Economics
Total Credits21

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, BMGT374. BMGT470, BMGT471, BMGT473, BMGT475, BMGT476, BMGT477BMGT477, 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.


Students who have completed ECON325 and ECON326 can substitute these courses for ECON305 and ECON306 respectively.

In addition to the major requirements listed above, please see the Roberts H. Smith School of Business under The Colleges and Schools in this catalog or for a listing of additional Smith School degree requirements that apply to all Smith School majors.

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