Academic Programs Catalog

The Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management

Undergraduate Program

The Department of Supply Chain Management provides undergraduate education in supply chain management which includes the business functions of procurement, operations, logistics, inventory management, transportation, lean manufacturing, warehousing and customer service. Instruction of foundational knowledge in these fields provides an understanding of the concepts necessary for performance in managerial positions as well as entry-level positions in profit, non-profit, and government organizations.

The supply chain management program provides sequential study of business processes useful for well-rounded personal and professional development. The required courses are designed to provide necessary understanding, integration and skill development. Specialty courses offer opportunities to apply concepts in accordance with student interests and prospective career paths. Emphasis is placed on quantitative analytical skills, business communication skills and integration of concepts learned in other disciplines.

Qualified students are encouraged to pursue honors courses, study-abroad programs and co-op and internship experiences with national and international corporations.


Supply Chain Management

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in supply chain management focuses on the integration of value–adding components from manufacturing operations, purchasing, transportation, and physical distribution that are critical to the enhancement of global competitiveness.  The objectives of the program are to provide students with a comprehensive background in each of the broad areas referenced above and to allow them to pursue concentrations within their areas of interest.

Students in the supply chain management program complete courses designed to develop specific skills in the planning and control of the value–creating processes in private and public enterprises.  These processes include manufacturing systems and their management; product and material movement systems; and purchasing the materials, products, and services needed to produce the firm's output and managing their flows through the organization.  Students may select such areas of study as physical distribution system design and administration, purchasing techniques and strategies, computer integrated manufacturing, and manufacturing strategies.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Supply Chain Management

  1. The graduation requirements of the University as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Supply Chain Management.

    The completion of Mathematics 103 and 124 [referenced in item 2. below] may also satisfy the University mathematics requirement.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Supply Chain Management major is met by completing Supply Chain Management 470 or 472.  Those courses are referenced in item 3. a. below.
  2. The requirements of The Eli Broad College of Business for the Bachelor of Arts degree in the majors that comprise the Business Administration Programs.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. Major Field of Concentration:  A minimum grade–point average of 2.00 in courses taken for the major (15 or 16 credits):
    (1) All of the following courses (9 credits):
    SCM 371 Procurement and Supply Management 3
    SCM 372 Manufacturing Planning and Control 3
    SCM 373 Logistics and Transportation Management 3
    (2) One of the following courses (2 or 3 credits):
    SCM 470 Supply Chain Application and Policy (W) 2
    SCM 472 Supply Chain Industry Applications 3
    (3) Complete an additional 4 credits from an approved list of courses available from the department.