Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management professionals ensure that the desired product is available to the customer in the right condition and quantity and at the right time, place, and cost. To perform this function efficiently, firms need to coordinate logistics, transportation, warehouse location and operation, inventory management, packaging and other functions in a cost effective manner. In this age of globalization, supply chain management professionals actively operate at the hub of an organization, interacting regularly with all other departments in the firm, including sales and marketing, finance, and operations, and with suppliers and customers located around the world. The focus of Supply Chain Management is on the application of models to increase the efficiency of organizations. Students in this major use state-of-the-art software applications to develop ways of increasing the efficiency of the flow of goods and services across organizations, from suppliers, to manufactures, to retailers, to end consumers. Supply Chain Management majors often double major with complimentary majors like Operations Management, Marketing, Information Systems, International Business and Finance.

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New Requirements

(New General Education) Effective for students entering UM in Spring 2014 and later. Students who entered UM prior to Spring 2014 have the option of adopting these new requirements. Please consult your Smith School Academic Advisor if you have questions.

Old Requirements

(New General Education) Effective for students entering UM in Fall 2013. Students who entered UM prior to Fall 2013 have the option of adopting these new requirements. External transfer students will be required to complete the new Smith School core requirements (launched in 2011) beginning Fall 2013. Please consult your Smith School Academic Advisor if you have questions.

(New General Education) Effective for students entering UM in Fall 2012 through Spring 2013. External transfer students will be required to complete the new Smith School core requirements (launched in 2011) beginning Fall 2013.

(CORE General Education) Effective for students entering UM in Fall 2011 through Spring 2012. External transfer students will be required to complete the new Smith School core requirements (launched in 2011) beginning Fall 2013.

(CORE General Education) Effective for students entering UM in Spring 2009 through Spring 2011.

(CORE General Education) Effective for students entering UM from Fall 2005 through Fall 2008

(CORE General Education) Effective for students entering UM from Fall 2001 through Spring 2005

Economics Requirements

One of the following courses:

ECON 305, 306, 330 (formerly 430), 340 (formerly 440)

Note: Students who have completed ECON 325 and ECON326 can substitute these courses for ECON305 and ECON306 respectively.

3 credits

Total 3 credits

Major Requirements

BMGT 370 - Introduction to Transportation

3 credits

BMGT 372 - Introduction to Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management

3 credits

BMGT 477 - International Supply Chain Management

3 credits

Two of the following courses:

6 credits

BMGT 373 - Supply Chain Management Internship
BMGT 470 - Carrier Management
BMGT 471 - Seminar in Supply Chain Management: An Executive Perspective
BMGT 472 - Purchasing and Inbound Logistics
BMGT 475 - Supply Chain Strategy and Network Design
BMGT 476 - Technology Applications in Supply Chain Management
BMGT478 - Special Topics in Supply Chain Management
(Note: a maximum of 3 credits of BMGT478 can fulfill Supply Chain Management major requirements)
 

One of the following courses:

3 credits

BMGT 302 - Developing Business Applications
BMGT 332 - Operations Research for Management Decisions
BMGT 385 - Operations Management
BMGT 455 - Sales Management
BMGT 461 - Entrepreneurship
BMGT 482 - Business and Government
BMGT 484 - Electronic Marketing

 

Or one of the following courses not selected above:

 

BMGT 373 - Supply Chain Management Internship
BMGT 470 - Carrier Management
BMGT 471 - Seminar in Supply Chain Management: An Executive Perspective
BMGT 472 - Purchasing and Inbound Logistics
BMGT 475 - Supply Chain Strategy and Network Design
BMGT 476 - Technology Applications in Supply Chain Management
BMGT478 - Special Topics in Supply Chain Management
(Note: a maximum of 3 credits of BMGT478 can fulfill Supply Chain Management major requirements)

 
Total 18 credits