The interdisciplinary minor in Supply Chain Management (SCM) is offered in coordination between Saunders College of Business and Kate Gleason College of Engineering providing students with the knowledge to assist in developing and implementing efficient supplier systems in order to maximize customer value.
Supply chain management focuses on the coordination of the associated processes required both within a business, as well as across businesses/suppliers, to deliver products and services - from raw materials to customer delivery. The objective of this minor is to provide students with a background in areas commonly needed to support SCM roles, including business strategy, information systems, lean/quality management, customer service, purchasing, negotiations, contracts, forecasting, inventory management, logistics, and project management. Completion of this minor provides students with Lean Six-Sigma Yellow Belt body of knowledge.
Although the SCM minor is built for matriculated undergraduate students in business and industrial engineering, students from other majors can be considered if they complete the program prerequisites.
The SCM minor consists of 15 credit hours, three required courses, and two elective courses. The required courses provide fundamental knowledge required for the management of supply chains. Two electives allow for some breadth across the various key subject areas in support of supply chain management (e.g., business law, supplier relations, international business, management information systems, negotiations, and logistics).
These courses provide students with a background in areas commonly needed to support SCM roles, including business strategy, information systems, lean/quality management, customer service, purchasing, negotiations, contracts, forecasting, inventory management, logistics, and project management.
DECS-310 Operations Management (Pre-Reqs: STAT-145 or MATH-251 or MATH-252 or equivalent course; and 3rd year standing) or ISEE-420 Production Planning and Scheduling (Pre-Reqs: ISEE-301 and MATH/STAT/CQAS-251, or equivalent course)
These links provide details on the curriculum for this program. Overview of Courses details all the courses and electives that are included in the program. Course Details and Descriptions allow you to find details and schedules for individual courses, including co- and pre- requisites for individual courses. These are kept up to date with the latest details pertaining to prospective students. To view electives specific to this program please reference our undergraduate workesheet for course options.
Current students and alumni – please visit the Office of the Registrar for a History of Course Catalogs to view and download official degree requirements pertaining to the academic year you began your degree.
For additional information on business minors and contact information, please visit Saunders College of Business Minors.