Supply Chain/Operations Management Minor

Supply Chain/Operations Management Fundamentals

Supply Chain Management is the coordination and integration of the activities that procure materials and services, transform them into intermediate and final products, and deliver them to the customer. It involves the management of:

  • the flow of materials and products;
  • the flow of money;
  • the flow of information;
  • relationships among the organizations comprising the supply chain.

The overall goal of supply chain/operations management is to impact the organization's bottom-line in a positive way while delivering the best services to customers at the lowest possible cost.

Our Faculty 

  • are innovative
  • are passionate about their teaching and students' learning
  • are experts in their areas of teaching
  • bring the business world to life through case studies, seminar presentations and discussions, problem-solving and skills performance
  • have doctoral degrees from prestigious universities
  • bring a wealth of business experience to the classroom

Akron Advantage

The program is accredited at the highest possible level by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The College of Business Administration is considered to be one of the best business schools by Princeton Review and ranked in the top 6 percent of all undergraduate programs by BusinessWeek. Supply chain students have placed second in the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals national competition - beating out highly regarded colleges and universities across the country.

Real-World Experience

Our faculty periodically consult with local businesses and corporate advisory board members to add new content and relevance in their classes. As part of the curriculum, students have to complete a senior project for a local firm as part of a consulting team. Our classes typically include guest speakers, site visits, case studies and team-based activities. Students also gain practical professional experience through paid internships and UA's optional cooperative education program.

Supply Chain/Operations Management Student Organizations:

The Supply Chain Student Association (SCSA) brings together students interested in the field of supply chain management. SCSA strives to broaden the knowledge of all who are interested in the supply chain field. The SCSA's goals and objectives are to maximize the educational experience of its members by providing a platform for events, discussions, professional guidance and related activities. The group hosts guest speakers from various organizations for professional guidance. Members are provided networking opportunities with supply chain professionals.


Sample Curriculum

Course Number Course Name Credits
6500:304 Business Statistics 3
6500:301 Management Principles & Concepts 3
6500:330 Principles of Supply Chain & Operations Management 3
6500:390 Supply Chain Modeling & Decision Making 3
6500:433 Supply Chain Logistics Planning 3
6500:476 Supply Chain Sourcing 3
Total Required Credits 18

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