A degree in SCM provides students with strong employment opportunities in the fields of information systems, supply chain, quality, and project management. Furthermore, many SCIM graduates have successfully completed internationally recognized professional certifications in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, and Information Technology resulting in a distinct competitive advantage in securing professional positions.

This concentration integrates the study of two areas of business: Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Information Systems (IS). SCM examines the operational processes organizations use to transform inputs into outputs. IS captures, analyzes, and creates reports to support management decisions throughout the organization. IS is central to the SCM because it provides the technology platform for supply chain management system and helps transform data into information for decision making and strategic management. This unique blend of curricula will enable students to address both the operational and technological challenges of the future.

Concentration Requirements

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Program Requirements

Supply Chain Management (24 credit hours)

Required Courses

  • BUS-D 300 International Business: Operations of International Enterprises
  • BUS-P 330 Project Management
  • BUS-M 421 Fundamentals of Negotiation
  • BUS-P 421 Supply Chain Management
  • BUS-P 430 Total Quality Management
  • BUS-P 440 Supply Chain Planning & Control


Any combination (six cr. hrs) of 300/400-level Business or Economics courses outside SC (BUS-P). Cannot be satisfied by internship, professional practice, or BUS-M300. A course cannot count both in the 18 Supply Chain concentration hours and the 6 required elective hours for concentration.


SCIM concentration prepares students for careers in both information systems and operations management in many different types of organizations. Typical careers are in information systems, operations management, project management, or management consulting. Some examples include:

  • Business Analyst
  • Operations/Production Manager
  • Business Application Developer
  • Project Manager
  • IT Consultant
  • Systems Analyst
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Buyer/Planner
  • Quality Manager
  • Sourcing or Purchasing Manager
  • Logistics Planner or Manager
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Systems Developer
  • Inventory Planner
  • Database Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Web Developer
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • IT User Liaison
  • Technical Writer