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A degree in SCIM 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 and Information Management (24 credit hours)

Required Courses

  • BUS-K330 Contemporary Topics in Information Technology
  • BUS-K340 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
  • BUS-K440 Business Intelligence
  • BUS-P330 Project Management
  • BUS-P421 Supply Chain Management
  • BUS-P430 Total Quality Management

Electives - Must take two courses from the following:

  • BUS-D300 International Business Administration
  • BUS-M365 Internet Marketing
  • BUS-M425 Services Marketing
  • CSCI-A CSCI-C 201 Or 201 Introduction to Programming I Introduction to Programming II

OR

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

**Reminder: Students choosing 200-level courses still must have at least 45cr. hrs. of 300/400-level coursework to graduate.

Career

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