Academic Catalog

Global Supply Chain Management (B.S.)

The Global Supply Chain Management major focuses on management of the flow of goods and information from the source of components and materials through the channels of distribution to the final customer, and beyond, to recycling and disposal. In today's highly competitive environment, the management of purchasing, operations, quality, transportation, inventory, scheduling, and information flows are ever more critical to an organization's ability to satisfy customers and create a competitive advantage. Whether sourcing from non-domestic suppliers, outsourcing business functions, or attempting to market goods and services to consumers in other areas of the world, today's business leaders need a detailed understanding of all the challenges and opportunities arising from a supply chain that is fundamentally global.

Admission  Requirements

Students who meet the University requirements for regular admission are eligible for admission to the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the bachelor’s degree must complete 120 credits including satisfaction of the degree requirements. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic rules of the University and those of the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Required Courses
GSC 5600Logistics and Transportation Strategy3
GSC 5650Strategic Procurement3
GSC 5680Production Planning and Control3
GSC 5690Principles of Quality Management3
GSC 6997Global Supply Chain Analysis and Planning3
Select one of the following. (Students are strongly encouraged to take 2-3 additional courses using free electives in order to assure greater depth in the field and enhance placement opportunities.)3
Study Abroad
Global Supply Chain Management
Special Topics in Supply Chain Management
Internship in Global Supply Chain Management
Project Management
Process Analysis and Cost Estimating for Buyers
Consultative Analysis and Executive Presentation
ERP Systems: Concepts and Practice
Total Credits18

Students are strongly advised to take an Internship in Supply Chain Management, either without credit or for credit. Students taking the internship for credit need to take it through GSC 5890. Students are also encouraged to take additional courses as electives to obtain depth in field and enhance placement opportunities.

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