Operations and Supply Chain Management

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Degree Overview

When your textbooks get shipped to you in just two days, you’re benefiting from quick and efficient supply chain management. At Calvin, you’ll gain the problem-solving skills needed to keep people, products, and markets moving efficiently.

Interact with global businesses to learn how they manage their materials, talents, and energy. Discover different ways to get goods into the hands of people who need them. Grapple with the challenges of doing business ethically, sustainably, and faithfully. You’ll do it all under the guidance of faculty who draw on their own vast experience in the business world and who have the knowledge and business relationships to help you succeed.

You’ll earn a degree that's greatly in demand in a post-COVID world, and you’ll be an indispensable member of any team.

Program Distinctives

Get an advantage - We've all seen the challenges that the pandemic caused to the global supply chain—which means people with expertise in supply chain management are in demand more than ever.
Global experience - Global aspects are deeply integrated into the program. You will travel internationally, gaining both business and cultural knowledge, and gain the skills needed to lead in multicultural contexts.
Start building your network now - Start with businesses now through class projects, and land impactful internships at a variety of companies.
Active faith - Whether you're working with a nonprofit or a global corporation, Calvin equips you to act faithfully in the business world. Learn to be effective without compromising your values.
Industry experts - Learn from the excellent faculty of Calvin's School of Business. Our professors are dedicated Christians with a wealth of priceless industry experience.

Degree Information

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  • Courses

    Program Requirements

    • ACCT 305 - Cost Accounting 
    • BUS 352 - Negotiation Skills and Theory 
    • SCM 201 - Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management 
    • SCM 302 - Supply Chain 
    • SCM 303 - Sustainable Operations 
    • SCM 303L - Sustainable Operations Lab 
    • SCM 310 - Global Supply Chain Practicum 

    Business Core

    • ACCT 203 - Managerial Accounting 
    • ACCT 204 - Financial Accounting 
    • BUS 101 - Introduction to Business 
    • BUS 201 - Management and Organizational Behavior 
    • BUS 392 - Business Ethics 
    • BUS 393 - Strategic Management 
    • BUS 394 - Business Capstone 
    • MKTG 301 - Marketing 

    Two From:

    • BUS 350 - Business Law 
    • FIN 301 - Corporate Finance 
    • HRM 301 - Human Resource Management 
    • STAT 245 - Applied Data Analysis 

    Cognates

    • ECON 221 - Principles of Microeconomics 
    • ECON 222 - Principles of Macroeconomics 
    • ENGL 241 - Business Writing 
    • STAT 143 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics 

    One From:

    • ART 153 - Visual Culture 
    • COMM 101 - Oral Rhetoric 
    • COMM 141 - Visual Rhetoric 

    Total Semester Hours: 70

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  • Courses

    Required Courses:

    • ACCT 203 – Managerial Accounting
    • BUS 101 – Business Foundations
    • DATA 175 or CS 106 – Productivity Software or Introduction to Scientific Computing and Modeling
    • SCM 201 – Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management

    One From:

    • SCM 303 – Sustainable Operations
    • SCM 302 – Supply Chain

    One From:

    • BUS 201 – Management and Organizational Behavior
    • BUS 357 – Business for Engineers and BUS 357 Lab

    18 Total Hours, depending on cognates

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