Calvin's operations concentration

Does managing the processes that convert inputs into products and services for your customers sound interesting? If you like problem-solving and working with people, the supply chain minor may be right for you. You'll study quantitative methods for management, production and operation management.

People working in supply chain are concerned with designing, overseeing, and controlling how goods and services are produced. They manage the process that converts inputs (in the forms of material, labor, and energy) into outputs (in the form of goods and services). They are typically team-oriented individuals who have an interest in manufacturing, logistics, distribution, or retail careers. They ensure a business’ operations are both efficient and effective, and promote wise and sustainable stewardship of God-given resources.

Careers in supply chain management

By studying business operations, you will prepare for careers in manufacturing, logistics, distribution, retail and non-profit. Areas include:

Note: beginning in fall 2019, the supply chain management minor will replace the operations concentration within a business major offered previously. All new or prospective students considering a supply chain management minor should use the 2019 New Major Info tab to plan their academic path. All business students should consult with their academic advisor to discuss how these changes will affect their academic goals.

  • Quality management
  • Production control
  • Customer service
  • Delivery management
  • Logistics
  • Supply chain management

Considering supply chain management?

If you possess the following characteristics and skills, supply chain management may be a good fit for you:

  • Leadership
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Familiarity with PC technology
  • Interest in global supply chains
  • Prepared to engage in the international marketplace

Recent internships

Each year, more than 90% of business and accounting students complete internships. Recent supply chain management students found internships at businesses like:

  • Steelcase
  • Amway
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Innotec
  • Kamps Pallets

Course Requirements

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Beginning in fall 2019, the supply chain minor will replace the operations concentration within the business major. The information below outlines the requirements for the new supply chain minor.

Prerequisites

Before a student may take any 300-level course in the business department required in the Supply Chain Minor, they must have earned at least a C in BUS 101, BUS 201 (or BUS 357), and ACCT 203. 

Program Requirements

The following courses are required for completion of the supply chain management minor.

  • ACCT 203 – Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 101 – Introduction to Business
  • SCM 301 – Operations
  • SCM 302 – Supply Chain
  • DATA 101 – Data Science for Everyone

One from:

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

One from:

  • ACCT 305 – Cost Accounting
  • CS 108 – Introduction to Computing
  • STAT 245 – Applied Data Analysis
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