Operations & Supply Chain Management Program

Creating the Formula for Success

Operations management internally-focuses upon activities that happen within a company’s walls to manufacture a product or service. This includes formulating policies, managing the daily operations and workflow, overseeing workers, and participating in the design, planning and the physical production of the product. Supply chain management externally focuses on work with external partners to procure parts and raw materials needed to produce the product, create the inventory, and sell the product to outside markets.

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Why Earn Your Bachelor of Business Administration in Operations & Supply Chain Management at UM-Flint?

Professional Preparation

The Operations & Supply Chain Management major is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in the fields of general management or specialize in operations/supply chain management. These fields demand a range of personal qualities and skills, from the ability to work with diverse employees to the active promotion of an organization’s goals and strategic plan. As innovation increases, products become more complex, and customers demand higher levels of service, supply chains are responding by becoming faster, leaner and greener. This has created a large demand for talented and well-trained operations and supply chain managers in all industries.

Beyond the Classroom

The Supply Chain & Operations Management Association (SCOMA) is an outlet to connect students with the many opportunities in the exciting and integrated SCM fields. Supply chain management students can be a member of SCOMA and have opportunities to network with speakers and employers. Interested students can contact Usman Ahmed, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain & Operations.

Expert Faculty

UM-Flint’s faculty bring practical working knowledge into the learning environment and are experienced, tested, and respected global experts in their field. Like all University of Michigan instructors, they have a passion for education and years of experience teaching and researching current business issues. Operations & Supply Chain Management faculty members are available to consult with students wishing to pursue careers in any of the above-mentioned areas.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Operations & Supply Chain Management

In addition to the requirements for the BBA degree, 18 additional credits as follows:

A. Major Core Courses

  • SCM 381 – Six Sigma and Quality Management (3)
  • SCM 391 – Global Supply Chain Management (3)
  • SCM 481 – Global Logistics Management (3)
  • SCM 484 – Supply Chain Sustainability in the 21st Century (3)

B. Major Electives
Two from:

  • ACC 320 – Cost Accounting (3)
  • ACC 421 – Accounting Information Systems (3)
  • EIM 340 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3)
  • EIM 349 – Innovation Management (3)
  • FIN 461 – Financial Management Application and Strategy (3)
  • FIN 466 – International Finance (3)
  • INB 442 – International Management (3)
  • INB 480 – Faculty-Led International Business Study Abroad (3)
  • MKT 332 – Marketing Research (3)
  • MKT 437 – Retail Management (3)
  • MKT 438 – Marketing Strategy (3)
  • MGT 347 – Managing Projects and Teams (3)
  • MGT 397 – Project Management (3)
  • MGT 443 – Developing Negotiations Skills (3)
  • SCM 394 – Operations and Supply Chain Management Internship Program (1-3)
Hunter Duehring

Hunter Duehring
Operations & Supply Chain Management, 2021

The reason why I chose UM-Flint is that it was close to my home and I still get to have a university experience while being able to stay with my family. I absolutely love downtown Flint and I love showing new people around it. I chose supply chain management because it was the closest thing related to my previous interest in becoming an engineer and is a career that focuses on all my strengths such as math, statistics, and business information systems. As an undergrad, I was a brother of Theta Chi, part of the marketing club, and even the creator of the running club. My accomplishments at the university showed me what my true talents are and gave me the confidence I need to be a leader. My degree has landed me multiple job and internship offers and even helped me with the full-time job I have today which I love and am extremely grateful for.

Operations & Supply Chain Management Career Outlook

UM-Flint Operations & Supply Chain Management students from 2019-2021 have interned at Amigo Mobility, Frankenmuth Aerial Park, Aramark, MCA,Inc., Sovita Credit Union, and the UM-Flint’s Procurement & Contracts department.

Our former supply chain management students are currently employed at a variety of organizations ranging from non-profits, corporations, self-employed, or Fortune 500 companies. Operations & Supply Chain Management alumni work at companies such as LEARS, General Motors, Ford, Diplomat, BCBSN, and more.

The average salary for an Operations Research Analyst is $82,200 per year in 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The projected percent change in employment from 2019 to 2029 is growing much faster than average at around 25%. The average growth rate for all occupations is 4 percent.

The top occupations for someone with an operations and supply chain management degree are:

  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Procurement Manager
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Data Analyst

Top Industries:

  • Automotive/Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Healthcare/pharmaceutical
  • Food and Beverage companies
$82,200 median annual wage for operations research analysts Source: bls.gov

Learn more to gain an accurate forecast about earning your BBA in Operations & Supply Chain Management from UM-Flint

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