What will I learn?

The University offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) in operations and supply chain management.

In this age of globalization, supply chain management professionals actively operate at the hub of an organization, interacting regularly with all other business segments in the firm, including sales and marketing, finance and human resources, and with suppliers and customers located around the world, thereby ensuring that the desired product/service is available to the customer in the right condition and quantity and at the right time, place, and cost. Efficient performance of this function needs the coordination of sourcing, logistics, production operations, inventory management, and information technology in a cost effective manner. By integrating critical value-added components like manufacturing operations, purchasing, logistics and physical distribution to enhance global competitiveness, the Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) major at Indiana State University's Scott College of Business provides a solid foundation to individuals seeking a career in the management of today's data-driven global supply chain operations.

Coursework in the major includes a combination of Foundational Studies and business core courses—plus a core of required courses in operations and supply chain management. In addition, students select electives to meet their particular interests and career goals, including electives from the marketing major.

Courses in operations and supply chain management focus on following areas:

  • Supply chain fundamentals
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Lean six sigma
  • Global supply chain management
  • Spreadsheet applications
  • Business analytics
  • Global sourcing and procurement
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems
  • Business forecasting
  • Service operations management

Courses are taught in seminar formats by faculty who have earned doctoral degrees and/or have extensive industry experience, thus providing students with a quality education and the opportunity to develop close professional relationships with their professors.

By providing frequent class meetings in laboratory settings, students have the opportunity to experiment with and gain expertise in a variety of software packages. In addition, all courses incorporate class projects. As part of this unique teaching method, students receive hands-on experience in building models and conducting analysis using real data to provide real solutions to real clients.

One or more internships offer hands-on learning in real work situations.

Careers

Operations management careers span all industries. Due to the need for qualified professionals across many different types of businesses, studies in the Operations and Supply Chain Management Program prepare students to assume a wide variety of managerial positions.

Our graduates find jobs in traditional manufacturing firms as well as the growing service sectors of financial services, health care, distribution and logistics, and government. The broad-based education in the program allows graduates to follow career paths that cross industry sectors if they so desire.

A few of the employment opportunities include:

  • Supply chain analyst/coordinator
  • Buyer
  • Logistics coordinator
  • Inventory planner
  • Process analyst
  • Six-sigma/lean specialist
  • Quality specialist
  • Demand forecaster/analyst
  • Supply chain junior consultant

Which department am I in?

Scott College of Business

Study options

Full Time (120 credits)

Tuition fees
$20,290.00 (15,06,236) per year
This annual fee is based on 12-18 credit hours per semester; USD $23,988 for over 18 credit hours per semester
Start date

17 August 2021, 11 January 2022

Venue

Scott College of Business

Federal Hall,

30 N. 7th Street, Room 203,

TERRE HAUTE,

Indiana,

47809, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The freshman Indiana State University application is for entering freshmen who are (or soon will be) high school graduates and have not attended another college after graduating from high school. High school students may apply to Indiana State University any time after completion of their junior year in high school.

For international students

The freshman Indiana State University application is for entering freshmen who are (or soon will be) high school graduates and have not attended another college after graduating from high school. High school students may apply to Indiana State University any time after completion of their junior year in high school.

English Language Requirements:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum iBT score of 79; a minimum CBT score of 213; or a minimum paper-based test score of 550
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum score of 6.0 (or higher)
  • ELS Language Training Program: successful completion of level 112 (or higher)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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