The Supply Chain Management program is part of the Management Department in the Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business.   

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Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is a growing field with plentiful internships and full-time job prospects. BGSU's supply chain management program is primarily concerned with the planning, acquisition, conversion, flow and distribution of goods from raw materials to finished goods. The program prepares students to handle broad managerial responsibilities that impact the success of the company and the competitiveness of the entire supply chain. Graduates from the program work initially as buyers, supply chain analysts and inventory supervisors, and then move up to managing positions in buying, purchasing and plant facilities.

Quality Classroom Experiences

As a supply chain management major, students gain a strong understanding of how procurement and globalization are intertwined in modern business enterprises. The plethora of research opportunities conducted in management courses allow students to stand out among other applicants when interviewing for internships and full-time jobs. The professors genuinely care about their students, making the classroom atmosphere and conversations driven and inspiring. Supply chain faculty also work with external shareholders to create real-world projects in the classroom, where students learn to apply their knowledge. By providing networking opportunities with local corporations and having a passion for student organizational involvement, this program prepares students well to go far in their career field.

Stand Out in courses like

  • Ethics and Social Responsibility in Business
  • Design & Delivery of Quality
  • Supply Category Management & Negotiation
  • Supply Management & Global Sourcing Strategies

Curriculum

The supply chain management specialization includes coursework in supply management, quality management, logistics and supply chain operations planning. Co-ops and internships are encouraged to assist students in combining academic and practical skills prior to actual employment.

The Schmidthorst College of Business offers one of the nation’s top undergraduate supply chain management programs, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Internships and Careers

Today’s students of the BGSU supply chain management program are in demand for internships and highly recruited by companies from across the U.S. Often, there are more job opportunities than graduates to fill the strong demand.

Paid internships will help you to explore a career in supply chain management. Over 85% of BGSU supply chain management students complete an internship. Honda, John Deere, Marathon Petroleum, Owens Corning and Owens-Illinois (O-I), along with many other companies, recruit on-campus for supply chain interns.

Go Far in your career

  • Planning: Ensuring employees, materials and equipment are available at the right time to serve customers
  • Sourcing: Purchasing goods and services, negotiating, and building strategic supplier relationships
  • Making: Scheduling operations, managing inventory and supervising a work team
  • Delivering: Building customer relationships and managing logistics, including distribution and transportation
BGSU's Supply Chain Program is truly unmatched.

BGSU's Supply Chain Program is truly unmatched. The professors share real world experience on a daily basis and genuinely care about us as students, making the classroom atmosphere conversation driven and inspiring. It's because of these professors and courses that I look forward to my future in Supply Chain Management with excited eyes.

Jessica Gardella

Class of 2021

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The Supply Chain Management program is part of the Management Department in the Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business.   

Schmidthorst College of Business Admissions

New freshman and new transfer students may apply for entrance to the college with their application for University admission. Math and composite ACT scores (or equivalent SAT scores) are used in the selection process.

Admission to BGSU does not guarantee admission to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program (BSBA). Students initially enroll in the Schmidthorst College of Business as pre-business students. Full admission to the BSBA program requires completion of calculus and a set of introductory business courses with a satisfactory grade point average.

To be admitted to the accounting program and enroll in any upper-division accounting courses, the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems requires successful completion of 51 semester hours with an overall grade point average of 2.6 or better considering all colleges and universities attended, and successful completion of Accounting 2210 and 2220 with a grade of C or better.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in supply chain management are expected to be able to:
Goal 1: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will demonstrate competency in business knowledge and its application
Outcomes: Students will -

  • Demonstrate understanding of fundamental knowledge in accounting, economics, finance, business statistics, operations & supply chain management, business law, organizational behavior, marketing, information technology, management science, and global strategy.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using business-related software applications.
  • Demonstrate competency in integrating knowledge across business disciplines.

Goal 2: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will demonstrate competency in applying appropriate problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills.
Outcome: Students will -

  • Identify a business problem, develop and critically evaluate alternative solutions, and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Assess the outcomes of a course of action and make appropriate adjustments.

Goal 3: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills
Outcomes: Students will -

  • Effectively write a business document.
  • Make effective oral presentations in both individual and team settings.
  • Demonstrate the understanding and application of teamwork.

Goal 4: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will recognize the ethical aspects of business.
Outcomes: Students will -

  • Recognize the context of the ethical situation (economic, legal or cultural).
  • Define the ethical responsibilities of business organizations.
  • Describe the ramifications of unethical behavior.

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Business Administration program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is in good standing.

The Business Administration program, Accounting specialization, is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is in good standing.

More information on accreditation

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Business Administration program does not lead to professional licensure.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Business Administration program, Accounting specialization, leads to professional licensure.

More information on professional licensure

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Business Administration program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

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* Job placement and salary information was compiled by the Office of Academic Assessment through the Graduation Survey from AY2015-2018. The data are gathered around the time of Commencement and a follow-up survey six months post Commencement. For the salary question, data for programs with fewer than fifteen responses are not included. Salaries for those programs are from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer 2019 Survey. For questions regarding the data, contact assessment@bgsu.edu.