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Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Bellingham, WA, United States
The Department of Decision Sciences' unique Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Bachelor of Science program at Western Washington University is the product of a cooperative effort between faculty and industry which has resulted in a curriculum that combines leadership, technology, and operations management. Students majoring in the program receive an integrated professional education.


The Operations Management component develops knowledge on process design and analysis, materials planning and control systems, quality improvement, and strategic decisions. The Business component provides an understanding of business fundamentals as well as current business trends and practices.

The Engineering Technology segment provides students with a solid grounding in engineering and manufacturing fundamentals, including computer-aided design with materials sciences. Finally, the work experience component provides a real-world work experience that directly relates to students' education.

Why Consider a Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Major?

The Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management program at Western Washington University is designed and highly influenced by the businesses that most need the services of well prepared students to meet the changing needs of the marketplace.

The active involvement of regional industry through our board of advisors has resulted in nearly 100% placement of our graduates. Industries' generosity through scholarships and internships coupled with a curriculum taught by dedicated and accomplished faculty is a winning combination. Graduates find challenging and rewarding careers that are in high demand.

Sample Careers
  • Transportation Manager
  • Buyer
  • Systems Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Production Supervisor
  • Inventory Manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Planner

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128-131 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Core courses include:
  • Applied Business Statistics
  • Principles of Finance
  • Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Business and Its Environment
  • Principles of Management Information Systems
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Operations Management

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

National students

  • The Freshman Application for Admission and Scholarships, including essay and activities list
  • $60 non-refundable application fee (fee waiver may be available)
  • Unofficial high school transcript or GED submitted electronically or by mail
  • Official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency or your high school

International students

  • The International Student Application for Admission submitted by the application deadline
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Official academic credentials
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20760 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20760 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6249 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6249 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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10-18 credits per quarter

Living costs for Bellingham

  • 1109 - 1690 USD/month
    Living Costs

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