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Supply Chain/Operations Management, B.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (ARWU) Akron, OH, United States
The Supply Chain/Operations Management program of The University of Akron is the coordination and integration of the activities that procure materials and services, transform them into intermediate and final products, and deliver them to the customer.
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Supply Chain/Operations Management Fundamentals

It involves the management of:

  • the flow of materials and products
  • the flow of money
  • the flow of information
  • relationships among the organizations comprising the supply chain

The overall goal of the Supply Chain/Operations Management program of The University of Akron is to impact the organization’s bottom-line in a positive way while delivering the best services to customers at the lowest possible cost.

An undergraduate degree in Supply Chain Management will prepare you to pursue exciting careers as supply chain professionals. The degree will also prepare you for further graduate study or a certification. 

Real-World Experience

Our faculty periodically consult with local businesses and corporate advisory board members to add new content and relevance in their classes. As part of the curriculum, students have to complete a senior project for a local firm as part of a consulting team. Our classes typically include guest speakers, site visits, case studies and team-based activities. Students also gain practical professional experience through paid internships and UA's optional cooperative education program.

Degrees and Preparation

Supply Chain Management is one of the major functions of an organization and represents the core of every business operation. Unlike other disciplines, supply chain professionals are more involved in cross functional activities that span other areas such as marketing, sales, human resources and finance.    

A degree in supply chain management paves the way for several opportunities in organizations. As a supply chain/operations management professional, your duties may expand beyond the acquisition of materials, services and equipment into such areas as planning and policy making, motivation, evaluation, product development and control.

Supply chain/operations management careers include:

  • buyer
  • contract negotiator
  • inventory manager
  • import/export goods manager
  • logistics manager

Some of the positions offered to our recent graduates include:

  • Customer Team Logistics Coordinator
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Corporate Transportation Planner
  • Lean Six Sigma Expert
  • Procurement Specialist

Career Outlook

Supply chain management is a fantastic career to pursue due to the abundance of different types of jobs that are available. Today, it would be difficult to find an organization, large or small, that does not understand the importance of supply chain management, and how successful implementation of supply chain principles can have a positive impact on its overall success.

Opportunities will continue to grow in the supply chain management profession.   Historically, our students have received competitive job offers and our majors are highly sought after for paid internships during their junior year. Most internships lead to full-time employment.   The average annual salary of supply chain professionals is $88,000 as per a recent survey conducted by the Institute of Supply Management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organizational Behavior & Leadership Skills
  • Business Information Systems
  • Supply Chain and Operations Analysis
  • Supply Chain Modeling and Decision Making
  • Supply Chain Logistics Planning
  • Supply Chain Operations Strategy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11635 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Akron

  • 890 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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