Supply Chain and Operations Management
Bachelor of Science in Business | Farmer School of Business
What is Supply Chain and Operations Management (SCM)?
This major provides an understanding of supply chain and operations management as a key business strategy. It enables students to develop skills for integrating key functions of procurement, operations, marketing, logistics, and management information systems, leading to successful operation of the entire SCM process.
What are the features of Miami's program?
Top national ranking
The Farmer School of Business is ranked in the top 25 undergraduate business schools, according to Business Week's seventh annual survey of the nation's best undergraduate business programs. The Farmer School placed 23rd overall and 8th among those programs offered by public universities and colleges in the U.S. In addition to being in the nation's top 5% of schools, the Farmer School was the only Ohio program in the top 25 and one of only two Ohio institutions in the top 50.
Your classes are taught by faculty who are active in research and work closely with colleagues. They are current in their field, seek new ways of enhancing education experiences of their students, and use the newest technologies.
You have opportunities to work with faculty on research projects through summer scholar programs, independent studies, contemporary issues courses, and honors courses.
Target school for recruitment
Miami has traditionally been a target school for Fortune 500 companies and the Big Four accounting firms. More than 88% of Miami business students secure employment within six months of graduation, while 10% continue with graduate education. Our alumni prove the quality of their career preparation. More than 2,000 Miami business graduates are presidents, CEOs, or owners of companies.
Are there special admission requirements?
Miami's Farmer School of Business is annually recognized as one of the nation's best undergraduate business schools. Each year, the number of first-year applications for the Farmer School of Business (FSB) exceeds the number of spaces available. Admission to FSB is holistic and comprehensive, considering many variables during the review process to establish the context of a student's achievements and demonstrated potential to be successful in its rigorous curriculum.
The middle 50% of students gaining direct entry into the FSB will typically have an academic profile as outlined below. Please note that an estimated 25% of students offered direct admission will have an academic profile that exceeds these ranges and an estimated 25% will have an academic profile that falls below these ranges.
Please note that for the 2012–13 academic year, there is an additional $75 per credit hour fee for most business school courses. This credit hour fee will increase to $100 per credit hour for the 2013–14 academic year. For additional details on tuition and fees, visit the Office of the Bursar.
What courses would I take?
This major combines courses in accountancy, decision sciences, management, and marketing. The "aerial view" of the four disciplines allows students to understand the interaction between them and how to move goods and services in the most economical way. This area of study is on the cutting edge of business practice. Students learn practical industry applications with the aid of field trips, guest speakers, and simulations in the classroom.
What can I do with this major?
Depending on the size of the organization, you may have a variety of responsibilities or you may focus on just one area of the supply chain. Some supply managers are actively involved in product design and development, while others may focus on contract development and forecasting. You may have the opportunity to expand your duties into such areas as planning and policymaking, motivation, evaluation, product development, and inventory control.
Who can I contact for more information?
Farmer School of Business
Student Services Office
Oxford, OH 45056