Supply Chain and Operations Management


Bachelor of Science | Farmer School of Business

What is Supply Chain and Operations Management?

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

For the seventh year in a row, the Farmer School has been ranked in the Top 25 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s annual survey of the nation’s best undergraduate business programs. This year, we were ranked 23rd overall and 8th among public institutions. The Farmer School was again the top ranked institution in the state and the only Ohio school in the top twenty-five. Our undergraduate accountancy, Master of Accountancy, entrepreneurship and supply chain management programs consistently rank in the Top 25 in the country.

Top-rated faculty

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.

Student-faculty research

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 one of the largest college career fairs in the country, with several hundred top organizations vying for our students every year. 98% of Farmer School 2013 graduates were either employed or enrolled full time in in graduate school within six months of graduation.* Our alumni are excellent examples of the quality of the educational experience we provide. More than 2,000 Farmer School alumni are presidents, CEOs, or owners of companies.

*Based on responses to our 2013 survey of graduates

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

Miami University’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 the FSB is competitive, and based on a holistic and comprehensive review process which considers many factors to establish the context of students’ achievements and demonstrated potential to be successful in its rigorous curriculum.

For Fall 2014, the middle 50% of students gaining direct entry into the FSB held an ACT Composite Score of 27-31 and/or a SAT (C+M) score of 1210-1360. In addition, the middle 50% held a GPA of 3.68-4.09 (on a 4.0 scale) and a class rank of top 6% to 23%. Twenty-five percent of the students offered direct admission had an academic profile that exceeded these ranges and 25% had a profile that fell below. The academic qualifications required for admission are wholly dependent on the strength of the applicant pool, and we encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

Upon admission to the Farmer School, you will pay tuition and fees set by Miami University, as well as an additional per-credit hour business surcharge for most business courses. For additional details on tuition and fees, visit the One Stop for Student Success Services.

What courses would I take?

This major combines courses in, logistics, strategic sourcing, quality management, operations planning, information systems, and marketing. The interdisciplinary nature of supply chain management allows students to understand the interaction between several business functions and how to transport 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
1022 FSB
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056