Bachelor of Business Administration
Supply Chain Management
Help Organizations Create and Deliver Products Better, Faster and Cheaper
Success is not an accident. Rather, it’s the result of adept planning and execution. In Tiffin University’s supply management program, you’ll learn about all the functions that go into creating a smooth flow of goods – from operations planning, procurement and sourcing to production, distribution and transportation. You’ll learn the latest methodologies used by leading organizations. You’ll acquire a solid foundation in the critical aspects of supply chain management, equipping you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in this dynamic and rewarding field.
With supply chains becoming more complex, competition becoming more intense, and the standards for business performance rapidly increasing, companies in every industry are searching for supply chain management professionals. The BBA in Supply Chain Management will prepare you to be conversant in the language, applications and techniques of supply chain management, enabling you to help meet these organization’s supply chain needs.
In the program, you’ll study supply chain management as a cross-functional discipline involving many components of business including product development, planning and forecasting, procurement and sourcing, inventory management, operations, sales, product delivery, customer service, and more. You’ll learn how a well-managed supply chain – by helping to provide quality products, outstanding customer service and effective cost control – can have a direct, positive impact on a company’s profitability.
Well grounded in all critical aspects of supply chain management, you’ll be encouraged to take the Certification examination administered by the American Production and Inventory Control Society leading to the Designation of Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP). Additionally, by utilizing six of their eight open electives, Supply Chain Management students can also earn a second major in Manufacturing Management.
Professional Supply Chain Management Training
- Experienced faculty bring real-world knowledge and expertise to the classroom.
- Study in small classes where faculty are heavily engaged in your success.
- Faculty advisors are assigned upon completion of your first year.
- Flexible curriculum allows you to double major, or minor, in areas that interest you.
- Gain real-world experience through the required internship.
- Benefit from extensive mentorship and networking opportunities.
- The TU School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
BBA to MBA Program
This accelerated pathway allows you to take classes that count as dual credit towards both your BBA and MBA degrees, giving you the ability to earn a bachelor’s and master’s in just five years, saving you both time and money. Learn about our MBA programs.
Preparing You for the Real World
Faculty teaching in the supply chain management program come from various manufacturing backgrounds, having worked for companies such as GM, Cooper Tire & Rubber and Hercules Tire and Rubber. They have also worked in small family-owned firms. The perspective of having worked in small, medium and large organizations brings a valuable perspective in teaching about the distinct realities and complexities of real-life supply chains.
Our professional program is all about the real world of supply chain management. You’ll learn all about production, shipment and distribution of products. Covering everything from inventory to production to sales, our program will prepare you as specialist who can comprehend and manage the entire supply chain. You’ll learn to work with others to create, produce and deliver goods and services, and you’ll make sure it’s all done on time and within budget. The in-depth understanding you’ll bring will be crucial to any business that makes and sells products.
As part of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to take the Certification examination administered by the American Production and Inventory Control Society leading to the Designation of Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).
A Practical, Professional Education
In a real-world study of supply chain management, you’ll gain the career-ready knowledge and skills to:
- Understand information flows and product movement from raw material to the customer.
- Get the right product to the right place, at the right time, at the right price.
- Coordinate supply chain functions not only within firms, but with their business partners and customers.
- Achieve a competitive advantage for an organization by knowing how to manage its supply chains.
- Gain your own competitive edge as you begin an exciting career in supply chain management.
Active, Experiential Learning
In the supply chain management program, we use current events to bring to light real-time, real-world management issues. As part of this real-life study, you’ll engage in case study discussions, presentations and actual case study development. You’ll interact with business leaders, senior executives, entrepreneurs and TU alumni, making content and theory come alive.
Experiential learning is important because it encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making, which are the pillars of our program. In addition, hands-on learning fills the gap between theory and practice and gives you a firsthand opportunity to apply what has been taught.
Bringing Knowledge to Practice
- Case studies – step into the role of the key decision maker, analyze the situation, and decide what you’d do to address the challenges.
- Collaborative assignments and projects – develop important teamwork skills as you learn to work effectively within a group.
- Pair or group discussions – become adept at presenting and debating different points of view.
- Visiting professionals – learn from and interact with business professionals in the field.
- Capstone courses and projects – demonstrate learning and knowledge, hone skills and enhance your resume.
- MGT 495 capstone course – sharpen your professional knowledge and skills throughout the course’s simulation game.
- Research – gain a better understanding of concepts and theories, while enhancing your problem-solving skills.
- Internships – gain experience, learn how a professional workplace operates, build your resume, expand your network and increase your marketability.
- Service learning – develop practical skills through activities with community partners such as government agencies or non-governmental organizations.
Courses & Format
- ACC228 Managerial Accounting – 3 hours
- CST312 Information Systems for Managers – 3 hours
- CST412 IT Project Management – 3 hours
- MGT221 Supply Chain Management – 3 hours
- MGT301 Organizational Behavior – 3 hours
- MGT317 Human Resource Management – 3 hours
- MGT324 Logistics and Distribution – 3 hours
- MGT356 Quality Management – 3 hours
- MGT422 Materials Management and Procurement – 3 hours
- MGT455 Lean Organizations – 3 hours
Total – 30 hours
Total BBA hours 121
This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.
Supply Chain Management (MGT221) – This course is an overview of supply chain management and will briefly cover the topics of procurement, lean organizations, Total Quality Management, logistics and materials management.
Human Resource Management (MGT317) – A study of the human resource function in business. Major areas of study will include staffing, recruitment, training and development, wage and salary administration, job analysis and evaluation and labor relations.
Quality Management (MGT356) – A study of Quality Management principles and philosophy including the ideas of Deming, Juran and Crosby, employee involvement, Kaizen, statistical process control and Six Sigma.
Materials Management and Procurement (MGT422) – Studying the requirements for managing the flow of materials in various processes to include planning and inventory control. The nature of the procurement function in organizations, including supplier relations, supplier selection, issuing of contracts and contract law as it relates to procurement, long-term partnering and make versus buy decisions.
Lean Organizations (MGT455) – The application of just-in-time principles throughout the supply chain, including how to define and eliminate waste; the utilization of information in lieu of inventory; Pull versus Push systems; Kanban signaling and material coordination; and an in-depth look at the Toyota Production System.
On Campus – Offered in a 15-week semester format with start dates of January and August
Jobs for supply chain management majors are projected to grow 30% in the next 10 years, and the medium annual wage is $76,270 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Area Manager
- Business Operations Specialist
- Commodity Buyer Steel/Tubing
- Computer User Support Specialist
- Customer Service Representative
- Deduction Resolution Specialist
- Financial Manager
- Industrial Production Manager
- Lean Consultant
- Logistics Account Executive
- Logistics Manager
- Mass Production Buyer
- Materials Management Supervisor
- Production Scheduler
- Project Management Specialist
- Purchasing Department Specialist
- Quality Manager
- Supply Chain Manager
WHERE TU GRADS HAVE WORKED
- American Honda Motor Company
- Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
- Almana Group of Hospitals
- Total Quality Logistics
- The J.M. Smucker Company
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- Faculty bring years of industry experience.
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- Required internship provides valuable practical experience.
- Benefit from extensive mentorship and networking opportunities.
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“Using my TU network has helped me to land an internship and ultimately full-time staff accountant position at a Fortune 50 company. I have presented quarterly and yearly data to large groups including senior executives as well as assist in several projects including software testing of a West and East business unit merger in which we are integrating the entire company.”
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