Supply Chain and Operations Management
Supply Chain/Operations Management – which is getting the right product to the right place, at the right time, in the right condition, and at the right price – is at the heart of every industrial, distribution, and consumer products company. The skills required to manage such a role are gained at The University of Akron College of Business through a Supply Chain/Operations Management degree.
“Every industrial company has a supply chain and a logistics back end that requires optimization to be competitive and cost effective. I love working with numbers and solving problems and take great pride in being a woman in a predominantly male field.”
Supply Chain/Operations Management Major ‘22
EXPLORE OUR MAJOR
Earning an Undergraduate Degree in our Supply Chain/Operations Management major will consist of at least 120 credit hours. Here are a few of the classes you would be taking:
- Supply Chain and Operations Analysis
- Modeling and Decision Making
- Logistics Planning
- Operations Strategy
- Supply Chain Sourcing
Check out the full curriculum here: Supply Chain/Operations Management, B.B.A.
This degree opens the door to a wide range of career options. Here are a few possible career paths you can choose to go into as a Supply Chain/Operations Management major:
- Purchasing Agent
- Operations Manager
- Logistics Analyst
- Supply Chain Manager
- Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerk
MORE THAN JUST AN EDUCATION
Student success is further enhanced by support from an advisory board of corporate supply chain executives, and the opportunity to participate in the Supply Chain Student Association. The group hosts guest speakers from various companies who offer professional guidance.
A senior project in which students work in consulting teams on a challenge faced by a local company is an important part of the curriculum. The student teams end the semester with formal presentations to executives of the firm.
POSSIBLE FUTURE EMPLOYERS
National, regional, and local businesses, as well as Fortune 500 companies and government entities, actively recruit our students. Employers speak of our program as one of the leading programs in the region. Some companies our Supply Chain/Operations Management graduates have chosen to work for are:
- The J.M. Smucker Co.
- Signet Jewelers
Faculty, students, staff, alumni and more than 270 business professionals who work together to provide students with extraordinary opportunities – internships, professional development, global experiences, entrepreneurship, leadership, and more.
Students are provided strong support to get ready for the job market through the programs and opportunities provided by the College’s Professional Development Center and Universities Career Services.
THE AKRON ADVANTAGE
The University of Akron, College of Business has prepared a curriculum to respond to the industry's needs for business professionals.
Our faculty are highly credentialed and dedicated to providing an excellent learning experience for all our students. Classes are taught by experienced full-time faculty, not graduate assistants. Some of our full-time faculty are a few highly qualified business professionals who teach courses on a part-time basis.
The College of Business is one of only 188 business schools among thousands worldwide to hold dual accreditation from the AACSB.
The College of Business distributed nearly $5.3 million in scholarships to business students in 2019-2020. Receive more information on our scholarships on our scholarship page.
The Department of Management at The University of Akron consists of faculty with a rich history of business education and close relationships with the professional community.
Dr. Erin Makarius is an Associate Professor of Management and the Chair of the Management Department. While her teaching interests include human resources, organizational behavior, leadership, and managing people, her research focuses on boundary spanning in the form of work-life as well as international and organizational boundaries, with particular emphasis on the role of social networks and reputation in these processes.
Learn more about our Faculty from the College of Business on our Faculty Page.