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Operations and Supply Chain Management

Ensuring a streamlined workflow, where projects are being completed and deadlines are being met in a timely manner without sacrificing quality, is crucial for the success of any business. And to make sure that happens, companies and organizations throughout Wisconsin need smart, savvy operations professionals and managers. Marian's BBA in Operations and Supply Chain Management program will empower you to develop the necessary skills to advance your career through a comprehensive understanding of distribution, wholesaling, purchasing, inventory control, and basic principles of management systems.

Designed to meet the academic and professional needs of Wisconsin working adults looking to advance their careers, the Operations and Supply Chain Management program focuses on industry's ability to create services and goods, and delivers a solid theoretical base and powerful connections with other Wisconsin business professionals.

The Core

The BBA core curriculum will position you to explore a variety of essential areas related to business, from statistics, accounting, and microeconomics to business law, strategy and policy, business ethics, and many more. Additionally, the business core will enable you to develop and sharpen crucial skills in communication, critical thinking, leadership, and writing, among others.

The Curriculum

The Operations and Supply Chain Management curriculum will introduce and strengthen your knowledge in things like supply chain management, statistical applications, process and quality, and other areas that operations professionals encounter on the job every day. You'll engage in case studies, small-group discussions, and work-related research projects, developing knowledge that can be applied at your current job the very next day. The curriculum has been crafted with significant input from executives at some of the state's most respected companies and organizations.

The Convenience

As your neighbor, Marian is local, connected, and respected-employers know us and trust our graduates. We offer you convenient learning centers in Appleton, Fond du Lac, and West Allis/Milwaukee, as well as convenient evening courses from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Some courses are available online; you can start your program in the fall, spring, or summer; and you'll be able to proceed through the program at your own pace by taking one or more courses per 7-week term.

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Marian University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with majors in in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Health Care Administration, Management, Marketing, Sport & Recreation Management.
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) with major in Information Technology.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with majors in General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management.
  • Master of Science with concentration in Organizational Leadership and Quality

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
11374 Strang Line Road
Lenexa, Kansas 66215, USA
(913) 631-3009
www.iacbe.org

Liberal Arts Core

30 credits as follows:

3 credits:

ENG 230 Professional Composition and Research Writing, 3 cr.

12 credits:

HIS 114 World History since 1900, 3 cr.

HIS 2xx Elective, 3 cr.

MAT xxx Elective, 3 cr.

THE xxx Elective, 3 cr.

6 credits(must be from at least two areas):

ART xxx Elective, 3 cr.

ENG xxx Literature elective, 3 cr.

MUS xxx Elective, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:

PHI 2xx Elective, 3 cr.

THE 2xx Elective, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:

BIO xxx Ecological or Environmental Science elective, 3 cr.

PHS xxx Physical Science, Chemistry, Meteorology, or Physics elective, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:

PSY xxx Psychology Elective, 3 cr.

SOC xxx Sociology Elective, 3 cr.

Business Administration Core

37 credits:

ACC 201 Financial Accounting, 3 cr.

BUA 310 International Business, 3 cr.

BUA 350 Business Law, 3 cr.

BUA 402 Strategy and Policy, 3 cr.

BUS 495 Synthesis Portfolio, 1 cr.

COM 232 Public Speaking, 3 cr.

ECO 202 Microeconomics, 3 cr.

FIN 300 Finance: Theory and Applications, 3 cr.

MAT 123 Introduction to Statistics and Probability, 3 cr.

MGT 213 Principles of Management, 3 cr.

MKT 201 Principles of Marketing, 3 cr.

PHI 231 Business Ethics, 3 cr.

OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT MAJOR

The operations and supply chain management major focuses on industry's ability to create goods and services. Operations and supply chain managers direct what work is to be done, when it is to be done, and by whom. This includes purchasing supplies and raw materials, directing production activities, and delivering goods and services. The program is based on the comprehensive understanding of distribution, wholesaling, purchasing, inventory control, and basic principles of management systems.

18 credits:

BUS 435 Statistical Applications, 3 cr.

MGT 301 Operations Management, 3 cr.

MGT 330 Supply Chain Management, 3 cr.

MGT 422 Process and Quality, 3 cr.

MGT 431 Purchasing, 3 cr.

MGT 435 Logistics, 3 cr.

Dorcas

Fun Fact

Dorcas Chapel was built in 1966 and named for the seamstress Dorcas who shared her talents with Saint Paul. The chapel was designed to look like a sewing basket with the cross on top portraying a needle (Source: Marian University Archives).

Campus Info

Marian University - Main Campus
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

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