Bachelor of Business Administration in Operations and Supply Chain Management – Online

Get Ready for a Career in Logistics, Sales and Operations, Distribution, Inventory, and Purchasing

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Operations and Supply Chain Management curriculum will introduce and strengthen your business operations knowledge in supply chain management, managerial finance, process and quality, and other operational areas that business professionals encounter on the job every day – especially in today’s ecommerce world. Applicants aspiring to have a career keeping goods moving and economies running or those already working in the field who want to earn a bachelor’s degree, are encouraged to apply.

Ensuring a streamlined workflow, where projects are completed and deadlines are met in a timely manner without sacrificing quality, is crucial for the success of any business. To ensure that happens, companies and organizations need smart, savvy operations professionals and managers with degrees in operations and supply chain. You will engage in case studies, small-group discussions, work-related research projects, and develop knowledge that can be applied at your current job the very next day.

This online program is designed to meet the academic and professional needs of working adults looking to start or advance their careers, this program focuses on the industry’s ability to create services and goods, and delivers both a solid theoretical base and powerful connections with other business professionals.

Start Your Career as a Supply Chain Professional with an Online Bachelor’s

Prepare For A Wide
Variety Of Jobs

  • Purchasing Agent
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Production Scheduler
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Materials Manager
  • Procurement Specialist

Enhance Your Resume
With New Skills

  • Analyze and plan for domestic and global supply chain needs
  • Recognize issues in the supply chain and develop solutions
  • Understand decision making that occurs
  • Develop critical management skills negotiating, planning, and communicating

Where Supply Chain Professionals Work

  • Ecommerce Stores
  • Distribution Centers
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Equipment and Infrastructure Suppliers
  • Transportation Companies
  • Food and Beverage Production

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MPath Online Program Schedule: 7-Week Accelerated

Graduate ready to for a career in any part of the distribution, purchasing and supply chain with a BBA in Operations and Supply Chain Management. Reach your goals through small class sizes, faculty feedback, and in-depth topic discussion. This program is custom-made for busy adult learners needing to balance work, school, and family with convenient 7-week courses.

  • Choose Your Start Date
    Classes that begin every seven weeks allow busy students to choose the best time to start.

  • Focus on Your Course
    Fewer courses at a time empower students to clearly focus on excelling at the task at hand.

  • The Ultimate in Flexibility
    It’s easy to fit school into your life with 100% online courses and a new schedule every seven weeks.

BBA in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Marian’s operations and supply chain management program will enhance your development of the necessary skills to advance your career through a comprehensive understanding of distribution, wholesaling, purchasing, inventory control, and basic principles of management systems. The flexibility of 100% online learning, 7-week courses, and studying full or part-time will make earning your degree a reality.

General Education Courses

As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree. General education courses are required regardless of your major.

All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Argumentative and Research Writing
  • Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Ethical Reasoning

Core Courses

Operations and Supply Chain Management majors will take courses covering topics such as:

  • International Business
  • Business Law
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Intro Statistics and Probability

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain knowledge to develop and analyze both domestic and global supply chain needs.
  • Understand issues that may erupt in the areas of Operations and Supply Chain, and understand ways to mitigate those issues
  • Through case studies and relevant current material, gain an understanding of the decision making that occurs
  • Develop critical management skills in areas such as negotiating, diverse environments, ethics and communication and information tech.


The goal of the Management program is for students to gain an understanding of theory, frameworks, processes, and practice of managing individuals and groups including continuous improvement and leadership in organizations.

Professional Standards in Business

Business programs at Marian University focus on the following principles of business education:

Principle 1: Outcomes Assessment. The academic business unit has developed and fully implemented an outcomes assessment process consistent with their mission and broad-based goals.

Principle 2: Strategic Planning. The academic business unit has developed and implemented a strategic planning process that enables continuous improvement and guides it into the future consistent with its mission.

Principle 3: Curriculum. Programs offered are consistent with current, acceptable business practices and the expectations of professionals in the academic and business communities.

Principle 4: Faculty. Appropriate program coverage is provided by highly-qualified faculty with adequate time to devote to teaching, service, and scholarly activity.

Principle 5: Scholarly and Professional Activities. Faculty members are involved in scholarly and professional activities that enhance the depth and scope of their knowledge.

Principle 6: Resources. Financial resources available are sufficient to support a high-quality learning environment.

Principle 7: Internal and External Relationships. The academic business unit has effective working relationships with other functional units within the institution, meaningful linkages to business practitioners and organizations, effective relationships with external organizations, and is accountable to the public.

Principle 8: International Business Education. The academic business unit ensures that students possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to understand and deal effectively with critical issues in a dynamic global business environment

Principle 9: Educational Innovation. The academic business unit maintains an environment that encourages and recognizes innovation and creativity in the education of business students.

Professional Conduct (Standard for Students)

Faculty and Staff in the business department in the College of Professions expect the highest standards of honest, ethical professional conduct from each of our students. Primary components of professional behavior expected include:

  • Respect for others
  • Full engagement
  • Responsibility and integrity, and commitment to quality.

Outcome: Knowledge Acquisition – Business
Measure: Peregrine CPC Comp Exam

Marian Baseline Target = 50 %-ile (51.9% correct)
Marian Stretch Goal = 80%-ile (62.5% correct)
Marian Average achieved = 78%-ile (59.9% correct)
Marian Highest Achieved = 98%-ile (79% correct)


  • On average, Marian students performed higher than the IACBE comparison average.
  • Almost half of Marian students performed in the top 20 percent nationally (45%).
  • In general, students have good knowledge of business concepts as measured by the CPC-Comp.

Outcome: Integrated Knowledge of Business
Measure: CAPSIM Business Simulation

Standard: Balanced Scorecard – Standard = at/above National average (50th %-ile)
Stretch Goal: Balanced Scorecard – Standard = at/above 80th %-ile
Marian Achieved = All teams above average except 1. (Range: 16th to 96th %-ile)
Marian Stretch Goal Achieved: 44% of teams at or above 80%


  • 94% of Marian teams achieved results at or above the national average compared with others teams.
  • 44% of Marian teams achieved the stretch goal performing at or above the 80th percentile.
  • In general, students do well in the simulation, demonstrating integrated knowledge of business.

Designed to meet the academic and professional needs of working adults looking to advance their careers, the operations and supply chain management program will deliver to you the kind of powerful preparation and convenience that is hard to match. You can start your program six times per year and you’ll be able to advance through the program at your own pace by taking one or more courses per 7-week term.

An Adult Undergraduate Studies (AOS) student who meets Marian University admission standards and who declares a business major must comply with the following standards:

  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00
  • A grade of “D+” or lower in any business course will result in the course being retaken until a grade of “C-” or better is achieved