Supply Chain and Operations Management

Supply chain and operations (SCO) professionals manage the flow of goods, services, and information both within and across organizations. In every organization and in every industry, SCO professionals make sure that products get made, services are provided, and customers are satisfied. SCO professionals:

  • …tackle sustainability challenges, including efficient use of resources and responsible sourcing.
  • …take a broad view of business by collaborating across functions and organizations.
  • …are practical problem solvers and figure out better ways to get work done.
  • …are curious about how things work and like to be hands-on.
  • …have diverse career options, ranging from positions using strong people-facing communication skills to positions that require detailed analytics.

Major Curriculum

MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM - 22 CREDITS

(SCO 3001 is a prerequisite for all other SCO classes.)

Course Credits Title & Additional Information
SCO 3056 4 Supply Chain Planning and Control
SCO 3059 4 Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma
SCO 3045 2 Sourcing and Supply Management
SCO 3048 2 Transportation and Logistics Management
SCO 3072 2 Managing Technologies in the Supply Chain
SCO 4065W 4 CAPSTONE: Supply Chain & Operations Strategy (prereq: SCO 3056, 3059 and 4 SCO elective credits)

PLUS 4 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING:

Course Credits Title & Additional Information
SCO 3041 2 Project Management
SCO 3051 2 Service Management
MKTG 4060 4 Marketing & Distribution Channels (prereq: MKTG 3010, 3040)
IDSC 3202 4 Analysis and Modeling of Business Systems (prereq: IDSC 3001)
BLAW 3062 2 Contract Law and Corporate Regulation (previously BLAW 3058)
MGMT 4040 4 Negotiation Strategies

Please note that all classes are not offered every semester. Please check the class schedule on One Stop for details.

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Minor Curriculum

MINOR CORE CURRICULUM - 12 CREDITS

(SCO 3001 is a prerequisite for all other SCO classes.)

Course Credits Title & Additional Information
SCO 3056 4 Supply Chain Planning and Control
SCO 3059 4 Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma

PLUS 4 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING:

Course Credits Title & Additional Information
SCO 3041 2 Project Management
SCO 3045 2 Sourcing and Supply Management
SCO 3048 2 Transportation and Logistics Management
SCO 3051 2 Service Management
SCO 3061 2 Lean Thinking
SCO 3072 2 Managing Technologies in the Supply Chain

Please note that all classes are not offered every semester. Please check the class schedule on One Stop for details.

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Career

There is a tremendous need for supply chain professionals in a wide variety of industries. Opportunities to begin or advance your career are available in the Twin Cities, Greater Minnesota, across the U.S., and around the world. Some initial positions include:

  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Consultant
  • Demand Forecast Analyst
  • Distribution Manager
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Logistics Management Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Materials Planning Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Order Fulfillment Coordinator
  • Product Line Lead
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Quality Analyst
  • Six Sigma Consultant
  • Sourcing Manager
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Transportation Coordinator
  • Warehouse Manager

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