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Operations and Supply Chain Management (B.S.B.A.)

Direct the Core Operations of an Organization

Operations and supply chain management (OSC) is the critical process within every business that creates, distributes, and improves products and services while ensuring the process is streamlined and efficient. While core operations vary from business to business, key elements include production, inventory planning, and control, procurement, sourcing and materials management, project planning and control, distribution and warehouse management, production scheduling, quality assurance, and management.

Our state-of-the-art program combines coursework in management and operations planning with hands-on experience through capstone consulting projects. You will take courses from various fields of study in addition to the core set of six operations and supply management courses. Electives allow you to tailor your studies based on your interests, and you may choose concentrations in business process management, e-commerce, entrepreneurship, manufacturing, operations accounting, quality management, and supply chain management.

The OSC program is selective and requires a student application process for current School of Business students and UD internal transfer students (students transferring to the School of Business from another UD academic unit). To learn more about how to apply to OSC, please refer to our OSC Major Application. To learn more about the available operations and supply chain management courses and to view a sample plan of study, please reference our Academic Catalog.

Facts and Figures

99%

are employed, in grad school or in a full-time service program within six months of graduation

$61,137

average starting salary for operations and supply chain management majors

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"Colleges That Create Futures"

A High-Quality Education

  • Real-World Experience
  • Career Preparation
  • Study Abroad and Global Learning
  • Capstone Project

    You'll gain hands-on experience through a capstone operations consulting field project. As part of the project, you’ll deal with operations and supply problems of a real manufacturing or service firm in the Dayton, Cincinnati or Columbus area.

    On the Road to Success

    When graduation arrives, you'll find you're not entering the real world for the first time. With your strong academic foundation and practical education, you'll already be a part of it, fully prepared for your career and future life. Demand for UD graduates in operations and supply chain management has been traditionally strong in manufacturing with growing demand from the distribution/logistics/transportation, health care and consulting sectors. Professional operations and supply chain management is seen as increasingly important, with more executive level positions as ever before in many organizations.

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    Step out of the Classroom. And Head to, Say, Shanghai.

    Technology has made our world increasingly more connected, and the economy has become more global than any time in history. To give our students a leg up prior to graduation, we offer several study abroad programs, including a full slate of summer study programs.

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    Design your Academic Path

    Double Major

    Choose a second or even third major! You can personalize your academic path to support your goals and interests. You may choose more than one business major or even a business major with a complementary non-business major, as long as you meet the specific requirements to enter the major.

    BWISE

    To really excel as a business professional, you’ll need to gain additional business wisdom outside the classroom. That's where BWISE comes in.

    Minors

    Minors allow you to tailor your academic path to support your unique interests and goals. We offer a variety of minors from virtually all areas of business that are available to any University of Dayton undergraduate student. School of Business Administration students also may elect to choose a non-business minor.

    Bachelor's Plus Master's

    The University of Dayton Bachelor's Plus Master's (BPM) Program encourages high-performing UD undergraduate students to continue their studies and complete a Master's Degree at UD.

    Career Outcomes

    At our School of Business Administration, you will have the opportunity to combine the classroom and business world together in a way that allows you to further sharpen your skills. It’s a key reason why employers love hiring our students—they can hit the ground running.

    Academic and Career Advising

    Want to pursue a double major or a minor? To use your business skills for humanitarian purposes? To gain real-world experience through an internship or cooperative education? Your dedicated success adviser will help you develop - and complete - your plan.

    CONTACT

    Department of MIS, OSC and Business Analytics

    Anderson Center, Room 112
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2130
    937-229-2938
    Department Website

    AACSB Accredited

    Our accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.