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

Direct the Core Operations of an Organization

Operations and supply management 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.

Our faculty members are well known for their research and commitment to teaching, and our graduates are consistently in demand by employers.

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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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    Opportunities and Activities

    Get more than your foot in the door — get ready for success. Through our opportunities like internships and the Operations and Supply Chain Management Student Association, you'll gain valuable business insights, experience the spirit of service and develop priceless personal connections.

    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.


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

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    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2130
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    Our accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.