Graduation

Business Management

With a Supply Chain Concentration

The Business Management program offers students an integrated management core, which helps students develop knowledge, skills, and values related to becoming competent managers and successful candidates for entry into graduate school. With a Supply Chain concentration, students will develop and polish the skills that allow them to contribute to their organizations’ operations or logistics departments on Day 1.

Supply Chain students begin by learning core business fundamentals, then work to develop the tools to master the components of supply chain management, including planning, sourcing, making, delivering and returning. These vital and in-demand skills are critical for today’s labor market.

In the Business Management with a Supply Chain Concentration Program, you will:

  • Master the ability to apply qualitative, quantitative, and information technology tools for effective decision-making
  • Engage the methods of inquiry and analysis
  • Develop a general understanding and appreciation of the role of business
  • Reflect on and engage critically with ethical issues in management
  • Quantitatively forecast inventory needs and build a logistics plan to meet demand
  • Critically assess the costs and logistical requirements of setting up a physical goods supply chain
  • Use popular methodologies (such as six sigma) and common technologies to make and implement practical decisions
  • Solve real-world supply chain management problems and clearly articulate end-to-end considerations for any proposed solution

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Gain Theoretical and Practical Experience

The Supply Chain program was created in collaboration with Ryder and Harry’s Razors to prepare well-rounded, high-performing graduates.

Program Highlights

$75,000 Median Salary

Logisticians in supply chain management earn an average starting salary of $75,000 a year. Specialists with 3-5 years of experience earn $97,000 on average.

93% get a job within 3 months of graduation

The job outlook for supply chain management is bright, with a high placement and employment rate.

Demand Exceeds Supply by 6:1

The supply chain sector is facing a talent shortage, with some studies showing 25 to 33% of the current supply chain workforce is at or beyond retirement age.

Program Overview

Career Options

& Average Salaries

Career Options with this major include but are not limited to:

  • Logistics Manager – $100,000
  • Purchasing Manager – $90,000
  • Supply Chain Analyst – $78,400
  • Demand Planner – $78,143
  • Production Planner – $76,143
  • Buyer – $72,800

In addition, students may pursue Business Management to prepare for graduate school.

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Delivered in Partnership with Rize Education

This curriculum was designed by Dr. Rudi Leuschner of Rutgers University in collaboration with various Fortune 500 companies and our Curriculum Development Team. Professor Leuschner is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management and the Program Director for the online MS in Supply Chain Management at Rutgers Business School. He is at the forefront of online education as the Faculty Coordinator for Distance and Online Learning, and the creator of the world’s most popular Supply Chain Management MOOC specialization.

Our Supply Chain Management major is taught by faculty at Lasell University’s Business School, and is supported by Fortune 500 companies.

MEET THE EXPERTS AND ADVISORS

Dr. Rudolph Leuschner, Subject Matter Expert

Dr. Leuschner is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management and the Program Director for the online MS in Supply Chain Management at Rutgers Business School. His primary research focuses on the end-to-end supply chain and the integration of its three primary flows: product, information, and financial. Specifically, in the new field of Supply Chain Finance, he has been active in developing relevant insights for academic and practitioner audiences. His work has appeared in (among others) the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Decision Sciences, the Journal of Business Ethics, Harvard Business Review, and Rutgers Business Review.

Key Contributors

This curriculum was inspired by meetings with 20+ employers throughout the country, the vast majority of whom indicated that they had significant interest in hiring college graduates with Supply Chain Management degrees. These same employers were then consulted about our finalized curriculum to ensure that the intended learning outcomes matched their hiring needs. Finally, we worked at length with two Fortune 500 companies with extensive supply chain departments (one fashion company and one furniture company) to verify that the final curriculum covered all learning outcomes and did not include any unnecessary courses.

Frequently Asked Questions

A degree isn’t a necessity, but it will probably help you get hired. When you earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management with a Supply Chain concentration, you may have an advantage in both earning potential and salary. People with a bachelor’s degree also have a 50% lower rate of unemployment, and on average they make an additional $630,000 to $900,000 over their lifetime—even more in high-growth fields like supply chain!

People with a college degree working in Supply Chain Management earn an average of $10,000 more in their first year—and it grows to $30,000 more per year by the 6th year of employment.

Yes! We want to ensure our program teaches you the skills you need to get hired and work through real-world problems that matter. The best way to do that is to partner with the people and companies who are actually doing it. Our collaboration with Ryder and subject matter experts means their multi-billion-dollar expertise is reflected in everything you’ll study here.

That’s really up to you! Supply Chain is a big field, so you’ll have lots of options. Typically, you’ll discover what you’re passionate about in your second or third year. For example, if you enjoy problem-solving, it may be logistics. If you like working with people, you may point towards sourcing or operations. You may work in analysis, inventory, distribution, transportation or production.

This major may be right for you if you enjoy problem-solving and like to interact with people, or are looking for a degree that opens a ton of doors to different high-growth careers. You may also enjoy working in supply chain if you are curious about how things work, and if you’re looking for a way to take part in the global economy.

This concentration is part of an exclusive partnership between Calumet College of St. Joseph and Rize Education, which means you’ll be learning with students from your campus, as well as students from a selective consortium of schools across the country. The goal is to help you build a national network of people in your industry before graduating.

Faculty

Catherine Lopez-Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Business; Program Director, Business Management Fast Track

Roy Scheive, Ed.D.

Associate Professor; Program Director, Master of Science in Management

Steve A. Varela, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Program Director, Business Management

Program

Objectives and requirements

Upon completion of this program, it is expected that students will:
  • Demonstrate mastery of the theories, principles and practices of management and the ability to apply qualitative, quantitative, and information technology tools for effective decision making;
  • Be able to engage the methods of inquiry and analysis of the liberal arts and sciences in relationship to the specific situations and problems of management in order to become reflective practitioners;
  • Have developed a general understanding and appreciation of the role of business and management in local, national, and world economies; and
  • Demonstrate the capability to reflect on and engage critically with ethical issues in management, particularly questions of social responsibility and professional decision making.

120 credit hours

The following courses are required for a baccalaureate degree:

38 hours: General Education

27 hours: Requisites for the Major
BSMT 120 Management Thought, Principles and Practice
BSMT 260 Organizational Behavior and Development
BSMT 261 Applied Management
ACCT 210 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting II
CMIS 225 Microcomputer Applications
ECON 210 Principles of Economics I
ECON 211 Principles of Economics II
MATH 171 Principles of Statistics or PSY 230 Statistics for Behavioral Science

27 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major
ECON 480 International Business
BSMT 320 Human Resources in Management
BSMT 350 Business Communication
BSMT 375 Business and Professional Ethics
BSMT 379 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship
BSMT 400 Marketing Management
BSMT 440 Financial Management
BSMT 489 Strategic Management and Decision Making
BSMT ___ (upper level course only)

28 hours: Electives

Although the baccalaureate degree in Business Management does not require a concentration per se, four concentrations are available to students. All of the courses included in these concentrations are housed in other academic programs. All are offered in an accelerated format.

Human Resources Concentration (15 hours)
The following six courses are required:

ORMN 467 Employment Law in the Workplace
ORMN 470 Compensation and Benefits
ORMN 473 Labor Relations
ORMN 476 Training and Development
ORMN 480 Strategic Management of Human Resources

59 credit hours

The following courses are required for an associate’s degree:

35 hours: General Education

24 hours: Requisites for the Major
CMIS 225 Business Microcomputer Applications
ECON 210 Principles of Economics I
ECON 211 Principles of Economics II
BSMT 120 Management Thought, Principles and Practice
BSMT 260 Organizational Behavior and Development
BSMT 261 Applied Management
ACCT 210 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting II

15 credit hours

The following courses are required for a Concentration:

15 hours: Requisites for the Concentration
BSMT 256: Forecasting & Logistics
BSMT 255: Sourcing & Operations
BSMT 340: Supply Chain Management in Action
BSMT 345: Supply Chain Management Tech
BSMT 415: Supply Chain Capstone

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