Learn to manage the complex dance between organizations, suppliers and customers.
The box on your doorstep, the cell phone in that box and the streaming service on
that phone have one thing in common: It took world-class coordination to ensure the
goods, services and people are in place to make each happen. UND's Operations & Supply
Chain Management major puts you in position to design, implement and control supply
The difference between success and failure in business often comes down to the supply
chain: When a company can't efficiently deliver its products and services, it is at
a disadvantage against one that can. As a student in UND's Operations & Supply Chain
Management program, you'll learn to handle the complex challenge of organizing people,
technology and materials as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. At the same
time, you'll learn to balance relationships between your organization and suppliers,
distributors, customers, intermediaries, and service providers. You'll even participate in internationally competitive student case competitions.
Topics you'll study include:
Logistics in the supply chain
Analysis of data for effective decision making
Supplier relationship management
Supply chain management
Accreditation by AACSB
This major is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB
International puts the UND Nistler CoBPA in the top 5% of business schools in the
Operations & Supply Chain Management at UND
Get personalized assistance finding internships and co-op assignments with the Management department's
Network with other students and professionals at UND's Operations & Supply Chain Club,
one of 25 professional clubs on campus.
Access student-focused facilities, including a computer lab, career development center
and advising center specifically for business students.
Median salary for logististicians (includes entry- and senior-level jobs)
You'll be positioned to make an immediate impact in public, private and not-for-profit
organizations with an Operations & Supply Chain Management degree. Positions you might
Customer Relationship Manager
Inventory Control Specialist
Logistics and Distribution Analyst
When You Major in Operations & Supply Chain Management
An Operations & Supply Chain Management degree gives you the strategic skills you
UND Operations & Supply Chain Management Major Alumni
Operations & Supply Chain Management alumni have gone on to a variety of successful
Polaris Industries, Inc.
78th Contracting Squadron
BAE SYSTEMS, PLC
Management Courses You Could Take
MGMT 497. Internship in Management. 1-3 Credits.
Guided, practical experience in human resource management, production, operations & supply chain management, or general management, with selected participating businesses or organizations . A maximum of 6 credits cumulative from MGMT 397 and MGMT 497 are allowed to be used towards a degree program. Prerequisites: MGMT 300 with a grade of C or better, GPA of 2.5, and consent of instructor. Repeatable to 6 credits. S/U grading. F,S,SS.
MGMT 301. Operations Management. 3 Credits.
This course introduces managerial issues and problems arising in the operations function of both service and manufacturing-oriented organizations.Topics include: aggregate planning, facility layout, forecasting, inventory control and management, introduction to linear programming, operations strategy, processes and technology, project management, quality control and management, scheduling, supply chain management, and waiting line analysis. Prerequisites: ECON 210 with grade of C or better, Junior or Senior standing, a GPA of 2.5, and declared COBPA majors only. F,S.
MGMT 431. Supply Chain Management. 3 Credits.
This course covers the set of approaches utilized to efficiently integrate activities of suppliers, operations/production, and distribution of goods and services. Topics include: logistics, inventory, information systems, integration, alliances, procurement, international issues, coordination of product/service and processes in a supply chain, customer value, and decision support. Prerequisites: MGMT 301 with grade of C or better and declared COBPA major. F.
This course focuses on the "upstream" portion of the supply chain and stresses managerial issues in supplier relations. Topics covered include: cross functional issues in supply management, social responsibility, buyer-supplier relationships, quality management, total cost of ownership, developing supply requirements, strategic sourcing, cost management, relationship management, and world-class supply management. Prerequisites: MGMT 301 with grade of C or better and declared COBPA majors. S.
MGMT 475. Strategic Management. 3 Credits.
This is the capstone course in business. The focus is on understanding companies, competitors, and industries, and the factors that influence long term competitive advantage. In addition to and in conjunction with these topics, students apply knowledge gained in prerequisite courses to develop integrated cross-functional business strategies. The course includes a comprehensive business exam covering material from all prerequisite courses. Prerequisites: ACCT 200, ACCT 201, ECON 201, ECON 202, ECON 210, ISBC 217, MGMT 300, MGMT 301, FIN 310, MRKT 305, 95 credits, and declared CoBPA majors only. F,S.
MGMT 433. Logistics in the Supply Chain. 3 Credits.
The primary emphasis of this course is directed toward dealing effectively with the management problems associated with moving and storing goods throughout the supply chain. Major topics covered include: logistic network strategy and planning, transportation strategy, inventory strategy, location strategy. Prerequisites or Corequisites: MGMT 309 with grade of C or better and declared CoBPA majors only. S.
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