Operations and Supply Chain Management Minor
With the expanding global marketplace and multi-echelon supply chains that span countries across the globe, there is a large demand for analysts and professionals in procurement, distribution, process improvement, logistics, and supply chain management. Specifically, the Metro DC region with its enormous federal government footprint demands professionals with supply chain management related skills; even in those who may not be majoring in that area.
The OSCM minor offers School of Business as well as other Mason undergraduate students a focused set of courses that provide them the knowledge, training, and skills in operations and supply chain management. Students with an OSCM minor will learn how to efficiently and effectively manage the activities involved in transforming organizational resources into customer value. Specifically, the minor will focus on the subject areas of:
- Design, analyze, coordinate, and implement supply chain operations
- Design and improve business models and processes
- Manage projects efficiently and effectively.
- Implement Total Quality Management in an organization
- Make resource allocation decisions to meet customer requirements
- Leverage big data, business analytics tools, decision support systems, and emerging technologies for managing the supply chain
Program at a glance:
- Focus is on the fundamental knowledge and skills in operations and supply chains
- Available to both business majors and non-business majors
- Students majoring in ISOM or in Business with a MIS or OSCM concentration are not eligible for the minor
- 15 credits (five courses)
- Requires sophomore standing