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Supply Chain Management

Undergraduate - Business Students
Full-time Program

As a supply chain management major, you will learn a set of skills that will allow you to effectively streamline the flow of materials, finances and information for a company. Your training in the supply chain management program will make you a competitive candidate for increasingly important positions in organizations everywhere.

Recent Graduate Data
Median Starting Salary
$48,500
At Time of Graduation
77% Placement

Refer to our advising handouts for the complete list of requirements.

Required Courses
  • SCM 401: Intro to Supply Chain Management
  • SCM 402: Procurement and Supplier Management
  • SCM 403: Logistics
    Transp & Warehouse MGMT
  • SCM 404: Info Systems for SCM
  • +3 Advanced Business Electives
Advanced Business Electives (400 or higher)
  • SCM 415: Data Analysis and Forecasting
  • SCM 418: Modeling and Risk Analysis
  • SCM 425: Customer Relationship Management
  • SCM 410: Capstone in Supply Chain
  • SCM 400: Study Abroad to Panama or Northern Europe (faculty led)
  • SCM 500: Individual Research in Supply Chain Management
Required Hours: 12  +  Elective Hours: 9  =  Total Hours: 21

Many organizations are recognizing the growing need for supply chain managers, who work to improve customer service and reduce overall supply chain costs. Supply chain managers are able to identify inefficiencies and find suppliers and distributors for their companies accordingly.

Whether you work for a small business or a Fortune 500 company, you will be essential in ensuring that the flow of materials, finances and information necessary for your business is as efficient as possible.

Typical positions include:
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Material Planning Manager
  • Operations Analyst
  • Procurement Manager
  • Purchasing Specialist
  • Inventory Control Administrator
  • Supply Chain Business Analyst

Admissions

Freshman Direct Admission

Applicants accepted at KU with an interest in business are eligible for direct admission into the School of Business if they have an index score of greater than or equal to 5.55. The index score is calculated using a student’s high school GPA and ACT composite or SAT math and evidence-based reading and writing scores: (ACT/10) + HS GPA = index score.

Students should refer to the official ACT/SAT concordance table when comparing SAT scores to ACT scores.

Incoming freshmen, divide your ACT score by 10 and add your GPA to get your index score. Students with an index score greater than or equal to 5.55 will be admitted directly to the School of Business. The graph shows two areas, separated by a thick line. Students whose scores are plotted above the line are eligible for direct admission to the School of Business.

Learn more about direct admission.

Competitive Admission

Current KU students that wish to enter the School of Business must go through the competitive admissions process.

Students apply during the semester during the semester they will complete the following minimum application requirements:

  • Sophomore standing (30 credit hours)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA overall and in business coursework
  • Completion of three pre-admission foundation courses (list of coursework)

Learn more about competitive admission.

Transfer Students

Only students admitted to KU through Office of Admissions (domestic students) or International Undergraduate Admissions (international students) are permitted to complete the KU School of Business application. Admission to the School of Business is done through the competitive admission process.

Learn more about transferring to the School of Business.

International Students

International students must be admitted to KU through International Recruitment and Undergraduate Admissions prior to completing the KU School of Business application.

Incoming international freshmen who meet the requirements for direct admission (see "Freshmen Direct Admission" above) will be admitted directly to the School of Business.

International students who do not meet the requirements for direct admission may also enter the School of Business through the competitive admissions process.

Students are eligible to apply to the School of Business during the semester they will complete the following minimum application requirements:

  • Sophomore standing (30 credit hours)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA overall and in business coursework
  • Completion of three pre-admission foundation courses (list of coursework)

Learn more about applying to the School of Business as an international student.

Edwards Campus BBA

For adult non-traditional students in Johnson County and the metropolitan Kansas City area, the KU School of Business offers the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at the KU Edwards Campus.


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