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Supply Chain Management

Undergraduate - Business Students
Full-time Program
Recent Graduate Data
Median Starting Salary
At Time of Graduation
77% Placement

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.

Refer to the Program Guide in the 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)
  • Data Analysis and Forecasting
  • Modeling and Risk Analysis
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Capstone in Supply Chain
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


Freshman Direct Admission

Incoming freshmen are eligible for direct admission to the School of Business if they meet all of the following requirements:

  • Earn an ACT score of 25 or above or a SAT combined score of 1200 or above (math and critical reading)
  • Earn at least a 3.25 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Indicate a business major on application to KU

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. There are two application cycles each year – a February 15 deadline for fall admission, and a September 15 deadline for spring admission.

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

  • Junior standing (60 credit hours)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA overall AND in business and economics coursework (both KU and non-KU credits)
  • Completion of foundation coursework (list of coursework)

Applicants satisfying these requirements are ranked by academic merit and considered for admission based on rank and available space.

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.

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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