Between point A — an idea for a product or service — and point B — the eventual end user — is a complex web of steps and processes to bring everything to fruition. Companies and organizations are in need of organized, detail-oriented professionals who can guide these projects every step of the way.

About Salem’s Operations and Supply Chain Management Bachelor’s Degree

At Salem University, our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Operations and Supply Chain Management is aimed at preparing you for the multifaceted field of overseeing the flow of supply and demand in a wide variety of industries. You’ll build on business fundamentals with an in-depth look at project management, operations, and the best practices and standards that ensure maximum efficiency and efficacy. This bachelor’s in business administration degree can also be a great stepping off point toward getting your Master of Business Administration.

We’ve designed our bachelor’s degree curriculum with the goal of providing a high-quality education that prepares you for lifelong learning. We aim to develop your leadership and problem-solving skills and encourage all of our students to read critically, ask appropriate questions, gather information, and apply critical analysis. And we do all of this within a framework that fits into your current life and responsibilities with our unique, one-course-a-month schedule.

What Can I Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Operations and Supply Chain Management?

A bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in operations and supply chain management can help you prepare for entry-level employment in careers like:

  • Purchasing Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • Logistics Assistant
  • Supply Planner
  • Demand Planner
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Operations Supervisor

What Will I Learn in Salem’s Bachelor’s Degree in Operations and Supply Chain Management?

In our Operations and Supply Chain Management specialization, you’ll learn from the ground up, starting with the fundamentals of business administration, management, financial management, international business, marketing, statistics, and human resource management. The foundational knowledge is combined with a general education framework that incorporates written and oral communication skills, critical-thinking skills, technological proficiencies, leadership skills, and more. We also include an international component that focuses on global information, awareness, and perspectives. All of this is brought together in a capstone course and a hands-on practicum that gives you the opportunity to set up and manage an actual sporting event.

In your specialized operations management courses, you’ll cover topics like:

  • The role of supply chains within business environments and how to design processes to gather raw materials, develop a distribution network, and bring products and services to market
  • Essential skills for successfully developing and leading complex projects in a business environment and the competitive advantages gained by using project management processes
  • Differences between operations management and project management and how operations management can help a company achieve its strategic goals effectively and efficiently
  • Project management standards and best practices, and the definitions, terminologies, knowledge areas, processes, tools, and techniques that are required to take a project from the initiating process to completion

What Operations and Supply Chain Management Classes Will I Take?

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program with a specialization in Operations and Supply Chain Management requires the completion of 75 foundational and elective credits, as well as 30 core business credits that include:

  • ACC111 Principles of Accounting
  • ACC112 Principles of Accounting 2
  • BUS323 Commercial Law Salem
  • FIN344 Corporate Finance
  • FIN345 Corporate Finance 2
  • MGT210 Principles of Management
  • MGT361 Management Information Systems
  • MGT363 Organizational Theory
  • MGT499 Senior Capstone Project
  • MKT231 Principles of Marketing

You’ll also take 15 credits in the Operations and Supply Chain Management course studies specialization:

  • MGT362 Operations Management
  • BUS422 Supply Chain Management
  • BUS423 Project Management and Budgeting
  • CAPM101 Certified Associate in Project Management I*
  • CAPM102 Certified Associate in Project Management II*

*Both of these courses assist students in preparing for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Exam.

How Long Will It Take to Get My Operations and Supply Chain Management Bachelor’s Degree?

On average, a full-time student can earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a specialization in Operations and Supply Chain Management in approximately 40 months. However, we recognize every student is different, with different circumstances. It’d be best to contact one of our admissions advisors to discuss your specific questions and goals.

Why Choose Salem University?

Since 1888, Salem University has built upon our tradition of accessible, affordable higher education by constantly innovating and looking to the future. We aim to develop lifelong learners who embrace problem-solving with a global perspective. We offer:

  • Accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs of study with continuous enrollment via distance education or on-campus
  • A unique one-course-a-month format that allows students to focus on a single subject at a time and build their knowledge in a way that feels natural
  • Online courses are structured to work within the constraints of full-time employment, allowing you to earn your degree with minimum disruption to your busy schedule
  • Supportive faculty and staff who serve as thought leaders and mentors
  • A beautiful 100-acre campus situated in the Smoky Mountains where programs of study are available for campus residents and commuter students

Admission Requirements

Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or apply online. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.


This course is accredited by ACBSP.

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