Operations and supply chain management

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Inspiring quality and efficiency in today's business world.

Ensuring a streamlined workflow, where projects are completed and deadlines are met in a timely manner without sacrificing quality, is crucial for the success of any business. And to make sure that happens, companies and organizations need smart, savvy operations professionals and managers. Marian's operations and supply chain management program will empower you to develop the necessary skills to advance your career through a comprehensive understanding of distribution, wholesaling, purchasing, inventory control and basic principles of management systems.

The Program
Designed to meet the academic and professional needs of working adults looking to advance their careers, the operations and supply chain management program focuses on industry's ability to create services and goods, and delivers a solid theoretical base and powerful connections with other business professionals. The curriculum will introduce and strengthen your knowledge in supply chain management, statistical applications, process and quality and other areas that operations professionals encounter on the job every day. You'll engage in case studies, small-group discussions and work-related research projects, developing knowledge that can be applied at your current job the very next day.

The Convenience
The operations and supply chain management program will deliver to you the kind of powerful preparation and convenience that is hard to match. We offer our program both on ground an in a 100% online format, allowing you to earn your degree in a way that meets your needs as a working professional. Our on-ground program is available at convenient learning centers in Appleton, Fond du Lac, Plymouth and West Allis, with evening courses from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Both on ground and online, you can start your program in the fall, spring or summer, and you'll be able to proceed through the program at your own pace by taking one or more courses per 7-week term.

The Marian Reputation
At Marian, we’ve been educating adult learners for nearly 80 years. We know business and industry because our faculty, students and graduates have helped shape the business landscape. As a student pursuing your Bachelor of Business Administration degree in the operations and supply chain management program, you’ll find the relevancy and quality that comes from a faculty comprised of leading business experts. And you’ll find the kind of inspired results that come from our strong connections with major employers who helped craft our programs based on what they’re looking for in business graduates.

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Program Information

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Marian University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Health Care Administration, Management, Marketing, Sport & Recreation Management.
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) with major in Information Technology.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with majors in General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management.
  • Master of Science (MS) with concentration in Organizational Leadership.

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
11374 Strang Line Road
Lenexa, Kansas 66215, USA
(913) 631-3009(913) 631-3009

Liberal Arts Core
30 credits as follows:

3 credits:
ENG 230 Professional Composition and Research Writing, 3 cr.

12 credits:
HIS 114 World History Since 1900, 3 cr.
HIS 2xx History Elective, 3 cr.
MAT Math Elective, 3 cr.
THE 101 Introduction to Christian Theology, 3 cr.

6 credits from the following (must be from at least two areas):
ART xxx Art Elective, 3 cr.
ENG xxx Literature Elective, 3 cr.
MUS xxx Music Elective, 3 cr.

3 credits:
PHI 132 The Examined Life, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:
BIO xxx Biological, Ecological or Environmental Science Elective, 3 cr.
PHS xxx Physical Science, Chemistry, Meteorology, or Physics Elective, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:
PSY xxx Psychology Elective, 3 cr.
SOC xxx Sociology Elective, 3 cr.

Business Administration Core
37 credits:
ACC 201 Financial Accounting, 3 cr.
BUA 310 International Business, 3 cr.
BUA 350 Business Law, 3 cr.
BUA 402 Strategy and Policy, 3 cr.
BUS 495 Synthesis Portfolio, 1 cr.
COM 232 Public Speaking, 3 cr.
ECO 202 Microeconomics, 3 cr.
FIN 301 Fundamentals of Managerial Finance 3 cr.
MAT 123 Introduction to Statistics and Probability, 3 cr.
MGT 213 Principles of Management, 3 cr.
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing, 3 cr.
PHI 231 Business Ethics, 3 cr.
TEC 200 Fundamentals in Information Technology, 3 cr.

Operations and Supply Chain Management Courses
18 credits:
BUS 435 Statistical Applications, 3 cr.
MGT 301 Operations Management, 3 cr.
MGT 330 Supply Chain Management, 3 cr.
MGT 422 Process and Quality, 3 cr.
MGT 431 Purchasing, 3 cr.
MGT 435 Logistics, 3 cr.

35 credits:
University electives

For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.

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Fun Fact

When Marian first opened, the university (then college) had eight faculty and 17 full-time and 25 part-time students (Source: Marian University Archives).

Campus Info

Marian University
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699


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