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Ever wonder how items like the clothing you wear or the phone you use are produced and then delivered to you? It happens through a rapidly growing field called supply chain management.

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As a supply chain management major, you’ll take 21 hours of required courses and 12 hours of electives.

View the list of courses in our Catalog and Four Year Plan.

Course Catalog Four Year Plan

Undergraduate Curriculum
Required Courses Course Title
SCMA 335 Supply Chain Decision Making Models
MRKT/SCMA 346 Marketing Channels Management
SCMA 431 Enterprise Management Systems
SCMA 432 Supply Chain Planning and Control Systems
MRKT/SCMA 444 Supply Chain Logistics Management
SCMA 439 Global Sourcing and Distribution
SCMA 474 Strategic Supply Chain Management

Elective Courses - Choose Four Course Title
ACCT 301 Using Accounting Information
ACCT 308 Managerial Accounting
ACCT 309 Accounting Systems
ECON 321* Introduction to International Economics
ECON 421* International Trade
ECON 422* International Finance
FINA 375 Financial Statement Analysis
MNGT 412 Negotiating and Conflict Management
MRKT 345 Marketing Research
MRKT 425 Retailing Management
SCMA 434 Lean Supply Chain Operations
SCMA 436 Project Management
SCMA 437 Supply Chain Risk Management
SCMA 447 Supply Chain Technology
SCMA 450 Data Modeling and Computing
SCMA 451 Introduction to Predictive Analytics
SCMA 452 Database Organization and Management
SCMA 454 Information Systems Analysis and Design
SCMA 458 Electronic Business
SCMA 459 Global Information Systems

* - No more than one ECON elective can be used to satisfy the SCMA elective requirements.

Learn About The Field

A supply chain is made up of multiple organizations working together. Managing a supply chain involves managing all processes that transform raw materials into a final product.

Competitive pressures and sophisticated consumers demanding innovative and speedy solutions characterize today’s global business environment. Because of this, understanding and improving business processes is the cornerstone of success.

Supply chain management professionals develop sustainable solutions to complex problems and create a competitive edge. Because of their important role, supply chain management professionals are in strong demand throughout the world.

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Apply Your Strengths

The profiles of supply chain management professionals are varied, but in general, you will become successful in the field if you:

- Love solving problems and puzzles to find creative solutions.
- Effectively manage time and resources.
- Grasp the big picture as well as the small details.
- Enjoy working closely with other people and in interdisciplinary teams.
- Possess excellent communication skills.
- Exhibit the ability to develop and implement new ideas.

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Find a Career Path

Supply chain management professionals are involved in all aspects of business. As global demand for quality products grows, so does the need for well-trained supply chain graduates.

As a student in our program designed in close collaboration with employers, you will prepare to pursue a challenging yet rewarding career in diverse areas, including logistics, new product delivery, global sourcing and procurement, quality management, inventory control, transportation management, supplier management, retail operations and business process improvement. You’ll be ready to bring value to many types of organizations such as manufacturers, retailers, transportation companies, third-party logistic firms, government agencies, health care delivery firms and other service providers.

Some possible careers include:
- Business Process Improvement
- Consulting
- Inventory Planning
- Manufacturing Management
- Production Planning and Scheduling
- Project Management
- Retail Management
- Sales and Operations Planning
- Sourcing and Procurement
- Transportation Management
- Warehousing and Distribution Management

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Co-Create Your Experience

Develop important skills, interact with professionals, compete in case competitions, gain new perspectives and make friends by engaging in organizations and programs.

With over 25 organizations for business students and more than 500 student organizations on campus, there’s a club for everyone. By joining the Nebraska Supply Chain Club, you’ll interact with professional organizations and benefit from networking opportunities that can shape your future.

Student Organizations

Nebraska Supply Chain Club

You can also become part of national professional organizations, including APICS (a leading association for supply chain management professionals) and ISM (Institute for Supply Management). You can join the APICS program for students, which gives you access to scholarships, special programs and mentors who work in the supply chain field.

Local Apics Chapter

Apics Program for Students

Institute for Supply Management

To gain a new perspective, study abroad in one of our global immersion programs.

Business Abroad

Make sure to join our LinkedIn page to develop your network, find employment opportunities and keep up with the latest news from Nebraska.

Huskers in Supply Chain Management and Analytics

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Gain valuable skills and give yourself a competitive edge.
The supply chain management minor is available to all business students. As a supply chain management major, we encourage you to supplement your degree with a minor. Make an appointment in MyPlan to meet with an academic advisor and declare your minor.
Employers of Recent Graduates

Some of the employers who have recently hired our supply chain management graduates:

Archer Daniel Midlands
AG Processing Inc
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co
Burlington Northern Railroad
Cargo Zone
Cintas Corporation
ConAgra Brands
Crete Carrier
ENHANCE Health Network
Facebook via ARRIS

Fast Enterprises
Forterra, Inc.
Glaxo Smith Kline
Green Plains Inc.
Isoft Data Systems
Knight Transportation
Koch Industries
LI-COR Biosciences
Lincoln Electric System
Lincoln Industries
Lindsay Corporation
Lockheed Martin
MJ Insurance
Merck Animal Health

Mutual of Omaha
Reliant Transportation
Sandhills Publishing
Schneider Electric
Speedway Motors
Tenaska Marketing Ventures
The Boeing Company
Tractor Supply
Union Pacific
UTC Aerospace Systems
Valmont Industries
Warren Distribution
Werner Enterprises

Ready to Secure Your Future?

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Sönmez, Erkut
Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management and Analytics
HLH 511 H
P.O. Box 884114
Lincoln, NE 68588-4114