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Online Supply Chain Management (BBA)

Prepare for a role where you can become a key decision-maker on both a domestic and global scale by studying in our online Bachelors in Supply Chain Management program at Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU). In our online supply chain management courses, you can gain knowledge in various areas, including operations, process management, labor relations, and more. The leadership skills learned at MVNU's Bachelors in Supply Chain Management curriculum will help you gain a firm understanding of the core business models used to meet growing customer demands. 

If you enjoy solving problems and have a keen eye for detail, earning your bachelor's in supply chain management is a great way to elevate your career potential. This program helps students learn how to solve problems by leveraging their organizational and analytical skills. Our supply chain management degree offers a well-rounded, career-focused approach from planning and controlling operations to purchasing management.

CLASSES START EVERY MONTH THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Program Details
EST. PROGRAM LENGTH: 26 months*
COURSE LENGTH: 5 WEEKS
COST PER CREDIT HOUR:$398
CREDIT HOURS:55
TRANSFER CREDITS: All but 30**

*Based on students beginning the program with 56 transferable credit hours and only needing the program-specific classes. Time to completion varies based on individual student circumstances and previous college experience.

**30 credit hours of the program must be completed at MVNU. Other restrictions apply. Please contact our Enrollment Team for additional information.

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MVNU's BBA Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

ACBSP Accredited

ONLINE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT COURSES THAT FIT YOUR SCHEDULE

Our online courses in supply chain management are ideal for busy students who want to expand their career opportunities. This program is convenient and flexible, so you can maintain your family and work-life balance while progressing your educational goals forward. All you need is a working Internet connection, laptop, or computer, and you can learn from anywhere. 

CAREER-FOCUSED COURSEWORK 

At MVNU, we want you to thrive as a business professional. By studying in our Bachelors in Supply Chain Management program you could learn to impact organizations on a broader scale with your newfound skills. With an education focused on real-world applications, the supply chain management courses at MVNU help students prepare for a brighter future. During our 5-week courses, students will learn how to:

  • Research, write, and present data in a scientific manner
  • Solve challenges in supply chain and logistics, operations, planning, and sourcing
  • Redesign an existing operation for goods and services
  • Analyze demand data and logistics systems
  • Construct different forecasting techniques
  • Implement lean manufacturing practices in a business environment
  • Improve productivity and business resilience
  • Find ways to reduce waste 

Students will also have the opportunity to solve the challenges of a real or fictional company. Using the Six Sigma processes, you'll craft methods for improving efficiency and helping the company bring new products to market quickly. This degree program prepares students to leave MVNU with the essential knowledge needed to succeed through a combination of theoretical and practical lessons. 

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT DEGREE CURRICULUM

All online BBA students selecting the Supply Chain Management major must complete at least

120

credit hours. Credits are divided up among the Graduate & Professional Studies (GPS) General Education Core (39 credit hours), upper division coursework (39 credit hours), and BBA in Supply Chain Management Core coursework (55 credit hours).

Students may be able to reduce their general education requirement classes by transferring previously earned undergraduate credits or applying Prior Learning credits gained through job or military training. In these cases, students may be able to complete this online degree in supply chain management in as few as 26 months.

BBA in Supply Chain Management Core Curriculum Credit Hours
Personal Development and Research Skills 1
Spreadsheets for Leaders 3
Management and Leadership Techniques 3
Microeconomics 3
Macroeconomics 3
Organizational Behavior 3
Business Accounting 3
Business Marketing 3
Business Statistics 3
Business Finance 3
Global Perspectives in Business 3
Business Ethics and Law 3
Managing Human Resources 3
Strategic Planning 3
Operations Management 3
Lean Process Management 3
Supply Chain Management I 3
Supply Chain Management II 3
Applied Supply Chain Project Management 3

*The Bachelor of Business Administration will have select classes taught online by the Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges Consortium (LCMC), taught by industry-leading experts who mostly have ivy league degrees and fortune 500 experience. 

Because many undergraduate business students aim long term to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA), MVNU offers the option of earning dual-graduate credit. As one way to partially complete the degree’s upper division coursework, students meeting certain GPA requirements may take up to six (6) credits of 6000-level business classes.

ONLINE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION COURSES

Building upon 40 credit hours of traditional business coursework, the fifteen (15) credit hours of Supply Chain Management Core courses cover key components of supplier sourcing, logistics, distribution, business environment techniques, and service operations. 

This course is designed to provide thorough familiarization with the many theories and techniques of operations management as they apply to accomplish objectives in all types of business operations and many other walks of life, but especially to manufacturing and service operations.  Business processes, procedures, and strategies used to transform inputs into finished goods and services will be studied. 

This course offers a practical introduction to lean management principles and techniques.  It is tailored to help the student implement lean manufacturing in a business environment to improve productivity, business resilience, and to reduce waste.

This course covers the basic principles of supply chain management and provides techniques used to analyze various aspects of logistics systems. Key concepts such as inventory management, communication, warehousing, distribution, and facility location are examined as an integral part of modern business. The course addresses insights, concepts, practical tools, and decision support systems that are important for the effective management of the supply chain.

This course provides an overview of sourcing and operations. Students will learn the key components of sourcing: supplier selection, supplier segmentation, make vs buy decisions and supplier relationships. Additionally, forecasting techniques essential to analyze demand data and construct different forecasting techniques will be studied.

In this course, students develop skills and abilities in the research, writing, and presentation of descriptive and empirical data in a scientific manner. The course is designed to provide the student with a real-world opportunity to solve challenges in logistics, operations, planning, and sourcing faced by a real or fictional company. Students will take on the role of supply chain consultants, redesigning the existing supply chain of a consumer products company with the goals of implementing lean inventory management, and using six sigma processes to improve efficiency and allow the company to bring new products to market more rapidly.

CAREERS IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

As a supply chain manager, you will help companies meet today's challenges and prepare for a productive future. Business professionals in this field are responsible for the entire supply chain and are critical to meeting key performance indicators in several areas. Selecting suppliers, maintaining vendor relationships, being involved in making vs. buying decisions, implementing lean inventory management, and improving efficiency are essential duties of a supply chain manager.

JOB OUTLOOK

Tasked with managing the lifecycle of a product, supply chain managers are an integral part of a business's sustainability and growth. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, logisticians in the field earn a median yearly salary of $74,750, and employment is expected to grow 4% through 2029. Accomplished professionals have the opportunity to work globally, providing numerous career opportunities. Possible positions in this field include:

  • Warehouse manager
  • Traffic manager
  • Purchasing director
  • Operations manager
  • Division manager
  • Vice president/general manager
  • Logistics Manager

FINANCIAL AID & PROGRAM COSTS

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM TUITION

Cost Per Credit Credit Hours Required Total Tuition
$398* 55 $21,857

The total cost to complete the online BBA in Supply Chain Management degree does not include the cost of textbooks and other supplies. After being admitted to the program, students must pay the per-credit tuition no later than the first night of each course.

TUITION GUARANTEE

MVNU enforces our commitment to working adults and their continued success with our tuition guarantee. We base all GPS courses on a per-credit, course-by-course rate, instead of a flat per-semester cost, and that amount does not increase during your time at MVNU, provided you remain continually enrolled and make satisfactory academic progress.

FINANCIAL AID

Working adults and online students have access to a wealth of financing options to fund their BBA in Supply Chain Management degree. To access the full spectrum, students must fill out and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form with their application, and should additionally consider inquiring about tuition reimbursement through their employers. Learn more about financing for undergraduate programs.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION PROCESS

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS / HOW TO APPLY

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ENROLL IN OUR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT DEGREE ONLINE

Gain the confidence you need to lead as a supply chain manager. Join this in-demand field needed across a variety of industries. Discover how you can earn your online supply chain management degree at MVNU.