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Supply Chain Management

Drive productivity in the global consumer marketplace.

The Supply Chain Management Certificate provides business and non-business majors at Ohio University the opportunity to demonstrate the comprehension of key supply chain theories, practices and the development of skills needed to participate in various supply chain career paths. 

The state of Ohio has historically been a logistics hub given its geographic location, access to several major highway networks, and the establishment of many Fortune 1000 firms in the region. Successful certificate graduates are prepared for logistics and supply chain positions.

The Supply Chain Management Certificate requires a minimum of 15 credit hours.

Required Courses Include:

MGT 3000 – Principles and Operations

Emphasis is on providing a conceptual understanding of the operations functions such as includes: product/process design, facility location and layout, capacity planning, material and inventory management. 

Requisites: ACCT 1010 and not COB except BS8123. No credit if taken after MGT 3200.
Credit Hours: 3.0


MGT 3200 – Operations Management 

Course explores strategies and methods of how a company can provide a product or service of higher quality in less time and at less cost than the competition.  

Requisites: (QBA 1720 or 2010 or MATH 2500) and COB. No credit for MGT 3000 if taken after MGT 3200
Credit Hours: 3.0

MIS 2200 – Systems Analysis and Design

Students will analyze and design information systems in a structured format using a contemporary systems development methodology. Topics include: output and user interface design, data design, systems architecture and implementation, and systems operation, support and security.

Requisites: MIS 2010 or MIS 2011
Credit Hours: 3.0

MKT 4040 – Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Explores problems encountered by manufacturer in establishing and maintaining effective distribution system.

Requisites: MKT 2020 or 2400
Credit Hours: 3.0


Choose two courses for a minimum of six hours.

ETM 1100 – Introduction to Manufacturing Processes

Survey of industrial materials and processes with applications to current manufactured consumer products. Emphasis is placed on processes such as forming and separating of industrial materials. 

Credit Hours: 3.0

ISE 4170 – Lean Manufacturing and Service Systems

Course focuses on tools for applying lean thinking, lean principles and lean methods in manufacturing and service systems. Practice basic methods of the lean production in a lab setting and projects. 

Requisites: ISE 3340 and no credit for both this course and the following (deduct credit for first course taken): ETM 4320 or ETM 4325
Credit Hours: 3.0

ISE 4360 – Facility Planning and Design

The process of designing and laying out a facility with an emphasis on manufacturing facilities. Consideration will also be given to other facilities, such as warehouses and hospitals. 

Requisites: ET 3300 and ISE 3340
Credit Hours: 3.0

ISE 4370 – Manufacturing Systems

Applications of industrial and systems engineering techniques, principles, practices, and methodologies as they relate to the operation, analysis, management, planning, and design of manufacturing systems.

Requisites: Sr only
Credit Hours: 3.0

ISE 4490 – Project Management

Development and utilization of network techniques, such as PERT and CPM, to schedule activities, develop financial budgets, allocate resources, and control progress and costs of practical projects. Introduction to use of available computer programs that generate project schedules.

Requisites: (Jr or Sr) and warning: No credit for both this course and the following (deduct credit for first course taken): ISE 4190 or ETM 3830
Credit Hours: 2.0

ISE 4900 – Special Topics

Courses offered on new and emerging topics in industrial and systems engineering.

Requisites: Permission required
Credit Hours: 1 - 4 

MGT 3250 – Project Management

Understand and appreciate the techniques and strategies used for successful project management. Covers issues related to, and tools used for, managing projects, and provides an opportunity to learn application of the tools and concepts of project management.

Credit Hours: 3.0

MIS 3800 – Enterprise Systems Implementation

Provides students with a fundamental understanding of Enterprise Systems (ERP, SCM, CRM), focusing on their strategic and operational importance, implementation issues, and core functionality. 

Requisites: MIS 2200 and 2800
Credit Hours: 3.0

MKT 4100 – Sustainability Marketing (pending approval)

For more information about the Supply Chain Management Certificate, please contact Chris Moberg at