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Supply Chain Management

Drive productivity in the global consumer marketplace.

OHIO's 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 certificate requires a minimum of 15 credit hours.  

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. 

Courses in Supply Chain Management Certificate

Core Courses

All students complete three courses:

  • MGT 3000 --OR-- MGT 3200
    • 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)

Elective Courses

Choose at least 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: 1.0-4.0)
  • 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
    In this course, students investigate the overlap between marketing and sustainability in a dynamic business landscape. Using a combination of lectures, videos, assignments, and group projects, the class examines the environmental, social, and economic principles of sustainability within a business context. Students learn to think critically and creatively to challenge assumptions and uncover bridges and barriers to successful marketing strategy. Finally, students discuss the role of personal beliefs and cultural norms in an interconnected, global economy. The goal is to develop responsible, analytical, curious businesspeople who are ready to tackle the issues of our changing planet. (Credit Hours: 3.0)


To get started in this program or to learn more about studying supply-chain management in college, please contact Khurrum Bhutta. The Supply Chain Management Certificate does not include an application process.