Western Washington University · Bellingham, Washington
Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management, BS
What Is the Study of Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management?
Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management contains four components which provide students with the knowledge needed to effectively manage and lead in the manufacturing environment. The Operations Management component develops knowledge on process design and analysis, materials planning and control systems, quality improvement, and strategic decisions. The Business component provides an understanding of business fundamentals as well as current business trends and practices. The Engineering Technology segment provides students with a solid grounding in engineering and manufacturing fundamentals, including computer-aided design and materials sciences. Finally, the work experience component provides a real-world work experience that directly relates to students’ education.
Why Should I Consider this Major?
The Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management program is designed and highly influenced by the businesses that most need the services of well prepared students to meet the changing needs of the marketplace. The active involvement of regional industry through our board of advisors has resulted in nearly 100% placement of our graduates. Industries’ generosity through scholarships and internships coupled with a curriculum taught by dedicated and accomplished faculty is a winning combination. Graduates find challenging and rewarding careers that are in high demand.
How to Declare:
Pre-major: Status is granted to students who are at least sophomore level, or who have been identified as top quintile students. To apply, complete the online application.
Admissions: For admission to CBE as a full Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management major, students must have completed the following requirements:
- Confirmed admission to Western Washington University and have at least 45 credits
- Completed the equivalent of the foundation courses (38 credits below) with a 3.0 or above
- Interviewed with program faculty
MSCM Foundation courses: MIS 220 Intro: Business Computer Systems w/lab (or equivalent)
- ACCT 240 Financial Accounting ECON 206 Introduction to Microeconomics
- ACCT 245 Managerial Accounting ECON 207 Introduction to Macroeconomics
- DSCI 205 Business Statistics MGMT 271 Law and the Business Environment
- PHYS 114 Principles of Physics I CHEM 121 General Chemistry I
- MATH 157 Calculus with Applications to Business and Economics
Provisional major: Major status is granted provisionally to students who are completing their last foundation course(s) and would be eligible for full major status upon successful completion of their current course work.
How to apply: For consideration as a pre-major, provisional major or full major, complete the online application form at: http://www.cbe.wwu.edu/College/Applications.asp.
Advising tips: 1) Complete MATH 157 and DSCI 205 requirements early; 2) MIS 220 is a prerequisite for some business courses. See the Department of Decision Sciences website for test-out information; 3) Meet with your faculty advisor (assigned following admission to the major).
Foundation Courses (38-40 credits)
- ACCT 240 - Financial Accounting
- ACCT 245 - Managerial Accounting
- CHEM 121 - General Chemistry I
- DSCI 205 - Business Statistics
- ECON 206 - Introduction to Microeconomics
- ECON 207 - Introduction to Macroeconomics
- MATH 157 - Calculus With Applications to Business and Economics
- MGMT 271 - Law and the Business Environment
- MIS 220 - Introduction to Business Computer Systems (or equivalent)
- PHYS 114 - Principles of Physics I
Core Courses (71 credits)
- DSCI 305 - Applied Business Statistics
- ETEC 112 - Introduction to Engineering, Design and Graphics
- ETEC 113 - Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
- ETEC 220 - Introduction to Engineering Materials
- FIN 341 - Principles of Finance
- MGMT 311 - Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior
- MGMT 313 - Teamwork Basics
- MGMT 382 - Business and Its Environment
- MIS 320 - Principles of Management Information Systems
- MKTG 380 - Principles of Marketing
- OPS 360 - Operations Management
- OPS 460 - Designing and Improving Operations
Advanced Core Courses
- One of the following sets:
- MGMT 495 - Strategic Management
- MGMT 491 - Small Business Entrepreneurship (and)
- MGMT 492 - Entrepreneurial Problems *
- * These two courses would substitute for MGMT 495 and one of the courses under advisement.
MSCM Program Courses
- OPS 461 - Project Management
- OPS 463 - Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
- OPS 465 - Quality Management
- OPS 468 - Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategy
- One course from:
- ACCT 331 - Cost Management
- ETEC 223 - Machine Metal Processes
- MGMT 401 - Conflict Management and Negotiations
- MIS 321 - Systems Analysis and Design
- OPS 466 - Supply Chain Management
- OPS 469 - Seminar in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management
- Two practica (OPS 464 - 8 credits)
- Three courses under advisement (11-12 credits)
- Take one Communication Focus (CF) course and a minimum of three writing proficiency points in approved upper-division writing proficiency courses (WP) at WWU with a minimum grade of C-. The CF and WP courses must be taken within CBE and can be completed as part of the above required and elective courses, prior to graduation. Consult the Timetable of Classes for the specific course sections that fulfill the CF and WP requirements.
- Accounting and Business majors must complete a minimum of 90 credits in areas other than accounting and business administration.
These courses are offered within this major and may be used to satisfy GUR or Writing Proficiency Requirements.
- QSR: MATH 157
- SSC: ECON 206, 207; MGMT 271
- LSCI: CHEM 121
- SCI: PHYS 114
- Transportation Manager
- Systems Manager
- Project Engineer
- Production Supervisor
- Inventory Manager
- Quality Engineer
- Industrial Engineer
- Business Systems Analyst