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Supply Chain Management (SCM) is simply the Management of the chain of supplies from suppliers to customers. SCM activities includes planning, sourcing, making, delivering and returning. Everything you wear, eat or drink, sit on or in, read, throw, shoot, kick, and buy or sell comes to you courtesy of supply chains.


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MTSU alumnus Chris Zilly

Relevant Real-World Examples

“MTSU's supply chain program is full of relevant real-world examples that can be used immediately in the workforce. Classes such as Lean Project Management, Distribution Center Management, and Strategic Decision Making furthered my supply chain knowledge and gave me the tools needed to work with our internal and external stakeholders to solve many of the challenges facing our operations at the Nissan plant in Smyrna.”

Chris Zilly, Management B.B.A., Supply Chain Manager, Nissan North America 

 

Austin Janke

"I'm thankful for this program"

“Before enrolling at MTSU, I had little knowledge of supply chain management as a profession. Thanks to the knowledgeable, dedicated faculty, I quickly gained interest in this dynamic field. The emphasis each professor placed on real-world application and job readiness is what most prepared me for excellence in my current role. I’m thankful for this program.”

— Austin Janke, B.B.A. in Management, Capacity Analyst at Nissan North America


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The Management - Supply Chain program at MTSU provides the foundation for students to successfully pursue many different career paths in Supply Chain, Purchasing, Logistics, Distribution, and Operations.  Examples include:

  • Supply chain analyst
  • Capacity planning analyst
  • Inventory specialist
  • Logistics manager
  • Materials manager
  • Purchasing agent
  • Buyer
  • Quality assurance professional
  • Distribution Operations Supervisor

Employers of Management alumni and Career Fair participants include

  • Bridgestone
  • CalsonicKansei North America
  • Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc.
  • Freedom Industries
  • Frito Lay
  • Geodis
  • Hospital Corporation of America
  • Mars Petcare
  • Nissan North America
  • Office Depot
  • Phillips Hospital and Healthcare
  • Tractor Supply Company
  • Under Armour Distribution House
  • Yazaki North America

The Department of Management offers the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree with majors in Management, Management-Supply Chain Management and also Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Business Administration.

For complete curriculum details, click on the REQUIREMENTS icon to the right.

Undergraduate minors are available in Management, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership Studies, and the department participates in the interdisciplinary minor in Business Administration.

The Department of Management offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a major in Management; students may choose from three concentrations: Organizational Leadership, Social Innovation and Not-for-Profit Management, or Supply Chain Management.

Graduate students may also earn the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), an interdisciplinary degree. 

A Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management also is available.

MGMT 1500 - First-Year Seminar
1 credit hour

Only for students with fewer than 30 hours or first-semester transfer students. Designed as an elective for first-year declared management majors and others interested in the management major. Introduces course requirements for a major in management, options for management electives, diverse subfields, and career options.

MGMT 3600 - Innovation Acceleration
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Same as ENTR 3600.) Focuses on innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors in corporate environments as well as in new ventures. Specific attention is given to the creative process, innovative thinking, sources of opportunity, design-thinking, team-based innovation, commercialization, intellectual property, and innovation plans in the entrepreneurial setting.

MGMT 3610 - Principles of Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Junior standing. Concepts of the management functions of planning, organizing, and controlling with an emphasis on behavioral science concepts as applied to managing people in organizations.

MGMT 3620 - Supply Chain Operations
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Junior standing. Focuses on the integration between supply chain operations strategies/decisions and their impact on other business functions in an organization. Examines operations management concepts using a global supply chain perspective. Covers topics such as inventory management, lean/just in time, project management, and supply-demand matching. Overarching goal of using supply chain operations strategies to develop a business competitive advantage reinforced. This is a writing-intensive course.

MGMT 3630 - Organization Theory
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; admission to the College of Business. The organization as a system. Emphasis on the external environment, performance measurement, structure (including contingency theory of organization design), bureaucracy, and the impact of behavioral aspects on organization theory.

MGMT 3640 - Managing Key Performance Indicators
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: BIA 2610 or MATH 1530; junior standing; and admission to the College of Business. Focuses on development and use of common Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as a method to monitor and manage business performance. Spreadsheet software will be utilized to analyze, summarize, and present management metrics. Management metrics covered includes financial, customer, employee, and operational and supply chain perspectives.

MGMT 3705 - Continuous Improvement/Problem Solving
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission to Jones College of Business; junior standing. Applies Baldrige Performance Excellence criteria and Lean Six Sigma DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control) methodology to business process improvements. Examines how continuous improvement projects follow a structured sequence using DMAIC. Emphasis on established critical thinking models to drive continuous improvement and guide specific problem-solving efforts.

MGMT 3710 - Management of Quality
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business. Introduction to design, operation, and control of quality systems; implementation approaches including behavioral and technical issues; strategic importance; quality improvement tools and their use; supplier certification; awards and recognition. NOTE: Should take with or have completed MGMT 3620.

MGMT 3715 - International Sourcing
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission to the Jones College of Business; junior standing. Benchmark practices of developing and managing international supply chains. Choosing, developing, evaluating, and managing a mixed portfolio of domestic and international procurement including such considerations as political, economic, legal, ethical, cultural, and communication issues associated with a global supply chain. Industry trends in global sourcing locations, approaches, and technologies for both product and service supply chains.

MGMT 3720 - Supply Chain Distribution
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3620, junior standing, and admission to the Jones College of Business. Focuses on concepts and techniques required to manage the distribution function in a contemporary supply chain. Emphasis on the role of distribution within a supply chain and best practices leading to efficient operational performance.

MGMT 3725 - Lean Project Management Principles
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission to Jones College of Business; junior standing. Theory and practice of managing projects for services, products, or events. Emphasis on application of lean concepts to project management.

MGMT 3730 - Management of Innovation
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Junior level; MGMT 3620; and admission to the Jones College of Business. Technologies for products and services, learning from failure, idea generation/screening, management structures that promote innovation, as well as cost justification of new technologies. Examines the management of the process of forecasting, acquiring, and integrating emerging technologies into the firm's products/services and processes. Typical innovation areas include rapid prototyping/small lot production, last mile delivery, distribution, safety and productivity, entertainment/training, and medical. Course structure may vary.

 

MGMT 3750 - International Supply Chain Management
3 credit hours

(Same as MKT 3750.) Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission to the College of Business. Design, operations, and control of global and local supply chains; implementation approaches including behavioral (especially cross-functional) and technical issues and the Plan-Source-Make-Deliver-Return model for supply chains.

MGMT 3800 - Managing Change and Conflict in Organizations
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission to the Jones College of Business. Examines contemporary thought on managerial roles in identifying, fostering, and implementing change in complex environments. Study of current developments in leading groups through change and managing conflict in organizations by use of competencies related to negotiation and mediation.

MGMT 3810 - Human Resources Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. The organization, functions, and administration of a human resources management department, including selection, training, placement, promotion, appraisal, pay incentives, and laws affecting the human resource function.

MGMT 3890 - Managerial Decision Making
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Investigates the decision-making processes of business professionals to gain an understanding of how decisions are made. Emphasis on creative problem solving, critical thinking, problem formulation, and decision analysis.

MGMT 3940 - Business Ethics
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. The impact of individual values and ethics on business operations, including management of the organization and marketing of goods and services. Topics include legal and ethical aspects of dealing with the environment, consumers, employees, and the general community.

MGMT 3970 - Cooperative Education
1 to 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. Provides students with the opportunities for full-time on-the-job training in conjunction with on-campus academic experiences. Students will participate in professional growth seminars. Departmental and MTSU Career Development Center requirements must be completed to receive credit. These courses (1) may not be used to satisfy the major or the minor requirements and (2) may not be taken concurrently with BUAD 4980.

MGMT 4000 - Not-for-Profit Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; junior or senior standing; and admission to the College of Business. Explores management theories and practices that impact effective management of organizations in the not-for-profit sector.

 

MGMT 4030 - Not-for-Profit Strategic Decision Making and Program Evaluation
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; junior or senior standing. Focuses on essential management functions of short- and long-term strategic decision making and performance evaluation of not-for-profit organizations.

MGMT 4125 - Leadership Development for Women
3 credit hours

(Same as LEAD 4125.) Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Examines women and leadership with an emphasis on personal development. Critically analyzes the challenges, constraints, and opportunities that women face in exercising leadership. Includes an examination of women's diverse leadership styles through an experiential learning project with a community partner.

MGMT 4200 - Leadership in Organizations
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission to the College of Business. Importance of leadership in organizations. Examines major theories and concepts relative to leadership in formal organizations. Emphasis on practical application of leadership knowledge in the leadership role.

MGMT 4490 - Industrial Relations Legislation
3 credit hours

(Same as BLAW 4490 and ECON 4490.) Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. Economic background and effects of government regulation of labor relations; emphasis on a detailed examination of the National Labor Relations Act as amended or expanded by the Labor Management Relations Act, the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosures Act, and Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act.

MGMT 4500 - Employment Discrimination Law
3 credit hours

(Same as BLAW 4500.) Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business.  A detailed examination of the legal rights and responsibilities of employers and employees with respect to fair employment practices; emphasis on significant statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions forming the body of antidiscrimination law.

MGMT 4510 - Unions and Collective Bargaining
3 credit hours

(Same as ECON 4510.) Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission to the College of Business. The decision-making processes in the industrial relations system and their impact upon the American economy. Particular emphasis on collective bargaining, contract administration, and impasse procedures both in the public and private sectors.

MGMT 4600 - Strategies for Collaboration in Diverse Organizations
4 credit hours

(Same as SOC 4600.) Prerequisites: Junior standing; SOC 3300 and MGMT 3800. Case studies and application discussions of the impact of diversity in the workplace, particularly related to organizational change and conflict/negotiation.

MGMT 4620 - International Human Resource Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3810; admission to the College of Business. International human resource functions including compensation, labor relations, training, selection, and performance appraisal; impact of culture on IHRM activities.

MGMT 4640 - Human Resources Planning and Staffing
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; admission to the College of Business. Basic concepts, principles, and practices involved in the acquisition of human resources: identifying employment needs, forecasting human resource requirements, recruiting employees internally and externally, and selecting qualified candidates and matching them with appropriate jobs.

MGMT 4650 - Human Resource Development
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; and admission to the College of Business.The role of human resource development in organizations including needs analysis; design, development, and implementation of programs in training and development; career development; management development; and executive development.

MGMT 4660 - Compensation Systems
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610;  MGMT 3810; admission to the College of Business. Formal organization compensation systems. Emphasis on the design, implementation, and administration of compensation systems utilizing wage theory, applicable analytical tools, research results from the behavioral sciences, and evaluations of actual practices currently utilized in the private and public sectors.

MGMT 4680 - Organization Behavior
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Human behavior in organizations. Emphasis on motivation, leadership, communication, group processes, and methods for managing change. Understanding human behavior allows student to learn better employee utilization strategies resulting in a more effective and efficient organization.

MGMT 4690 - Problems in Human Resources Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; and admission to the College of Business. Contemporary problems and issues in personnel and industrial relations in industry, using research findings as a basis for more constructive action in government-labor-industry relations.

MGMT 4700 - Applications in Supply Chain Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: MGMT 3620; admission to the College of Business; junior standing. Current issues in managing modern supply chain operations such as group purchasing organizations, health care supply chains, automotive supply chains, small business supply chains, supply chain risks, and sustainable supply chains. Topics covered and course structure vary.

MGMT 4710 - International Business
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; admission to the College of Business. Cultural, political, legal, and economic differences among countries. Global and regional institutions that facilitate international trade and investments. Interface between governments and multinational enterprises. International organizational structures and strategies. Management of functional operations in global markets.

MGMT 4730 - Global Comparative Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Cross-cultural dimensions of management theories and the applicability of these theories in a multicultural and multinational environment. Topics include cross-cultural communications, motivation, leadership, and decision making. The role of MNCs in economic development and their relationship with host countries also examined.

MGMT 4810 - Integrated Logistics Management
3 credit hours

(Same as MKT 4810.) Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Business. The coordination and optimization issues faced by firms in managing the inbound and outbound logistics activities of the firm in order to minimize costs and provide high levels of customer service. Logistics activities covered include transportation management, warehousing, order fulfillment, inventory management, and network design.  

MGMT 4820 - Management Research
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: BIA 2610 or MATH 1530; MGMT 3610; and admission to the College of Business. Scientific concepts, methodology, and procedures in designing and conducting research for management decision making.

MGMT 4830 - Performance Appraisal
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; and admission to the College of Business. Theoretical and practical issues related to HRM performance appraisal in organizations. Emphasis on job analysis, measurement of performance, judgmental measures of performance, rating biases, cognitive components in rating, feedback process, performance appraisal training, perceived fairness and accuracy, and legal issues.

MGMT 4840 - Study Abroad
3 credit hours

(Same as MKT 4840.) Prerequisites: Junior/senior standing; admission to the College of Business. A short-term international business education experience designed to expose the student to the economic, political, cultural, and social environments of a foreign country(ies). Emphasis on the international state/status of the subject matter pertinent to management and marketing.

MGMT 4920 - Small Business Management
3 credit hours

(Same as ENTR 4920.) Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 or FIN 3040 and admission to the College of Business. Analysis of problems and considerations involved in planning, organizing, and operating small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. Emphasis on environmental issues, growth strategies, process management activities, and human resource management.

MGMT 4950 - Management Internship
1 to 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Management or entrepreneurship major with senior standing; an overall grade point average of at least 2.50; and admission to the College of Business. Student is affiliated with an organization on a part-time basis to develop knowledge and experience in the practical application of management theory to actual business problems in a non-classroom situation. This course may not be taken by those taking MGMT 4990.

MGMT 4990 - Independent Study
1 to 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Senior standing;approval of department chair; and admission to the College of Business. Individual research and analysis of contemporary problems and issues in a concentrated area of study under the guidance of an approved faculty member. This course can only be taken one time, and those taking it may not take MGMT 4950.

Contact Information

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jill.austin@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2736
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