The supply chain management minor is open to all non-business majors and is comprised of contemporary courses taught from a global business perspective. Intended for future leaders, this minor prepares students to understand and use supply chain tools and apply that framework to effectively manage numerous opportunities and risks across today's global supply chains. The minor includes both fundamental courses and those geared toward more specific management and analytical challenges. These courses include real-world case examples, grounded in relevant theories and principles. Learning is reinforced through various analytical tools that are designed to develop necessary skills and knowledge for tomorrow's work environment. Students have the opportunity to explore specific practice areas, such as analytics, healthcare operations, negotiating, demand planning, and logistics/transportation. In addition, the minor offers students an opportunity to gain insight and develop perspectives for important topics such as deglobalization/globalization and emerging technologies, such as blockchain, additive manufacturing, and smart robotics.
This minor is available to non-business majors only. If you're a business major and are interested, you should check out the Undergraduate Concentration in Supply Chain Management.
Supply Chain Management Minor Curriculum
Below you will find a sample curriculum for the Undergraduate Minor in Supply Chain Management. You can find the full set of Supply Chain Management Minor requirements in Northeastern's Course Catalog. Please consult the Course Catalog appropriate to your class year and your academic advisor to ensure your coursework is on track.
SCHM 2301. Supply Chain and Operations Management. (4 Hours)
Focuses on the integrative management of business activities intrinsic to the smooth flow of goods or services, information, and financial transactions across firms from raw materials to the end customer. This collaborative approach creates competitive advantages for all members of a supply chain. Emphasizes the responsibilities of managers regarding decisions concerning the design, operation, and control of supply chains and operations. Considers customers, globalization, corporate strategy, resources, sustainability, ethics, and diversity. Topics covered include customer-centric management; supply chain and operations strategies; process structure and control; and supply, inventory, and quality management. Emphasizes the key role of information technology, logistics network design, supply chain relationships, and process evolution.
Complete 3 of the following (at least 8 credits must come from SCHM courses):
|Strategic Cost Analysis for Decision Making
|Consulting Operations Growth in SMEs
|Blockchain Applications in Finance
|Introduction to Industrial Engineering
|Cultural Aspects of International Business
|Negotiating in Business
|Management Information Systems
|Fundamentals of Information Analytics
|Global Supply Chain Strategy
|Sourcing, Procurement, and Negotiation
|Supply Chain Analytics and Emerging Technologies
|Logistics and Transportation Management
|Managing Healthcare Operations and Supply Chain
|Forecasting and Sales Operations Planning
|Contemporary Topics in Supply Chain Management
Interested? Next Steps
To declare a minor in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, students should complete the online minor registration form:
Students will be required to log in using their MyNortheastern credentials. Once the form has been submitted, the student will receive a confirmation email to their Northeastern email account and the student record will be updated within 10-14 business days.
To declare a minor, students must have a 2.0 GPA and be a full-time undergraduate student at Northeastern. To graduate with the minor, students must attain a 2.0 GPA in the courses taken for the minor. No classes for the minor may be taken for a pass/fail grade. The minor is posted on the official transcript within one month of graduation.