May 28, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Supply Chain Management, B.S.

(CIP = 52.0203) (SCX)
Total degree hours: 120

The B.S. in Supply Chain Management equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue careers in the supply chain industry. Supply chain management is a business function that ensures the efficient and effective management of the flow of goods, services and finances among firms around the world to transform raw materials into finished products along with management reverse flows (e.g., defective or damaged products, product returns, end-of-life disposal) in a sustainable manner. Graduates from this program enter the workforce in supply chain positions across multiple types of companies including manufacturing, distribution, transportation, and retailing. Students gain field-based experience through a required internship and a project in the capstone course.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Florida public state and community college students enrolled in an Associate of Arts (AA) program should normally complete the general education requirements and the State Mandated Common Prerequisites at a Florida College System institution. As a rule, AA students should avoid taking any business courses at the state and community college that are listed as 3000- and 4000-level courses at USF. Normally, courses in Finance, Marketing, Management, and Accounting, as well as other Business Administration courses, taken at the lower division level that are offered as upper division courses at USF, will not be accepted for upper division credit in the Muma College of Business.

In general, Business courses taken at the lower level, at technical schools, or as part of professional or military training, are not applicable to the degree programs in the Muma College of Business. Exceptions to this policy will be made only upon proper validation of such courses. Validation consists of successfully completing specified advanced courses in the discipline.

Completion of the following Common Prerequisites with a grade of B- or higher in each course and an overall 3.0 GPA in the prerequisite courses:

  • ECO X013 - 3 credit hours
  • ECO X023 - 3 credit hours
  • MAC X311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I or MAC X281 or MAC X233 - 4 credit hours
  • STA X023 Statistics or ESI X213 or STA X024 or STA X032 or STA X037 or STA X122 or QMB X100 - 3 credit hours
  • ACG X021 Principles of Financial Accounting or ACG X022 or (ACG X001 and ACG X011)  - 3 credit hours
  • ACG X071 Principles of Managerial Accounting or ACG X301 or ACG X072  - 4 credit hours
  • BUL X241 Law, Public Policy, Negotiation & Business or CGS X092 or PHI X600 or BUL X131 or MAN X440 or GEB X350 or CGS X100 or CGS X570 or CGS X531 - 2 credit hours

FOR ALL MAJORS: Students are strongly encouraged to select required lower division electives that will enhance their general education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.

NOTE: TRA X010 and TRA X154 are acceptable alternative credit for coursework required for the degree program.

Total Major Hours: 21

Major Core (21 Credit Hours)

Upper-Level Courses (21 Credit Hours)

Students must complete a minimum of 21 hours of upper-level Supply Chain Management coursework beyond MAN 4504 Operations & Supply Chain Management with a grade of C- in all courses.

GPA Requirement

Students must earn a 2.0 GPA on all major coursework and have an overall 2.0 major GPA including any applicable transfer work.

Residency Requirement

Students must complete 15 hours of upper-level Supply Chain Management requirements in residency at USF.

Research Opportunities

All undergraduate students in any degree program can participate in undergraduate research. There are a number of options to receive academic credit for a mentored research experience and to have the experience show on the official transcript. Students who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IIDS 2912 , IDS 4914  or IDS 4910  courses. These courses will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office of Undergraduate Research will assist students in understanding the various course options.

Advising Information

Advising Services:

  • Orientation for freshmen and transfer students.
  • Academic advising and program information for pre-business students who have applied to the Muma College of Business and declared business as their intended major.
  • Students who meet all Muma College of Business admission requirements.
  • Evaluation of undergraduate transcripts for all declared and admitted business transfer students.
  • Maintenance of academic advising records.
  • Certification of graduation.

Location: C.H. Ferguson Hall (Business Administration Building) (BSN) 2102, (813) 974-4290 or schedule an advising appointment on-line:

Office Hours: 8am-6pm Monday-Thursday and 8am-4pm on Friday. Please refer to website for most current office hours information.

Marketing Faculty

Chairperson: D.F. Davis; Professors: D.F. Davis, T.B. Heath, D.J. Ortinau, R. Plank, P.J. Solomon, J.R. Stock; Associate Professors: A. Artis, D. Biswas, A. Kumar, B. Lafferty, S. Varki; Assistant Professors: R. Hooker, J. Mena; Instructors: M.G. Bowen; R. Kelso; C. Osborne, V.B. Panzer, J.M. Solomon, K. Walsh.

Plan of Study

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