Supply Chain Management, B.B.A.
Supply chain management covers all the activities that go into creating a product or service, making sure those activities generate maximum value for customers at minimum cost to the company, its partners, and the environment. These professionals touch every aspect of a business: from new product development to building relationships with suppliers, designing and improving production processes, and making goods and services available to customers. They need to have strong quantitative reasoning skills and be able to work effectively with people from across a business.
Supply chain talent is in high demand and companies are willing to pay a premium for new hires. The Seidman supply chain program equips students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in this dynamic field and supercharge their company's value creating engine.
Students pursue the bachelor of business administration (B.B.A.) degree at the Seidman College of Business. Other complementary majors/emphases offered include:
- Management major with an MIS/SAP emphasis
- Operations management major
- Marketing major with a logistics emphasis
Why Study Supply Chain Management at Grand Valley?
- Develop an in-depth knowledge of the entire flow of materials,
information, and cash along the entire supply chain.
- Acquire critical business and professional success skills that
apply anywhere in the business world.
- Emphasis on real-world projects, case studies, and supply chain networking.
- Faculty experts in all aspects of supply chain management.
- Current technology integrated into courses by use of the internet, e-commerce, and enterprise resource planning.
- Internships, available in all areas of supply chain management, allow you to earn money while gaining valuable experience.
- A master of business administration (M.B.A.) is also available. Visit gvsu.edu/seidmangrad/.
Location & Format
- Face To Face
Majors study a variety of topics, including:
- Advanced topics in operations
- Logistics and transportation
- Manufacturing planning and control
- Quality and lean
- Logistics manager
- Operations manager
- Procurement manager
- Information systems analyst
- Supply chain analyst
- Supply chain consultant
- Supply chain data analyst
Combined Degree Programs
This undergraduate degree can be combined with a master's degree to save you time and money, and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, students save $8,500 in our combined degree programs and take up to four fewer classes than if earning the degrees separately.
You can even build your own combined degree from programs in different disciplines to further personalize your education and meet specific career goals.
Each year, the Seidman College of Business admits a select few students directly into the business college as first-year students. This honor is reserved for students who have a 26 or higher composite score on the ACT, or a score of 1240 and higher on the SAT, and a 3.5 or higher high school GPA.
For students not admitted as first-year students, the Seidman College of Business's admission criteria require students to have
- completed at least 55 semester hours (junior status);
- achieved a 2.5 or higher overall GPA; and
- completed select courses with a 2.5 or higher combined GPA. Transfer student grades for comparable classes being transferred into Grand Valley will be used to calculate this combined GPA.
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“It’s a rapidly evolving field. It’s really exciting, and there are endless opportunities for people who become actively engaged in it.”
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ALUMNUS