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B.S. in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM)

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The principles behind supply chain management focus on developing seamless flows of raw materials, products/services, information and financial capital. The supply chain starts at the initial design process and includes raw material sourcing, logistics and continues through the delivery of that product or service to the end customer, with a goal of creating customer satisfaction at optimal cost. The GSCM curriculum takes a systems approach, which includes concepts and faculty from operations management, marketing, information systems, human resource management, strategic management and economics woven together in a seamless curriculum. Concepts emphasized include:

      • Integration through ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)
      • A process management approach to quality
      • A global orientation
      • E-commerce based strategies
      • Employing IT as a decision-making tool
      • People and organizational skills for implementing GSCM solutions
      • Incorporating environmental sustainability perspectives

Students earning a degree in Global Supply Chain Management must complete the Clarkson Common Experience and complete 120 credits including the following: 33 credits of Clarkson Common Experience requirements (including the Clarkson Seminar, two mathematics courses (calculus and statistics), two science courses (one of which must include a lab), five knowledge area courses, and a technology course); 42 credits of foundation coursework in business; 27 credits of specialized business courses to satisfy the major requirements; and 18 credit hours of electives. Since 50% of coursework must be taken outside the School of Business (no more than 3 economics and 2 statistics courses can count as non-business courses), most electives, depending on courses chosen to fulfill the requirements of the Clarkson Common Experience, will be non-business courses taken in other schools at Clarkson University.

Required courses include:
EC451 Industrial & Supply Chain SB361 Supply Chain Environmental
  Economics   Management
IS428 Information Systems for Supply SB441 Advanced Topics in Global Supply
  Chain Management   Chain Management
MK431 Supply Chain Distribution Channels OS466 Negotiations & Relationship
OM341 Global Sourcing & Supply Chain   Management
  Design    
OM351 Quality Management    
  & Lean Enterprise    
       
Students choose one professional elective from the following list:
IS314 Database Management MK436 Creativity, Innovation
LW471 Law & Society II   & New Product Development
MK332 Marketing Research OM476 Management of Technology
MK437 Retail Marketing SB305 Cost Management

The following would be the typical Third- and Fourth-Year Plan. There is enough flexibility so that students studying abroad during the third year should still be able to complete the degree requirements.

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JUNIOR YEAR
First Semester   Second Semester
Course Title
Cr. Hrs.
  Course Title
Cr. Hrs.
OM351 Quality Management & Lean Enterprise
3
  IS428 Information Systems for Supply Chain Management
3
OS352 Strategic Human Resource Management
3
  OM341 Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Design
3
FN361 Financial Management I
3
  Free Elective
3
  Free or Non-Business Elective
3
    Professional Elective
3
  Non-Business Elective: Clarkson Common Experience Knowledge Area Requirement
3
    Non-Business Elective: Clarkson Common Experience Knowledge Area Requirement
3
   

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  TOTAL
15
    TOTAL
15
   

       
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SENIOR YEAR
First Semester   Second Semester
Course Title
Cr. Hrs.
  Course Title
Cr. Hrs.
OS466 Negotiations & Relationship
3
  SB441 Advanced Topics in Global
3
  Management
    Supply Chain Management
MK431 Supply Chain Distribution
3
  EC451 Industrial and Supply Chain
3
  Channels
    Economics
OS432 Organizational Policy and Strategy
3
  SB361 Supply Chain Environmental Management
3
  Non-Business Elective: Clarkson Common Experience

    Non-Business Elective: Clarkson Common Experience Knowledge
  Knowledge Area Requirement
3
    Area Requirement
3
  Non-Business Elective
3
    Non-Business Elective
3
   
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  TOTAL
15
    TOTAL
15