Operations and Supply Chain Management Concentration

Operations are the heart of every organization. Lead activities that transform resources into value for customers worldwide. Be close to the action.

Differentiate yourself and help organizations gain a strategic advantage over their competitors. Prepare for a career in production, sales or operations planning, procurement, inventory or quality management, Lean Six Sigma, systems analysis or consulting. With this concentration, your skills will be in demand in every industry.

Be Career Ready

  • Develop a deep understanding of data, planning and technology to optimize resources while balancing efficiency, cost and risk
  • Anticipate demand on your systems through sophisticated forecasting techniques and predictive modeling
  • Lead complex projects to successful outcomes through teamwork and agility
  • Acquire skills in warehouse management, including the use of radio-frequency and real-time scheduling systems
  • Understand how routing, delivery and GPS can be used to maximize efficiency and customer service
  • Oversee the logistics of materials, information and finances, and collaborate with customers, suppliers and distributors  

UB Supply Chains and Operations Club
Hone your professional skills, attend national conferences and strut your stuff in case competitions.

UB Quality Club
Learn from and engage with experts in quality management and compete for scholarships in our student chapter of the American Society of Quality (ASQ).

American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
Connect with the Buffalo chapter of the national APICS organization for support, networking, workshops, symposia and the annual conference.

Concentration Requirements

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First Year Required Courses Electives

The Operations Management and Supply Chain Management concentration requires five courses (15 credits) in total.   Two courses are required (MGO 631 and MGO 633), and three are chosen from the concentration Electives list.  In addition, at least one of the three electives must be in this group: MGO 632, MGO 634 or MGO 639.  

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Required Courses

AND at least one of the three concentration electives must be in this group:

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