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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Operations and Supply Chain Management Concentration

The operations and supply chain management concentration provides the background and skill set you'll need to succeed in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, health care, educational organizations, airlines, government, retail and logistical services.

Curriculum Plan

Academic performance in the freshman and sophomore courses is the main criterion for admission to the upper division in the School of Management. In the first two years, you will complete the university writing requirements, general education courses and seven prerequisite courses for the major.

Students not ready for calculus are advised to complete precalculus before attempting MTH 131.

Freshman Year

First semester Second semester
ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics (prerequisite to business major) ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics (prerequisite to business major)
MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Business (prerequisite to business major) PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (prerequisite to business major)
ENG 101 Writing I ENG 201 Advanced Writing II
UGC 111 World Civilization I UGC 112 World Civilization II
  Free Elective (AACSB - 3 units)

Sophomore Year

First semester Second semester
MGA 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (prerequisite to business major) MGA 202 Introduction to Management Accounting  (prerequisite to business major)
MGQ 201 Introduction to Statistics for Analytics (prerequisite to business major) Arts General Education Course
Natural Science Natural Science (with lab)
UGC 211 American Pluralism Free Elective (AACSB - 3 units)
Free Elective (AACSB - 1 unit) Free Elective (AACSB - 3 units)

Junior Year

After successful completion of the freshman and sophomore year curriculum at the minimum admission standards and gaining formal admission to the major, the following requirements remain.

First semester Second semester
MGG 300 Career Strategies, Planning and Management (fall or spring - 2 units)** MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management**
MGI 301 Human Resources Management** MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration**
MGO 302 Production and Operations** MGM 301 Principles of Marketing**
MGS 351 Introduction to Management Information Systems** MGF 301 Corporation Finance**
Free Elective (AACSB - 3 units) Free Elective (3 units)

Senior Year

First semester Second semester
MGT 401 Public Policy, Law and Management** MGO 403 Fundamentals of Strategic Management (fall or spring)**
MG0 303 Supply Chain and Logistics Management (fall only) (Required Concentration Course) MGE 302 Applied Economics**
Operations Elective (see below) 
(Required Concentration Course)
MGO 304 Service Operations and Extreme Events (spring only)
(Required Concentration Course)
Free Elective (3 units) Free Elective (Internship Recommended - 3 units)
Free Elective (3 units) Free Elective (3 units)

KEY: **Required MG Core Courses

Operations Electives

Choose one from: MGO 450, MGO 330, MGI 411 (last offered in spring 2013), MGB 425, IE 409, IE 408 or IE 460. Note: The availability of IE courses is very limited and students must see the instructors to seek permission. See the UB online catalog for individual course descriptions and enrollment requirements.