Requirements for Global Supply Chain Management Major
Those pursuing bachelor’s degrees must complete Wayne State University’s general education program, as well as courses to fulfill Mike Ilitch School of Business general education, foundation and core requirements.
In addition to the above requirements, global supply chain management majors must complete the following courses:
- GSC 5600 Supply Chain and Distribution Strategy
- GSC 5620 Global Supply Chain Management
- GSC 5650 Strategic Procurement
- GSC 5690 Principles of Quality Management
- GSC 6997 Global Supply Chain Analysis and Planning
PLUS one of the following:
- ACC 5200 ERP Systems: Concepts and Practice (strongly recommended)
- FIN 5320 Principles of International Business Finance
- GSC 4991 Study Abroad in Supply Chain Management (strongly recommended; see below for more info)
- GSC 5670 Special Topics: Manufacturing Processes for Buyers (strongly recommended; offered in winter)
- GSC 5680 Operations Strategy in a Global Environment (strongly recommended; offered in fall)
- GSC 5890 Internship in Global Supply Chain Management (strongly recommended)
- GSC 5996 Advanced Topics in Operations Management
- ISM 5200 ERP Systems (strongly recommended)
- ISM 5820 Systems Analysis and Design
- ISM 5992 Database Systems
- MGT 5740 Collective Bargaining
- MKT 5460 Sales Management
- MKT 5700 Retail Management
- MKT 5750 International Marketing Management
Each course is three credit hours. Students are responsible for observing all prerequisites and limitations, and must have a minimum 2.50 GPA to enroll in 3000 level or higher Ilitch School core and major courses.
Global supply chain management majors are strongly encouraged to participate in a study abroad program. Programs are offered in Brazil (spring break), China (May/June), Italy (May) and Central Europe (July). Sessions generally last two weeks and participants earn three credits, which can be counted under GSC 4991 as a major elective or as a free business elective. In China, students can opt to stay an extra two weeks and also complete the required course GSC 5650 — taught at Wuhan University by Ilitch School Professor Tingting Yan — for three additional credits.
Travel costs associated with these course trips generally range from $2,200 to $3,200 for airfare, double occupancy hotel, local transportation, at least three group dinners and breakfasts. The programs are organized by Ilitch School faculty and involve visits with the foreign operations of Detroit-area companies and various cultural visits. About 15 to 20 students participate in each trip.
Foreign language for global employment
Students seeking global employment should consider taking additional foreign language courses. Students pursuing the bachelor of arts degree may use their electives to satisfy the bachelor of arts foreign language requirements.
Contact an advisor for more information.