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:

PLUS one of the following (students are encouraged to take additional courses as free electives to obtain depth and enhance placement opportunities):

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.

Study abroad

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.

You can choose to earn either a B.A. or B.S. in any Mike Ilitch School of Business major. The only difference is that the B.A. has a foreign language requirement; the B.S. does not.