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 Logistics and Transportation Strategy
- GSC 5650 Strategic Procurement
- GSC 5680 Production Planning and Control
- GSC 5690 Principles of Quality Management
- GSC 6997 Global Supply Chain Analysis and Planning
PLUS one of the following (students are encouraged to take additional courses as free electives to obtain depth and enhance placement opportunities):
- FIN 5320 Principles of International Finance
- GSC 4991 Study Abroad in Supply Chain Management (strongly recommended; see below for more info)
- GSC 5620 Global Supply Chain Management
- GSC 5670 Special Topics in Supply Chain Management (strongly recommended; offered in winter)
- GSC 5890 Internship in Global Supply Chain Management (strongly recommended)
- GSC 5996 Process Analysis and Cost Estimating for Buyers
- ISM 5200 ERP Systems: Concepts and Practice (strongly recommended)
- ISM 5820 Systems Analysis and Design
- MGT 5900 Project Management
- MKT 5460 Sales 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.
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.