May 20, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Supply Chain Management, BBA


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Supply Chain Management faculty: Brace, Cao, J. Davis, Elking, Hu, Vogt, Zhou

Every year more than $1,500 billion of materials are purchased by manufacturing firms alone. Federal, state and local governments purchase another $1,000 billion of goods and services per year. In Houston and across the nation, supply management, the acquisition and management of supplies and services, plays an important role in the economy. In the private sector, every dollar saved by purchasing and supply management professionals adds another dollar to profit. In the public sector, every dollar saved by a government purchasing office represents either a dollar available for another project or for tax reductions.

Career opportunities in the Supply Chain Management area are available for students with a sound understanding of purchasing and supply management strategies. Hospitals, city and county health departments, public utilities, and such diverse industries as engineering design and construction manufacturing, parts distribution, chemicals, oil, foods, trucking, pipelines, and retail organizations currently employ graduates of UHD’s program. A major in Supply Chain Management combined with a minor in engineering technology, marketing, or management provides a broad background, which can enhance students’ career opportunities.

The program is frequently updated in consultation with industry experts and the National Association of Purchasing Management-Houston and the local chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.

Program Outcomes

  1. Successful SCM graduates will demonstrate effective written communication In a SCM context.
  2. Successful SCM graduates will demonstrate effective verbal communication in a SCM context.
  3. Successful SCM graduates will demonstrate analytical thinking.
  4. Successful SCM graduates will demonstrate knowledge In the areas of the BBA Common Core
  5. Successful SCM graduates will be able to recognize and resolve an ethical dilemma) In a SCM context.
  6. Successful SCM graduates will demonstrate that they can effectively utilize technology In a SCM context.

Bachelor of Business Administration Programs


All majors within the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program administered by the Marilyn Davies College of Business share a common core of general education requirements and a common core of business course requirements. These two core areas must be completed in addition to the major discipline requirements.

Students must complete all general education core requirements prior to enrolling in upper-division courses. Upon completion of the Common Core requirements and earning the requisite GPA, students should file for admission to the Marilyn Davies College of Business.

Degree Requirements


Preparatory Requirements

All students seeking a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston-Downtown must complete the common core requirements.

Common Core Requirements (42 hours)


Common core requirements may be filled by taking any of the courses listed as options under the heading of Common Core Requirements  detailed in the Undergraduate Academic Programs section. To fulfill the mathematics requirement, MATH 1301  is recommended. To fulfill the institutional requirement, UHD 1301  - BUS, “Digital Competency for College Success and Beyond” is recommended for freshman students. Transfer students who haven’t completed the institutional requirement are recommended to take either UHD 2301  - BUS “Business of Success” or UHD 2301  - BUS, “Computer Competency and Skills for Success.”

Business Core Requirements (45-48 hours)


Degree Requirements


Preparatory Requirements (42 hours)


Students must complete all common core requirements listed under the heading of Common Core Requirements  detailed in the Undergraduate Academic Programs section prior to enrolling in upper-level courses.

Business Core Requirements (48 hours)


See the list of Business Core requirements under the section titled Bachelor of Business Administration Programs.

Supply Chain Management Major Electives (6 hours)


Total: (120 hours)


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