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Supply Chain Management Undergraduate Program

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School of Business Administration
223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314
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A concentration in Supply Chain Management provides the requisite analytical and operational skills to manage various production and other operational functions in a technologically-driven business environment. In addition to the foundation core courses in statistical analysis, economics, decision sciences, and information systems, students study take courses in advanced quantitative techniques, production and operations, systems analysis and design, database management, and supply chain to enhance their ability to recognize, analyze, and solve complex business problems.

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REQUIRED COURSES

 
 
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
 
 

CBUS 206. Management Information Systems

3 credits
 
 
This introductory course contains ideas, concepts, and principles on the basic information systems that every business students should be exposed to in the core business requirement. It integrates both computer concepts and information systems concepts, and provides a strong managerial emphasis. Prerequisite: CIS 100.
   
CBUS 313. Statistics I
3 credits
   
Basic statistical concepts, techniques, and their applications to business decision-making. Covers the descriptive aspects for statistics, involving data collection, organization, presentation, and introduces students to probability and inferential statistics. Prerequisite: CMAT209 and CMAT210.
 
 
 
CBUS 460. Production/Operations Management
3 credits
 
 
Provides students with an understanding of the primary activities of the operations function in organizations. Intended to develop skills in the art of formulating quantitative models of real world decision making, operations strategy, and business applications, including cost-benefit analysis, forecasting, problem design and processing, planning, allocating scare resources, facility locations, layouts, scheduling, and inventory management. Students will experience the extensive use of the computer to assist in solving the business problems. Prerequisite: CBUS 313
 
 
 

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION

 
 
 
 
 
CBUS 317 Enterprise Integration Systems
3 credits
 
 
Students learn about the supply chain management programming environment, including data and communications protocols/standards, server and client operating systems, and a working knowledge of at least one online Enterprise Resource Planning Application.
Enterprise integration is not only about software but also about the power of automation on business productivity. Students will be provided with the concepts of enterprise resource planning and extensive exposure to the SAP System. SAP has 39% penetration of the ERP market, and nearly 100% in the Fortune 100. These companies are spending tens of millions of dollars annually, updating and integrating these systems into every business function. Our students are to be exposed to this environment. Prerequisite: CBUS 206. Course only offered Fall only
 
 
CBUS 362 – Supply Chain Management
3 credits
 
 

Upon the completion of this course, the students will be able to describe key supply chain management concepts, understand the strategic importance of supply chain management in improving a firm's competitive position, and learn about the opportunities and problems faced in strategic sourcing environment. Prerequisite: CBUS 206.

 
 
CBUS 364 – Procurement and Supply Management
3 credits
 
 

This course addresses the strategic and operational role of the purchasing and supply management functions in the modern organization. The aim of this course is to get students acquainted with the fundamental concepts, models, and instruments in the area of purchasing and supply management. Through web based projects, case assignments, and industry presentations, the course will provide insights into the current developments, newest ideas, and biggest problem areas in this field. Prerequisite: CBUS 362.

 
 
CBUS 474: Logistics Management.
3 credits
 
 

Logistics is one of the most vital areas of business today. Analysis of logistics activities includes integration of transportation, inventory management, warehousing, facility location, customer service, packaging, and materials handling. Students will be exposed to online logistics support systems to better understand the real-time nature of transportation decisions on other business functions. Prerequisite: CBUS 362.

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

   

CBUS 331: Legal, Social & Ethical Aspects Business II

3 credits
   

This course examines partnerships, corporations, commercial paper, secured transaction sales, consumer credit, bankruptcy, and modern legislation regulating business.

 
 
 

CBUS 366: Project Management.

3 credits
 
 

Concepts and principles of project design, planning, and management are covered in the transformation of business functions to support supply chain management initiatives. The students gain a working knowledge of business process reengineering as it relates to the application of new information technology and new business practices to specific business functions like Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Operations Management. Prerequisite: CBUS 362

 
 
CBUS 472: Quality Management.
3 credits
 
 
The course emphasizes the concepts of TQM and its application to modern management and the global marketplace, the new paradigm of customer value, measurement positioning, key stakeholders, product design, and cross-functional organizational systems. Course offered Fall only
 
 
CBUS 476: Supply Chain Management Strategies.
3 credits
 
 
This course provides integrated supply chain management strategies, incorporating procurement and supply management, production, logistics, transportation, and enterprise systems. Strategies are developed around internal issues including employee relations, ergonomics and workplace changes; ethical issues; and external issues including vendor and customer relations, customer service, and regulatory considerations. Prerequisite: CBUS 362 Course offered Fall only
 
 
CBUS 478: Modeling the Supply Chain.
3 credits
 
 

This course provides students with discussions and examples that integrate qualitative and quantitative thinking about supply chain planning problems and models. A major approach relies heavily on optimization models, which provides frames or templates for such integration. The course attempts to demonstrate that optimization models and methods provide comprehensive systems approaches to integrated business planning, which is the essence of supply chain management. Firms that succeed in such efforts will realize a significant competitive advantage.  Prerequisite: CBUS 362.