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Undergraduate

SCM Major Track

Effective for students under the 2010-12 catalog. SCM majors must complete five core courses, two SCM electives, and one internship or practicum in addition to the BBA degree requirements.

Core Courses
  • OM 335: Introduction to Operations Management
    Fundamentals necessary for the analysis and management of business processes: concepts include capacity management, effects of work-in-process, inventory, process variability on performance, process improvement and quality. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for BA 324 (or credit for MIS 324)and credit or registration for STA 309. 
    View syllabus (Fall 2012)
  • MAN 336: Organizational Behavior
    The process of "getting things done through people": managing organizations and the behavior of individuals and groups within the organizational setting. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for 3 semester hours of coursework in psychology, sociology or anthropology.
  • OM 337.3: Procurement and Supplier Management
    Evaluation and negotiation skills to ensure effective procurement while maintaining supplier relationships: methods to evaluate and source materials and services; development of negotiation skills for effective and ethical results. Prerequisite: OM 335 or 335H.
    View syllabus (Fall 2012)
  • OM 367: Strategic Supply Chain Management
    Understanding how to develop assets and configure processes in a firm's supply chain that enable it to develop operational competencies that are aligned with its competitive strategy. Frameworks of analysis will be developed with an emphasis placed on application to case studies. Prerequisite: OM 335 or 335H.
    View syllabus (Fall 2012)
  • OM 368: Logistics and Inventory Management
    Planning, implementing and controlling the production and distribution of goods and services: focus on production planning and scheduling; inventory management; the design and management of supply and distribution networks. Prerequisite: OM 335 or 335H.
    View syllabus (Fall 2012)
Elective Courses
  • OM 337.1: Total Quality Management
    Strategies for proactive management of processes, practices and systems to maximize product and process quality in line with corporate objectives: fundamental concepts of continuous improvement, statistical process control, acceptance sampling and process capability, including best practices in industry. Prerequisite: OM 335 or 335H.
    View syllabus (Fall 2012)
  • OM 337.2: Supply Chain Modeling and Optimization
    Tools for business planning and decision-making: basic cost and financial modeling in supply chains. Optimization models, discrete event simulation and real options modeling provide methods of simulation and prediction to improve supply chain decisions. Prerequisite: OM 335 or 335H.
    View syllabus (Spring 2013)
  • OM 337.4: Supply Chain Design, Management and Control
    Different planning systems used in an integrated supply chain, such as manufacturing resource planning, distribution planning, and sales and operations planning. Includes the latest trends in SCM, such as demand management, sustainable supply chains, and the information technology systems used to support an integrated business network. Prerequisite: OM 335 or 335H.
    View syllabus (Spring 2013)
  • OM 337.5: Project Management
    Large-scale projects are characterized by a significant commitment of organizational and economic resources coupled with a high degree of uncertainty. this course covers 3 main topics in the life-cycle of projects: (i) project evaluation, (ii) project planning, execution and control, and (iii) managing portfolios of projects. Prerequisite: OM 335 or 335H.
    View syllabus (Spring 2013)
  • MAN 337.21: The Art and Science of Negotiation
    Designed to help students develop a broad array of negotiation skills and to understand negotiations in useful analytical frameworks. Emphasis is placed on simulations, role-playing, and cases. Prerequisite: MAN 336 or 336H
Practical Courses
  • OM 353: SCM Internship
    Focuses on student career goals through academic discussion and evaluations, while placing students in professional internships with public or private enterprises. Internship and discussion hours to be arranged. Offered as pass/fail only. Prerequisite: Completion of 45 semester hours of college coursework and consent of the departmental internship coordinator.
    View syllabus (Spring 2013)
  • OM 366P: Operations Management Practicum (Brass Ring Program)
    Students apply skills in their major area and focus on additional project management skills through group projects conducted in a professional setting. Students may work with a private or public enterprise. The equivalent of 3 lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: OM 335 or 335H, 45 semester hours of college coursework, and consent of instructor.
    View syllabus (Spring 2012)

SCM Minor Track

Effective for students under the 2010-12 catalog. Any 12 hours of SCM courses will equal an SCM minor. Consider these suggested minors to complement your career interests. 

General Emphasis

Focuses on the fundamentals

  • OM 335: Introduction to Operations Management
    Fundamentals necessary for the analysis and management of business processes: concepts include capacity management, effects of work-in-process, inventory, process variability on performance, process improvement and quality. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for BA 324 (or credit for MIS 324) and credit or registration for STA 309.
    View syllabus (Fall 2012)
  • OM 337.3: Procurement and Supplier Management
    Evaluation and negotiation skills to ensure effective procurement while maintaining supplier relationships: methods to evaluate and source materials and services; development of negotiation skills for effective and ethical results. Prerequisite: OM 335 or 335H.
    View syllabus (Fall 2012)
  • OM 367: Strategic Supply Chain Management
    Understanding how to develop assets and configure processes in a firm's supply chain that enable it to develop operational competencies that are aligned with its competitive strategy. Frameworks of analysis will be developed with an emphasis placed on application to case studies. Prerequisite: OM 335 or 335H.
    View syllabus (Fall 2012)
  • OM 368: Logistics and Inventory Management
    Planning, implementing and controlling the production and distribution of goods and services: focus on production planning and scheduling; inventory management; the design and management of supply and distribution networks. Prerequisite: OM 335 or 335H.
    View syllabus (Fall 2012)
Logistics Emphasis

Focuses on planning and implementation of resources to achieve business objectives

  • OM 335: Introduction to Operations Management
    Fundamentals necessary for the analysis and management of business processes: concepts include capacity management, effects of work-in-process, inventory, process variability on performance, process improvement and quality. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for BA 324 (or credit for MIS 324) and credit or registration for STA 309.
    View syllabus (Fall 2012)
  • OM 337.2: Supply Chain Modeling and Optimization
    Tools for business planning and decision-making: basic cost and financial modeling in supply chains. Optimization models, discrete event simulation and real options modeling provide methods of simulation and prediction to improve supply chain decisions. Prerequisite: OM 335 or 335H.
    View syllabus (Spring 2013)
  • OM 367: Strategic Supply Chain Management
    Understanding how to develop assets and configure processes in a firm's supply chain that enable it to develop operational competencies that are aligned with its competitive strategy. Frameworks of analysis will be developed with an emphasis placed on application to case studies. Prerequisite: OM 335 or 335H.
    View syllabus (Fall 2012)
  • OM 368: Logistics and Inventory Management
    Planning, implementing and controlling the production and distribution of goods and services: focus on production planning and scheduling; inventory management; the design and management of supply and distribution networks. Prerequisite: OM 335 or 335H.
    View syllabus (Fall 2012)
Procurement Emphasis

Focuses on evaluation and negotiation skills to ensure effective business agreements

  • OM 335: Introduction to Operations Management
    Fundamentals necessary for the analysis and management of business processes: concepts include capacity management, effects of work-in-process, inventory, process variability on performance, process improvement and quality. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for BA 324 (or credit for MIS 324)and credit or registration for STA 309.
    View syllabus (Fall 2012)
  • OM 337.1: Total Quality Management
    Strategies for proactive management of processes, practices and systems to maximize product and process quality in line with corporate objectives: fundamental concepts of continuous improvement, statistical process control, acceptance sampling and process capability, including best practices in industry. Prerequisite: OM 335 or 335H.
    View syllabus (Fall 2012)
  • OM 337.3: Procurement and Supplier Management
    Evaluation and negotiation skills to ensure effective procurement while maintaining supplier relationships: methods to evaluate and source materials and services; development of negotiation skills for effective and ethical results. Prerequisite: OM 335 or 335H.
    View syllabus (Fall 2012)
  • OM 367: Strategic Supply Chain Management
    Understanding how to develop assets and configure processes in a firm's supply chain that enable it to develop operational competencies that are aligned with its competitive strategy. Frameworks of analysis will be developed with an emphasis placed on application to case studies. Prerequisite: OM 335 or 335H.
    View syllabus (Fall 2012)

Brass Ring Program LogoLaunched in 1998, the Brass Ring Program provides five-person teams of undergraduate business students the opportunity to gain real-world experience through course related sponsored projects.

Brass Ring teams define, develop, plan and execute projects related to their academic or career interests, utilizing proven performance excellence principles. Successful completion of the program provides practical business experience, achieves bottom-line impacts for sponsoring organizations, and offers credible resume information for summer internship and employment recruiting opportunities.

  • COURSEWORK
    Brass Ring Associates enroll in OM 366P: Operations Management Practicum during the semester they participate in the program. Completion of the program meets the undergraduate internship requirement.
    This course focuses on performance excellence in real-world situations. Students gain knowledge, confidence, and the ability to identify, develop and implement performance excellence practices in highly competitive environments. Typical class sessions address contemporary industry practices in leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, information and analysis, human resources, process management, business results and related areas.
    INSTRUCTOR CONSENT MUST BE OBTAINED. ADDITIONAL HOURS TO BE ARRANGED. PREREQUISITE: 45 SEMESTER HOURS OF UT ACCEPTED CREDITS AND A DECLARED MAJOR. 
  • COMMITMENT
    Students typically devote:
    6 hours per week working with their team's sponsoring organization,
    1-2 hours per week working on project activities outside of classroom,
    3 hours per week in the OM 366P class.
  • JOIN BRASS RING
    Brass Ring Associates for Fall 2011 have been selected. Spring 2012 applications are due October 28, 2011.
    Spring 2012 program information and application are available through the links below, or in the Department of IROM main office, CBA 5.202.

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