Operations & Supply Chain Management

Major: Operations & Supply Chain Management
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 180.0
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0205
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-3051; 11-3071

About the Program

The major in operations and supply chain management is designed to prepare students for eventual participation as managers or specialists in the operations activity of industrial and service systems.

Operations and supply chain management stresses a thorough knowledge of the rapidly accumulating analytical techniques in systems analysis, in addition to a full appreciation of all other phases of business.

With the proper choice of electives, this program also prepares students for graduate studies in industrial management, industrial engineering, management science, or operations research.

Additional Information

For additional information about the program, students should contact the Department of Decision Sciences and MiS.

Degree Requirements 

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Degree Requirements
General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV B101 [WI] The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201Career Management1.0
English literature elective ENGL 200 through ENGL 3993.0
Fine Arts elective3.0
History (HIST) elective4.0
Select two of the following:6.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
Applied Chemistry
Applied Physics
General Education Electives
Students select seven (21.0 credits) general education electives, with a minimum of one course in each of the following three categories. Students take the remaining 12.0 credits from any of the topics listed under Additional General Education Electives.
Society and Culture
Communication, English, Fine Arts, Global Studies, Language or Philosophy3.0
Social Science
Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology3.0
Science
Computer Science, Information Systems, Science3.0
Additional General Education Electives
Twelve (12.0) credits must be earned by taking 4 courses from the following topics: Communication, English, Fine Arts, Global Studies, Language, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Science12.0
Business Requirements
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I (Online students take BUSN 111)4.0
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II (Online students take BUSN 112)4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Business Consulting
Business Consulting for Nonprofits
Management Simulation
Business Statistics II
Major Requirements
Eight required courses (See Major Requirements list below)32.0
Free Electives18.0
Total Credits180.0

 

Operations and Supply Chain Management Major Requirements
OPM 315Service Operations Management4.0
OPR 320Linear Models for Decision Making4.0
OPM 321Planning and Control of Operations4.0
OPM 325Advanced Planning and Control of Operations4.0
OPM 341Supply Chain Management4.0
Select three of the following:12.0
Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Managing Queues for Service Operations
Revenue Management
Advanced Decision Making and Simulation
Decision Models for the Public Sector
Six-Sigma Quality Implementation
Introduction to Data Mining for Business
Introduction to Experimental Design
Total Credits32.0

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV B101 [WI] The Drexel Experience1.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 2
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 3
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
Social science course*3.0
Society and culture course*3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
History elective4.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
 
Applied Chemistry 
Applied Physics 
 Term Credits15.0
Term 5
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
 
Applied Chemistry 
Applied Physics 
 Term Credits14.0
Term 6
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
ENGL 200 Through ENGL 399 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
Science or Computer Science elective*3.0
Free elective 4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
OPM 321Planning and Control of Operations4.0
OPR 320Linear Models for Decision Making4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
Free elective 4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 9
OPM 315Service Operations Management4.0
OPM 325Advanced Planning and Control of Operations4.0
General Education Elective*3.0
Free Elective 4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
UNIV B201Career Management1.0
Operations & Supply Chain Mgmt major course4.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Introduction to Entrepreneurship 
Business Consulting 
Business Consulting for Nonprofits 
Management Simulation 
Business Statistics II 
General education elective*3.0
General education elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
Operations & Supply Chain Mgmt major course4.0
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
General education elective*3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 12
Operations & Supply Chain Mgmt major course4.0
OPM 341Supply Chain Management4.0
Fine arts elective 3.0
Free electives 3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Total Credit: 180.0
*

 See degree requirements.

Co-op/Career Opportunities

Many production and operation management students go on to work in a variety of fields, including manufacturing, product planning and research and development.

When students complete their co-op jobs, they are asked to write an overview of their experiences. These brief quotes are taken from some recent student reports:

Manufacturing engineering co-op, corporate setting: "Developed manufacturing projects, procedures, and documentation in assisting (with International Standards Organization) certification. The best feature of the job was the chance to work within a manufacturing plant and witness the accomplishments and setbacks that can and will occur in all manufacturing jobs. "

Meter operation co-op, major utility company
: "Coordinated customer demand survey. Gathered and analyzed statistics pertaining to the water usage of residential, industrial, and commercial customers. . . .Management in department was excellent; very supportive."

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on co-op and post-graduate opportunities.

Minor in Operations and Supply Chain Management

The minor in operations and supply chain management is designed to prepare students for eventual participation as managers or specialists in the operations activity of industrial and service systems. Today, companies worldwide are competing in very different ways and very different environments than they were in the past because of technological advances. Operations, Supply Chain Management, and Logistics are key functions through which companies can gain strategic advantage, and companies are hiring graduates to drive innovations for their new economic surroundings. In this minor, courses drawing on the foundations and the state-of-the-art for both production and service industries allows students to craft a course of study that can complement their existing major. 

Requirements

  • No more than 2 courses or 8.0 credits required by a student’s major may be counted towards this minor.
  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better must be earned for each course in this minor for it to be counted.
  • No more than two transfer courses may be used to complete this minor. Transfer credits must be taken before matriculated at Drexel.
  • Students should check the pre-requisites of all classes when selecting electives. It is the responsibility of the student to know pre-requisites.
  • Business administration and business & engineering & economic students may complete any of the business minors, including: accounting, economics, finance, international economics, legal studies, management information systems, marketing, business analytics, organizational management and technology innovation management. 
  • Cannot do a major and a minor in the same field of study

All prospective students should meet with an advisor from the College as soon as possible. Call 215.895.2110 to set up an appointment.

Required Courses
OPM 321Planning and Control of Operations4.0
OPR 320Linear Models for Decision Making4.0
Select four of the following:16.0
Operations Management
Service Operations Management
Advanced Planning and Control of Operations
Supply Chain Management
Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Managing Queues for Service Operations
Revenue Management
Advanced Decision Making and Simulation
Decision Models for the Public Sector
Six-Sigma Quality Implementation
Total Credits24.0

Additional Information

For additional information about the program, students should contact the Department of Decision Sciences.

Facilities

In fall 2013, LeBow College opened its 12-story, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, with a finance trading lab, behavioral studies lab and integrated teaching technology in all classrooms. The new building features two lecture halls, 15 classrooms of varying sizes and seating configurations, including case study rooms and cluster classrooms designed to facilitate group work. Other amenities consist of extensive areas of student spaces, including 12 collaboration rooms, two quiet study areas, and 3,500 square feet of student lounges. Gerri C. LeBow Hall brings together faculty, students and staff, in a state of the art building on the University City campus.

Decision Sciences & MIS Faculty

Pramod Abichandani, PhD. Assistant Clinical Professor.
Murugan Anandarajan, PhD (Drexel University) Department Chair, Management; Department Head, Decision Sciences and MIS. Professor. Cyber crime, strategic management of information technology, unstructured data mining, individual internet usage behavior (specifically abuse and addiction), application of artificial intelligence techniques in forensic accounting and ophthalmology.
Orakwue B. Arinze, PhD (London School of Economics). Professor. Client/Server computing; Enterprise Application Software (EAS)/Enterprise Resource Planning Software (ERP); knowledge-based and decision support applications in operations management.
Avijit Banerjee, PhD (The Ohio State University) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Interface with Marketing, Pricing Revenue Management, Inventory Control, Operations Planning and Scheduling, Production Planning and Control, Supply Chain Management
Hande Benson, PhD (Princeton University) Assistant Department Head, Decision Sciences & MIS. Associate Professor. Interior-point methods, Large Scale Optimization, Mathematical Programming, Nonlinear Optimization, Operations and Supply Chain Optimization, Optimization Software, Portfolio Optimization
Oben Ceryan, PhD (University of Michigan Ann Arbor) Department of Decision Sciences. Assistant Professor. Dynamic Pricing, Inventory Control, Revenue Management, Stochastic Optimization, Supply Chain Management
Qizhi Dai, PhD (University of Minnesota). Associate Professor. Business Value of Information Technology, eCommerce, Economics of Information Technology, Information System Management.
Christopher Gaffney, PhD (Rutgers University, New Brunswick). Assistant Clinical Professor. Applied Probability, Decision Theory, Risk Analysis
David Gefen, PhD (Georgia State University) Provost Distinguished Research Professor. Professor. Strategic IT management; IT development and implementation management; research methodology; managing the adoption of large IT systems, such as MRP II, ERP, and expert systems; research methodology, eCommerce; Online Auctions; Outsourcing; SAS; Technology Adoption.
Seung-Lae Kim, PhD (Penn State University) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Inventory control, Production Planning and Control, Quality Management, Six-Sigma, Supply Chain Management
Jeongsik Lee, PhD (University of California Los Angeles). Assistant Professor. Economics of Innovation; Social networks; Technology management
Benjamin Lev, PhD (Case Western Reserve University). Trustee Professor. Inventory Control, Mathematical Programming, Operations Planning and Scheduling.
Merrill W. Liechty, PhD (Duke University). Clinical Professor. Bayesian statistics, portfolio selection, higher moment estimation, higher moment estimation, Markov Chain Monte Carlo
Chuanren Liu, PhD (Rutgers University). Assistant Professor. Data Mining, Decision Models, Risk Assessment, Sequential Analysis.
Hazem Maragah, PhD (Louisiana University) Department of Decision Sciences. Associate Professor. Statistical quality control, total equity management, applied statistics.
Bruce D. McCullough, PhD (University of Texas Austin). Professor. Applied Econometrics, Data Mining, Econometric Techniques, Reliability of Statistical and Econometric Software.
Fariborz Y. Partovi, PhD (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Manufacturing Technology Development, Quality Implementation, Quality Management, Service Management, Six-Sigma
Matthew Reindorp Associate Clinical Professor.
Samir Shah, DPS (Pace University). Associate Clinical Professor. Drexel University's Provost Fellow India Partnerships
Wenjing Shen, PhD (University of Michigan) Department of Decision Sciences. Associate Professor. The interface of operations management and marketing; inventory management; supply chain management.
Min Wang, PhD (Columbia University) Department of Decision Sciences. Assistant Professor. Healthcare Operations Management, Inventory Control, Production Planning and Control, Service Management, Supply Chain Management
Chaojiang Wu, PhD (University of Cincinnati). Assistant Professor. Business Analytics, Computational Statistics, Healthcare Analytics, Semiparametric Regression, Statistical Data Mining.
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