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

About the Program

The major in Operations and Supply Chain Management is designed to prepare students for work as managers or specialists in the operations of manufacturing or service systems. 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 major, courses drawing on the foundations and the state of the art for both manufacturing and service industries allow students to craft a course of study that can meet the new demands. 

Additional Information

For more 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
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201 [WI] Career 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 (16.0 credits) general education electives, with a minimum of one course in each of the following three categories. Students take the remaining 7.0 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
Seven (7.0) credits must be earned by taking courses from the following topics: Communication, English, Fine Arts, Global Studies, Language, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Science7.0
Business Requirements
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
BSAN 160Business Analytics and Data Visualization4.0
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
For-Profit Business Consulting
Nonprofit Business Consulting
Startup Business Consulting
International Business Consulting
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
Sport Business Consulting
Business Statistics II
Operations and Supply Chain Management Major Requirements
OPM 315Service Operations Management4.0
OPM 324Operations Planning4.0
OPM 341Supply Chain Management4.0
OPR 320Linear Models for Decision Making4.0
Select four of the following:16.0
Designing Innovative Organizations
Technology Management
Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Managing Queues for Service Operations
Revenue Management
Operations & Supply Chain Management Industry Project
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
Free Electives 18.0
Total Credits180.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

5 year, 3 co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0ECON 2024.0BSAN 1604.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MATH 1014.0MATH 1024.0PSY 1013.0 
UNIV B1011.0COOP 1011.0Society & Culture Elective 3.0 
 CIVC 1011.0  
 16 17 17 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCEACCT 1164.0BLAW 2014.0
  STAT 2014.0COM 2703.0
  History Elective 4.0INTB 2004.0
  Select one of the following: 3.0Select one of the following: 3.0
  
  
  
 0 0 15 14
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCEMIS 2004.0FIN 3014.0
  OPM 2004.0ORGB 3004.0
  MKTG 2014.0Science Elective 3.0
  ENGL 200 - ENGL 399 Course 3.0Free Elective 4.0
 0 0 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCEOPM 3244.0OPM 3154.0
  OPR 3204.0Operations & Supply Chain Management Elective4.0
  PHIL 1053.0Social Science Elective 3.0
  Free Elective4.0Free Electives 4.0
 0 0 15 15
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
UNIV B2011.0MGMT 4504.0OPM 3414.0STUDENT CLASSIFIED AS GRADUATE
Operations & Supply Chain Management Elective 4.0General Education Elective 4.0Fine Arts Elective 3.0 
General Education Elective 3.0Operations & Supply Chain Management Elective4.0Free Elective 4.0 
Free Elective3.0 Operations & Supply Chain Management Elective4.0 
Select one of the following: 3.0   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 14 12 15 0
Total Credits 180

4 year, 1 co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0ECON 2024.0BSAN 1604.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MATH 1014.0MATH 1024.0PSY 1013.0 
UNIV B1011.0COOP 1011.0Society & Culture Elective 3.0 
 CIVC 1011.0  
 16 17 17 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1164.0BLAW 2014.0MIS 2004.0FIN 3014.0
STAT 2014.0COM 2703.0OPM 2004.0ORGB 3004.0
History Elective4.0INTB 2004.0MKTG 2014.0Science Elective 3.0
Select one of the following: 3.0Select one of the following: 3.0ENGL 200 - ENGL 399 Course3.0Free Elective4.0
  
  
  
 15 14 15 15
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCEOPM 3244.0OPM 3154.0
  OPR 3204.0Operations & Supply Chain Management Elective4.0
  PHIL 1053.0Social Science Elective3.0
  Free Elective4.0Free Electives4.0
 0 0 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
UNIV B2011.0MGMT 4504.0OPM 3414.0STUDENT CLASSIFIED AS GRADUATE
Operations & Supply Chain Management Elective4.0Operations & Supply Chain Management Elective4.0Fine Arts Elective3.0 
General Education Elective 3.0General Education Elective4.0Free Elective3.0 
Free Elective3.0 Operations & Supply Chain Management Elective4.0 
Select one of the following: 4.0   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 15 12 14 0
Total Credits 180

4 Year, no co-op 

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0BSAN 1604.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ECON 2024.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MATH 1014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0PSY 1013.0 
UNIV B1011.0MATH 1024.0Society & Culture Elective3.0 
 16 16 17 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1164.0BLAW 2014.0MIS 2004.0VACATION
STAT 2014.0COM 2703.0OPM 2004.0 
History Elective4.0INTB 2004.0MKTG 2014.0 
Select one of the following:3.0Select one of the following:3.0ENGL 200 - ENGL 399 course3.0 
  
  
  
 15 14 15 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
FIN 3014.0OPM 3244.0OPM 3154.0VACATION
ORGB 3004.0OPR 3204.0Operations & Supply Chain Management Elective4.0 
Science Elective3.0PHIL 1053.0Social Science Elective3.0 
Free Elective4.0Free Elective4.0Free Elective4.0 
 15 15 15 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
UNIV B2011.0MGMT 4504.0OPM 3414.0STUDENT CLASSIFIED AS GRADUATE
Free elective3.0Operations & Supply Chain Management Elective4.0Fine Arts Elective3.0 
General Education elective4.0General Education Elective 4.0Free electives3.0 
Operations & Supply Chain Management Elective4.0 Operations & Supply Chain Management Elective4.0 
Select one of the following: 4.0   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 16 12 14 0
Total Credits 180

Co-op/Career Opportunities

Operations and Supply Chain Management students go on to work in a variety of fields including manufacturing, product planning, and research and development. The #4 and #6 on the Top 10 Best Business Jobs in the US News and World Report rankings are operations analysts and logistics analysts. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in operations and supply chain management will grow 13-22% over the next 7 years. The Operations and Supply Chain Management major is the top BSBA Major in LeBow for job placement satisfaction. The average starting salary of our graduates is $50,667.

Co-op Placements

Operations and Supply Chain Management majors land some of the most prestigious and highest paying co-op assignments. Our co-op employers include:

  • Estee Lauder
  • PECO Energy
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Bimbo Bakeries
  • Exelon Corporation

The average weekly co-op salary is $517.

Additional Information

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

Facilities

LeBow College of Business opened its 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home, Gerri C. LeBow Hall in September 2013. Located in the heart of Drexel University campus, it forms a gateway to Drexel and serves as a backdrop to the historic statue of A.J. Drexel (Moses Ezekiel, 1904). 

The building’s organization unites the school’s various constituencies around a five-story-high atrium ringed by 15 classrooms of varying sizes and configurations, including a finance trading lab. The atrium is immediately accessible from main entrances at the three corners of the building. An open stair within the atrium leads to a 300-seat auditorium, 100-seat lecture hall, and a behavioral studies lab one floor below. Other amenities consist of 19 collaboration rooms, 3,500 square feet of student lounges and quiet study areas, a bank of four elevators and full ADA accessibility, and an event space with catering capacity. The building's upper floors contain faculty and staff offices interspersed with seminar and conference rooms. 

Gerri C. LeBow Hall brings together faculty, students, and staff in a state-of-the-art building on the University City campus. Please visit the LeBow College of Business webpage, the Behavioral Lab webpage, the Finance Trading Lab webpage, and the SAP Next-Gen webpage to learn more about Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

Decision Sciences & MIS Faculty

Murugan Anandarajan, PhD (Drexel University) Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. 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). Professor. Interior-point methods, Large Scale Optimization, Mathematical Programming, Nonlinear Optimization, Operations and Supply Chain Optimization, Optimization Software, Portfolio Optimization
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
Jinwook Lee, PhD (Rutgers University, New Brunswick). Assistant Professor. Decision Models, Mathematical Programming, Risk Assessment Stochastic Optimization, Stochastic Processes.
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
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, PhD (University of Maryland College Park) Interim Department Head, Decision Sciences & MIS. Associate Clinical Professor. Real Options, Simulation, Stochastic Processes, Supply Chain Finance, Supply Chain Management
Samir Shah, DPS (Pace University). 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. Associate Clinical Professor. Healthcare Operations Management, Inventory Control, Production Planning and Control, Service Management, Supply Chain Management
Chaojiang Wu, PhD (University of Cincinnnati). Assistant Professor. Computational Statistics, Data Analytics, Data Mining, Decision Models, Predictive Analytics
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