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– Supply Chain Management Concentration


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Discover our 100% online B.A. in Business Administration – Supply Chain Management

Gain the strategic knowledge and preparation you need to support business in a crucial role—that of ensuring products are delivered to their final destination. Our Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Supply Chain Management Concentration online program prepares you for a career where you can serve as essential personnel overseeing the production flow of goods or services from start to finish.

Online bachelor’s degree Tuition $1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition
Online Bachelors program Calender As few as 12 months* Duration
Bachelor’s degree credit hours 120 Credit Hours
Online Bachelor’s degree Tuition $1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition
Online Bachelors program Calender As few as 12 months* Duration
bachelor’s degree credit hours 120 Credit Hours

This accredited online business administration program gives you a thorough understanding of how business functions today as you learn to lead the technology initiatives of tomorrow. 100% online coursework covers competencies that help you become proficient in management information systems, business computing, business analytics, financial management, and managerial accounting. You will also learn about the legal and ethical environment of business as well as strategic professional communication. Experiential learning activities provide opportunities to solve real-world problems facing a hypothetical organization.

With a BBA in Supply Chain Management degree, you'll master how production schedules, procurement, supplier relations, transportation and distribution, quality, and warehousing management work together and individually with other business functions. You will learn how to implement quality and efficiency across the entire supply chain pipeline and, ultimately, create customer satisfaction.

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In this YourPace online program, you will learn to:

  • Apply proven supply chain management principles to business situations
  • Examine globalization effects on the organization’s supply chain and product or services production
  • Analyze the implications of supply chain management on organizational effectiveness

Supply chain management career opportunities include:

  • Logistics Manager
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Quality Control Manager
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Our B.A. in Business Administration – Supply Chain Management online program features the same affordable flat tuition rate regardless of how many courses you complete each session, with no hidden fees or extra textbook costs. The faster you finish, the more you save!

$1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition

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UMPI offers six opportunities throughout the year to start your supply chain management BBA online program. Find the session start below that works best for you and apply before the application deadline.

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Admissions

Requirements for this online supply chain management BBA program

Our admission process is simple and streamlined, making it easier for you to begin your B.A. in Business Administration – Supply Chain Management YourPace online program. Applicants should have the equivalent of a high school diploma and possess some prior college credit or work experience.

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No Minimum GPA

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  • Submit your free application online
  • Provide high school transcript, high school equivalency test (HiSet), or GED
  • Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

Submit documents electronically to: [email protected]

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PO Box 412
Bangor, ME 04402-0412

Fax: 207-581-5456

Courses

A look at the online B.A. in Business Administration – Supply Chain Management curriculum

To earn your online UMPI supply chain management BBA, you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. Each course is built around a series of competencies. Once you have mastered the series, you complete the course. The program includes general education, business core, supply chain management concentration courses, and electives. Using our personalized learning model, we look at your past college credit, prior learning, and work experience to create your custom degree plan.

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Students must complete a minimum of 40 credit hours of general education courses.

BUS 101: Introduction to Business

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is intended to help first year business management students clarify their business education and career goals. Basic concepts of management, marketing, operations, finance, and human resource management will be surveyed. Classroom lectures will be supplemented by lectures from guest speakers.

BUS 150: Introduction to Financial Accounting

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Topics include transaction analysis, recording accounting information, and preparation of financial statements. Additional topics include accounting for sales, cost of sales, inventory, and other assets. The emphasis is on communicating financial information to external users. Students use accounting software to establish and maintain an accounting system for a simulated business. Prerequisite: MAT 17 or equivalent.

BUS 200: Intermediate Business Computing

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

In-depth exploration of the advanced features of the Microsoft Office suite. Integration of spreadsheet and database information into reports and presentations and querying functions. Prerequisite: Students lacking significant prior experience with business computing are advised to take BUS 125 prior to enrolling in this class.

BUS 220: Managerial Accounting

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Accounting for internal decision-making, planning, and control purposes. The manufacturing environment is emphasized. Topics include cost behavior and analysis, relevant costs, job order and process cost systems, budgeting, and standard costs. Prerequisite: BUS 150.

BUS 244: Management Information Systems

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will provide an introduction to computer and telecommunications information systems. Topics covered will include information system concepts, hardware and software systems components, basics of systems operation, and the ethical use of information systems in culturally diverse organizations and societies. This course is designed to accommodate non-business majors who wish to gain a greater understanding of information systems. Prerequisite: BUS 125 or BUS 200.

BUS 325: Financial Management

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes the role of the financial manager in forecasting and planning, coordination and control, dealing with financial markets, and, primarily, major investment and financing decisions. Coverage includes financial statement analysis, the time value of money, valuation of securities, the cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure, financial forecasting, and managing and financing current assets. Prerequisite: BUS 220 and BUS 150.

BUS 353: Legal & Ethical Environment of Business

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

An overview of business and society, corporate social responsibility and ethics; focused study of legal topics including the Constitution, contracts, torts and government regulation. Developing analytical skills and professional communication skills are emphasized.

BUS 440: Business Analytics

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the development and delivery of predictive data analysis for strategic decision-making in organizations. Students will apply the principles and tools to real-world problems, enabling them to integrate their knowledge of business intelligence in their careers—essential to their performance and competitive advantage.

BUS 469: Strategic Professional Communication

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Using business knowledge and analytical skills, students develop professional level oral and written communication skills. Experiential learning exercises provide opportunities to develop strategic solutions to situations confronting a hypothetical organization.

ECO 207: Macro & Micro Economics

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Fundamental principles of capitalist macroeconomics including growth and recession, inflation, unemployment, the role of government regulation, economic development, and trade. Micro topics include supply and demand, market structure, and market failure.

MAT 140: Mathematics for Business

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Mathematical analysis for economics, accounting, finance, and management. Graphing, exponential and logarithmic functions, mathematics of finance, derivatives and optimization. Equivalent: MAT 131. Prerequisite: MAT 117 or equivalent score on placement test.

PCJ 215: Business Communication

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will master the necessary communication skills to thrive in any business or professional area. They'll become proficient in everything from phone etiquette, e-mail and memos, to proposals and presentations. They'll get out of the classroom, partnering with an organization to apply what they've learned.

BUS 218: Materials and Inventory Management

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course explains how to utilize inventory management tools to create value by understanding the value and costs savings available through implementation of warehouse and inventory management systems.

BUS 231: Total Quality Management

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course will develop an understanding of the necessity of quality and the measurements for continuous quality improvement, target setting, and the importance of considering future markets and organizational strategy to define and implement quality.

BUS 240: Change Management

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will analyze the forces that drive organizations to change, examine impediments to change, and survey a range of approaches for making organizational change more effective. This course provides practical skills for managing and leading change in your personal life and within any organization.

BUS 323: Fundamentals of Supply Chain and Logistics

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course develops an understanding of supply chain fundamentals and the role of logistics in supply chain management by creating an organizational view through the perspective of supply chain or process or product flow and business improvement.

BUS 363: Sourcing Analysis

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course will focus on the ability to identify, select and manage appropriate sources for procurement, to establish and execute strategic sourcing plans.

BUS 412: Supplier Relationship Management

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course will develop an understanding of the opportunities to create value through supplier relationship management (SRM), partnerships and strategic alliances, and creating supplier evaluation measures.

BUS 415: Operations Management

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Operations management focuses on the use of Six Sigma methodology in both the manufacturing and service industries. Topics will include introducing students to the DMAIC steps for process improvement while having the ability to apply those steps through a service-learning project with a real organization.

BUS 452: Channel Management

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will analyze direct traffic and distribution options and develop a communication plan to ensure optimum flow of material. Additionally, it will apply an understanding of the principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, road, pipeline, or digitally, including the benefits, costs, and risks associated with each option.

Students must take 18 – 21 credit hours of general elective courses.

*Time to completion varies by student and is based on several factors including prior college coursework, relevant work experience, amount of time dedicated to studying, and the number of courses completed each session.

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