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Operations & supply chain management major

Hands-on experiences.

The operations and supply chain management major provides real-world, hands-on learning experiences with the goal of graduating students who can effectively add value to the business community. With its core focus on applied learning, the center is a place of academic excellence and a driver of industry.

Real-world value.

Marquette Business’ undergraduate supply chain management program has been ranked 16th by Gartner Inc., the nation’s top supply chain industry organization. According to Gartner, “The top U.S. undergraduate supply chain programs balance broad curricula, real-world experience and strong industry reputations to rise to the top.” Marquette’s program was lauded for its broad, diverse scope and a curriculum that aligns well with a modern, real-world corporate supply chain model.


As an operations and supply chain management major, you can work for some of the nation's leading firms right here in Milwaukee. It's easy to do because it's built right into your curriculum.

Opening doors.

By getting involved with the college’s Center for Supply Chain Management or the OSCM student organization, you will develop a critical professional and peer network before you graduate.

It's what you know and how you network.

The Marquette's College of Business Administration is home to the Center for Supply Chain Management, a university-industry venture for education, research and advancement of knowledge in supply chain management. It's a great forum for operations and supply chain management majors to network with OSCM professionals.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.


  • Foundations for Business Leadership
  • Rhetoric and Composition I & II
  • Histories of Cultures and Societies Elective
  • Science and Nature Elective
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Finite Mathematics
  • Elements of Calculus
  • Public Speaking for business
  • Two Non-business Electives


  • Introduction to Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Developing Critical Skills for Business Leadership
  • Business Statistics
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Literature Elective
  • Diverse Cultures Elective
  • Theory of Ethics
  • Theology Elective
  • Non-business Elective


  • Applying Business Leadership Skills
  • Introduction to Financial Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Applied Business Economics
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Behavior and Organization
  • Business Elective
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management Elective
  • Non-business Elective


  • Strategies for Entering the Business World
  • Two Operations & Supply Chain Management Electives
  • Supply Chain Strategy & Practice
  • Business Policies
  • Ethical and Societal Issues Elective
  • Legal and Regulatory Environment Elective
  • Three Business Electives
  • Two Non-business Electives

Supply chain

You might like the Operations & supply chain management major if you

✓ Have a mind for operational, tactical and strategic challenges

✓ Enjoy all levels of business operations

✓ Organize information well

What can you do with a major in Operations & supply chain management?

Operations & supply chain management majorMarquette's operations and supply chain management majors go on to work as logistics planners, distribution managers, production planners, buyers, supply chain analysts and inventory managers.

Learn more about what you can do with a major in operations and supply chain management.

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