Wilkes University

Supply Chain Management Minor

Supply Chain Management Minor

Coordinator: Dr. Ruth Hughes

 The Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership offers a 19-credit minor in Supply Chain Management. 

Requirements for the Supply Chain Management Minor Credits

Students will need to complete the following courses:

 

BA-119 Data Analysis in Excel

3

SCM-201 Intro. to Supply Chain Management

3

MGT-352 Operations Management

3

Students will also need to complete four of the following courses in advanced Supply Chain Management:

 

MGT-301 Project Management 3
MKT-357 Global eBusiness 3
SCM-251 Logistics & Transportation Management 3
SCM-257 Supply Chain Info. Systems 3
SCM-351 Inventory Management & Control 3
SCM-352 Quality Management 3
SCM-358 Global Supply Chain Management 3
SCM-463 Research in Supply Chain 3
SCM-198 / SCM-298 / SCM-398 Topics 3

Business Administration

BA-119. Data Analysis in Excel

Credits: 1

This course is designed to teach the basic and advanced features and functions of Excel, including summative, descriptive and reporting techniques.  Students will also gain the knowledge of data manipulation and visual reporting. This one-credit class will meet multiple times each week, and will run for 5 consecutive weeks.

BA-151. Integrated Management Experience I

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Fall

Integrated Management Experience is a two-semester sequence that takes you through the entrepreneurial process from creating a business concept to planning the venture to launching and operating the business to harvest and closure of the firm. You learn how businesses plan and operate through the study of functional areas such as marketing, management, human resources, accounting and finance, and operations. Most importantly, you will learn and experience how the pieces fit together through integrating the functional areas tracking information and performance using financial accounting principles. Cross listed with ACC-151 and ENT-151.

BA-152. Integrated Management Experience II

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Spring

Integrated Management Experience is a two-semester sequence that takes you through the entrepreneurial process from creating a business concept to planning the venture to launching and operating the business to harvest and closure of the firm. You learn how businesses plan and operate through the study of functional areas such as marketing, management, human resources, accounting and finance, and operations. You develop a clear understanding of the importance of accounting cycles and how financial accounting principles provide not only information but an integrating thread for all types of organizations. Cross listed with ACC-152 and ENT-152.

Pre-Requisites
ACC-151 / BA-151 / ENT-151 with a minimum grade of 2.0

BA-153. Management Foundations

Credits: 3

Management Foundations provides the framework for further study in accounting, business administration, and entrepreneurship programs. Functional areas of management are examined. This class is closed to freshmen and to any student who completed ACC/BA/ENT 151 and ACC/BA/ENT 152.

BA-319. Business Statistics

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Fall

An introduction to the primary tools of research in business and economics; the collection, summarization, analysis, and interpretation of statistical findings relevant to business decisions. Two hours of lecture and one hour of individualized laboratory. Topics covered will include, but not be limited to, descriptive statistics, probability, sampling theory, hypothesis testing, and regression and correlation analysis. Cross-listed with EC-319

Pre-Requisites
MTH-101 or higher

BA-335. Law and Business

Credits: 3

This course provides a foundation for understanding how the law functions; the laws protecting consumers and employees; and the law of contracts, sales, and business organizations.

BA-336. Advanced Topics in Business Law

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Spring

This course provides students with an understanding of select advanced topics in law, specifically those that have the greatest impact on business and accounting.

Pre-Requisites
BA-335 with a minimum grade of 2.0

BA-337. Legal Aspects of Sport and Event Management

Credits: 3

Introduces legal issues that confront contemporary organized athletics and sports management. Specific topics which are highlighted include impact of antitrust laws; personal services contracts; labor law; injury and liability; franchise and transfer rules; and tax aspects. Examines the role of legal services within sports organizations and in individual athlete representation.

Pre-Requisites
BA-335 with a minimum grade of 2.0

BA-338. International Business Law

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: On Demand,Spring

The course will focus on international business law applicable to international business transactions. Topics covered will include comparable legal systems in the world and the law relative to 1) international sales, transport, credit and commercial agreements; 2) trade law including imports, customs, tariff regulations/agreements, regional free trade areas; 3) regulation of the marketplace including licensing, patent, advertising, sales representation, foreign investment and business formation, currency risk, anti-trust, employment and environmental law. This course is offered every other fall – odd years.

Pre-Requisites
BA-335 with a minimum grade of 2.0

BA-419. Quantitative Decision Making

Credits: 3

This course is designed to build on the basics of introductory statistics so that the students understand how a variety of advanced statistical tools are used to support decision-making using business data.  Students develop necessary skills to build models that conform the assumptions of the procedures. The course aims to provide more hands on experience. The topics that will be introduced include descriptive statistics, t-tests, ANOVA, simple linear regression, multiple linear regression, logistic regression and their applications on business data.  

Pre-Requisites

BA-461. Business Strategy and Decision-making

Credits: 3

The first of a two-semester capstone experience. This course integrates the functional areas of business from the perspective of top management. Emphasis is on the role of management in the formation of strategic and long-range plans.

Pre-Requisites
MKT-221, EC-101, EC-102, FIN-240, and MGT-251 all with a minimum grade of 2.0

BA-462. Professional Business Experience

Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites
MKT-221, FIN-240, and MGT-251 all with a minimum grade of 2.0

BA-463. The Business Field and Research Experience

Credits: 3

This course allows the student to choose from a variety of professional opportunities. The student could perform research and writing in his or her major area. Such research must be approved by the instructor in advance. (The Undergraduate Thesis) The student may participate in a multidisciplinary capstone course that incorporates the application of business creation, development, and planning. It includes the application of business functions such as management, business strategy, marketing, accounting, finance, operations management, and sales. (The Business Incubator) The student could also visit several local organizations to conduct a live case comparison that spans industries and organizations as it pertains to his or her major area and faculty interests. (The Business Field Experience) Action learning gives students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the Sidhu School disciplines and business practices that are ethically and socially responsible.

Pre-Requisites
Senior class standing.

BA-464. International Business Experience

Credits: 3

The course provides an overview of a Western European Society. A ten-day field trip in Western Europe is a major learning experience of the course. Site visits are made in a number of cities in European countries. Site visits include Cities, Regions, and Business and travel centers. Arrangements for travel are made during the fall, and travel in the spring. The purpose of the course is to create a global learning experience using Western Europe as a medium to facilitate the student’s understanding of the global business environment. Presentations, discussions, travel, observations, projects, as well as written papers will provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding and knowledge.

Management

MGT-209. Business Correspondence and Reports

Credits: 3

An emphasis on written communications: practice in writing major classification of business letters; persuasive requests and refusals; and inquiry, order, sales, application, credit, collection, and goodwill letters. Investigative techniques of research and analytical report writing.

MGT-251. Management of Organizations and People

Credits: 3

Introduction to the theory and practice of managing organizations, including planning, organizing, and controlling. Interdisciplinary in nature, social and ethical dimensions of managing are examined.

Pre-Requisites

Either ACC, BA, ENT 151 or BA 153

MGT-257. Management Information Systems

Credits: 3

This course introduces the fundamental concepts underlying the design, implementation, control, and evaluation of business-oriented computer based information systems, office automation, information reporting, and decision making.

Pre-Requisites

MGT-352. Production and Operations Management

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Spring

Principles of decision-making, systems design, introduction to quantitative tools of analysis, and fundamentals of production, inventory, financial, and distribution management.

Pre-Requisites

MGT-353. Human Resource Management

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Fall

This course focuses on introducing the student to the theories, practices, problems, and legislation relevant to attracting, selecting, developing, compensating, and effectively using human resources in organizations.

Pre-Requisites

MGT-354. Organizational Behavior

Credits: 3

A behavioral science approach to understanding individual, formal, and informal group behavior, macro- and micro-organizational structures, motivation and leadership theories, group influences, conflicts, decision-making, and communication, with emphasis on behavioral science applications in developing organizational effectiveness.

Pre-Requisites

MGT-356. The Social Responsibility of Business

Credits: 3

A course dealing with the problems faced by managers in responding to issues such as the kinds and extent of social responsibility to be assumed by businesses, employee rights, consumerism, and the balance of public and private interests.

Pre-Requisites
MGT-251 and junior standing.

MGT-357. Business Transformations in the Digital Economy

Credits: 3

This course is designed to help students understand how the digital economy forces companies to rethink their business strategies--and architect processes, products, and information differently. Topics will allow for the development of problem solving abilities using business analytics and intellectual curiosity using radical openness in the workplace.  The course content will incorporate cases in business, and it will seek to create an understanding of big data, culture and ubiquitous technologies.  Students will also understand how to thinking critically and to make decisions using internal and external sources of data.

Pre-Requisites

MGT-358. International Business

Credits: 3

An introduction to the field of international business. Topics include the empirical dimensions of the world economy, business enterprise in international trade, trade channels, effects of economic, political, and social environment on international management problems of international operations, and the role of government in fostering international business. A substantial amount of writing is required.

Pre-Requisites
MGT-251 and senior standing.

MGT-397. Seminar

Credits: 1-3

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