Oct 17, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management, BS


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Department of Decision Sciences, College of Business and Economics

128-131 credits

Introduction

The Department of Decision Sciences’ unique Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Bachelor of Science program is the product of a cooperative effort between faculty and industry which has resulted in a curriculum that combines leadership, technology, and operations management. Students majoring in the program receive an integrated professional education. The Operations Management component develops knowledge on process design and analysis, materials planning and control systems, quality improvement, and strategic decisions. The Business component provides an understanding of business fundamentals as well as current business trends and practices. The Engineering Technology segment provides students with a solid grounding in engineering and manufacturing fundamentals, including computer-aided design with materials sciences. Finally, the work experience component provides a real-world work experience that directly relates to students’ education.

 Learning goals  Learning objectives
1. Understanding of business and economics Demonstrate breadth of knowledge and skills in general business and economics
  Demonstrate disciplinary knowledge and skills
2. Effective communication skills Produce quality business documents
  Deliver a professional quality presentation supported by appropriate technology
3. Ethical and legal perspective Analyze problems using an ethical perspective
  Analyze the legal implications of business decisions
4. Creative problem solving and
critical thinking
Critically analyze problems
  Generate multiple alternative solutions
  Defend resolutions to problems
5. Quantitative skills Solve business problems using quantitative techniques

Why Consider a Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Major?

Western’s Bachelor of Science degree program in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management prepares students for success in today’s global manufacturing and supply chain marketplace.

Designed in partnership with industry, taught by dedicated and engaged faculty, and validated for current relevance by our advisory board, the curriculum for a B.S. degree in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management prepares students with the tools, knowledge and experience to be productive contributors and future leaders in the global business community.

The Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management degree is unique in the blending of core business, manufacturing, supply chain and engineering courses into a comprehensive degree program. Combined with six months of internship experience, students leave the program uniquely prepared for successful careers in industry. 

 Contact Information

CBE Admissions & Scholarships
Dean’s Office
Parks Hall 419
360-650-3896
cbe@wwu.edu

Department Chair
Craig K. Tyran
Parks Hall 343A
360-650-2207
Craig.Tyran@wwu.edu

Major Information:
Academic Department Manager

Michelle Stach
Parks Hall 343
360-650-3275
Michelle.Stach@wwu.edu

Program Director
Peter Haug
Parks Hall 349
360-650-4807
Peter.Haug@wwu.edu

Manager
Ann Renee (A.R.) Mann
Parks Hall 206A
360-650-7224
AnnRenee.Mann@wwu.edu

 
 Sample Careers

Transportation Manager | Buyer | Systems Manager | Project Manager | Production Supervisor | Inventory Manager | Quality Engineer | Industrial Engineer | Business Systems Analyst | Planner

 Major/Career Resources

www.wwu.edu/careers/students_choosingamajor.shtml

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

How to apply: For consideration as a pre-major or full major, complete the online application form at: cbe.wwu.edu/apply-cbe.

Pre-major: Students who have not completed the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management (MSCM) foundation courses may apply and be given pre-major status. Pre-major status is granted to students who are at least sophomore level (completed 45 credits or more) or who have been identified as top quintile students, and who, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:

  • Completed one or more MSCM Foundation courses (either transfer equivalents or Western courses)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.80 in completed MSCM Foundation courses including all previous institutions
  • Minimum of 2.50 Western cumulative 
  • Minimum of 2.50 cumulative GPA in all college-level coursework including all previous institutions. The cumulative GPA is calculated on all college-level course work completed by the student, including any transfer work.
  • Students must have a Western cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher to be considered in good academic standing within the University
  • Upon submission of their MSCM application, students must contact Peter Haug at 360.650.4807 or Peter.Haug@wwu.edu to arrange for an interview

Full major: For admission to the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management (MSCM) program as a full major a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in their MSCM foundation courses (including Chemistry and Physics)
  • Minimum of 2.50 Western cumulative GPA 
  • Minimum of 2.50 cumulative GPA in all college-level coursework including all previous institutions. The cumulative GPA is calculated on all college-level course work completed by the student, including any transfer work.
  • Students must have a Western cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher to be considered in good academic standing within the University
  • Upon submission of their MSCM application, students must contact Peter Haug at 360.650.4807 or Peter.Haug@wwu.edu to arrange for an interview

Advising tips: 1) Complete MATH 157, DSCI 205, ACCT 240 and ACCT 245 requirements early; 2) For information regarding the MIS 220 Equivalency Exam see the Department of Decision Sciences website for test-out information: cbe.wwu.edu/dsci/mis-220-test-out; 3) Meet with your faculty advisor (assigned following admission to the major).

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.

Requirements


Foundation Courses


Advanced Core Courses


MSCM Program Courses


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