Department of Decision Sciences, College of Business and Economics
Introduction/What is the Study of Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management?
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.
Why Consider a Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Major?
The Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management program is designed and highly influenced by the businesses that most need the services of well prepared students to meet the changing needs of the marketplace. The active involvement of regional industry through our board of advisors has resulted in nearly 100% placement of our graduates. Industries’ generosity through scholarships and internships coupled with a curriculum taught by dedicated and accomplished faculty is a winning combination. Graduates find challenging and rewarding careers that are in high demand.
Transportation Manager | Buyer | Systems Manager | Project Manager | Production Supervisor | Inventory Manager | Quality Engineer | Industrial Engineer | Business Systems Analyst | Planner
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Pre-major: Students, who have confirmed admission to WWU, are in good academic standing with the University, have completed 45 credits, undergone an interview with program faculty, and earned a GPA of 3.0 in the foundation courses they have completed (to date) will be granted pre-major status.
Full major: Students who have completed all their foundation courses (including Chemistry and Physics), undergone an interview with program faculty, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 will be granted full major status.
How to apply: For consideration as a pre-major or full major, complete the online application form at: http://cbe.wwu.edu/cbe/students/application.shtml.
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: http://cbe.wwu.edu/dsci/mis-testout.shtml; 3) Meet with your faculty advisor (assigned following admission to the major).
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.