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2024 - 2025 Catalog Year
Business Management/Supply Chain Management (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Business and Public Services

The Business Management Supply Chain Management (SCM) concentration provides a broad-based study of organizational strategic plans, resources, roles, responsibilities and functions, while also focusing on management of supply chain activities. This study involves consideration and application of processes to develop coordinated supplier-to-customer systems, including: identifying needs for raw materials, supplies and components; developing specifications; computing quantity requirements; selecting sources and negotiating agreements; acquiring, transporting and storing inventory; managing and maintaining operations; and logistics management.

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by

Description: Introduction to fundamental concepts necessary for understanding management, motivation and behavior in organizational settings. Emphasis on planning, organizing, influencing and controlling to continually improve effective management skills.

Description: Overview of the technology of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). Applications, terminology. Introduction of global standards and case studies discussed.

Description: Introduction to the skills and competencies required to be an Industrial and Systems Engineer. Topics will include an introduction to organizational structure and lean processes, lean process development and improvement, data analysis and problem-solving, and teamwork. Integration of leadership and management methods within these skills is also introduced. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: Use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications to create reports, spreadsheets, databases and presentations for business and other applications.

Description: Mathematics of finance, mathematics of trade, payroll, taxes, insurance, elementary statistics. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Math elective. Choose MAT 1120 or any Mathematics, Statistics & Logic elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at www.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or DEV 0054 or Other (satisfactory score on Sinclair Community College English placement test)


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Spring Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by

Description: This course will introduce students to the management applications of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, which enables automated gathering and sending of asset information. Case studies and hands-on activities will allow students the opportunity to experience RFID from a business perspective, linking cost, price, customer satisfaction and product performance measures to business application outcomes.

Prerequisites: MAN 1106

Description: Lean operations principles including lead time reduction, standardized work, visual controls (5S), takt time, module design, setup reduction, Kanban, value stream mapping, total productive maintenance (TPM), and Office Lean will be used to eliminate process waste and to reduce excess inventory. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Offered Spring Only.

Prerequisites: ISE 1101

Description: Survey of financial accounting for non-accounting majors. Accounting concepts, financial statements, internal control, cash, and payroll.

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: ACC 1100 or ACC 1210

Description: Focusing on development of effective small group decision-making and leadership skills, stressing better methods of expressing oneself and understanding others through learning group communication, theory and participating in small group decision-making experiences.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: This course examines the role of technology in the modern society. It explores the opportunities and dangers faced by humankind in the evolution of new technologies. It inquires into such questions as whether the human quest for mastery of nature has made us masters or slaves of the machine.


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Summer Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by

Description: This course provides an in-depth study of Supply Chain Management (SCM) functions and the application of effective SCM strategies and practices to achieve improved operations in manufacturing and service organizations. It focuses on analysis of real-world SCM challenges, strategies and techniques.

Description: The American legal system as it relates to business transactions, including the judicial system and sources of law, legal procedures, torts, business ethics and social responsibility, contracts, property, employment law, agency, partnerships and corporations.

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: LAW 1101, LAW 1102, or LAW 1104

Description: Microeconomic theory including price theory, the theory of the firm, resource demand and wage determination. Also includes public policy toward business, economic inequality, labor, trade, balance of payments and the economics of third-world nations. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and MAT 0050 or MAT 1120

Description: Students will learn techniques to properly manage large and multi-sheet spreadsheets, use spreadsheets to arrange and manage data, develop advanced spreadsheet formulas and functions, perform "What-If" analysis using spreadsheet tools and design and create end-user spreadsheet applications.

Prerequisites: BIS 1120 or BIS 1221

Description: Using audience analysis, a writing process and grammatical and formatting skills in an electronic environment, students write letters and messages for both internal and external business situations; they conduct business research and write and document short, informal research business reports, incorporating graphics and presentation materials.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)


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Fall Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by

Description: Strategies and techniques for current, as well as prospective, supervisors emphasizing the assessment of skills required, the analysis of situational factors and the development of creative approaches to effective supervision.

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: MAN 2101 or MAN 2140

Description: The exploration of the use and management of information systems and technology to continually improve organizations by providing efficiencies and effectiveness for operations, customer service, marketing, finance and other critical organizational processes.

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: MAN 2155 or MAN 2110

Prerequisites: MAN 2150

Description: This course addresses the application of basic principles of negotiation through the introduction and analysis of the negotiation process, case studies and simulations. It focuses on accurately identifying requirements specifications, analyzing proposals and conducting purchasing and contracting negotiations ethically and legally, but is also relevant to compromise and agreement in other business and personal life situations.

Description: An applied introduction to the Six Sigma process using the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) system as the model. Structured problem solving and basic statistical methods will be taught to ensure a thorough analysis and implementation to reduce costs and improve business processes. Various quality tools (Pareto, Cause and Effect Diagram, Control Charts, Histograms, and Flow Charts) are used during the improvement process. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Offered Fall Only.

Description: Students earn credit toward degree requirements for work learning experience. Students already working may apply to use that experience to meet internship requirements. Students establish learning outcomes and prepare related reports and/or projects each term. Thirty hours per week in the workplace.

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: MAN 2270 or MAN 2279. Internships must be approved by the Work Based Learning Office. For more information on internships visit: Department permission is required for either course.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department


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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.