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Business Management/Supply Chain Management SCM.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 60 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Management
Effective as of Fall 2021

Supply chain and logistics positions are some of the most important jobs in an entire business. Think about it, if a manufacturer doesn't have a steady supply of materials coming into their factories at the right price, business grinds to a halt. Effective supply chain managers (SCM) help companies produce and deliver products faster, cheaper, and better. Supply chain management requires precision, fast responses, good organizational skills, and the ability to deal with many tasks at the same time.

When you think of supply-chain work, what comes to mind? Maybe, a guy driving a forklift in a dusty old factory? That outdated image is a huge hurdle for an industry that badly needs new talent in procurement, forecasting and analytics, logistics and transportation, and supplier relationship management. In fact, it is expected that SCM jobs will increase at rate of 22% for the next several years. Would you like to be part of this growth? If so, an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Management/SCM at Sinclair may be the right decision for your future. This program is fully accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a specialized accreditation recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.

By focusing on SCM, you are better prepared in a wide variety of positions such as Fleet Manager, Warehouse Manager, Inventory Analyst, Procurement Manager, Production Supervisor, and Customer Service Manager in health care, government, manufacturing and distribution organizations.

What is the program about?

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 degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate planning, leading, organizing and controlling within organizational systems and strategy development, particularly in the context of mission, values, goals and objectives
  • Apply proper oral and written communication, quantitative methods, critical thinking, research, ethics, computer literacy and global citizenship skills
  • Utilize information technology tools and applications to solve supply chain management quantitative problems.
  • Explain the functions of supply chains, their purpose, marketing and sales impact, use and management in a global context and their impact on customer service and profitability.
  • Apply various strategies to real world problems and evaluate their impact on integrated SCM operations.
  • Apply contemporary approaches to management and organizational success within the framework of the classroom and written assignments
  • Apply principles of organizational behavior and human relations, including methods used to create, maintain and improve a positive and diverse work environment.
  • Research and report on the implications of quality, sustainability, globalization and ethics within supply chain management operations.
  • Apply real world understanding of interrelationships and contributions of the operational functions necessary for effective SCM using relevant case studies.

Career Opportunities

SCM specialists have opportunities for management positions at all levels in virtually every type of business, throughout small and medium-sized businesses, corporations, industries, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. SCM involves coordinating supplier-to-customer systems, including: identifying the need for materials, computing quantity requirements, selecting sources and negotiating agreements, and logistics and transportation management.

Additional Information

This program is available in the following format:

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Course Title Credits
ACC 1100 (Small Business Accounting) OR ACC 1210 (Introduction to Financial Accounting) 3
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
BIS 1230 Spreadsheet Software 3
COM 2225 Small Group Communication 3
ECO 2160 (Principles of Macroeconomics) 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1131 Business Writing 3
HUM 1130 Humanity & the Challenge of Technology 3
ISE 1101 Introduction to Industrial & Systems Engineering Technology 3
ISE 1130 Lean Operations & Continuous Improvement 3
ISE 2240 Six Sigma: Green Belt 3
LAW 1101 (Business Law) OR LAW 1102 (Consumer Law) OR LAW 1104 (Employment Law) 3
MAN 1106 Introduction to Radio Frequency Identification 1
MAN 1157 Management Applications of Radio Frequency Identification Technology 2
MAN 2110 (Introduction to Project Management) OR MAN 2155 (Management Information Systems) 3
MAN 2140 (Human Resource Management) OR MAN 2101 (Introduction to Supervision) 3
MAN 2144 Negotiation Techniques 3
MAN 2150 Management & Organizational Behavior 3
MAN 2159 Supply Chain Management Concepts & Applications 3
MAT 1120 (Business Mathematics) OR Ohio Transfer 36: Mathematics Elective 3
MAN 2270 (Management Internship) OR MAN 2279 (Business Management Capstone) 3
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Program Accreditation Information

This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a specialized accreditation recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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.