Having the distinct advantage of being the only college in the Chicago area to offer this undergraduate degree, graduates of the major in logistics and supply chain management study the distribution, material purchasing, warehousing and production operations. With Chicago’s status as a major transportation hub, students have exceptional opportunities to observe closely how supplies move from place to place and what systems are necessary to keep them moving. An undergraduate degree, combined with one of Elmhurst's numerous internship opportunities, allows graduates to transition into a career or to further their studies by entering a graduate program.
Aside from the core courses, majors take five additional courses in areas such as logistics management, strategic warehousing, and international logistics. Upon graduation, majors can successfully move into any area of supply chain management.
Requirements for the Major
A student majoring in logistics and supply chain management must complete five courses in the following manner in addition to the core curriculum, maintaining a C or better grade in the core curriculum.
BUS 301 Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management
BUS 302 Supply Chain Management I: Purchasing, Inventory Planning, and Upstream Supply Chain Management
BUS 303 Supply Chain Management II: Manufacturing, Distribution, and Downstream Supply Chain Management
BUS 402 Global Business Process Management
Electives: one course required
BUS 310 Business Analysis Using Microsoft Excel
BUS 331 Sales
BUS 350 Cultural Diversity in Organizations
BUS 355 Negotiations: Theory and Practice
BUS 365 Business Law
BUS 468 Internship
BUS 470 Seminar in Special Topics
BUS 492 Independent Study (in logistics and supply chain management)
ECO 314 International Economics
GEO 207 Introduction to Spatial Thinking
Minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geosciences
As the marketplace continues its global trend, logistics and transportation management majors will find a minor in geographic information systems and geosciences a useful complement to their basic business core and logistics curriculum. Minors are required to complete GEO 207, GEO 308 and GEO 309, IS 100 and IS 200.