Major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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.

Possibility in Every Direction

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.

Major Requirements

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.

Required Courses

  • 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.

Minor in Intercultural Studies with a Focus in a Business Area

  • See the Department of Business intercultural studies advisors

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