Major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

In the major in logistics and supply chain management, you’ll study 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.

Our program was recently named one of the 25 Best Bachelor’s in Supply Chain Management for 2022 by Bachelor’s Degree Center.

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 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: Two Courses Required

  • BUS 310 Business Analysis Using Microsoft Excel
  • BUS 350 Cultural Diversity in Organizations
  • BUS 355 Negotiations: Theory and Practice
  • BUS 365 Business Law
  • BUS 431 Business to Business Professional Selling
  • 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 Foundations of GIS

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 Foundations of GIS
  • GEO 309 Spatial Analysis
  • GEO 400 Advanced Spatial Analysis
  • ISG 100 GIS Programming

Minor in Intercultural Studies with a Focus in a Business Area

See the School of Business dean.

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