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Supply Chain Management, BBA

Do you enjoy problem solving and creating strategies? As a student in the Supply Chain Management program, you will study the flow of information along the “chain” of affiliated firms.

Why Major in Supply Chain Management? 

Supply Chain Management is a growing business discipline with a worldwide value of over $26 trillion. Belmont’s location in Nashville will provide you with ample internship opportunities, and as businesses continue to relocate to our city, you can gain real-world experiences in a variety of industries, such as technology, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation and automotive, to name a few.

When creating the Supply Chain Management program at Belmont, our faculty and leadership team met with executives from an array of companies and industries. Insights from professionals at Under Armour, Tractor Supply, Cracker Barrel, Ingram Industries, Louisiana-Pacific (LP), Averitt Express, HCA Healthcare, Ingram Barge and the Nashville Predators played a role in how our SCM program was designed.

An experiential internship will be incorporated into your undergraduate career in the SCM program, and you may also choose to complete a full-time co-op experience with a company.

You will also customize your SCM major with your choice of a track in: healthcare, international business, analytics, services or a combination of courses from any track.

Your in and out-of-the-classroom knowledge will position you for success. According to the Harvard Business Review, the U.S. supply chain contains 37 percent of all jobs, employing 44 million people. Supply chain jobs have higher than average salaries, and as a product of Belmont’s Supply Chain Management program, you will be highly sought after!

What You'll Learn 

  • Terminology, concepts and skills related to supply chain management
  • Principal analytical tools and methods used in supply chain management
  • Sourcing and procurement processes
  • Operational practices and functions
  • Critical distribution and logistics management processes

Program Details


The supply chain management major leads to the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) and requires a total of 128 credit hours of coursework:

  • BELL core requirements: 50 hours
  • Business courses: 35 hours
  • B.B.A. core technical requirement: 3 hours
  • Major Requirements: 18 hours
  • Major Track and Electives: 12 hours
  • General electives: 10 hours

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Courses You'll Take

Required Courses include:

  • SCM 3810: Global Supply Chain Management

This course will introduce students to the terminology, concepts and skills related to supply chain management. The study of supply chain management involves the management of key business processes, the flow of goods and information and relationships with fellow members of the supply chain. Students will develop an understanding of the complexities associated with the movement of goods and information, and how they affect the mission of the firm. Discussions will address the various processes and activities within an organization and how they interface with other members of a global supply chain.

  • SCM 3820: Supply Chain Analytics

This course introduces students to the principal analytical tools and methods used in supply chain management. The course provides analytical tools and helps develop analytical skills needed to solve relevant supply chain and logistics problems. These problems include but are not limited to supply chain cost minimization, network optimization, pricing and procurement decisions, outsourcing decisions, and sales and operations planning.

  • SCM 3830: Sourcing and Supply Management

This course covers the critical sourcing and procurement processes including strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management. Current sourcing issues, including sustainability, risk management, and ethics are discussed.

  • SCM 4180: Operations Management

A study of the operational practices and functions used to obtain optimal utilization of production factors and business resources with emphasis on quantitative analysis in planning, controlling and decision-making in an industrial environment.

  • SCM 4190: Distribution and Logistics Management

This course covers the critical distribution and logistics management processes of functional delivery and customer service capabilities in supply chains. Topics such as governance, performance management, analytics and technology enablement are discussed. Additionally, challenges and strategies of planning for reverse logistics versus forward logistics are covered.

  • MGT 3000: Internship in Business

This is a formal cooperative education assignment in which the qualifying student works with a participating business organization as an intern for selected period(s) of time

Healthcare Track
  • MGT 3010: Health Care Systems: Issues and the Changing Environment

This course provides a comprehensive study of the various components of the American health care delivery system. This includes an overview of organizations that participate in delivery of health care services and an analysis of current health care issues.

  • ECO 3310: Healthcare Economics

This course will guide students to understand how economic principles apply to the market for healthcare. Topics of study will include cost-benefit analysis, the market for insurance, the pharmaceutical industry, the private markets for physicians and hospital services, and the potential roles for government in healthcare. The course will include a brief survey of alternate healthcare delivery systems and models for reform.

International Track
  • INB 4310: International Marketing

The course will explore the differences between domestic and international marketing. Marketing problems, opportunities and organization of multinational firms to serve transnational markets are examined. Government aids and impediments are discussed along with a framework for cross-cultural analysis.

  • SCM 4500: International Business Transactions

This course will discuss the details of business transactions associated with importing and exporting of materials, components and semi-finished and finished products within Global supply chains. Topics will include required documentation, terms of contracts and risk minimization.


Analytics Track
  • BSA 3820: Supply Chain Analytics

This course introduces students to the principal analytical tools and methods used in supply chain management. The course provides analytical tools and helps develop analytical skills needed to solve relevant supply chain and logistics problems. These problems include but are not limited to supply chain cost minimization, network optimization, pricing and procurement decisions, outsourcing decisions and sales and operations planning.

  • BSA 4530: Analytics for Enterprise Systems

This course provides a hands-on approach to conducting business analytics with enterprise systems. Enterprise systems like SAP contain the overwhelming majority of the world’s business transactional data. Students will develop an understanding of enterprise data structures and how to use them for reporting, visualization and prediction. This course uses various methods of instruction including labs, group projects and in-class discussion.

Services Track
  • SCM 4170: Service Operations Management

A study of the role of operations management in service firms. Key topics include the role of services in the economy, service operations strategy and the design and delivery of services to improve quality, utilization and accessibility across diverse and complex markets. A range of quantitative and qualitative techniques will be applied to manage service quality, improve process productivity, reduce response time and optimize capacity. The contribution of new technologies to the growth and globalization of services will be examined.

  • MKT 3230: Services Marketing

An application of marketing principles applied to service organizations. Unique problems in service businesses including intangibility, matching supply and demand, and relationship management are discussed.

General Track

Combination of 6 hours from any track and elective courses

Accelerated MBA 4 +1

The MBA-Accelerated (A.M.B.A.) program is a full-time M.B.A. designed for individuals with little or no full-time business work experience. Individuals admitted to the A.M.B.A. program begin course work in the fall term and complete their studies in the following summer - a total program length of 12 months from start to finish. Through active learning and scholarly exploration, the A.M.B.A. degree is designed to prepare students for entry-level administrative and managerial positions in both the private and public sector.  Students will be equipped with comprehensive business skills, analytical tools, and moral clarity to effectively manage diverse teams and lead organizations in today’s rapidly changing and dynamic, global business environment.

The A.M.B.A. is a non-thesis degree consisting of 36 hours, of which 30 hours are required core courses and 6 hours are elective courses that are chosen by the student.  M.B.A. elective courses may be related to a specific area (e.g. FIN, ETP, BSA, etc.) or may be independent of each other providing students with a broader point of view.

Whether you want to launch your own startup, consult with Fortune 500 companies or explore investment banking, you'll get an early start on building your career. As an Accelerated MBA student, you’ll enjoy small class sizes and outstanding faculty who bring industry experience to every class they teach. Classes meet four evenings a week on a full-time basis, giving you flexibility during workday hours to complete internships, graduate assistantships or part-time jobs. And you can complete the program in less than a year.

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Integrated Degree, M.ACC./B.B.A.

Belmont University’s integrated M.ACC. and B.B.A. degree program is designed to meet today’s needs of those wishing to make accounting a career choice. Today’s accountants must possess much more than just technical accounting knowledge; they must also have a broad understanding of various business activities and possess strong communication, intellectual, and interpersonal skills. In recognition of those additional skills most states, including Tennessee, have passed laws or issued regulations requiring at least 150 hours of higher education to sit for the uniform CPA examination. Also the AICPA requires new members to possess 150 hours of higher education. 

Increasingly, businesses are hiring new professionals who have master’s degrees. These include public accounting firms, manufacturing companies, and service providers in healthcare, finance, and insurance, as well as governmental organizations. Belmont’s integrated accountancy degree is a program which meets employer needs and provides graduates with exceptional career opportunities.

The integrated program is only for accounting concentration students in the Undergraduate School of Business Administration at Belmont University and is designed to be completed in a five-year time period.

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You’ll learn far beyond the classroom at Belmont. Here are just a few of the opportunities in store for you:

  • Engage in monthly professional development events
  • Attend lectures featuring top business professionals
  • Travel to Budapest, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Prague or another international destination as part of our Global Practicum
  • Complete a professional field experience
  • Get customized career guidance from the Jack C. Massey College of Business Career Development Center

Belmont University’s BBA programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier agency for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting.

Fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide achieve AACSB accreditation, and Belmont is the only private college or university in Tennessee that is accredited by AACSB International for BBA, MBA and accounting programs.

Career Possibilities

  • Supply Planner
  • Sales and Operations Planner
  • Demand Planner
  • Distribution Manager
  • Logistics Manager

Teodora Kisyova

Student Testimonial

"The Supply Chain Management program at Belmont University has provided me with invaluable learning experiences and networking opportunities even before graduating. The program's emphasis on data analytics and its forward-thinking approach to anticipating future needs in the industry makes me feel confident about my skills post-graduation. The opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with leaders from global companies like SAP and Amazon through small group breakfast invitations organized by the Board of Advisors for the program has been such a unique part of being part of this major and has been part of my favorite experiences during my time at Belmont."

Teodora Kisyova, Class of 2025

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