Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management

The Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management (BS SCM) at the Jindal School of Management is a 120 semester credit hours STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degree program that is designed for students seeking to focus their business education by developing a working expertise and knowledge in the different elements of the supply chain. Upon completing the BS Supply Chain Management program, students have gained the knowledge, skills and applied research experience needed to help their your future employers maximize efficiency and profitability.

Overall, the BS SCM program will provide students with:

  • Solid understanding of supply chain management and effective practices.
  • Skills for finding the resource that will give your company the best return on investment.
  • Knowledge of innovative supply chain processes.
  • Analytical techniques for assuring quality and delivery performance.
  • Strategies for minimizing total costs of goods and services.

Fast-Track Program

The Fast-Track Program is designed to permit undergraduate students to begin work on the MS or MBA degree programs before graduation. Qualified seniors may take graduate courses that will apply toward the BS degree and also satisfy requirements for the MS degree.

  • Connect with the Director
  • Degree Plan
  • Careers in SCM
  • Testimonials
  • Student Profile & Statistics
  • Student Involvement

Connect with the Director

Thank you for your interest in the Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management (BS SCM) Program! We have worked closely with our Industry Advisory Board and other business leaders to develop a high-quality curriculum that provides our students with the abilities and skills required for becoming successful supply chain management professionals in the future. Our faculty members are passionate about teaching and care a lot about the students in addition to carrying out academic research. The BS SCM Program takes pride in assisting students with internship and job opportunities. Please feel free to contact me or Cynthia if you have any questions about our program. Thanks again!

Ching-Chung Kuo, PhD Director
BS Supply Chain Management Program
Cynthia Hunt Academic Support Coordinator
BS Supply Chain Management

Degree Plan

The BS SCM curriculum provides rigorous training to its students so that they acquire the knowledge and skills for successfully managing supply chain activities in the real world. Much emphasis of the 120-credit hour STEM program is placed on preparing its graduates for employments with a wide range of organizations to help them improve efficiency in purchasing, operations, logistics, and many other areas.

The major courses for the BS SCM Program include:

  • Lean and Six Sigma Processes
  • Logistics and Inventory Management
  • Managerial Methods in Decision Making Under Uncertainty
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Purchasing and Sourcing Management
  • Quantitative Business Analysis
  • Supply Chain Management

Please visit Degree Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management for the latest information in the UT Dallas Undergraduate Catalog.

UT Dallas JSOM Undergraduate Catalog

Fast-Track Program

The Fast-Track Program is designed for undergraduate students to begin work on the MS or MBA degree programs before graduation. Qualified seniors may take graduate courses that will apply toward the BS degree and also satisfy requirements for the MS degree.

Careers in SCM

Starting Job Titles

  • Business Planner
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Materials Coordinator
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Production Controller
  • Resource Planner
  • Subcontract Administrator
  • Supply Chain Analyst

Top Five Employers

  • Lockheed Martin
  • Amazon
  • Bank of America
  • Essilor of America
  • AT&T

Average Starting Salary

Career Outcome graphic

Student Testimonials

Madhu Kondeti

Madhu Kondeti

Frisco, TX – Class of 2020

“Deciding to become a Supply Chain major has had a great impact on my life. JSOM has provided me with many resources to learn about the field and the different career paths it offers following graduation. My favorite thing about Supply Chain Management is how complex the relationship between suppliers, customers, and other intermediaries is. Every day on the job is different, and I see myself fitting into this dynamic career style. My internship experience in the field has been great and I can definitely see myself pursuing my career in Supply Chain Management. “

Manu Kondeti

Manu Kondeti

Frisco, TX – Class of 2020

“Choosing supply chain management as my major is one of the best decisions I have made. Program faculty and staff do a fantastic job providing us with opportunities and always inform us of any events with employers. They are easily accessible if you have any questions or if you just want to learn more about the supply chain industry. The Toyota Day event was well organized and even led me to get an internship for the summer of 2018. The supply chain department hosts a variety of events and does everything in their power to ensure that their students are successful. I couldn’t have experienced the same success if it wasn’t for the resources given to me by the supply chain program.”

Charlie Hooper

Charlie Hooper

Cedar Park, TX – Class of 2020

“Even though I didn’t start out in the Supply Chain Management Degree Program, I quickly switched to it once I discovered how it aligned with my interests in problem-solving and efficiency. Something that constantly surprises me is how personable and helpful the program faculty and staff are when it comes to anything from choosing classes to preparing students for successful careers. I always find class material interesting and engaging, as I’m learning both conceptual and applicable knowledge. I’m very glad that UT Dallas is one of the few schools that offers this degree program, because it is exactly what I want to do with my future.”

Karen Rodriguez

Karen Rodriguez

Plano, TX – Class of 2018

“Upon beginning my Supply Chain Management courses at UTD I found them to be very interesting, challenging, and rewarding. Classes have truly been an invaluable learning experience for me that have taught me all the different career paths within SCM. Aside from the SCM courses exceeding my expectations I am continually amazed by the dedication the UTD staff has to offer. From helping me find my classes the first day of school to preparing me for success by hosting a variety of professional development workshops. I am certain that all the knowledge and information I have gathered throughout my years at UTD will allow me to excel within my profession in Supply Chain Management.”

T.J. Opakunle

T.J. Opakunle

Class of 2020

“Being a Supply Chain Management major is, honestly, one of the best decisions that I have ever made after switching my major four times. It is challenging yet rewarding and every day is different. My internship with Siemens PLM Software has helped me get an understanding for the procurement side of Supply Chain Management. It has also showed me how important the classes that I take towards earning my degree are and motivates me to continue working hard. Acquiring my internship would not have been possible if it was not for the director and academic support coordinator. They do a great job of informing students about internship opportunities and putting together networking events. They are flexible and are willing to work with you to improve your resume, to prepare you for both a skype interview and a face-to-face interview, and to help you be successful. Supply Chain Management is a great major and I cannot wait to graduate with my degree.”

Alumni Testimonials

Madison Bixler

Madison Bixler

Frisco, TX – Class of 2017

“The Supply Chain Management program at UTD is robust in its equipping of students for the supply chain job market. After I graduated and moved into my first supply chain role, I had an extensive knowledge base to apply in my job. I caught onto the business practices our supply chain uses quickly and truly believe I had an advantage over other job candidates due to my SCM degree. Faculty work hard to provide the right resources in class, give students a real glimpse of this rapidly growing field, and connect students with job opportunities, all while remaining available to help in office hours with coursework. I am 100% confident in my choice of major and am thankful for the staff in the SCM program for getting me where I am today.”

Justin Mauller

Justin Mauller

Class of 2016

“The UT Dallas SCM coursework was instrumental in achieving my ultimate goal of securing a full-time job immediately after graduation. I utilize the SCM coursework I completed on a daily basis when negotiating contracts and developing long term strategic initiatives on Dr Pepper Snapple’s procurement team.”

Jessica Lawalata

Jessica Lawalata

Class of 2017

“I enjoyed my experience at UTD’s BS SCM Program because it provided not only learning materials but also on-hand experiences by doing projects or shadowing people who work in the SCM field. All the coursework that I completed has helped me throughout my internship and now I am applying my skills to my first full-time job at USAT Logistics! The program also actively emailes you about new job opportunities and recruiters looking for new talent even after you graduated!”

Student Profiles and Statistics

BS in Supply Chain Management – Student Profile for Spring 2018
Class Statistics Percentage and/or Number
Enrolled SCM Students 227
Students Pursuing Double Majors 28
Average Age 23
Average GPA 3.23
Ethnicity Asian 37% | White 31% | Hispanic 15% | African American 4% | Other 13%
Gender Female: 36% | Male: 64%

Student Involvement

Every year, the BS SCM program at UT Dallas provides various events and engagements between supply chain industry partners and students. These events allow students to network with industry executives, better understand the market and learn more about internships and jobs and what it is expected of them in the workforce. Students also participate in local and nationally known supply chain case competitions.

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  • SCLC

    Supply Chain Leadership Council organizes Guest Speaker Events, Career Network Mixers, Industrial Site Visits and Supply Chain related educational games wherein the students have implemented their classroom learning for solving real-time business problems. We had Guest Speaker Events with the following corporations such as General Motors, Toyota, Google Express, Caterpillar, FedEx, Ericsson, Intelligrated, Texas Instruments etc.

    How to register?

    Please fill out the online application form. There is the one-time membership fee of $25 to join SCLC. There are some of the events and activities are only limited to the registered council members.

    Apply to SCLC

    What do you do?

    INFORMS at UT Dallas is the student chapter of the international society of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences” at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Since its inception in 2011 under the Supply Chain Management program, INFORMS has evolved over the years with its vision to be the single focal point of overall development and growth of student community with interests in areas of operations management, management science and analytics. We conduct quality guest speaker events, professional development workshops and Texas level business case competitions and we always strive to provide the JSOM students with the best opportunities to complement their class room education by learning first-hand about industry best practices, career opportunities, real world problems, and in-turn developing strong professional connections.

    Why should I be a member of your organization?

    INFORMS helps students to stay updated with the latest trends and industry best practices through guest speaker events, workshops and case competitions. Being a member of INFORMS would give you a platform to fine tune and develop your technical and professional skills. Above all, you get boundless networking opportunities which puts you in touch with the industry veterans and makes yourself market-ready. Our partner companies have found INFORMS to be a great branding platform and identify talents aligned to their specific needs. Innovation, Leadership, Motivational Mentoring and Persistence have driven INFORMS to be the best and will continue to do so.

    In order to become a member, please click Join Us. There is a one time lifetime membership fee of $15. Post which you will have unlimited access to all our speaker events , workshops and case competitions.

    How can I get involved?

    This is a completely student run organization and we believe in participating, learning and eventually leading. You can get yourself involved by attending our guest speaker events, workshops and competitions. You can also be part of our team and volunteer with us to organize events and in-turn help the student community here at JSOM. If you wish to be associated with the leadership team, we encourage you to apply for our officer positions which we open every fall. Come, be a part of INFORMS and stay INFORMED.



    APICS UT Dallas is the official student affiliate chapter of the APICS North Texas Chapter. APICS is the Association for Operations Management, the premier source of the body of knowledge in Operations Management, including Manufacturing, Production, Inventory Management, Supply Chain Management, Materials Management, Purchasing, Logistics, and Lean Enterprise.

    With the constantly growing industry standards, APICS UTD student chapter strives to fill in the gap between the industry and students by conduct events all throughout the year that help students connect with industry professionals and develop themselves into market ready assets.

    Career Connections:

    Our career connection events help students to address their career related queries in the field of supply chain where students get personalized one-on-one sessions with industry professionals from top companies such as Toyota, Texas Instruments, Verizon, Ericsson, DPSG, etc. These connections go a long way in helping students develop and build their professional outlook. These group meetings are conducted with a limited number to encourage students to build a personnel connection with the professionals.

    This is a click from one of our recent career connection event where we had Justin Mauller, Procurement Analyst from Dr. Pepper Snapple Group to share his career and guide our students

    Industry Visits:

    Industry visits are arranged for students to visit the premises of the companies dealing with warehousing, logistics and operations. These help them relate their classroom education with the practical applications.

    Volunteer Activities:

    APICS UTD is more than just professional networking and career enhancement; being part of APICS UTD helps you get actively involved in social responsibility and team building activities.

    APICS Student members volunteering at a Water aid station for Dallas Marathon

    Professional Development Meetings (PDM):

    Professional developing meetings (PDM) offer great opportunities to students to network with supply chain experts in the DFW region and acquire comprehensive knowledge on the best practices followed in the industry. Many students have benefitted from these meetings as they continue to stay in touch and receive career guidance from the executives. Members of APICS UTD get to attend the meetings at discounted prices, along with the logistics to the venue provided by the student chapter.

    A picture with Glen Fullerton, President, APICS NTX chapter, with our students at a PDM
    An information session on APICS CPIM certification by Vince Mozik, Planning Manager, Aviall – A Boeing company

    Information Sessions:

    APICS enhances student community’s perspective about their career vision by conducting information sessions on operations management, project management, supply chain management, quality management, inventory management, etc. and the various professional development certifications offered by APICS.

    Not yet a member?

    Accelerate your career with your APICS UTD membership as you:

    • Stay Informed – Stay ahead with current industry best practices
    • Stand Out – Top in-class & exclusive members-only events
    • Connect, Grow, Network and Share – Connect with top level supply chain executives
    • Members-only benefits – Free PLUS level APICS main chapter membership and savings on APICS’s certifications & networking events

    So, don’t wait any longer and join today!
    Student Chapter fb page
    National Chapter Webpage

  • IHI

    UT Dallas IHI meeting UT Dallas IHI presentation

    The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School Chapter is a face-to-face, interprofessional group at UT Dallas. It brings students from different interests such as healthcare management, supply chain, and pre-health majors through a shared interest in learning about quality improvement and improving care for patients. It creates a forum for like-minded students to interact and help each other gain skills to improve care. The IHI Open School Network provides students with opportunities to learn more, network with peers, connect with engaged and supportive faculty, accomplish scholarly activities such as publishing and presenting work, and a recognized a basic certificate in quality and safety, free of cost.

    To get involved or attend a meeting, please visit our page or find us on UTD OrgSync.

  • ISM

    By working closely with the National ISM (Institute for Supply Management) organization, the first and largest not for-profit supply management organization, as well as the local ISM Dallas group, ISM UTD Student Chapter is in the position to provide students with unique networking and professional advancement opportunities, as well as build the reputation of the UTD supply chain program through its efforts to support and serve the ISM network.

    The goal of ISM UTD Student Chapter is to connect students interested in supply chain management with supply chain professionals, and thereby increase student knowledge of real world supply management techniques through professional networking, guest speakers, site visits, and mentoring opportunities. In addition ISM UTD student chapter seeks to connect both graduate and undergraduate students with each other as well as with professionals for mutual education, growth, and leadership opportunities.

    Students may join by filling out the online application for free membership to ISM, and submitting the form to Professor Kuo at JSOM 13.217. Please contact the Student Chapter President Elizabeth Wilson for further details.

    • Free Membership
    • Membership and officer positions open to graduate AND undergraduate students
    • Off campus networking opportunities
    • Priority access to ISM UTD Student Chapter events: site visits, guest speakers, workshops and more
    • Mentorship opportunities with supply chain professionals