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Achieve a sustainable competitive advantage for your organization by learning how to manage its supply chains. Effective supply chain management helps provide quality products, outstanding customer service, and effective cost control.

Our program is nationally ranked: it is No. 22 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report, 2022.

Program Highlights

  • Experience the program's unique combination of management training and specialization in supply chain management.
  • Participate in events and research from Quinlan’s Supply Chain and Sustainability Center. The industry leaders engaged in the center helps ensure that our curriculum—and your degree—remains relevant and cutting edge.
  • Learn, intern, and find employment in Chicago, a transportation and supply chain hub for the U.S.
  • Connects to the ISSCM Club, which provides a cutting-edge outlook on issues related to two of the most dynamic fields in the contemporary world of business: information systems and supply chain management.
  • Apply for Supply Chain departmental honors.

What You'll Learn

  • Operational methodologies
  • Data analytics
  • Business ethics
  • Process design and improvement
  • Transportation management
  • Inventory management
  • Purchasing management

Careers

  • Purchasing agent
  • Operations manager
  • Logistics analyst
  • Purchasing manager
  • Supply chain manager
  • Logistics manager

Because Loyola is a member of the Jesuit network of 27 colleges and universities nationwide, our graduates can receive career services at Quinlan's Business Career Services, as well as at career centers at U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities.

Curriculum

All Quinlan School of Business students must complete the core curriculum. Students pursuing the BBA degree in Supply Chain Management must also complete the business core curriculum as well as 15 required hours from the degree requirement options listed below.

Updated Curriculum Fall 2020
Students declaring the major fall 2020 and thereafter are required to take the zero credit SCMG 396: Supply Chain Seminar. Students who declared the major prior to fall 2020 are not required to take this course but are heavily encouraged to do so. This course is a seminar series that meets five times per semester with a variety of company representatives discussing their supply chain challenges. It is pass/no pass with only attendance required.

Core Curriculum

  • COMM 103: Business & Professional Speaking
  • MATH 131 or 161: Elements of Calculus or Calculus I (students majoring in Finance are strongly encouraged to take MATH 161 instead of MATH 131)
  • MGMT 341: Business Ethics
  • BSAD 220: Internship and Career Preparation
  • Two Writing Intensive courses, one of which must be a Quinlan course or ENGL 210
  • Global Awareness. The course used to satisfy this requirement may include any course from the GIST major group including ANTH 100, 102. ASIA 101, INTS 101, LASP 101, PLSC 102, or a study abroad experience will count toward this requirement.

Business Core Curriculum

 
  • ACCT 201: Introductory Accounting I
  • ACCT 202: Introductory Accounting II
  • BSAD 343: Business Analytics
  • ECON 201: Principles of Economics I (Micro)
  • ECON 202: Principles of Economics II (Macro)
  • FINC 301: Introductory Business Finance -or- FINC 334: Principles of Corporate Finance (required for Finance majors and minors)
  • ISSCM 241: Business Statistics
  • INFS 247: Business Information Systems
  • SCMG 332: Operations Management
  • LREB 315: Law and the Regulatory Environment of Business
  • MGMT 201: Managing People and Organizations
  • MGMT 304: Strategic Management
  • MARK 201: Principles of Marketing

Major Requirements

Updated Curriculum
The curriculum below is for any student that declared the SCMG major effective fall 2019 and thereafter. Students who declared the major before fall 2019 may pursue the program curriculum in effect when they entered their program or may switch to the revised curriculum below. If you wish to switch to the new major requirements, please see your academic advisor.

In addition to Core Curriculum and Business Core Curriculum requirements, students pursuing the BBA degree in supply chain management must complete 18 hours of supply chain management courses:

The following two courses are required of all students:

  • SCMG 338: Global Supply Chain Management I (prerequisites: junior standing, and minimum grade of “C-“ or better in SCMG 332)
  • SCMG 340: Global Supply Chain Management II (prerequisites: junior standing, and minimum grade of “C-“ or better in SCMG 332)

At least three of the following:

  • SCMG 337: Fundamentals of Lean Production (prerequisites: junior standing, and minimum grade of “C-“ or better in SCMG 332)
  • SCMG 341: Quality Management and Continuous Improvement (prerequisites: junior standing, and minimum grade of “C-“ or better in SCMG 332)
  • SCMG 342: Supply Chain Modeling (prerequisites: junior standing, and minimum grade of “C-“ or better in SCMG 332)
  • SCMG 346: Sustainable Supply Chains (prerequisites: junior standing, and minimum grade of “C-“ or better in SCMG 332)
  • SCMG 383: Management of Service Operations (prerequisites: junior standing, and minimum grade of “C-“ or better in SCMG 332)

No more than one of the following:

  • INFS 347: Systems Analysis and Design (prerequisites: junior standing, and minimum grade of “C-“ or better in INFS 247)
  • ISSCM 349: Project Management (prerequisites: junior standing, and minimum grade of “C-“ or better in ACCT 201, and MGMT 201) – or – ISSCM 357: Project Leadership (prerequisites: sophomore standing)
  • ISSCM 393: Requirements Analysis and Communication (prerequisites: junior standing and minimum grade of “C-“ or better in INFS 247)
  • SCMG 395: Independent Study (prerequisite: junior standing, and department consent)
  • SCMG 399: Selected Topics in Operations Management (prerequisite: junior standing)

For a suggested course sequence for undergraduate Supply Chain Management majors, see Suggested Course Sequence.

Specialized Requirements

Transfer Students

At the discretion of the Quinlan School of Business assistant dean, a maximum of one transfer course taken prior to matriculating at Loyola University Chicago may be allowed. A 2.0 average GPA is required for all attempted business courses. (BA in Economics students must also earn a 2.0 average GPA for all attempted Economics courses).

Study Abroad

Students planning to study abroad are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor early in the planning stage. A student will be permitted to take up to two approved courses in any Quinlan major or minor (and including BA Economics majors). All courses must be approved by the Quinlan Undergraduate Dean.

Minors

Non-Quinlan students who wish to expand their skills in supply chain management may pursue a minor in this field. The supply chain management minor requires 18 credit hours in these courses:

  • SCMG 332. Operations Management
  • SCMG 338. Global Supply Chain Management I
  • SCMG 340. Global Supply Chain Management II
  • Two courses from the following:
    • ACCT 201. Introductory Accounting I
    • ECON 201. Principles of Economics I (Micro) or ECON 202. Principles of Economics II (Macro)
    • INFS 247. Business Information Systems
    • MARK 201. Principles of Marketing
    • MGMT 201. Managing People and Organizations
  • One 300-level SCMG prefix supply chain management course (excluding SCMG 332).

Quinlan students who wish to pursue a minor in supply chain management must complete:

  • SCMG 338. Global Supply Chain Management I
  • SCMG 340. Global Supply Chain Management II
  • One 300-level SCMG prefix supply chain management course (excluding SCMG 332).

Important Details

At the discretion of the Quinlan School of Business, a maximum of one transfer course taken prior to matriculating at Loyola University Chicago may be allowed. A 2.0 average GPA is required for all attempted business courses. (BA in Economics students must also earn a 2.0 average GPA for all attempted Economics courses).

Quinlan students are limited to double dipping once (that is, counting one course twice) between any major or minor combination, regardless of what program the major or minor is taken in. Non-Quinlan students are limited to double dipping twice (that is, counting two courses twice) between business school minors and/or their respective majors.

Students planning to study abroad are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor early in the planning stage. A student will be permitted to take up to two approved courses in any Quinlan major or minor (and including BA Economics majors). All courses must be approved by the Quinlan Undergraduate Dean.

Admission

To apply for admission and scholarship consideration, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission and indicate your interest in this program on your application. For more information, see the following resources:

Contact Us

Department Chair: Mary Malliaris
Email: mmallia@luc.edu
Phone: 312.915.7064

Tuition and Financial Aid

The Loyola Quinlan School of Business is committed to helping students secure the necessary financial resources to make their business education at Loyola affordable.