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Supply Chain Management

Bachelor of Arts

Getting a product from a supplier into your hands as a consumer has become increasing complex, as competition, technology, innovation, and regulation enter the picture.

Our online Bachelor of Arts in Supply Chain Management focuses on the management of supply chain processes, activities, and costs related to serving customers.

Your studies will emphasize:

  • Capacity planning
  • Demand management
  • Order management
  • Warehouse management
  • Reverse logistics
  • Transportation
  • Acquisitions management

In this program, you will be challenged to leverage your problem solving, critical thinking, and ability to develop accurate management performance measures related to the supply chain.

Businesses of all sizes rely on the supply chain to get products to their customers. This degree helps prepare you for needs in retail, government, manufacturing, and transportation sectors.

Build Your Knowledge
This is a stackable degree, meaning you can seamlessly move into AMU online master’s degree program in Supply Chain Management with no duplicated coursework. AMU also offers master’s programs in Reverse Logistics Management and Transportation and Logistics Management.

Program Courses

The curriculum for this program follows industry trends to help ensure relevancy to today’s marketplace. View all courses.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Classify supply chain solutions using problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrate an overall knowledge of supply chain management areas of capacity planning, demand management, order management, warehouse management, and transportation.
  • Apply supply chain management principles to business situations.
  • Identify supply chain management best practices.
  • Explain how to improve the operational efficiencies of a supply chain.

Degree at a Glance

Concentrations

Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion. You will be asked to select a concentration when you enroll in this program.

Explore the concentrations available for this program.

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General

RLMT302

Environmental Issues in Reverse Logistics

DEFM310

Program and Acquisition Management I

TLMT331

Fundamentals of Intermodal Transportation

TLMT341

Logistics Management

TLMT351

Packaging

TLMT352

Distribution Systems

TLMT441

Advanced Business Logistics

RLMT305

Cost and Benefit Analysis of Reverse Logistics

RLMT307

Food and Beverage Reverse Logistics

RLMT309

Reverse Logistics Management and Operations

RLMT400

Recalls Best Practices and Issues

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Government Contracting and Acquisitions

Students who successfully complete this concentration will be able to:

  • Apply different techniques and methods to analyze different contractors’ proposals and contracts.
  • Comprehend the basics of government contracting as well as the political, regulatory and legal issues.
  • Synthesize overhead and other contractual factors and costs.
  • Apply the Federal Acquisition Regulations as they pertain to government contracts.

DEFM310

Program and Acquisition Management I

DEFM311

Program and Acquisition Management II

DEFM420

Cost Analysis and Negotiation Techniques

DEFM421

Joint Contingency Contracting

DEFM424

Overhead Management of Defense Contracts

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Reverse Logistics Management

Students who successfully complete this concentration will be able to:

  • Classify and explain the issues and problems of implementing a reverse logistics system in a manufacturing, retail or military operation.
  • Explain best practices of a reverse logistics operation.
  • Classify and explain the differences between forward and reverse logistics.
  • Explain how reverse logistics can be used to track and trace goods as returns, recalls, recycling and as waste.
  • Explain how to differentiate the financial impact of reverse logistics from financial components within a business environment.
  • Develop an implementation plan to use reverse technology processes and technology within a manufacturing, retail or military organization.

RLMT302

Environmental Issues in Reverse Logistics

RLMT305

Cost and Benefit Analysis of Reverse Logistics

RLMT307

Food and Beverage Reverse Logistics

RLMT309

Reverse Logistics Management and Operations

RLMT400

Recalls Best Practices and Issues

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Transportation and Logistics Management

Students who successfully complete this concentration will be able to:

  • Apply systems analysis to transportation, logistics and supply chain management.
  • Understand the transportation systems’ political, regulatory and legal issues.
  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of major transportation and logistics systems.

TLMT331

Fundamentals of Intermodal Transportation

TLMT341

Logistics Management

TLMT351

Packaging

TLMT352

Distribution Systems

TLMT441

Advanced Business Logistics

Admission Requirements

  • All AMU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the AMU admission application. View steps to apply.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an AMU admissions representative at 877-755-2787 or info@apus.edu.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates 

Per credit hour: $270 | $250 with military grant*

View Tuition and Fees Details  

*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, AMU offers a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans that caps undergraduate tuition at the military TA limit. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Undergraduate Book Grant

Books are provided online at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $600 per academic semester* if you are registered as a full-time student.

Transfer Credits

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

AMU has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.

*According to College Board Trends in College Pricing.