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Operations and Supply
Chain Management

Your Future In Operations and Supply Chain Management

Are you thorough and organized? Do you enjoy decision making and long-term planning? Are you a good negotiator? If so, you should pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Operations and Supply Chain Management at the University of North Texas.

The operations and supply chain management industry continues to expand because of technological innovation, global competition and the need to increase productivity and reduce costs. Professionals possess a variety of aptitudes and skills, leading to careers as:

  • Inventory control directors
  • Manufacturing directors
  • Materials managers
  • Operations managers
  • Plant or facility managers
  • Purchasing managers
  • Quality control managers
  • Special projects managers
  • Supply chain managers

What we offer

Earning a degree in Operations and Supply Chain Management makes you a vital contributor to a company's success. The course work provides:

  • An appreciation for manufacturing's impact on the region's and country's economies
  • A firm grasp of what's needed to achieve world class status using operations management
  • Insight into operations management's importance to an organization's well-being
  • Knowledge about operations management's role within an enterprise
  • An understanding of operations management in goods producing and service providing organizations

Our faculty members are committed to high-quality teaching and have received numerous honors for outstanding teaching and research. They're also active members of the Institute for Supply Management, the American Production and Inventory Control Society, the Decision Sciences Institute, the Production and Operations Management Society, and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

We offer one-on-one academic counseling and advising from the program director so you stay on track for graduation and enroll in classes focusing on your career goals.

Scholarships are available to help you pursue your degree.

Living-Learning Communities brings together business students who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences. You can also get involved in one of our business-related student organizations.

The College of Business, which is one of the nation's 20 largest business schools, is accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750; Tampa, Fla. 33602; telephone 813- 769-6500). This means the college meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in education.

The Business Leadership Building reflects our commitment to preparing future business leaders and promotes interaction among students, faculty and industry leaders. The facility — which has Gold-level LEED certification for sustainability — contains 24 classrooms, team study rooms and a state-of-the-art computer lab.

What to expect

As an Operations and Supply Chain Management major, you'll study the design, operation and control of production as well as service systems. Your course work will focus on:

  • Inventory control
  • Manufacturing planning and control
  • Production forecasting and scheduling
  • Project management
  • Purchasing and materials management
  • Quality control
  • Service analysis and design
  • Supply chain management

In addition, you may study international business operations and management of working capital for the manufacturing and distribution of a product.

Our Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.


High school students

We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the Texas Foundation, Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school program or the equivalent.

In your junior year, take the SAT or ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.

In your senior year, apply for admission at ApplyTexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.

Transfer students

If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor or advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.

Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, 3,800 students transfer to UNT.