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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 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 such 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 coursework provides:

  • An appreciation for manufacturing’s impact on regional and national economies
  • A firm grasp of what’s needed to achieve world-class status using operations management
  • Insight into operations management’s importance to the organization’s well-being
  • Knowledge about 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.

The program has earned national and international recognition. Gartner Research recently ranked us 15th among all logistics and supply chain management programs in North America. Gartner’s report highlighted UNT as a top institution for its “potent combinations of curricula and required internship participation.” The International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management placed us in its top five internationally for research productivity. These rankings continue to attract many large and well-known corporations to recruit UNT students.

Our faculty members are recognized teachers, researchers and leaders of professional organizations. Our faculty publish in journals such as the Journal of Business Logistics, International Journal of Logistics Management, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Journal of the Operational Research Society, European Journal of Operational Research and the International Journal of Production Economy.

Strong student support

The Center for Logistics Education and Research works closely with senior executives to develop career placement and internship opportunities for students.

These opportunities abound because the Dallas- Fort Worth area is a national leader in distribution, transportation and logistics services. More than 500 motor carriers, 50 air cargo carriers and three of the nation’s top freight rail lines operate in the region. Students have interned or obtained full- time positions at more than 250 area firms.

The center’s internship and employment services are in addition to what the university provides.

We sponsor several scholarships to help you pursue your degree.

The College of Business’ Professional Leadership Program works with corporate partners throughout the region to give you the skills needed to be competitive in the workforce.

The UNT College of Business, one of the nation’s largest business colleges, 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 distinction means the college meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in education.

Our Business Leadership Building promotes interaction among students, faculty and industry leaders. The building — which has Gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for sustainability — contains 24 classrooms, team study rooms and a state-of-the- art computer lab. This building distinguishes us as a leader in business education.

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 coursework will focus on:

  • Analytics
  • Critical problem solving
  • Inventory control
  • Manufacturing planning and control
  • Production forecasting and scheduling
  • Project management
  • Purchasing and materials management
  • Quality control
  • Supply chain management

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

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

Detailed information on recognized high school graduation programs and SAT/ACT requirements is available at our Admissions website.

In your senior year, apply for admission by the March 1 priority date and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office. If you live out of stateyou can apply through the Common Application.

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, 4,000 students transfer to UNT

Helpful Resources

The Career Center, Learning Center and our team of 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 how to get hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors are available to help you plan your class schedule each semester.