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B.S. in Supply Chain Management

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Supply Chain Management at Lasell

The B.S. in Supply Chain Management major provides the skills necessary to pursue a career in supply chain management as well as learn the fundamentals of business.

Supply Chain Management is what keeps businesses moving, making sure companies deliver essential goods and services - from their beginnings as raw materials all the way to the consumer - to ensure global trade runs smoothly.

A Supply Chain Management major teaches you about the "chain": procurement, inventory, manufacturing, quality control, sales, and distribution. Students will acquire a well-rounded knowledge base of business concepts both global and domestic with courses in business, forecasting, logistics, sourcing, and operations. 

Supply Management skills are in high demand in all industries, including manufacturing, retail, fashion, technology, healthcare, and transportation.

A total of 1.4 million new jobs in Supply Chain and Logistics were created from 2014-2018, and this growth is likely to continue. The Supply Chain industry is projected to reach $75 billion by 2032.

Supply Chain Management Program Features

  • The core curriculum will be taught on-campus at Lasell. Some of the electives are taken online through Rize, giving students the best of student life with the flexibility of hybrid learning.

  • Students take core business classes as well as Supply Chain Management specific courses such as forecasting, logistics, and operations.
  • Senior year, students take a Capstone course in partnership with corporations, allowing them to gain hands-on experience and create a portfolio that can be shared with potential employers.

  • 100% of Lasell students complete at least one internship while completing their major.

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What You'll Learn

From your first day, you’ll take courses in your major and advance towards graduation with a yearly plan. Not sure what classes to take? We’ll help you create the perfect plan. 

Learning Outcomes

Have you ever wondered how that Amazon package arrived at your door so quickly? Supply chain management is the process by which organizations get us the products we consume.

  • Learn how logistics networks are built, forecasting methods, and supply chain planning.
  • Forecast product demand using industry best practices for predictive analysis.

  • Have the ability to design supply chain systems using the most up-to-date, fundamental approaches to forecasting.

  • Be able to identify sourcing solutions by conducting supply side and demand side forecasts.

  • Understand how to conduct a risk assessment on sourcing and operations to avoid supply chain failures.

For a complete list of courses and learning outcomes, view the Academic Catalog >>

Career Success in the Supply Chain Management Industry

Students pursue careers industries including healthcare, retail, and manufacturing in positions such supply chain analyst, distribution manager, and operation manager.

Students have interned with:

  • BOSE
  • Chase Enterprises
  • Dunkin' Brands Inc.
  • Live Nation
  • Toyota Motor Corporation

Graduates can have careers as:

  • Retail Planner
  • Logistician
  • Retail Buyer
  • Procurement Agent
  • Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Director


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BUSS101 - Fund of Bus in a Global Environment

This course is designed to familiarize students with various aspects of the business world. Areas covered include: private enterprise; forms of ownership; legal aspects; management practices in a diverse and global business environment; marketing; human resources; global operations management; labor relations; and finance. In addition, students become aware of how business functions are integrated into an organization to achieve specific goals both locally and internationally.

BUSS225X - Supply Chain Mgmt 1:Log & Forecasting

This course provides a broad overview of the planning and execution of customer demand. It is divided into two parts: Logistics and Planning. In the first segment, we cover the three major building blocks of logistics networks: transportation, warehousing, and inventory. After completing this course, students will be able to differentiate the advantages and disadvantages of different modes of transportation. Students will also understand what goes into designing and setting up a warehousing facility. Finally, students will be able to discuss the development of logistics networks that minimize costs and deliver top customer service. In the second half, planning and forecasting will be covered. Matching supply and demand requires planning. Students will master different forecasting techniques essential for building a sales and operations plan. At the completion of this course, you will have the tools and techniques to analyze demand data, construct different forecasting techniques, and discuss the most suitable one for projecting future demand. In addition, you will be exposed to planning software such as Oracle and SAP, which weave complicated networks of distribution and shipping together in one easy platform and dashboard. This is an introductory course designed to provide you with a start on your learning journey in Logistics and Planning.

BUSS229 - Supply Chain Mgmt II:Sourcing/Operations

This course provides an overview of Sourcing and Operations, and is divided into two parts. In the first part, students will learn the key components of sourcing: supplier selection; pricing constraints; supplier segmentation; make vs. buy decisions; and supplier relationships. In the second part, students will learn both the Lean Inventory business model, ISO900, issues surrounding quality control, and Six Sigma methodology. This will offer students an overview of sourcing logistics, choices surrounding those logistics and the parameters in place to ensure quality and production efficiencies. Students will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge to various product categories in a number of industries. Lastly, the course will be supplemented by guest lecturers, relevant videos, white papers and journal research to supplement their engagement with the course. About the Lasell/RIZE Supply Chain Management: This is the second course in a three-course track designed by Rutgers Supply Chain Management Professor Rudolph Leuschner alongside faculty from Lasell University. As global networks have continued to expand in the age of the internet, Supply Chain Management has become one of the most critical areas for companies with a global presence to create value. The goal of these courses is to deliver students a full skill set in supply chain management, one of the fastest-growing job segments at Fortune 500 companies across the country. Prerequisite: BUSS225.

BUSS232 - Global Operation Strategies

This course examines how operations can be used as sources of competitive advantage in international business. The class will focus on understanding the need to formulate an operational strategy (long-term plan) and making strategic operational decisions. The old view of operations management as the task of maintaining a comparatively static production or service facility has given way to one characterized by a need for renewed flexibility, relentless improvement, and the development of new capabilities at the operating unit level. As a result of this changing environment, the skills required of operations managers across the globe have changed as well. This course is based primarily on case studies supported by conceptual frameworks.

BUSS319 - Cost Accounting

This course focuses on a typical firm’s cost data and how that data can be transformed into information for business analysis and decision making. Topics include how to identify fixed versus variable cost, cost volume profit analysis, flexible budgeting, Activity Based Costing, and standard cost systems with detail variance analysis. Process and job order costing systems are examined in terms of how these systems are used to accumulate cost to determine accurate product or service costs and why this is necessary in setting product/service selling prices to maximize profits. Other topics include the numerous cost allocation processes that take place in the typical manufacturing and service industries, and transfer pricing within companies that are doing business internationally. Prerequisite: BUSS202 with a grade of C or better.

BUSS340 - Supply Chain Management III - Practicum

This course encapsulates all of the skills that students have learned in Supply Chain Management I and II, and asks students to apply these skills toward solving full scale supply chain challenges. It consists of two parts-in the first part, students will use their knowledge in supply chain management to solve the challenges faced by a mock company. Each semester the company will be rotated. We will work to solve “the companies” hypothetical issues (created by the professor) in the four key areas covered in SCM I & II: Logistics, Operations, Planning, and Sourcing. At the end of this section of the course, students will have a strong understanding of how the core components of a supply chain fit together. In the second part, students are tasked with addressing a real supply chain problem, and will work in online groups to produce a solution, which will consist of a report and a video presentation. In this practicum project, students will take on the role of supply chain consultants, redesigning the existing supply chain of a consumer products company with the goals of implementing lean inventory management, and using six sigma processes to improve efficiency and allow the company to bring new products to market more rapidly. An alternative scenario would be to repositioning manufacturing and sourcing due to unexpected economic or social fluctuations.The practicum has been researched and designed in conjunction with real world employers who face similar issues in their supply chain. At the end of the course, students will therefore have real world experience that they can show employers as part of a larger degree. Students will also have the opportunity to present their final plans to supply chain professionals, which will allow them to gain an understanding of how their knowledge will interact with the real world and will serve as a de-facto screening process for a coveted role within the industry. The delivery of the project can be via strategic plan in a written document or by video conferencing, whichever the professor chooses to be most valuableThe Practicum is the third and final course in a three-course track designed by Rutgers Supply Chain Management Professor Rudolph Leuschnerin conjunction with faculty from Lasell. As global networks have continued to expand in the age of the internet, Supply Chain Management has become one of the most critical areas for companies with a global presence to create value.The goal of the course is to deliver students a full skill set in supply chain management, one of the fastest growing job segments at Fortune 500 companies across the country.Prerequisites: SCM I & II

CFP302X - Risk Management & Insurance Planning

This course provides students with an understanding of risk management and the tools and techniques available to minimize exposures to risk. Students will learn how to conduct an insurance needs analysis for clients and evaluate insurance contracts for life, disability, long-term care, and health insurance. The course also covers how insurance rates are developed, what types of contracts are available, how to read insurance proposals, and how life insurance is used in financial planning. Students also learn about property and casualty insurance, including homeowners’, liability, and auto insurance. Other topics include group life and health insurance plans, business uses of insurance, and annuities.

ECON102 - Principles of Econ-Macro

This course explores basic functions of the United States economy viewed as a whole and policies designed to affect its performance. Topics include economic scarcity; causes of unemployment and inflation; money and monetary policy; the impact of government taxation and spending; and the federal debt. Some consideration is given to international economic problems and to contrasting economic systems. Prerequisite: ECON 101.