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BSBA in Operations and Supply Chain Management

BSBA Major in Operations & Supply Chain Management

As technological advances have changed how organizations worldwide compete, supply chain management, logistics and operations have become key functions through which companies can gain strategic advantage. Offered by expert faculty in the Department of Decision Sciences & MIS, the operations and supply chain management (OSCM) major provides students with the skills and knowledge to be leaders in this essential discipline.

Jilan Liu

I loved my time at co-op because I was able to apply what I learned from class to the work projects.

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Operations and Supply Chain Management Major Curriculum

Through undergraduate studies in operations and supply chain management (OSCM), students learn how to design, plan and execute the operations and supply networks that enable a business to meet the demands of its customers.

More advanced skills that students can learn include revenue management (how to sell the right product to the right customer at the right price), lean operations and Six Sigma quality (how to reduce variability and waste in production), and how to ensure that operations and supply networks run as efficiently and sustainably as possible.

By itself, this major prepares students for careers that are focused on supply chain management and analytics: from sourcing manager to inventory manager to demand planner. In conjunction with a major in another discipline, the program provides students with concepts and quantitative tools that will enhance their efficiency and effectiveness as a manager in that other discipline.

Most OSCM major courses have small class sizes, providing students with the opportunity to interact with their classmates and the program faculty. The major also leverages a close connection with local professional groups, facilitating real-world learning opportunities.

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View the plan of study in the Drexel Catalog

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Drexel Co-op and Experience

Drexel LeBow Student on Co-op

Over 100 years of industry partnership has taught us the value of an immersive education. We focus on ensuring students have access to a wide variety of learning opportunities beyond the classroom to gain deep expertise, broad perspectives and the essential soft skills needed to succeed in business and in life.

Drexel Co-op

Through the Drexel Co-op program, operations and supply chain management majors alternate six months of classroom learning with six months of full-time professional experience through University-approved employers. With plans of study that allow for up to three co-ops, students can gain as much as 18 months of practical, hands-on experience in the workplace, applying what they’ve learned in real-world settings long before graduation.

Students have done their LeBow operations and supply chain management co-ops in companies both big and small, locally and around the world. Past  operations and supply chain management co-op placements include:

  • Comcast Corporation
  • Estée Lauder/Northtec
  • Johnson & Johnson

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Learn by Experience

In addition to the Co-op program, experiential learning opportunities abound at LeBow, including consulting courses, case competitions, international residencies, research projects, industry thought leader events, alumni mentorship and more. Through projects made possible by the Dana and David Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning and Drexel Solutions Institute, our students apply their learning on real and simulated challenges, working with organizations domestically and internationally from Unilever, the Philadelphia 76ers, Boeing and PwC to nonprofit and governmental partners.

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Student Organizations

At Drexel LeBow, students have many opportunities to engage outside of the classroom through student-run organizations, connecting with a community that shares their major, their heritage or any of the other unique characteristics that unite our diverse student population. The opportunities to collaborate, network and engage are endless.

The Drexel Graduate Business Analytics Association was created to encourage graduate student enthusiasm and participation in the growing field of analytics.

Drexel Women in Business strives to provide its members with resources and opportunities to succeed in business, with a focus on the female professional.

Bringing together student leaders with interests in both business and engineering to promote their integration into one practice.

By enriching the knowledge and career development of our members, we encourage the interest and promote the growing importance of supply chain management.

Our mission is to provide students across all spectrums of majors with accessible resources to enhance and reinforce their competency in data analysis.

Careers and Network

Graduates with a major in operations and supply chain management find career opportunities across a multitude of industries in various roles. They can take their skills anywhere in the world. Some may work at corporations that produce goods, at hospitals and medical centers, in the transportation or logistics fields, or any of a host of industries that rely on the skills acquired with a focus on operations and supply chain management.

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Campus and Facilities

Gerri C. LeBow Hall from Pearlman Plaza Sunset

Our 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, is located at the heart of the Drexel University campus, which is located in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, home to the city’s vibrant research and technology corridor. Being located in Philadelphia, and within a short distance of New York and Washington D.C. means Drexel LeBow students have access, not just to our 1700+ industry partners but also to a wealth of experience from leaders in the business, research and governmental fields.

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Connect with Us

Our staff is ready to help you with any questions you may have about the application process, including which program is right for you. We look forward to hearing from you.

Christian Maxey

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programs and Recruitment

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