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Supply Chain Management Education at EMU College of Business

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Since its inception in 1849, Eastern Michigan University (EMU), first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world.

The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school.

Innovative, Applied and Global, these are the three words that best describe Eastern Michigan's College of Business. The academic programs, professional education opportunities, university and business partnerships and economic development initiatives are all based on new approaches to education grounded in strong fundamentals, with a practical and real-world emphasis, incorporating an international perspective. The college emphasize quality teaching grounded in research and with a commitment to service to the business and broader community.

Academic Programs


Undergraduate Programs

  • BBA in Supply Chain Management: Apart from the general business course requirements, the supply chain management major core courses include: Fundamentals of Global Business; Introduction to SCM; Logistics; Purchasing and Supply Management; and Global Supply Chain Management. In addition, there are 4 electives also to be completed from a selection of SCM courses.
  • BBA International Business - Supply Chain Management: The Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business offers a multidisciplinary focus within the College of Business that prepares students for careers in international business and related fields. Additionally, all IB students must fulfill a study abroad experience and prove proficiency in a second language or complete a foreign language sequence.

Graduate Programs

  • MBA with Specialization in Supply Chain Management (SCM): This specialization is designed to develop creative and competent supply chain managers. The innovative program integrates international business concepts throughout the curriculum, emphasizes applied problem-solving methods and provides an interdisciplinary approach to the supply chain field. Eastern Michigan University's Supply Chain Management (SCM) program is applied. Students engage in SCM research with corporations and businesses. The program is global in that it was developed from an international perspective.
  • Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management (SCMG): This certificate is designed to develop creative and competent supply chain managers. This innovative program integrates international business concepts throughout the curriculum, emphasizes applied problem-solving methods and provides an interdisciplinary approach to the supply chain field. Eastern Michigan University's Supply Chain Management (SCM) certificate is applied. Students engage in SCM research with corporations and businesses. The SCM certificate is global. The curriculum was developed from an international perspective.

EMICH Features

Eastern Michigan’s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. EMU's distinct mix of comprehensive academic resources, strong community initiatives, focus on Education First, and nationally-recognized undergraduate and graduate student research achievements set it apart.

  • Campus: Eastern Michigan University’s 800 plus-acre campus of scenic flora and wooded areas includes 18 miles of walkways and jogging trails and has 122 buildings throughout the academic and athletic campuses. The campus is located in historic Ypsilanti, about 10 miles east of Ann Arbor, 40 miles west of Detroit and just 20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The University also has sites in Livonia, Jackson, Traverse City, Flint, Detroit and Monroe.
  • Accreditation: Eastern Michigan is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The College of Business undergraduate programs were accredited by AASCB International initially in 1974 and the graduate programs in 1982.
  • Ranking & Distinctions: One of the Best Midwestern Colleges eight years in a row (Princeton Review) and one of the nation's Best Business Schools seven years in a row (Princeton Review). The College of Business hosts the nation's only Ethos Week, a conference examining ethics in business and education.
  • Study Abroad: Academic Programs Abroad (APA) offers short, study abroad trips during winter break (Winter Break study abroad courses become a part of your winter term of classes); many travel/study abroad opportunities in the Spring and Summer semesters; Semester/Year Programs; and Cultural History Programs in Asia and Europe where you can earn six to 12 credits on programs from 35 to 70 days.
  • The Honors College: The Honors College at Eastern Michigan University offers highly qualified and motivated students a small college experience with all the benefits of a large comprehensive university. The college is a close-knit community of faculty and gifted undergraduates engaged in intellectually challenging study, scholarship, research, and service.
  • Center for Entrepreneurship: The Center for Entrepreneurship, established in 1986, is a co-curricular program of the EMU College of Business which strives to encourage innovative business creation and growth in southeast Michigan and a strong culture of entrepreneurial thinking in the EMU community.
  • Career Services: University Advising & Career Development Center (UACDC) provides a centralized service to help students plan careers, develop job-search skills, obtain employment while attending college, and secure a job upon graduation. Services are available to all enrolled students, and most are also available to EMU alumni. All students are encouraged to visit the UACDC throughout their academic career to take advantage of the numerous services and programs. Employers/Recruiters are invited to meet EMU students and alumni via on-campus recruitment and/or posting a position on the resume exchange service.
  • Small Business & Technology Development Center: The Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) enhances Michigan's economic well-being by providing counseling, training, research and advocacy for new ventures, existing small businesses and innovative technology companies. With offices statewide, the MI-SBTDC positively impacts the economy by strengthening existing companies, creating new jobs, retaining existing jobs, and assisting companies in defining their path to success.
  • First Year Center Halls: The First Year Center halls are designed to assist you in your transition to college. The Housing and Dining Services staff is committed to creating an atmosphere that will allow you to excel academically and enhance your social and cross-cultural awareness, while fostering a sense of community, and school spirit at Eastern Michigan University.

Last updated: May 6, 2017

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