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Supply Chain Management Education at the College of Business

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Bowling Green State University is a public, coeducational research university located in Bowling Green, Ohio, United States. The institution was granted a charter in 1910 by the State of Ohio as part of the Lowry bill. The University aspires to be the premier learning community in Ohio, and one of the best in the nation. Through the interdependence of teaching, learning, scholarship, and service. In the 2010 edition of U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges", BGSU 11th in the nation for its strong commitment to teaching undergraduate students. This new honor follows several consecutive years of being cited for outstanding first-year programs and residential living/learning communities.

BSGU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 47 master's degree programs and 17 doctoral degree programs. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognizes BGSU for its curricular engagement with the community. The curricular engagement designation is defined as “teaching, learning and scholarship that engages faculty, students and community in mutually beneficial and respectful collaboration.

The College of Business Administration offers academic programs and resources that provide knowledge and skills for students to succeed in today's competitive business environment. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree is offered with a variety of areas of specialization. Many of the nearly 20 student business organizations have received outstanding regional and national recognition and awards. BSGU’s undergraduate supply chain management program is nationally known.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Program

  • BS in Business Administration (Supply Chain Management Specialization): The goal of the undergraduate business administration degree program is to develop broadly educated business professionals. This goal is accomplished through a four-year academic experience involving curricular and co-curricular elements. The program consists of three major components: professional education in business administration, education in the liberal arts, and development of a broadly defined set of personal skills. The supply chain specialization prepares students to handle broad managerial responsibilities that impact the success of the company and the competitiveness of the entire supply chain. To specialize in supply chain management, students must have a cumulative BGSU GPA of least a 2.50 before they can be admitted to the program.

Graduate Program

  • MBA with Supply Chain Management Specialization: The Full Time Master of Business program is an AACSB accredited program that allows candidates to complete their degree in 12 months, while networking with business professionals in a nationally renowned program. The Supply Chain Management specialization is concerned with the strategic integration of the source-make-deliver practices within and among organizational partners.  The Supply Chain Management program prepares students to handle broad managerial responsibilities in a variety of service and manufacturing settings.


With more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs in seven undergraduate colleges, plus master’s and doctoral programs, BGSU students are challenged to think critically and creatively. Programs, such as the Sidney A. Ribeau President’s Leadership Academy and the University Honors Program, which has an optional housing opportunity, offer distinguished faculty, small classes, intellectual challenges and opportunities for growth. BGSU’s dynamic, innovative academic environment asks you to open yourself to new ideas, learn in a larger, integrated context and continually grow and achieve.

  • Campus: BGSU's 1,338 acres with 116 buildings on the main campus is located in Bowling Green, Ohio, 23 miles south of Toledo, adjacent to Interstate 75. BGSU Firelands College, opened in 1968, is located on 216-acre campus in Huron, Ohio.
  • Accreditation: The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Career Center: The Career Center offers comprehensive services and programs to help students clarify their academic and career goals, gain practical experience through on and off campus jobs, internships and cooperative education experiences, and secure employment in their chosen profession upon graduation
  • Study Skills Center : The study skills Center helps students to learn more effective study and textbook reading skills and apply these skills directly to their college courses. Students have opportunities to participate in individualized and small study groups for course-specific and general academic assistance.
  • Honors Program: The University Honors Program prides itself on challenging highly motivated students and promoting their emotional as well as intellectual development. The program offers special classes, an optional Honors Learning Community, a wide range of enrichment opportunities, and a caring and supportive environment in which students may learn and grow.
  • Co-ops and Internships: Cooperative education and internships take your learning to the realworld classroom. In co-ops, you earn an income while gaining valuable and practical experience in your related academic field. Internships help you gain professional-level work experience in businesses and organizations related to your studies. BGSU has high-level, well-known companies and organizations that recruit BGSU interns and co-op students, including Abercrombie & Fitch Co., David Letterman, Ernst & Young LLP, Habitat for Humanity, Mayo Clinic, People Magazine, The Olympics, U.S. Departments of State, Defense and Labor and Walt Disney Company. You can participate in one, two or three semesters of co-op in a full-time or part-time work experience.
  • Study Abroad: Students can broaden their horizons with an international educational experience. They can earn credit towards a degree while building a resume with an international experience. BGSU offers programs ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year at more than 30 sites in over 20 countries.
  • Student Research–front and Center: Research is not just for graduate students at BGSU. The Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship brings together students, faculty, administrators, alumni and community members in a variety of research projects in areas ranging from kinesiology and computer science, to educational psychology and art/graphic design. The Center also offers grant programs, including travel grants, that provide financial assistance to student researchers.
  • Adventure Beyond Textbooks: Parachutes. Rappelling. Personal integrity. Survival skills. Leadership development. That’s what education means to ROTC students. Your college experience will be more intense in the Air Force or Army ROTC. Scholarships and a monthly stipend are among the attractive options if you choose ROTC.