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Supply Chain Management & Operations Management Education at the College of Business Administration (CBA), Akron OH

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The institution was founded as a small denominational college in 1870 and has grown to its current standing as a major, metropolitan, state-assisted university. It is significant that the efforts, energy, and financial support of an Akron manufacturer of farm equipment.

The University of Akron offers comprehensive programs of instruction leading to the associate (two-year), bachelor’s (four-year), master’s (graduate), and doctoral (graduate or professional) degrees. A student may study in the College of Business Administration, Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, Summit College, College of Creative and Professional Arts, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Health Sciences and Human Services, University College, School of Law, College of Nursing, and College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering.

The College of Business Administration (CBA) at The University of Akron offers accredited and nationally recognized academic programs combine basic theoretical principles with immediate applied practice, and provide our students with solid management, technological and people skills, ethical values and a global focus. The college’s close collaboration with area businesses and organizations provides many opportunities for the students.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Program

  • BBA Supply Chain / Operations Management Major: Supply chain / operations management professional duties may expand beyond the acquisition of materials, services and equipment into such areas as planning and policy making, motivation, evaluation, product development and control. An undergraduate degree in Supply Chain Management will prepare you to pursue exciting careers as supply chain professionals. The degree will also prepare you for further graduate study or a certification. Supply chain/operations management careers include working as a buyer, contract negotiator, inventory manager, import / export goods manager, or a logistics manager.

Graduate Program

  • MBA in Supply Chain Management: Supply chain management is a balance among a number of different areas. A supply chain manager needs to have a broad understanding of people, materials, finance and information to effectively get the job done. Analytical and interpersonal skills are both essential. The concentration focuses on analytical modeling and logistics. These are two areas where there is a large gap in employee knowledge.


University of Akron offers more than 300 undergraduate and graduate programs, including many that are recognized nationally for their excellence and has more than 29,000 students representing 46 US states and 80 foreign countries. They're a culturally diverse group and they come from a broad economic spectrum. UA offers courses across the region. In addition, university also offers several online courses.

  • Campus: The University of Akron is a vibrant community within metropolitan Akron, with more than 80 buildings on 218 acres. Other locations in Ohio are: Lakewood, Brunswick, Medina, Orrville, and Millersburg.
  • Accreditation: UA is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. All programs offered through the College of Business Administration are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Career Services: Career Services for students and alumni include opportunities to participate in on-campus interviews with representatives from business, industry, and education and branches of the government. Numerous educational outreach events are provided throughout the campus community which includes a wide variety of topics such as, résumé writing, job search skills, and dress for success, etiquette dinning and mock interviews. In addition, the Career Center offers leadership opportunities for students and sponsors career fairs in collaboration with academic colleges, giving students the opportunity to network with hundreds of potential employers.
  • Student Employment: Student Employment helps students find part-time job opportunities both on and off campus. While these jobs may or may not relate to a student’s major, they are designed to work with academic class schedules. Gaining work experience while going to schools an excellent way to develop marketable skills, refine career interests and goals, network with people, work in a professional environment, and earn money to assist with college and living expenses. Student Employment works with and maintains relationships with employers from many sectors of the marketplace that recruit students for part-time employment and campus work study opportunities.
  • Cooperative Education: co-op combines classroom learning with relevant work experience by integrating classroom theory with on-the-job performance. The goal is to provide professional work opportunities in order to test career and professional goals. Research shows that students participating in co-op enhance their self-confidence and professional maturity. Participants can register for the co-op course and outcomes are posted on transcripts as credit/non-credit. Co-op is always a paid experience and can be repeated.
  • Residence Life and Housing: The University provides reasonably priced, clean, convenient and secure residence hall facilities. In addition, the residence hall program is committed to providing a meaningful living/learning environment which directly supports the educational, social, and personal development of each student. The Department of Residence Life and Housing supervises and manages 12 on-cam-pus residence hall facilities accommodating approximately 3,200 students.