Business Administration Major: Supply Chain Management Option (B.S.)

Business Administration Major: Supply Chain Management Option (B.S.)
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The Business Administration Supply Chain Management major at UNH trains you to handle the links between suppliers, factories, and worldwide customers.

This field combines business with cutting-edge tech to keep the world running smoothly. You'll learn to use smart tactics and data tools to manage the whole product lifecycle.

Experience hands-on, practical projects and tap into our deep industry network in supply chain – paving the way for a promising, lucrative future job.

What is supply chain management? 

Supply chain management is the process of planning, coordinating, and controlling the flow of materials, information, and services from suppliers to customers. It involves managing the interrelated activities of sourcing, procurement, production, distribution, and logistics to deliver value to customers and stakeholders. Supply chain management is essential for any business that wants to compete in today’s dynamic global markets.  

Why study supply chain management at UNH? 

In the business administration supply chain management major at UNH you will learn how to design, analyze, and improve supply chains using quantitative and qualitative methods, tools, and technologies. You will also understand the strategic, tactical, and operational aspects of supply chain management, such as demand forecasting, inventory management, transportation planning, network design, sustainability management, and risk management. You will have the chance to apply your knowledge and skills in real-world projects and case studies and participate in internships and experiential learning activities with industry partners. 

Potential Careers

  • Demand planner
  • Distribution manager
  • Inventory manager
  • Operations manager
  • Production manager
  • Purchasing agent/category manager
  • Spend analyst
  • Supply chain manager
  • Transportation & logistics manager
  • Warehouse manager

Curriculum & Requirements

The Supply Chain Management (SCM) Option is designed for students eager to leverage data analytics and sustainable practices to optimize the flow of goods and services in global markets.  Recognizing the pivotal role of supply chains in today’s business landscape, the SCM Option equips future leaders with the skills needed to tackle operational challenges and formulate strategic solutions. SCM students will be well-prepared to navigate diverse industries, equipped with an understanding of essential supply chain functions such as planning, forecasting, procurement, logistics, distribution, and price optimization.   Graduates will be ready to drive innovation and deliver impactful solutions to real-world business challenges.

Sample Degree Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
ADMN 400
or ADMN 410
Introduction to Business
or Management Information Systems
ECON 401
or ECON 402
Principles of Economics (Macro)
or Principles of Economics (Micro)
MATH 422
or MATH 424A
Mathematics for Business Applications
or Calculus for Social Sciences
PHIL 431 Business Ethics 4
ADMN 403 Computing Essentials for Business 1
PAUL 405 Freshman Academic Experience I 1
ADMN 410
or ADMN 400
Management Information Systems
or Introduction to Business
ECON 402
or ECON 401
Principles of Economics (Micro)
or Principles of Economics (Macro)
ENGL 401 First-Year Writing 4
Discovery 4
PAUL 406 Freshman Academic Experience II 1
Second Year
ADMN 502 Financial Accounting 4
ADMN 510 Business Statistics 4
Discovery 4
Discovery 4
ADMN 503 Managerial Accounting 4
ADMN 580 Quantitative Decision Making 4
Discovery 4
Discovery 4
PAUL 660
or PAUL 690
BiP-Social Intelligence Topics
or BiP-Professional Intelligence Topics
Third Year
ADMN 570 Introduction to Financial Management 4
ADMN 575
or ADMN 585
Behavior in Organizations
or Marketing
SC 680 Global Supply Chain Management 4
Discovery 4
BiP: Business in Practice (Paul 660, 670, 680 or 690) 2
ADMN 585
or ADMN 575
or Behavior in Organizations
SC 671 Supply Chain Analytics 4
Supply Chain option course 4
Course selected in consultation with advisor 1 4
BiP: Business in Practice (PAUL 660, 670, 680 or 690) 2
Fourth Year
ADMN 775
ADMN 700
Strategic Management: Decision Making
and PAUL Assessment of Core Knowledge
Supply Chain option course 4
Course selected in consultation with advisor 1 4
Course selected in consultation with advisor 1 4
BiP: Business in Practice (PAUL 660, 670, 680 or 690) 2
SC 775 Supply Chain Management Project Experience 4
Supply Chain option course 4
Course selected in consultation with advisor 1 4
Course selected in consultation with advisor 1 4
 Total Credits139

Students can explore a second option, second major, minor, or general electives.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credit Requirement: 128 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 32 credits must be taken at UNH
Minimum GPA: 2.0 required for conferral*
Core Curriculum Required: Discovery & Writing Program Requirements
Foreign Language Requirement: No

All Major, Option and Elective Requirements as indicated.
*Major GPA requirements as indicated.

Major Requirements

A typical plan of study follows, showing the major-required courses. Students take 16-18 credits per semester. Discovery Program requirements (including the Inquiry requirement in the first two years) and elective courses are taken as well. Students are expected to follow this course plan. In the first three semesters, students cannot take more than two major courses in a single semester. The options have additional requirements as noted. For a detailed schedule/plan of study for each option, students should check with the Paul College Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office for specific recommendations.

Business Administration Core
Required Courses:
ADMN 400Introduction to Business4
ADMN 403Computing Essentials for Business1
ADMN 410Management Information Systems4
ADMN 502Financial Accounting4
ADMN 503Managerial Accounting4
ADMN 510Business Statistics4
ADMN 570Introduction to Financial Management4
ADMN 575Behavior in Organizations4
ADMN 580Quantitative Decision Making4
ADMN 585Marketing4
ADMN 775Strategic Management: Decision Making 14
ECON 401Principles of Economics (Macro)4
ECON 402Principles of Economics (Micro)4
MATH 422Mathematics for Business Applications4
or MATH 424A Calculus for Social Sciences
PHIL 431Business Ethics4
PAUL 405Freshman Academic Experience I1
PAUL 406Freshman Academic Experience II1
PAUL 660BiP-Social Intelligence Topics 22
PAUL 670BiP-Analytical Intelligence Topics 22
PAUL 680BiP-Competitive Intelligence Topics 22
PAUL 690BiP-Professional Intelligence Topics 22

Depending of the choice of option and the specific requirements thereof, students may be able to take PAUL or non-PAUL electives in their junior or senior year. 

Option in Supply Chain Management
Required courses:
SC 680Global Supply Chain Management 4
SC 671Supply Chain Analytics4
SC 775Supply Chain Management Project Experience 4
Analytics Electives 3
Select one of the following:
FIN 703
International Financial Management
MKTG 763
Marketing Analytics
ECON 652
Economics of Artificial Intelligence
DS 772
Predictive Analytics and Modeling
DS 673
Database Management
ACC 620
Topics in Accounting
Process Electives 3
Select one of the following:
MGT 755
Global Mindset for Sustainable Business
MGT 666
Strategic Negotiation and Conflict Management
MKTG 764
New Product Development
DS 774

This is the capstone course in the business administration  program, and satisfies the capstone requirement of  the Discovery Program. Students may be required to concurrently enroll in ADMN 700 PAUL Assessment of Core Knowledge (zero credits) for AACSB accreditation purposes.


Students may satisfy PAUL 660, PAUL 670, PAUL 680, PAUL 690 requirements through other courses/experiences with approved intelligence attributes assigned.  


Only one course can overlap between two Business Administration Options.

  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the core content areas of business.
  • Students will think critically to address business situations.
  • Students will demonstrate communication skills to interact effectively in business situations.
  • Students will identify and understand the ethical dimensions and implications of business decisions.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze a business situation by applying a multiple stakeholder lens.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of business practices as they relate to local, national and global competitiveness.

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