Operations and Supply Chain Management Degree

There are ways to do things…then there are better ways to do things. Solving problems and making good decisions is a requirement in every organization. If you’re someone who values the power of efficiency and possesses a keen analytical eye, then you may be cut out for majoring in Operations and Supply Chain Management.

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UTSA’s Operations and Supply Chain Management Program

While earning an Operations and Supply Chain Management degree at UTSA, you’ll take a multidisciplinary approach to design systems, make decisions and solve complex problems for organizations. You’ll focus on the development and application of scientific and mathematical modeling to help companies reach the best decisions possible. Because these skills lend themselves to increasing a firm’s efficiency and productivity, this degree will prepare you for a number of careers in manufacturing, materials management, service operations, procurement, third party logistics, transportation processes and management consulting.

What You’ll Learn

As an Operations and Supply Chain Management major, you’ll have the option of learning a business competency as you work toward completing your degree. These competencies are available through elective courses and aim to develop a greater set of marketable skills for business majors. The competencies available for Operations and Supply Chain Management majors are analytics, entrepreneurship, international business, leading change, modeling and risk management. You can also choose a track in either Business Analytics or Operation & Supply Chain. Track are declared after you’ve been admitted and have met with your academic advisor.

Careers in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Top job titles for Operations and Supply Chain Management graduates include:

  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Procurement Manager
  • Distribution Manager
  • E-commerce Specialist
  • Operating Specialist
  • Quantitative Strategist
  • Risk Management
  • Digital Supply Chain Analyst

Operations and Supply Chain Management and its related career pathways are currently in average demand in Texas with over 14,000 job opportunities for the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include California, Virginia and Maryland. More than 12 million Operations and Supply Chain Management-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Please note that there are additional admission requirements that need to be met in order to be admitted into this major. View all of UTSA’s specific admission requirements here.

Industries for Operations and Supply Chain Management Graduates

Operations and Supply Chain Management is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of Operations and Supply Chain Management-related positions over 2018-19 included:

• Higher Education
• Consulting Services
• Insurance Carriers
• General Hospitals
• Air Transportation
• Depository Credit Intermediation

Salaries for Operations and Supply Chain Management Graduates

The salary range for open Operations and Supply Chain Management-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:

lowest 10% $56,842
median $90,439
top 10% $120,818

Source: Burning Glass

Skills and Interests for Operations and Supply Chain Management Majors

While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as an Operations and Supply Chain Management graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Operations and Supply Chain Management may be a good fit for you if:

• You enjoy solving puzzles and problems
• You like working with others
• You are a good planner
• You enjoy learning
• You are detail oriented

Student Life

While earning a Operations and Supply Chain Management degree at UTSA, you’ll take a multidisciplinary approach to design systems, make decisions and solve complex problems for organizations. You’ll focus on the development and application of scientific and mathematical modeling to help companies reach the best decisions possible. you’ll have the option of learning a business competency as you work toward completing your degree. These competencies are available through elective courses and aim to develop a greater set of marketable skills for business majors. The competencies available for Operations and Supply Chain Management majors are analytics, entrepreneurship, international business, leading change, modeling and risk management. Students studying Operations and Supply Chain Management may consider becoming involved in:

  • American Production and Inventory Control System
  • American Statistical Association
  • Business Student Council