Supply Chain Analytics

Students majoring in another business discipline may add a concentration in Supply Chain Analytics by completing an additional six credits of coursework in the area. Students may choose any two of the following courses to fulfill the concentration.

Electives (Choose Two)
BUAD 461 - Lean Six Sigma Toolkit

3 credits | Fall or Spring | Prereq/ Corequisite(s): BUAD 350 - Introduction to Business Analytics; or consent of the instructor.


This course focuses on developing lean processes within a variety of operating environments. Tools and strategies leading to improved process management are included. The course also focuses on Six Sigma approaches to process quality and includes emphasis on tools and procedures for implementing Six Sigma strategies within organizations. 


Note: This course combines the existing BUAD 459 and BUAD 461 courses into a single course. Students who took BUAD 459 under a previous catalog may not take the new 3 credit BUAD 461 version.

BUAD 464 - Sustainability/ Green Supply Chain     OR

3 credits | Fall or Spring | Prerequisite(s): BUAD 350 - Introduction to Business Analytics or consent of the instructor.


This course focuses on the development of sustainable supply chains. Students will explore leading-edge initiatives by forward-thinking companies to (re)design and market products, source, manufacture, and eventually distribute them in an environmentally-, ecologically-, and socially- responsible way.


Note: Formerly BUAD 480.

BUAD 492 - Sustainability & Chesapeake Bay

3 credits | Fall

BUAD 465 - Managing Supply Chains in a Digital Economy

3 credits | Fall or Spring | Prerequisite(s): BUAD 350 - Introduction to Business Analytics


Over the last five years, technology, specifically the WEB, has revolutionized the way firms do business with each other. The usual stumbling blocks of poor information availability: incompatible organizational structures and information systems, and the high cost of collaboration are being "blown to bits" by tailored supply chain initiatives and web-centric software. This course will explore these initiatives and tools that firms are using to manage supply chains and B2B integration.