Curriculum: Associate of Applied Business in Supply Chain Management

November 15, 2020
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January 11, 2021

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With UC Online’s Associate of Applied Business in Supply Chain Management, all of your coursework is completed online. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the principles of Supply Chain Management including its role and purpose within a larger business environment.
  • Explain technologies used by carriers to track the movement and storage of inventory between supplier and customer.
  • Define and examine the history of the role of procurement, purchasing, and sourcing relative to the supply chain and the current business environment, including benefits to the organization.
  • Evaluate the expanding influence of globalization and technology on Supply Chain Management.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in skills related to personal goal setting and career planning.
Sample Curriculum

A customized curriculum map for the AAB Supply Chain Management program is available to fit your schedule and pace. Part-time and Full-time options are available to all students. Summer term courses are also offered. The program accepts students 3 times a year, Spring, Summer or Fall.

Introduction to Business

FYE course that provides an introduction to the university, opportunity to explore business programs and career opportunities, and overview ofbusiness structure and issues.

English Composition

This course emphasizes critical reading, writing, and textual analysis with particular focus on argument and research-based writing.

Financial Accounting

This course develops foundational knowledge and skills needed to prepare and analyze basic financial statements. Topics include cash, inventory, fixed assets, current and long-term liabilities and equity. Students will prepare multi-step income statements, classified balance sheets and statements of cash flows. Students will utilize efficiency and effectiveness ratios, as well as vertical and horizontal analysis, to evaluate financial performance.

Fundamentals of Management

This course is an introduction to theories and techniques of management. Course topics include an overview of managerial functions, organizational communication and group theories. The course emphasizes on the application of management skills by responding to a variety of case scenarios that require identifying the case problem and deciding on an appropriate remedy. This course is intended for the Associate of Applied Business (AAB) program, and does not apply toward a Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA).

Introduction To Supply Chain Management Technology

This course provides an overview of Supply Chain Management Technology including its role and purpose across organizations, the various strategies and techniques used to improve organizations, analysis and performance measurement tools to ensure improvement, the integration of technology into the supply chain and global and emerging issues impacting the financial, legal, environmental and security aspects of organizations.

Introduction to Microeconomics

The course assists students to learn and comprehend (1) economics as a social science that draws conclusions based on hypotheses, theories, and data in order to understand human behavior, (2) basic microeconomics terms and concepts, including scarcity and choice, equilibrium, efficiency and equity, positive and normative economics, comparative advantage, and specialization, (3) the fundamental economic question of allocating scarce resources, (4) opportunity cost and the production possibility frontier, (5) supply and demand, the function of prices in markets, how markets work and sometimes don't work, including market failure and externalities, (6) the effects of government intervention in markets, (7) how consumers make choices, (8) production theory, (9) the costs of production, (10) firm behavior in competitive markets, (11) firm behavior in imperfect markets, (12) elasticity and its application, (13) markets for resources, the determination of wage rates, interest, and rent, (14) the determination of income distribution, including poverty and discrimination, (15) the determinants of international trade flows, (16) to apply economic

Elementary Statistics I

An introduction to statistics for students without a calculus background. The course covers data analysis (numerical summaries and graphics for describing and displaying the distributions of numerical and categorical data), the basic principles of data collection from samples and experiments, elementary probability, the application of the normal distribution to the study of random samples, statistical estimation (construction and interpretation of one sample confidence intervals), and an introduction to hypothesis testing (the structure of one sample hypothesis tests and the logic of using them to make decisions). Suggested prerequisite: At least 420 on the MPT strongly recommended.

Managerial Accounting

This course develops foundational knowledge and skills needed to apply accounting data in planning and controlling business operations. Topics include costs, cost drivers and allocation, contribution margin and managerial budgeting.

Purchasing, Sourcing and Supplier Management

This course examines the role of purchasing/sourcing within the integrated supply chain and how the management of suppliers is critical to the effectiveness and efficiency of today’s organization. The course addresses issues of process, tools and techniques, metrics, laws, and emerging trends.

Humanities/Historical Perspectives/Fine Arts Elective

Boks: FA, HP, HU – Humanities/Historical Perspectives/Fine Arts Elective

Introduction to Marketing

Marketing activities, analysis, strategies, and decision making in the context of other business functions. Topics include: integration of product, price, promotion, and distribution activities; research and analysis of markets, environments, competition, and customers; market segmentation and selection of target markets; and emphasis on behavior and perspectives of consumers and organizational customers. Planning and decision making for products and services in profit and nonprofit, domestic and global settings.

Fundamentals of Business Finance

This introductory course covers the fundamental elements of finance, including how to read and to use financial statements, and how to employ ratiosand performance measures. The course will deal with working capital management, capital budgeting, financial leverage, capital structure, and cost of capital. This course is intended for the Associate of Applied Business (AAB) program, it does not apply toward a Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA).

Computer Applications

In this course, students perform basic business and academic tasks on a PC running the Windows operating system. Students are provided instruction in the Microsoft Office suite that covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Students learn how to work with a word processor, spreadsheet, data tables, and presentation software.

Digital Technologies for Business

Information Systems (IS)-and the enabling digital technologies-constitute integral and critical resources for all aspects of a business, from operational efficiency and managerial decision making, to the implementation of transformative business strategies. Businesses spend over $1 trillion annually on technology and related information systems. This course is designed to help students develop a working knowledge of digital technologies, to understand business opportunities created by digital technologies, and to gain awareness of how organizations leverage digital technologies to improve organizational processes and enhance related business strategies.The course also has a hands-on component-students will develop specific competencies in using spreadsheet, database, and web development tools to make informed business and financial decisions.

SCMT Cross Cultural Experience

Focusing on a required international travel experience as a key component, this course analyzes and evaluates the importance of integrating globalization, innovation, and sustainability as essential elements in developing the strategic competitive advantage required to succeed in the rapidly changing world of supply chain management technology in 21st Century.

Natural Science Elective

Boks: NS – Natural Science Elective

Intermediate Composition

This course emphasizes critical reading and writing, advanced research and argument skills, and rhetorical understanding of language as it is used in different discourse communities.

SCMT Classroom To Career

This course is a collaborative project-based learning opportunity to develop work experience in the field of SCMT through the application of specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to resolve workplace issues in real time. Specific focus placed on professional skill development and career planning.

World Of Work Experience

Based on a competitive selection process, this course is designed to provide qualified students an opportunity to gain practical work experience in the application of SCMT principles and practices in a real-world setting. Students will be required to perform substantive work from an individualized custom set of SCMT outcomes under the direct supervision of a pre-selected regional employer in coordination with a representative of the college.

Fundamentals of Service Management

While traditional supply chain management is concerned with the physical movement of tangible goods, this course examines the unique nature of intangible service management and its distinctive place in the supply chain.

Contemporary Topics In Supply Chain Mgmt Tech

This course provides an overview of the contemporary professional and scholarly literature of supply chain management and its associated technologies with an emphasis on analysis and evaluation of current trends for practical workplace applications.

Introduction To Supply Chain Management Technology

This course provides an overview of Supply Chain Management Technology including its role and purpose across organizations, the various strategies and techniques used to improve organizations, analysis and performance measurement tools to ensure improvement, the integration of technology into the supply chain and global and emerging issues impacting the financial, legal, environmental and security aspects of organizations.

Logistics and Transportation

Logistics is concerned with the design and management of systems for the movement of products from points of production to points of consumption. Such systems typically encompass activities such as areas of safety, transportation, warehousing, materials handling, inventory planning, facility location, scheduling, and purchasing of transportation services.

Globalization, Innovation and Sustainability

This course analyzes and evaluates the importance of integrating globalization, innovation, and sustainability as essential elements in developing the strategic competitive advantage required to succeed in the rapidly changing world of supply chain management technology in 21st Century.

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