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Information & Supply Chain Management is the management of the flow of goods, services and data. It includes the movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption. Interconnected or interlinked networks, channels and node businesses are involved in the provision of products and services required by end customers in a supply chain.

Students enrolled in the major will take courses in subjects such as product management, supply chain, logistics, information systems, managing individuals in organizations, and social media and e-commerce.


Career opportunities in the field of Information & Supply Chain Management are plentiful. All organizations and industries incorporate aspects of Information & Supply Chain Management. Organizations are looking for individuals who can analyze and coordinate systems that move products from supplier to consumer in a timely and cost efficient manner. Sample careers in the field in include: Planner or Analyst, Buyer, Inventory Specialist, Materials Planner, Transportation Coordinator, Traffic Analyst, Production Coordinator, Scheduler, Operations Planner, Management Consultant, Business Application Developer, IS/IT Manager, and Chief Information Officer.

All business majors are strongly encouraged to complete internships. Internships are career-related work experiences that enable students to apply their knowledge and skills in an organizational setting. In the WCBA, internships that are approved for academic credit must be paid. Completing a career-related internship increases a student's job opportunities upon graduation.   

student experiences

Information & Supply Chain Management students at Youngstown State University have the opportunity to build their leadership skills through various WCBA student organizations.

Core Competencies
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics requirement
Requirement met with MATH 1552 (required Business Tool Course)
Knowledge Domains
Arts and Humanities (6 s.h.)
PHIL 2628Business Ethics (required for major)3
Arts and Humanities elective3
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab) (6-7 s.h.)7
Social Science (6 s.h.)
Requirment meth with ECON 2610 and ECON 2630 (Business Tool Courses)
Social and Personal Awareness (6 s.h.)6
First Year Experience
Requirement met with BUS 1500 (required Business Tool Course)
Business Tool courses must be completed with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken credit/no credit.
BUS 1500Exploring Business3
MATH 1552Applied Mathematics for Management4
ECON 2610Principles 1: Microeconomics3
ECON 2630Principles 2: Macroeconomics3
MGT 2604Legal Environment of Business 13
ACCT 2602Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2603
Managerial Accounting
and Managerial Accounting Spreadsheet Lab
ENGL 3742Business Writing3
ECON 3790Statistics for Business and Economics5
To enroll in upper level business courses students must have successfully completed ENGL 1550, ENGL 1551, PHIL 2628, CMST 1545, all Business Tool courses and have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA.
Upper level business courses must be completed with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken credit/no credit.
BUS 3715Principles of International Business3
FIN 3720Business Finance3
MKTG 3702Business Professionalism1
MKTG 3703Marketing Concepts and Practice3
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management3
MGT 3761Management Information Systems3
MGT 3789Operations Management3
MGT 4850Strategic Management and Leadership3
MGT 4820Supply Chain Management3
MGT 4881Project and Quality Management spring term only3
MGT 5835Systems Analysis and Design fall term only3
MGT 5865Database Management Systems spring term only3
INFORMATION & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT MAJOR ELECTIVES Select three courses (9 SH) from the following:9
MGT 3771Social Media and E-Commerce3
MGT 4822Scheduling and Inventory Management3
MGT 4882Seminar in Logistics3
CSIS 3722Development of Databases3
CSIS 3726Visual/Object-Oriented Programming4
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
BUS 1500 Exploring Business 3
MATH 1552 Applied Mathematics for Management 4
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
GE: Social & Personal Awareness 3
 Semester Hours16-17
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
MGT 2604 Legal Environment of Business 1 3
ECON 2610 Principles 1: Microeconomics 3
PHIL 2628 Business Ethics 3
GE: Natural Science 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 2
ACCT 2602 Financial Accounting 3
ECON 2630 Principles 2: Macroeconomics 3
ENGL 3742 Business Writing 3
GE: Social & Personal Awareness 3
GE: Lab Science 4
 Semester Hours16
ACCT 2603 Managerial Accounting 3
ACCT 2603L Managerial Accounting Spreadsheet Lab 1
ECON 3790 Statistics for Business and Economics 5
MKTG 3702 Business Professionalism 1
MGT 3725 Fundamentals of Management 3
 Semester Hours13
Year 3
MKTG 3703 Marketing Concepts and Practice 3
MGT 3761 Management Information Systems 3
FIN 3720 Business Finance 3
Upper Level Business Elective 3
GE: Arts & Humanities 3
 Semester Hours15
MGT 5835 Systems Analysis and Design 3
MGT 3789 Operations Management 3
Upper Level Business Courses 3
Non Business Elective 3
ISCM Elective (Internship Recommended) 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 4
BUS 3715 Principles of International Business 3
MGT 4881 Project and Quality Management 3
MGT 5865 Database Management Systems 3
MGT 4820 Supply Chain Management 3
Upper Level Business Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
MGT 4850 Strategic Management and Leadership 3
Upper Level Business Course 3
ISCM Course 3
ISCM Course 3
Non Business Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours120-121

ENGL 1550, ENGL 1551, Busines Tool and upper level business courses (ACCT, ADV, BUS, ENT, FIN, MGT, MKTG) must be completed with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken credit/no credit.

To enroll in upper level Business courses students must have successfully completed ENGL 1550, ENGL 1551, PHIL 2628, CMST 1545, all Business Tool courses AND have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA.

Learning Outcomes

  1. To identify and apply concepts associated with utilizing internet-based strategies to increase awareness and market reach of organizations. (MGT 3771 E-Commerce)
  2. To plan, design, and develop a web presence (e.g., website, social media) for an organization. (MGT 3771 E-Commerce)
  3. To recognize and apply the fundamentals of managing projects, including the planning, scheduling, and controlling.(MGT 4881 Project Management)
  4. To identify and apply concepts associated with System Development Life Cycle methodology. (MGT 5835)
  5. The ability to construct Entity Relationship Diagrams.(MGT 5865)
  6. The ability to use SQL to create, query, and update databases.(MGT 5865)