Department of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management

The Supply Chain Management Major is available only to qualified students based upon application and personal interviews. For more information, see application information below.

Students are required to complete an approved internship to earn the Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management degree.

The Degree Audit Report (DARS) provides the official requirements for all majors and minors. Select the correct catalog year, which is the year you started at UIUC.

Supply Chain Management Major Planning Forms

While degree plans are intended to provide you with accurate information, the final responsibility for knowing and completing degree requirements is your responsibility. Course offerings and enrollment restrictions should be confirmed with your Degree Audit Report (DARS) and the Course Explorer.

Supply Chain Management Planning Form (Fall 2021)

Supply Chain Management Planning Form (Fall 2020)

Degree Requirements, Overview Handout (Fall 2019)

Degree Requirements, Overview Handout (Fall 2018)

Degree Requirements, Overview Handout (Fall 2017)

Requirements for students who were admitted to Illinois in Fall 2019 or later

Code Title Hours
BADM 324 Purchasing and Supply Mgmnt (Prerequisite: Credit or current enrollment in BADM 320) 3
BADM 335 Supply Chain Management Basics 3
BADM 336 Modeling the Supply Chain (Prerequisite: BADM 335; Fall only; SCM internship required) 3
BADM 337 Practicum in Supply Chain Management (Spring only) 3
BADM 338 Global Supply Chain Management (Prerequisite BADM 320) 3
BADM 350 IT for Networked Organizations 3
BADM 375 Operations Management 3
BADM 378 Logistics Management 3
Select one of the following:
BADM 322 Marketing Research (Prerequisite:  BADM 320)
BADM 327

BADM 328
Marketing to Business and Govt Marketing Research (Prerequisite: BADM 320)

Business-to-Business Selling
BADM 352 Database Design and Management
BADM 374 Management Decisions Models (Prerequisite:  BADM 210)
BADM 377 Project Management (Typically Fall only; possibly offered in spring - check Course Explorer)
BADM 379 Business Process Improvement (Spring only)

1The approved internship must be completed prior to enrollment in the BADM 336 course and a report on the internship must be submitted.

Application Information

  • Why Supply Chain Management?

    Supply Chain management is one of the most important functions in all manufacturing enterprises. It spans processes such as procurement, purchasing, plant and transportation logistics, demand fulfillment, and promotion management. For most manufacturing, distribution and retail companies, supply chains constitute a significant amount of their annual spending - large corporations may have billions of dollars of annual supply chain related costs. Managing this supply chain effectively is vital to compete in a global and hyper-competitive environment. Accordingly, there is immense interest among corporations to hire well-trained and talented supply chain professionals.

    The SCM program in the College of Business has been very successful in training and placing our undergraduate students. The excellent curricular and practical training offered by the SCM program makes our graduates highly desirable to a variety of corporations, business consultancies and government.

    Some things to consider:

    1. SCM majors are hired by large business consulting firms, major manufacturers and government agencies.
    2. SCM majors have an excellent job placement record.
    3. SCM majors are, on average, some of the highest paid students in the college of business.

    If you are still in the process of deciding what you would like to do for your major, we think that you should look carefully at the Supply Chain Management Major.

  • Who Should Apply?

    Students who like to blend creative and analytical thinking for solving large-scale real-world problems are well suited for the SCM program. You should have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 and must be willing to participate in all program activities, which expose you to the practice of supply chain management. You are also required to complete a summer internship before graduating.

    The SCM major is also popular as a or double major option within the department of business administration. Many of our students combine the SCM major with degrees in accounting and finance. Even more combine it with other majors such as International Business, ISIT, Marketing, or Process Management.

    • You must be a sophomore to apply to the program. Juniors may apply as well but timely graduation is not guaranteed.
    • You do not need to re-apply or do anything further If you applied in Fall and were deferred for admission. We will update your GPA based on last semester’s grades internally.
    • Students who were denied admission in Fall may reapply but please be aware that we have limited seats and the chances of admission are small.
  • More Information:

    For a student perspective about the SCM program, you may wish to contact one of our SCM student advisors at

    Other questions should be directed to: Professors Nehemiah Scott (