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Business Logistics (B LOG) - Archive

ARCHIVED FILE (major and minor separated November 2001)
Begin Date: Spring Semester 2000
End Date: program current

Business Logistics (B LOG) - Archive

PROFESSOR JOHN E. TYWORTH, Chair of the Department of Business Logistics

The Business Logistics major helps prepares students for careers in supply chain management with (1) manufacturing, merchandising, and service companies, (2) third-party logistics providers, (3) transport systems, and (4) consulting firms and government agencies involved with the design and management of supply chains. A supply chain, or logistics, network stretches from the source of raw material to the point of final consumption, involves multiple trading partners, and comprises business processes for acquiring materials and supplies, malting products, and delivering them customers throughout the world. Business logistics focuses on the planning and coordination of product, information, and cash flows along the supply chain to achieve a vision of a market opportunity that is shared by all the trading partners. In addition, because transportation is one of the most vital services in modern society, the major gives special attention to the management and economics of domestic and international freight transportation systems and to government policies toward the performance of such systems.

For the B.S. degree in Business Logistics, a minimum of 128 credits is required (at least 15 credits must be taken at the 400 level).

BUSINESS LOGISTICS MINOR: Business Majors must take ECON 002 GS(3), BA 303(3), B LOG 305(3), B LOG 320(3). Non-Business Majors must take ECON 002 GS(3), B LAW 243(3), B LOG 301(3) B LOG 320(3). Both select 6 credits from B LOG 405(3), B LOG 410(3), B LOG 415(3), B LOG 430(3), B LOG 432(3), or B LOG 455(3). A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(12 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 4-16 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 79-91 credits
(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GS courses; and 6 credits of GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (51 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), B A 243(4), CMPSC 203 GQ(4), ECON 002 GS(3)[1], ECON 004 GS(3), M I S 204(2), MS&IS 200(4) (Sem: 1-4)
B A 301(3), B A 302(3), B A 303(3), B A 304(3), B LOG 305(3)[1], B LOG 320(3)[1], B LOG 421(3)[1]
ENGL 202D GWS(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
B LOG 425W(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (10 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 6 credits[1] from B LOG 400(3), B LOG 410(3), B LOG 405(3), B LOG 415(3), B LOG 420(3), B LOG 430(3), B LOG 432(3), or B LOG 455(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18-30 credits)
(Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.)
Attainment of third-level proficiency in a single foreign language (0-12). Proficiency must be demonstrated by either examination or course work. See the admission section of the general information in this bulletin for the placement policy for Penn State foreign language courses. (Sem: 1-4)
Select 12 credits from related courses in consultation with adviser (at least 3 credits must be at the 400 level) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 6 credits of international courses related to the foreign language area (see department list of approved courses) (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-04-015

Review Date: 4/11/00

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