Supply Chain and Information Systems, Minor

Program Code: SCIS_UMNR

Program Description

The Supply Chain and Information Systems (SC&IS) minor is not open to SC&IS major (Smeal) and PSCM majors (Behrend and Capital).

The Supply Chain and Information Systems (SC&IS) minor is structured to provide the student with a working knowledge of the discipline and to complement a student's major field of study. The SC&IS minor provides exposure to core supply chain processes, methods, and techniques and to directly related enabling enterprise system technologies. Students completing the SC&IS minor can apply their expanded knowledge in both manufacturing and service sectors of the economy.

The SC&IS minor is offered on-line through World Campus. SC&IS contains World Campus sections of MIS 404, SCM 445 and SCM 465 that contain SAP-specific topics necessary for the minor. Planning and course selection is important in order to earn proper credit in the SAP-specific courses.

What is Supply Chain and Information Systems?

Supply Chain and Information Systems (SCIS) is a boundary-spanning field of supply chain networks. A supply chain encompasses business functions and enterprises interconnected by resource flows of goods, services, information, and funds. Supply chain management spans these interconnected networks to acquire, produce, and deliver goods and services in our global economy.

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10. In addition, at least six credits of the minor must be unique from the prescribed courses required by a student's major(s).

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
SCM 301Supply Chain Management3
SCM 404Demand Fulfillment3
SCM 406Strategic Procurement3
SCM 445Operations Planning and Control3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6 credits of the following:6
Introduction to ERP and Business Processes
Purchasing and Materials Management
Electronic Business Management

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university's academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee's unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.


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Undergraduate Academic Advising
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World Campus

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University Park, PA 16802