Major Area of Specialization in Supply Chain Analytics (STEM)

The Department of Management offers a major area of specialization in Supply Chain Analytics for students pursuing the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. 

The undergraduate major in Supply Chain Analytics is designed to give students an understanding of the modern supply chains and the decision tradeoffs, skills necessary to model supply chain problems as well as source and analyze supply chain data to create efficiency in the firms.  Students who pursue the major in Supply Chain Analytics will be exposed to an understanding of predictive and prescriptive analytics to become a problem-solver in the complex supply chain systems; coursework that helps to broaden their understanding of how to help organizations to identify value-enhancing efficiencies; and hands-on experiences that explore actually analyzing modern real-world supply chains.

Curriculum Requirements

In addition to satisfying the University General Education Requirements and Electives, students pursuing the BBA in Supply Chain Analytics must complete the BBA Business Core and the specific coursework for the Supply Chain Analytics major area of specialization as follows:

General Education Requirements 1 , 2
Written Communication Skills:
WRS 105First-Year Writing I3
WRS 106First-Year Writing II 33
or WRS 107 First-Year Writing II: STEM
or ENG 106 Writing About Literature and Culture
Quantitative Skills:
Calculus I (fulfilled through the BBA Core Requirements)
Areas of Knowledge:
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
STEM Cognate (9 credits) (fulfilled through the major)
Other Degree Requirements
UMX 100The University of Miami Experience0
Electives 19
BBA Business Core Requirements 1
ACC 211Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACC 212Managerial Accounting3
BSL 212Introduction to Business Law and Ethics3
BTE 210Fundamentals of Business Technology and Innovation3
BUS 150Business Analytics3
BUS 300Critical Thinking and Persuasion for Business 33
ECO 211Principles of Microeconomics (Microeconomics)3
ECO 212Principles of Macroeconomics (Macroeconomics)3
FIN 302Fundamentals of Finance3
MAS 201Introduction to Business Statistics 43
MAS 202Intermediate Business Statistics 43
MGT 100Managing for Success in the Global Environment3
MGT 199Professional Development and Success in the Workplace (or other approved Miami Herbert Business School career course)1
or BUS 211 Professional Development for Finance and Accounting
MGT 303Operations Management3
MGT 304Organizational Behavior3
MGT 401Strategic Management (taken in the final semester)3
MKT 201Foundations of Marketing3
or MKT 301 Marketing Foundations
MTH 161Calculus I (or equivalent; fulfills Quantitative Skills Requirement) 44
Major Area of Specialization in Supply Chain Analytics 4, 5, 6
Operations Management (Taken as part of the Business Core)
MAS 332Data Acquisition, Preparation and Visualization3
MAS 342Introduction to Optimization and Decision Making3
MAS 432Data Analysis3
MGT 445Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis3
MGT 446Supply Chain Strategy3
MGT 448Global Sourcing3
MGT 451Supply Chain Analytics Practicum3
Quantitative Choice Course - Select one course (3 credit hours) from the following: 63
Python Programming: Fundamentals and Algorithms
Database Management Systems
Inventory and Supply Chain Management
Facilities Planning and Logistics
Machine Learning for Analytics
Big Data Analytics
Marketing Research and Market Analysis
Marketing Analytics
Total Credit Hours120

NOTE:  WRS 105 and WRS 106 or ENG 106or WRS 107, must be completed prior to attaining junior year classification, per the University General Education Requirements. Additionally, all 100 and 200-level Business Core courses must be completed by the end of the fifth semester of college work or during the semester in which the student is completing 75 credit hours.


 At least one course with an international focus must be completed within the degree requirements.  The appropriateness of the course is determined by the Vice Dean for Undergraduate Business Education.


 Students who do not earn at least a C- in WRS 106 or ENG 106 must either repeat WRS 106 or ENG 106 and earn at least a C- or complete WRS 230 with at least a C- before enrolling in BUS 300.


In order to declare the Supply Chain Analytics major, a BBA student needs to have earned a minimum 3.6 average for MTH 161, MAS 201, and MAS 202.


All specific coursework for the major area of specialization in Supply Chain Analytics must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for all specific coursework taken in the major area of specialization. 

All courses must be taken within the current pre-requisite structure.


No course may double count in any other major, minor, or cognate.

Sample Plan of Study 

This Sample Plan of Study represents one possible version of a new freshman Business student’s 8-semester plan.  The individual student's plan may vary depending upon the initial placement into English Composition and mathematics. Moreover, numerous plan variations are possible if a student enters the University with advanced college credits, wishes to participate in study abroad, chooses a special program option, or selects additional majors or minors.  

Note that each major/minor at the University of Miami satisfies a particular "Area of Knowledge" within the general education requirements of the University. This means that it is possible to pursue two majors or a major and a minor within the Miami Herbert Business School and fulfill both the STEM and People and Society Areas of Knowledge; a separate cognate in these areas would not be required. The only remaining general education Area of Knowledge would be Arts and Humanities, which must be completed through a major, minor, or cognate outside of the Business School.

Students construct their individualized plans in collaboration with their assigned academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
ECO 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGT 100 Managing for Success in the Global Environment 3
MKT 201 Foundations of Marketing 3
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
 Credit Hours16
BSL 212 Introduction to Business Law and Ethics 3
BUS 150 Business Analytics 3
ECO 212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MAS 201 Introduction to Business Statistics 3
WRS 106, 107,
First-Year Writing II
or First-Year Writing II: STEM
or Writing About Literature and Culture
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
ACC 211 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BTE 210 Fundamentals of Business Technology and Innovation 3
MAS 202 Intermediate Business Statistics 3
MGT 303 Operations Management 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 300 Critical Thinking and Persuasion for Business 3
FIN 302 Fundamentals of Finance 3
MAS 432 Data Analysis 3
MGT 199 Professional Development and Success in the Workplace 1
Art and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
MAS 332 Data Acquisition, Preparation and Visualization 3
MGT 304 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 445 Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
MGT 446 Supply Chain Strategy 3
Quantitative Choice Course 3
People and Society Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
MAS 342 Introduction to Optimization and Decision Making 3
MGT 448 Global Sourcing 3
People and Society Choice Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
MGT 401 Strategic Management 3
MGT 451 Supply Chain Analytics Practicum 3
People and Society Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 1
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours120


  • To develop innovative ideas and principled leaders that transform global business and society.


Students pursuing the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a major area of specialization in Supply Chain Analytics are trained to become data-driven decision-makers to help companies to understand trade-offs within their supply chain, and to improve decision-making in increasingly complex and interconnected operations and supply chains.

Student Learning Outcomes

BBA graduates will be critical thinkers who:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of operations and supply chain theories and their applications

  • Demonstrate skill sets necessary to source and apply supply chain data, as well as interpret and communicate the results.

  • Demonstrate skill sets necessary to model decision problems of a firm’s supply chain.

  • Demonstrate skill sets necessary to understand pressing challenges related to operations and/or supply chain and effectively resolve them.