Purchasing and Supply Management Major

B.S. in B.A. degree

Businesses today are focusing on their core competencies and relying on suppliers for all other goods and services needed to satisfy customer demand. To do this well, business must closely manage its supply chain. This major offers students an opportunity to position themselves for jobs in the increasingly important fields of purchasing and supply management.

This major includes coursework in accounting, international business, personal selling, marketing channels, purchasing strategy, sales forecasting, buyer behavior, logistics, inventory, and materials management.  Through these courses you will specifically learn how to identify global sources for supply, establish logistics and support systems, maintain quality control, design vendor evaluation systems, and more.

This major is only available to students admitted to the College of Business Administration.

Students should consult an advisor in order to obtain a degree schedule pertinant to the major they are pursuing. Students deviating from this schedule should be careful that prerequisites will be fulfilled in a timely manner.

To view the most accurate requirements of the degree you wish to pursue, please go to https://bulletins.cmich.edu and select the year of the bulletin that applies to you, and "on campus" (unless you are taking distance learning classes, in which case you would select "off campus"). Then simply select the department and specific major and minor you are pursuing.

For additional information, or for a personal walkthrough of major and minor requirements, please contact:

Business Student Services
Phone: (989) 774-3124
Grawn Hall 105


Department of Marketing and Hospitality Services Administration
College of Business Administration
Central Michigan University
Smith Hall 100, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

Phone: (989) 774-3701
Email: Robin Berry at berry2rl@cmich.edu