The industry demand of supply chain discipline is expected to grow faster than any other sector for at least the next ten years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The supply chain is also the key discipline in the consulting sector. In addition, technology, including digitization, blockchain, Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence, and changing customer expectations push the supply chain profession to seek people who can pioneer advancements at the intersection of the supply chain and the data analytics with soft skills. The Supply Chain Minor consists of 28 total units that span the various key fundamentals of the industry, including Operations, Analytics, Strategic cost management and Corporate social responsibility.
What is Supply Chain and Why is it Important?
Supply Chain for Engineers
Declaring the minor
The Supply Chain Minor is open to registered UCSD students pursuing a bachelor's degree. There is no separate admissions process. While you may declare a minor throughout your first few years, we strongly recommend you do it at your earliest convenience. Rady sends important information regarding class offerings and policy changes to our minor students through our minor list.
You may declare this minor through Tritonlink. For a step-by-step video tutorial on how to declare please visit our main Rady Advising page.
Required coursework focuses on business operation fundamentals, project management and business ethics. Minor courses are also team focused, encouraging the development of skills in team interaction, consensus building, conflict resolution, group presentations and organizational leadership.
Additionally, Rady School courses provide learning opportunities for undergraduate students that are unique to the UC San Diego campus. Students who complete the minor will bring a much-valued perspective to their initial employment.
Find the list of tentative Rady courses for the academic year on the undergraduate homepage.
The Supply Chain Minor can be combined with any major on campus, including our business-related majors: International Studies - International Business and Business Psychology. Students may also declare a minor in Supply Chain in addition to one of our other Rady Minors: Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation or Accounting.
Accounting requirement (4 units)Choose between:
- MGT 45 Principles of Accounting (4 units)
- MGT/ECON 4 Financial Accounting & MGT5 Managerial Accounting (8 units, both courses are required to fulfill the accounting requirement)
Core Courses (16 units)
All courses are required. All core classes require upper-division standing.
- MGT 153 Business Analytics
- MGT 171 Operations Management
- MGT 175 Supply Chain Management
- MGT 176 Strategic Cost Management
Elective Courses (8 units required)
The supply-chain minor is highly specialized and Rady will only accept courses directly related to supply chain and operations management. Other minor elective courses may be considered on a case-by-case basis by petition.
- MGT 128R Business Innovation and Growth
- MGT 162/R Negotiation
- MGT 166 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
- MGT 172 Business Project Management
- MGT 177 Analytics and Spreadsheet Modeling
- MGT 179 Topics in Supply Chain (variable units)
To earn a Supply Chain minor, you must :
Finish the minor with an overall minor GPA of 2.0
Frequently Asked Questions - Supply Chain
For California Community Colleges: All pre-approved courses taken a California Community College will be listed in assist.org.
Other 4 year Institutions and Colleges outside of California: please fill out a petition for the course and submit it alongside the syllabus for the course. You may email this petition to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off in person to 2E112Study Abroad: Before studying abroad, submit your Academic Planning form to Rady's advising department along with course descriptions or syllabus of the courses you would like to apply toward your minor. Allow approximately one to two weeks for review and approval.
Students may take classes abroad and apply them toward their minor, so long as they are deemed equivalent to Rady classes. Before studying abroad, submit your Academic Planning form to Rady's advising department along with course descriptions or syllabi from the courses you would like to apply toward your minor. Allow approximately one to two weeks for review and approval.
Upon return, and once your coursework appears on your Academic History on Tritonlink, you will need to submit an Rady Online Petition Form and course syllabus for each class you want to apply toward your minor for approval. Additional documentation such as papers or exams may be requested.
Note that Rady accepts a maximum of two transfer courses to be applied toward a minor (this includes lower-division courses transferred from a community college).
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