Supply Chain Minor

Rady’s Supply Chain Minor curriculum combines theoretical concepts and practical skills that allow students to focus on value creation, managing relationships with diverse people in diverse functions, industries, global locations and leveraging technology and data analytics to create the best supply chains.

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


The Supply Chain minor can be combined with any of our Rady minors and/or Business-Related Majors

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.


Minor Requirements

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. 

Students must complete a total of 28 units (20 must be upper-division units) to satisfy the requirements. In order to complete the Supply Chain Minor, students must comply to the following:

  • Take all Supply Chain minor classes for a letter grade (the math prerequisite may be taken for P/NP for minor purposes).
  • Earn at least a C- in each course used for the minor.
  • At least 20 units must be upper-division units (courses numbered 100+) or only eight lower-division units (two courses) may be taken for the business minor.
  • At least five classes for the minor must be taken at UCSD.
  • Finish the minor with an overall minor GPA of 2.0

Find the list of tentative Rady classes for the academic year on the undergraduate webpage.

To plan your Supply Chain Minor courses, please visit our Resources page to access the Rady Program Requirements Sheet. 

Accounting requirement (4 units)

Choose between:
  • MGT 45 Principles of Accounting (4 units) OR
  • 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)


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