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.

Globalization, technology, and changing customer expectations push the supply chain profession to seek people who can pioneer advancements at the intersection of the supply chain with the Internet of Things, social media, the cloud, and data security. The Supply Chain Minor consists of 28 total units that span the various key fundamentals of the industry.

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 reccommend you do it at your earliest convenience. Rady sends important information regarding class offerings and policy changes to our minors through our minor list.

You may declare this minor through Tritonlink.  You must be a student registered for the 2018-2019 academic year to be able to complete this minor. For a step-by-step video tutorial on how to declare please visit our main FAQ page

Before declaring a minor, please contact your college advisor in order to ensure that you will not exceed the maximum unit limitation by pursuing a minor.

Minor Requirements

Business Minor Coursemap

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 a forecasted course calendar on the undergraduate homepage.

Please note: Due to curricular overlap, students who are pursuing the International Studies- International Business major cannot declare the minor in Supply Chain. Please review the approved International Business electives if you're interested in taking Supply Chain-related courses. 

Accounting requirement (4 or 8 units)

Choose between:

Core (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

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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 courses may be considered in a case-by-case basis. 


  • Rady Courses:

    • MGT 128R: Innovation in Service Enterprises
    • MGT 162: 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* 
     
    *You must complete 2-2 unit courses to complete one elective requirement



    To earn an Supply Chain minor, you must :

    Take all supply chain minor classes for a  letter grade.
    (math prerequisites may be taken for P/NP for minor purposes)
     At least 20 units must be upper division units (courses numbered 100+)
    At least 5 classes (20 units) for the minor must be taken at UCSD.
    Earn at least a C- in each course used for the minor
    Finish the minor with an overall minor GPA of 2.0

     


    Frequently Asked Questions - Supply Chain 

    How many electives do I need for the minor?

    You need 8 elective units for the Supply Chain minor. In most cases that will be 2 courses. However, some electives, such as MGT 162, are only worth 2 units. Since the minor requires a total of 28 units for the minor, a 2 unit elective will not satisfy a full elective requirement.  For anyone that takes a 2 unit course they must take two 2 unit electives for a full elective credit.

    I have taken MGT 174 in the past. Can I use this class for the Supply Chain minor?

    MGT 174 will replace MGT 171. Please contact us through the VAC if there are any issues with your degree audit. 

    How many lower division classes can I take toward my minor?

    A maximum of two lower division classes can be applied toward the minor. For the Supply Chain minor, MGT4/ECON4 and MGT5 can count together as one lower division class in lieu of MGT45: Principles of Accounting. You can watch a video about the lower division rule below.

    I've decided to change the minor electives that I declared in my minor. Should I petition this to you?

    You do not have to contact us if you decide to change your mind about the electives that you will take, as long as the electives are in the list of approved courses. Please make sure however that you adhere to the 2-lower division rule and you do not take multiple lower division electives.

    What courses should I choose to fulfill my accounting requirement?

    Students can fulfill their accounting minor by either taking one course or two courses. Most students will receive adequate preparation for the minor with just MGT 45. The option to take two courses is mostly given for students who have completed the courses separately at a community college. Since MGT 45 is a combination class, students would have had to cover 2 courses to learn the topics that MGT 45 teaches. Likewise, there may be students who are required to take MGT 4 as part of their major, so instead of taking 45, and duplicate topics covered, a student has the alternative of learning new topics

    Can I take prerequisites for core courses at the same time as I take the next level course?

    Pre-requisites for core courses may not be taken together. If you earned a D in the prerequisite, you will be allowed to move on to the next course, even though the failed course will have to be repeated at some other point in your undergraduate career.

    Can I overlap courses between my major and my minor?

    You may overlap courses between your major and your minor as long as the course that you are trying to overlap can be used for both. Generally, all approved courses automatically will appear in both your minor and your minor section. If your approved courses are not overlapped automatically please contact us.

    Can business minors take Supply Chain courses for business minor credit?

    Generally, courses designed specifically for the Supply Chain minor will not fulfill your Business electives. These courses include MGT 171, MGT 175, MGT 176, MGT 177 and MGT 179. In the descriptions of these courses in our tentative schedule, you will only see it listed as Supply Chain..

    Please note however that the topics of some courses are broad enough that they are relevant to both Business and Supply Chain. For example, MGT 166 and MGT 172 can be used for both minors so students that have not yet decided what minor to pursue are encouraged to explore these courses before choosing. The course descriptions on our Tentative course schedule will list clearly what classes are used in both minors .Additionally, upper division accounting classes cannot count for business minor credit.

    Can I transfer courses from another institution towards my business minor

    Yes, course credits for courses that are clearly equivalent in scope and content to lower division Rady School courses required for the Supply Chain minor will be accepted from regionally accredited United States institutions and from foreign institutions recognized by the Rady School of Management. You can transfer up to 2 courses total from Study Abroad, Community College and other 4 year institutions.

    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 undergrad@rady.ucsd.edu or drop it off in person to 2E112

    Study 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.

    What is the process to petition my abroad courses to Rady?

    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 Undergraduate Student Petition ( http://registrar.ucsd.edu/StudentLink/Undergrad_Petition.pdf) 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).

    How can I file a petition?

    Exceptions to our departmental policies are approved only in extraordinary cases. To file for an exception, please submit the Undergraduate Petition Form

    Is your question not here? Please feel free to contact us or visit us during our walk-in hours! 

    Current UCSD students: Please submit your questions via the VAC and an advisor will respond in 1-3 business days.

    Non-UCSD students: Email us at undergrad@rady.ucsd.edu.