Operations & Supply Chain Management

Operations & Supply Chain Management Careers

How the Operations & Supply Chain Management Major Relates to CareersOSM Department

Today, without doubt, the crucial need for businesses competing in the global marketplace to be successful and sustainable requires competence and expertise in the areas of operations and supply chain management. The operations and supply chain management responsibilities include sourcing, procurement, distribution and transportation, process scheduling and improvement, both within and across companies. The field is rapidly growing with improvement in technology leading to an expansion in new career opportunities.

The goal of the B.B.A major in Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSM) is to provide students the background needed to become business leaders who will be equipped to solve complex challenges in operations and supply chain management. We accomplish this goal through our excellence and strength in high quality teaching and world-class research. Career Opportunities Because of the globalization of commerce, growth in information technologies, as well as recent emphasis given to logistics and supply management, there has been a tremendous growth in job opportunities in this field. 

Areas of Employment for OSM Majors

  • Procurement
  • Logistics/freight forwarders
  • Transportation and carrier management
  • Distribution Center and Warehouse management
  • Production planning and scheduling
  • Inventory management
  • Service operations planning and control
  • Export/Import Operations
  • Statistical/data analysis
  • Quality control and management
  • Project planning and scheduling

For the complete course requirements for B.B.A. in Operations & Supply Chain Management at Cleveland State University, please click here.


Where are OSM Students Today?

"I loved the classes and the attention I received while I was in the Supply Chain Management program. Before graduation, I had three interviews and three job offers from Parker Hannifin Corporation, American Greetings, Inc., and Garick, LLC. I really believe I would not be where I am today if it were not for OSM faculty."

Carly Pahl
Supply Chain Specialist at Parker Hannifin, Corp