NSU School of Business offering emphasis in Supply Chain Analytics

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Students working toward a management major in the Northern State University School of Business can now pursue an area of emphasis in supply chain analytics.

The new area of emphasis, added this semester, was created in response to the needs of area employers. All 32 companies represented on Northern’s Business Advisory Board said they could use students with the skillset that will be gained through this area of emphasis, said Dr. Tim Mantz, Dean of the NSU School of Business.

Supply chain analytics joins the other areas of emphasis in the management major: entrepreneurship, general management and leadership. All students majoring in management must choose one of the emphases.

With the supply chain analytics emphasis, students choose three of five courses, for a total of nine credit hours:

  • Logistics: This course focuses on the transportation of goods.
  • Operations research: This course looks at quantitative tools and methods used in the decision-making process of business organizations.
  • Production/operations management: This course studies the basic tools of operations management with emphasis on decision-making models in production and planning.
  • Analytics: This course covers essential decision models and strategic metrics that form the cornerstone of business analytics.
  • Project management: This course is designed for individuals who will be required to manage a variety of projects.

For more information, contact the NSU School of Business at 605-626-2400.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $55 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.