International Business: Global Supply Chain Management

Overview

A major

Global supply chain management involves coordinating and improving the flow of goods, services, and information in companies around the world. The ability to manage complex global supply chains is critical to a company's success. At Bryant, you can concentrate in the area of Global Supply Chain Management, and major in International Business. With a concentration and core courses focused on global issues, you will be uniquely positioned for a thriving career.

Bryant’s International Business program is ranked 16th in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek. Our International Business curriculum is globally focused from your first semester on campus. Our program is also on of the few in the country offering concentrations in business functions including accounting, computer information systems, entrepreneurship, finance, global supply chain management, management, and marketing. Expert faculty collaborate to help you develop a global perspective and a fundamental cultural knowledge of the world. You’ll understand the relevance of complex international issues faced by managers of multinational companies and the role of technology in business, especially as it relates to globalization.

Real projects, real companies, real experience

Before you graduate, you’ll have a strong theoretical foundation in international business. You will also have the unique experience of applying theories to a real-world situation through a senior year practicum. This intense project might pair you and a team of students with a local business owner who wants to sell products in the United Arab Emirates, and a faculty member whose former career was overseeing the growth of a Chilean multinational forest products firm.

In the end, you’ll see your hard work make a difference, and the experience is one that prospective employers will want to hear about.

Bryant’s International Business program will provide you with an in-depth understanding of one functional area of concentration of your choosing. You’ll also become proficient in a second language and study abroad, where you can practice your language skills, deepen your global perspective, and immerse yourself in a different culture. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running – in whatever country you decide to call home.

Future careers, post-grad opportunities

A Bachelor of Science in International Business opens doors to a wide variety of professional careers, including: International securities analysis, economic development banking, monetary policy and research, trade insurance, overseas communication, international trade and development, export/import banking, international finance, technology transfer, and more. Our graduates are also accepted into a prestigious graduate programs and law school worldwide.

International Business faculty

Bryant’s International Business faculty members hail from diverse cultures and have attained the highest credentials in their fields of study from top universities in the United States. Many have rich work experience with well-known multinational companies. They include a former investment manager for the state economic and trade committee in China, a professor whose research won Best International Paper from the Organizational Behavior division of the Academy of Management, and a management professor who has taught in MBA and executive MBA programs in 14 countries. The faculty brings this global mindset into the classroom, adding a vital dimension to student learning and success.

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Requirements

For an IB major, with an Global Supply Chain Management concentration:

International Academic Experience

Within the 122 credits comprising the program distribution, the equivalent of at least 12 semester hours of credit must be taken as international study abroad except for students on an F1 Visa.

 

First-Year Gateway Experience

Global Foundations of Character and Leadership (GFCL100)

Global Foundations of Organizations and Business (GFOB100G)

Writing Workshop (WRIT106)

Bryant IDEA: Innovation and Design Experience for All (IDEA101)

 

Upper-Level Gateway Requirement

 

International Business: Global Supply Chain Management Concentration

Empirical Applications in Supply Chain Management (GSCM490)

Five (5) Global Supply Chain Management Electives from the following list [must include a minimum of four (4) GSCM courses, one of which must be at the 400 level]:

  • *E-Business Models (CIS332)
  • Business-to-Business Marketing (MKT410)
  • Supply Chain Management Concepts (GSCM301)
  • Supply Chain Integration (GSCM310)
  • Information Technology in Supply Chain Management (GSCM320)
  • Special Topics in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM385/485)
  • Global Supply Chain Management Internship (GSCM391)
  • *International Trade Logistics and Operations (GSCM410)
  • Process Analysis and Improvement (GSCM420)
  • Global Sourcing and Supply Management (GCSM430)
  • Directed Study in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM497)
*GSCM410 or CIS332 can also serve as an IB Elective

Business Core Requirements

Financial Accounting (ACG203) 

Introduction to Global Information Technology and Analytics (CIS201G)

Global Dimensions of Financial Management (FIN201G) 

The Carolyn Rafaelian International Business Practicum (IB490)

Global Dimensions of Operations Management (MGT201G)

Global Dimensions of Marketing (MKT201G)

 

International Business Integrative Experience

International Accounting (ACG320) 

Multinational Finance (FIN368)

International Business Management (MGT356)

International Marketing (MKT368)

 

Two (2) International Business (IB) Electives (Select two approved courses) - Three (3) net credits from GSCM concentration if GSCM410 or CIS332 is selected as both an IB and concentration elective

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

Microeconomic Principles (ECO113) 

Macroeconomic Principles (ECO114) 

Introduction to Literary Studies (LCS121)

International Business Law (LGLS451)

Mathematical Analysis (MATH110)

Statistics I (MATH201)

One (1) Humanities Historical Survey Course (International focus)

 

Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements - Modes of Thought*

[Must include four (4) courses with an international focus]

Two (2) Social Science Modes of Thought

One (1) Historical Mode of Thought (Upper Division)

One (1) Literary Mode of Thought (Upper Division)

Two (2) Scientific Modes of Thought (Include one Lab Science)

(One science course must be taken at the 300 or 400 level)

One (1) Cultural Mode of Thought

*19 net credits - 3 credits from the required Language Minor may be applied to this distribution

 

One (1) Liberal Arts Elective

 

Language Minor Requirement (4 Courses)

International Business majors must complete a language minor

One (1) Open Elective

 

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To learn more, please contact: 
Madan Annavarjula, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of the College of Business
Professor and International Business Coordinator
Department of Management 
mannavar@bryant.edu