Academic Catalog

Supply Chain Management, an Option to the Associate in Science in Business Administration

Program Description

This option offers courses that focus on the activities involved in the management, procurement, and efficient movement of goods and its economic impact. It provides a broad program of study with introductory courses offering a pathway for students who wish to transfer and earn a baccalaureate degree in Supply Chain Management. 

Transfer Information

Students pursuing the Business Administration degree with a Supply Chain Management Option can transfer into majors such as Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or Purchasing. Many colleges offer opportunities for transfer both in and out of state. Admission is competitive and may require specific coursework to be completed prior to applying. Students are encouraged to work closely with OCC business faculty and Advising Transfer Services. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution in NJ can explore the “Transfer Programs” feature on NJ Transfer.

Career Information

The Associate of Science Degrees are designed to provide students with the coursework needed to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree. The curriculum provides students the knowledge and skills needed to pursue various career pathways, including a supply chain manager who develops systems to move products from  supplier to consumer, while providing a credential beyond the high school degree. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with OCC business faculty and Career Services as they begin to explore career options. Students can also utilize Career Coach, a resource provided by OCC, to explore degree programs and corresponding careers

Students are encouraged to keep track of degree requirements by using the “My Progress” screen on Student Planning. Student Planning can be accessed via logging into Ocean Connect.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 151 English I 3
MATH 156 Introduction to Statistics (or higher) 3
ECON 151 Macroeconomic Principles 3
CSIT 123 Integrated Office Software 3
Any STSC - Student Success Seminar course 1 2
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
ENGL 152 English II 3
BUSN 115 Introduction to Supply Chain Management 3
BUSN 134 Principles of Marketing 3
ECON 152 Microeconomics Principles 3
GEOG 162
Human Geography
or Global Issues
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
ACCT 161 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUSN 163 Transportation Systems 3
BUSN 251 Business Law I 3
COMM 154 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Lab Science Gen. Ed. Requirement 4
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Semester
BUSN 249 Operations Management 3
Business Program Elective 3
Humanities Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
Elective 2 6
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours60

Business Program Elective 

BUSN 271Principles of Management3
BUSN 275Principles of Finance3
ACCT 162Principles of Accounting II3

A variety of STSC -Student Success Seminar courses are available. Please speak to your academic advisor for assistance when selecting.


Suggested electives include CSIT 165 Programming I or MATH 265 Calculus I.  Students should consider transfer plans and consult with Advising when selecting electives.