Operations & Supply Chain
Interested in a career that can take you across the globe in virtually any industry? Operations management and supply chain jobs are fast-paced and exciting with competitive salaries. The Operations & Supply Chain major at the David Eccles School of Business gives students the world-class training they need to succeed in the business world.
What is Operations and Supply Chain
Leading companies rely on operations and supply chain professionals to create high quality products and services while minimizing wastes to reduce costs. They are ultimately responsible for running the business efficiently and profitably. It may take a village to raise a child but it takes over 200 companies in numerous countries and on several continents to make a high quality smart phone. Similarly, to treat a patient it often takes a complex network of providers including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, insurance companies, and other entities. These networks are called supply chains. The role of supply chain management is to help optimize the firm’s supplier/customer network to create an outstanding product or service.
Study Abroad in Germany
Each spring and summer, Operations & Supply Chain students have the opportunity to study abroad at Pforzheim University in Germany. From March to July, students take classes (taught in English), tour several German companies, meet executives and tap into the existing network at Pforzheim University for possible internship opportunities.
To learn more about the classes and how they will transfer back to the University of Utah, students should meet with their academic advisor.
For more details about the program, students should contact Don Wardell.