University General Course Catalog 2023-2024 
    Mar 02, 2024  
University General Course Catalog 2023-2024

Supply Chain Management, Minor

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Supply chain management plays a vital role in our societies and economies as was amply demonstrated by the recent COVID-19 pandemic. This is also an industry that is experiencing rapid expansion and a lack of young talent. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last year that the manufacturing and transportation industries saw a combined opening of 1.3 million jobs. Overall, as of August of 2022, in the U.S. there were five million more job openings than there were unemployed people. According to the U.S. News’ list of the Best Business Jobs for 2022, logistics ranks at number eight.

In addition, the greater Reno area serves as a distribution and transportation hub and a gateway to the western states. Approximately 67% of the College of Business graduates remain in the Reno area where the labor market for college graduates remains limited. By offering a Minor in Supply Chain Management at the College of Business, we will create new prospects and opportunities for our students in one of the fastest-growing industries locally and globally. Already, with just two semesters to promote the program and meet with senior leadership in the Reno business community, we are happy to report that 20 paid internships have been made available for COB students related to SCM in Summer 2023.

Contact Information

Contact the College of Business Advising Office

409 Ansari Business Building 

(775) 784-4912

I. Program Requirements (18 units)

Students must complete the following courses:

A. Required Courses (12 units)

  • ECON 261 can be substituted with STAT 152

B. Additional Upper-Division Courses (6 units)

  • At least one (1) of the Additional Upper-Division Courses has to be one of the following: SCM 474, SCM 476, SCM 478, or SCM 493.
  • Up to one (1) of the Additional Upper-Division Courses can be from the remaining list.


  • Six (6) of the required upper-division units must be completed at UNR.
  • Nine (9) or more units used for any minor at UNR must be upper-division coursework.
  • Business students must have a declared major in order to declare a business minor.

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