A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management


Operations & Supply Chain Management

Operations & Supply Chain Management (OSCM)

Operations Management (OM) is the core of an organization, central to its ability to compete effectively. It deals with the management of all activities that are directly involved in the acquisition and utilization of resources, production, and the distribution of goods and services.

These activities are integrated and managed using quantitative decision-making the tools and models developed by Management Science (MS), based on techniques from operations research. The efficient integration of information and processes across suppliers, vendors, manufacturers and distributors is known as Supply Chain Management (SCM).

US News and World Report describes SCM as one of the 20 hottest job tracks of the 21st century.

An MBA or BS degree with a concentration in OSCM will equip students with the skills and ability to manage highly complex systems across a wide variety of organizations. Careers include consultants, supply chain managers or analysts, production managers, logistics planners, purchasing managers, quality control managers, packaging experts and trade negotiators.

Operations & Supply Chain Management Pathways at UCR School of Business

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B.S. in Business Administration with a Concentration in Operations & Supply Chain Management

Get a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in operations and supply chain management. Each concentration offers a wide selection of OSCM courses. Students must complete five courses from the OSCM concentration. See the concentration in OSCM degree plan.

Bachelors of Science Program

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MBA with a Concentration in Operations & Supply Chain Management

Gain the unique skill sets that will differentiate you as an expert in a particular business area by choosing one or two concentrations. The OSCM concentration requires five courses, and students may choose from a wide range of electives within the concentration. Courses can be selected with the assistance of a faculty advisor to meet individual educational and career goals.

MBA Program

  • Faculty in Operations & Supply Chain Management


OSCM Seminars & Conferences

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    Friday, October 21, 2022
    10:00 AM, Anderson Hall 021

    Tinglong Dai | Johns Hopkins University Artificial Intelligence on Call: The Physician’s Decision of Whether to Use AI in Clinical Practice
    Friday, December 2, 2022
    1:15 PM, Anderson Hall 121
    Krishnamurthy Iyer | University of Minnesota Persuading Risk-Conscious Agents: A Geometric Approach
    Friday, April 27, 2023
    10:30 AM, Anderson Hall 021
    Terry Taylor | UC Berkeley Shared-ride Efficiency of Ride-hailing Platforms

    Some meetings will be held on Zoom, some in-person. If you are interested in attending, please contact OSCM seminar coordinator Adem Orsdemir.

    Time/Location Presenter
    October 30, 2020 Peng Sun, Duke University:  The Fuqua School of Business
    December 4, 2020 Guoming Lai
    Time/Location Presenter
    October 16, 2019 Luyi Gui, UC-Irvine
    November 1, 2019 Wenqiang Xiao, NYU- Stern School of Business
    November 8, 2019 Sang Kim, Yale School of Management
    February 7, 2020 Tunay Tunca, University of Maryland
    February 26, 2020 Owen Wu, Kelley School of Business- Indiana University
    March 6, 2020 Max Shen (Zuo-Jun Shen), Berkeley
    May 1, 2020 Peng Sun, Duke University:  The Fuqua School of Business
    May 15, 2020 (cancelled) Robert Swinney, Duke University:  The Fuqua School of Business
    May 28, 2020 Guoming Lai, Texas McCombs