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BS Business Administration: Supply Chain Management

The CWU B.S. Business Administration - Supply Chain Management specialization adopts a systems orientation toward business strategy and management.  Our graduates understand that the most successful companies collaborate among functions within the organization as well as between organizations in the supply chain. The success of the CWU program can be attributed to the mix of industry involvement, administration support, and a cadre of full-time, PhD educated faculty. The faculty team combines industry experience with academic credentials from leading logistics, operations, and supply chain university programs in the U.S. and around the world.  CWU supply chain graduates accept positions in demand management, material management, logistics, operation’s, supply management, customer service as well as other areas. Companies hiring CWU supply chain graduates include PACCAR, the Boeing Company, Expeditors International, Fluke Corporation, ThyssenKrupp and many more. 

Application Process

Application for Admission to Central Washington University is available at Submit official electronic transcripts to CWU-Ellensburg and a hard copy to CWU-Pierce County from any colleges or universities you have attended. Submit a final official transcript once your Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associates degree is posted or required preadmission coursework is complete.  Upon admission to Central Washington University, students must apply and be admitted to the Business Administration major prior to enrolling in the CWU-Pierce County Supply Chain Management cohort program. Applicants must have completed all university general education requirements, or complete a DTA, or have post-baccalaureate status. Applications must be accompanied by transcripts that illustrate all prior college work has been completed.

Course Delivery

The B.S. Business Administration - Supply Chain Management specialization offered at CWU-Pierce County is delivered to cohorts of up to 30 students. Students enter and complete each course as a group and the program extends over seven quarters. The program blends core business courses, supply chain specialty courses as well as emphasis courses in leadership and decision-making. Courses may be delivered in traditional classroom setting, in a hybrid format blending classroom and on-line delivery as well as fully on-line.

Admission Requirements

A cumulative GPA of 2.5 in the pre-admission requirements must be achieved with a minimum grade of “C-” (1.7) in each course, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all collegiate study. Students who have met all of the admission requirements will be admitted unless the number of applicants exceeds available space. In that case, acceptance will be competitive, based on a selection index.

For information regarding admission requirements for the SCM Program at Pierce, please contact Rebecca Nguyen at


CWU CoursePierce College EquivalentCredits
ENG 101: Composition IENGL& 1015
ENG 102: Composition IIENG& 102 or ENGL 103 or 1075
ACCT 251: Financial AccountingACCT& 2015
ACCT 252: Managerial AccountingACCT& 202 and ACCT& 20310
BUS 221: Introduction to Business StatisticsMATH&1465
ECON 201: Principles of Economics, MicroECON&2015
ECON 202: Principles of Economics, MacroECON&2025
Pre-Calculus or Higher (MATH 153, 154, 170, 172, 173)Two Math Classes- College Algebra or higher: (MATH& 141 or MATH& 156; MATH&142; MATH& 148; MATH& 151; MATH& 152)5
Finite Math or Higher (MATH 130, 154, 170, 172, 1735


Core Business Classes
BUS ###*
Contemporary Issues in Business
SCM 310
Supply Chain Management
FIN 370
Introductory Financial Management
MGT 382
Principles of Management
MKT 362
Essential Marketing Concepts
MIS 386
Fundamentals of Data Systems and Analysis
MGT 489
Strategic Management
Supply Chain Specialization Courses
SCM 420
Lean/Six Sigma Processes
SCM 425
Purchasing & Supply Chain Management
SCM 435
Advanced Models for Operations & Supply Chain Management
SCM 475
Global Transportation & Supply Chain Management
SCM 480
Supply Chain Strategy
MGT ###*
Fundamentals of Negotiations
Leadership Emphasis Courses 
MGT 395Leadership in Business5
MGT 483Decision Making & Organizational Change5
MGT ###*Interpersonal Communications & Team Dynamics2
Supporting Courses
BUS ###*Effective Writing for Business2
BUS ###*Effective Speaking for Business2
Select One
BUS 490Cooperative Education5-7
MGT 477Global Leadership & Culture5

Total Program Credits



*Awaiting final course approval  

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 180 quarter credits is required for a baccalaureate degree. Central allows a maximum of 135 quarter (90 semester) credits to transfer from regionally accredited four-year institutions, including no more than 105 quarter (70 semester) credits of lower-division (100-200 level) coursework from a regionally accredited community college. A minimum of 60 credits of upper-division study is required.

To graduate with a business administration degree, the department requires a cumulative GPA of at least 2.25 in upper-division courses completed at CWU, in addition to the university GPA requirements that apply to all CWU major programs.

BS Business Administration: Supply Chain Management (PDF)

 Course Delivery Schedule (PDF)

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