​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

As a professional in purchasing and supply management, you’ll primarily be concerned with acquiring materials and goods for manufacturing or resale. You’ll be ready to negotiate contracts, evaluate suppliers and review product quality. This major will prepare you for one of a variety of exciting careers as a material or purchasing manager, material and supply quality analyst, or buyer.​​

Put Your Degree to Work

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Purchasing manager/buyer$60,550 per year4% (19,700 more jobs)
Quality Inspector$34,460 per year6% (25,700 more jobs)

For More Information

Visit the College of Business Administration website​ or contact:

Business Student Services Center
Grawn Hall 105
Email: cba@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3124

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

(Click on the course name or number for a complete course description.)

Purchasing & Supply Management Major

Courses taken on a credit/no credit basis are not accepted on the Purchasing and Supply Management Major. This major is only available to students admitted to the College of Business Administration. This major can be signed by a designated faculty in either the Management or the Marketing and Hospitality Services Administration departments. Students cannot major in both Management and Human Resource Management.
Total: 33 semester hours
Additional Common Body of Knowledge in Business Administration Courses
(9 hours)
BUS 100
Essential Business Skills
3
BUS 300QR
Applied Business Statistics
3
MGT 499
Integrated Capstone-Strategic Management
3
Required Courses
(18 hours)
MGT 333
Purchasing Management
3
MGT 533
Purchasing Strategy
3
MGT 542
Inventory and Materials Management
3
MKT 330
Marketing Channels
3
MKT 340
Personal Selling
3
MKT 431
Logistics Operations
3
Electives
(6 hours)
ACC 321
Managerial Cost Accounting
3
MGT 365
International Business
3
MGT 442
Computer Applications for Production Operations Management
3
MGT 490
Internship in Management
1-6
MGT 543
Management and Control of Quality
3
MKT 305
Buyer Behavior
3
MKT 490
Internship in Marketing/Logistics
3-6
MKT 555
Market and Sales Forecasting
3
MKT 560
International Marketing
3