​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 113
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.
Total: 33 semester hours
Common Body of Knowledge Courses I
(6 hours)
BUS 100
Essential Business Skills
3
MGT 499
Integrated Capstone-Strategic Management
3
Common Body of Knowledge Courses II
(3 hours)
Select one of the following:
BUS 300QR
Applied Business Statistics
3
BUS 503QR
Applied Lean Six Sigma
3
Required Courses
(15 hours)
MGT 333
Purchasing Management
3
MGT 533
Purchasing Strategy
3
MGT 542
Inventory and Materials Management
3
MKT 255
Introduction to Logistics and Physical Distribution
3
MKT 431
Logistics Operations
3
Electives
(9 hours)
Note: You may count 3 hours of either MGT 490 or MKT 490, not both.
ACC 321
Managerial Cost Accounting
3
BIS 323
Spreadsheet-Based Modeling for Business
3
MGT 335
Introduction to Management Science
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
MGT 545
Operations Strategy
3
MKT 305
Buyer Behavior
3
MKT 340
Personal Selling
3
MKT 432
Logistics Strategy
3
MKT 465
Supply Chain Management
3
MKT 490
Internship in Marketing/Logistics
3-6
MKT 555
Market and Sales Forecasting
3
MKT 560
International Marketing
3