Set Yourself Up for Success
Every business—from family-owned operations to international corporations—needs resourceful, expert leaders to guide the management and delivery of products in an increasingly complex global economy.
Whether you’re seeking career advancement or a new path, our online bachelor’s degree in logistics and supply chain management opens doors to fulfilling, in-demand jobs that nationally average more than $100,000 a year.
Personal attention, professional connections and relevant, rigorous coursework distinguish our program, which has a 100 percent placement rate among graduates. You’ll gain the confidence, expertise, and connections to lead this booming field in careers such as:
- logistics and distribution manager ensures products are efficiently delivered to the right location on time and guide decisions about transportation and stock control.
- procurement manager oversees and coordinates procurement agents, buyers or purchasing agents while managing the company’s most complex purchases.
- inventory planner drafts effective inventory plans that detail quantity specifications about products and equipment.
- quality control analyst conducts scientific analyses to evaluate the quality of raw materials, in-process materials, and finished goods and ensures compliance.
- transportation solutions analyst manages a portfolio of clients and projects to assess performance, project prioritization, and risk management.
Learning That Works With Your Life at an Affordable Price
Whether you are finishing a bachelor’s degree, considering a second degree, or starting college for the first time, our affordable, industry-driven degree outfits you with the confidence, expertise, and connections to excel.
Core classes provide you with a solid foundation in logistics, science, technology, and management through interdisciplinary, relevant instruction. Faculty mentors then challenge you to apply classroom learning through internships and real-world projects alongside industry leaders.
This blend of theory and application is our distinction, and it sets you apart. Here’s how we prepare you to lead:
Develop an internship at your current workplace or explore opportunities with other businesses or governmental organizations that fit with your professional aspirations, schedule, and location.
Senior capstone: Supply Chain Integration Project
Work with a top company on one of its most important supply chain projects. You’ll work with your online peers to plan, develop, and present viable alternatives. Examples of projects include global manufacturing strategies, green movement, Lean Six Sigma, and enterprise resource planning.
Admission requirements and how to apply
Review the admission requirements of Ball State University to become a logistics and supply chain major. This degree is open to anyone who is finishing a bachelor’s degree, considering a second bachelor’s degree, or starting college for the first time.
To be considered for admission to the semester you prefer, your application and all supporting materials, such as other college or university transcripts, should be to us by the following dates:
- Fall semester—August 1
- Spring semester—December 1
- Summer semester—April 1
Plan for at least 3-4 weeks for staff from your previous schools to send official transcripts to Ball State. We will review your application as soon as we receive all your application materials.
Students from Other States
Ball State is authorized to accept online students from all U.S. states. Certain conditions may apply depending on what regulations your state has and what degree you are seeking. Learn more about state authorization for non-Indiana students.
Testing and Advanced Credits
Ball State provides you opportunities to gain college credit via exams such as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Ball State departmental exams. Or, you may qualify for credits for military service. Contact Ball State Online or request information to find out more.
GPA Requirements as You Progress
You will need to have a grade of C or higher in each of the following 3 credit courses — that you take early within your program — to continue or advance in the major:
- ACC 201 Principles of Accounting I
- ECON 201 Elementary Microeconomics
- ISOM 125 Micro Apps for Business
- MATH 111 Pre-Calculus Algebra
- MATH 132 Brief Calculus
You may already have some of these hours in transfer credits. If you have questions about admission requirements or transfer credits, contact Ball State Online.
Rankings and Accreditations
U.S. News & World Report consistently places Ball State on its list of universities with the Best Online Bachelor's Programs.
Ball State's Miller College of Business is among less than 5 percent of the world's business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the most rigorous and globally recognized accreditation available for business schools.
Courses You Will Take
Our bachelor’s in logistics and supply chain management requires you to fulfill at least 120 credits:
- University Core Curriculum (36-39 credits)
- Business Foundation Courses (39 credits)
- General Electives (18 credits) Your academic advisor will help you choose the best ones to fine-tune your course plan with your career goals and personal interests. You may also already have general electives from a prior college or university that will transfer to Ball State.
- Courses within the Major (21 credits) See list below.
Courses Within the Logistics and Supply Chain Major
Required Courses (18 credits)
- ISOM 361: Simulation, Modeling, and Optimization (3 credits)
- ISOM 369: Industry internship (3 credits)
- ISOM 453: Manufacturing Planning and Control (3 credits)
- ISOM 460: Global Logistics and Transportation Management (3 credits)
- ISOM 480: Supply Chain Management Integration Project (3 credits)
Pick One Elective Course (3 credits)
- ISOM 300: Project Management (3 credits)
- ISOM 355: Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma (3 credits)
- ISOM 452: Inventory, Warehousing & Negotiations (3 credits)
- ISOM 456: Information Technology and Business Analytics (3 credits)
Connect With Your Advisor to Plan Your Future
Experienced, caring, and committed to your success, your Ball State advisor will:
- listen and learn about you, your interests and goals
- help you to explore and refine your career interests and prepare for jobs aligned with your interests and lifestyle
- work with you every step of the way to ensure you graduate on time
- assist you as you plan your next steps after graduation