LOGISTICS, BUSINESS, AND PUBLIC POLICY (BMGT)The Robert H. Smith School of Business
1570 Van Munching Hall, 301-405-2286
Chair: M. Dresner
Professors: S. Boyson (Res Prof, Aff Res Prof), T. Corsi, M. Dresner, C. Grimm, P. Morici, R. Windle
Associate Professors: T. Anenson (Assoc Prof), W. Chung, P. Evers, B. Zelner
Assistant Professors: C. Dezso, Y. Dong, S. Eckerd, G. Mark (Asst Prof), R. Sampson, D. Somaya
Lecturers: J. Boroumand (Lecturer, General Associate), M. Carrier (Director, Lecturer), G. Cohen (Lecturer), R. Daniels (Lecturer), L. Gardner (Lecturer), L. Harrington (Fac Res Asst, Lecturer), R. Hutchins (Lecturer), A. Jacobs (Lecturer), V. Jain (Lecturer), W. McAdam (Lecturer), W. McClenahan, J. Miller, K. Nagata (Lecturer), B. Nelson (Tyser Teaching Fellow), C. Olson (Tyser Teaching Fellow), H. Turner (Tyser Teaching Fellow), T. Wilkerson (Lecturer), Y. Zhou (Lecturer)
Professors Emeriti: B. Leete, L. Preston
Visiting Faculty: R. Rhee (Visit Assoc Prof)
Two curriculum concentrations are offered through the Logistics, Business, and Public Policy department:
Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management: The supply chain encompasses all organizations involved in production of a good or service and its ultimate delivery to the end customer. Supply chain managers oversee many varied but inter-related processes including the flow of materials, information, and transactions. Logistics deals primarily with the materials flow component of the supply chain, and logistics managers are responsible for fulfilling customer orders while simultaneously controlling distribution costs.
While transportation is the heart of logistics; inventory control, warehousing, order processing, materials handling, packaging, and customer service are important logistics activities. These logistics activities comprise up to 30 percent of total costs for many businesses. The cost of freight transportation alone is about 8 percent of the nation's annual domestic product.
International Business responds to the global interest in international economic systems and their multicultural characteristics. This degree combines the college-required courses with International Business courses and provides students the opportunity to apply a specified upper level foreign language course toward this specialization's requirements. It is strongly recommended that this program be declared in combination with another major in or outside of business in order to assure that graduates will have specialized career focus.
Admission to the Major
See Robert H. Smith School of Business entry in chapter 6 for admission requirements.
Requirements for the Major
Supply Chain Management
Course requirements for the junior-senior curriculum concentration in Supply Chain Management are as follows:
Note: Students who have completed ECON325 and ECON326 can substitute these courses for ECON305 and ECON306 respectively.
General advising for students admitted to the Smith School of Business is available Monday through Friday in the Office of Undergraduate Programs, 1570 Van Munching Hall, 301-405-2286, email@example.com. It is recommended that students visit this office each semester to ensure that they are informed about current requirements and procedures. Transfer students entering the university can be advised during spring, summer, and fall transfer orientation programs. Contact the Orientation Office for further information, 301-314-8217, or visit www.orientation.umd.edu/.