Pur­chas­ing & Sup­ply Man­age­ment Edu­ca­tion at Col­lege of Busi­ness Administration


Founded in 1892, Cen­tral Michi­gan Uni­ver­sity is one of the nation’s 100 largest uni­ver­si­ties, offer­ing more than 200 excel­lent aca­d­e­mic pro­grams in loca­tions across the globe (60 loca­tions in the U.S., Canada and Mex­ico) and online. Cen­tral Michi­gan Uni­ver­sity has been known by gen­er­a­tions of stu­dents as a large uni­ver­sity with a smaller col­lege feel and a focus on stu­dent engage­ment and leadership.

CMU is ranked within the nation’s top 20 research insti­tu­tions among uni­ver­si­ties with 16 or fewer doc­toral pro­grams in 2008 and, are espe­cially proud of the level of involve­ment of under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate stu­dents in major research initiatives.

More than 90% of busi­ness stu­dents sur­veyed at CMU’s Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion were employed within three months of grad­u­a­tion. The college’s pro­fes­sional fac­ulty with sig­nif­i­cant busi­ness expe­ri­ence are ded­i­cated to advanc­ing your stud­ies and career. There are oppor­tu­ni­ties for hands-​on train­ing through the LaBelle Entre­pre­neur­ial Cen­ter and other orga­ni­za­tions at the col­lege. The Intern­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties with national busi­nesses and indus­tries and schol­ar­ships designed specif­i­cally for busi­ness stu­dents are another fea­ture of the Col­lege of Business

Academic Programs

Under­grad­u­ate Program

  • BS in Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion - Pur­chas­ing & Sup­ply Man­age­ment Major: This major offers stu­dents an oppor­tu­nity to posi­tion them­selves for jobs in the increas­ingly impor­tant fields of pur­chas­ing and sup­ply man­age­ment. This major includes course­work in account­ing, inter­na­tional busi­ness, per­sonal sell­ing, mar­ket­ing chan­nels, pur­chas­ing strat­egy, sales fore­cast­ing, buyer behav­ior, logis­tics, inven­tory and mate­ri­als man­age­ment. Through these courses you will specif­i­cally learn how to iden­tify global sources for sup­ply, estab­lish logis­tics and sup­port sys­tems, main­tain qual­ity con­trol, design ven­dor eval­u­a­tion sys­tems, and more.

CMICH Features

What really sets CMU apart from other schools is dif­fi­cult to describe bu to expe­ri­ence. It’s the fact that nearly half of all CMU fresh­men par­tic­i­pate in lead­er­ship train­ing their first week on cam­pus. Or that CMU recently won a national award for assist­ing vic­tims of Hur­ri­cane Kat­rina. Or it’s that spe­cial pro­fes­sor who still remem­bers your name after 20 years. It’s a spirit that defies def­i­n­i­tion. That’s CMU.

  • Cam­pus: Cen­tral Michi­gan Uni­ver­sity is rooted in Mount Pleas­ant, Michi­gan, home to 26,000 peo­ple and grow­ing. Mount Pleas­ant feels like a clas­sic col­lege town, with a blend of nat­ural fea­tures, excit­ing devel­op­ments and small-​town life. Although CMU’s park-​like main cam­pus cov­ers 480 acres, you’ll find it sel­dom takes more than 10 min­utes to walk from class to class - unless you stop to chat or relax along one of many walk­ways wind­ing through CMU’s land­scaped campus.
  • Accred­i­ta­tion: Cen­tral Michi­gan Uni­ver­sity is accred­ited by the North Cen­tral Asso­ci­a­tion of Col­leges and Schools (NCA). The Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion offers under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate degree pro­grams that are pro­fes­sion­ally accred­ited by AACSB Inter­na­tional - the Asso­ci­a­tion to Advance Col­le­giate Schools of Business.
  • Research: CMU is ranked within the nation’s top 20 research insti­tu­tions among uni­ver­si­ties with 16 or fewer doc­toral pro­grams in 2008. As an exam­ple, CMU is assist­ing the Pen­ta­gon in devel­op­ing fil­tra­tion tech­nol­ogy to remove con­t­a­m­i­nants and other haz­ardous mate­ri­als from water.
  • Stu­dent Life: CMU seniors exceed the national aver­age by almost 20% with their par­tic­i­pa­tion in co-​curricular activ­i­ties. In 2007, CMU received the Medium School of the Year Award from the Great Lakes Affil­i­ate of Col­lege and Uni­ver­sity Res­i­dence Halls. The CMU’s recre­ation, parks and leisure ser­vices admin­is­tra­tion pro­gram is the largest under­grad­u­ate leisure stud­ies pro­gram in the nation, with 458 signed majors. 71% of CMU stu­dents vol­un­teer or do com­mu­nity ser­vice, exceed­ing the national aver­age for stu­dent volunteerism.
  • Res­i­dence Halls: Stu­dent rooms in CMU’s 22 res­i­dence halls, most of which include sep­a­rate bath­room, bed­room, and study/​living room – ample space for all first-​year stu­dents and many of CMU’s upper-​class students.

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