Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment Edu­ca­tion at Dauch Col­lege of Busi­ness & Economics


Founded in 1878, Ash­land Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate, com­pre­hen­sive insti­tu­tion com­mit­ted to chal­leng­ing and sup­port­ing stu­dents intel­lec­tu­ally, spir­i­tu­ally, socially, cul­tur­ally and phys­i­cally. The University’s total enroll­ment is 6,300 stu­dents, and this includes grad­u­ate pro­grams in busi­ness, edu­ca­tion and the­ol­ogy and the off-​campus cen­ters in Cleve­land, Colum­bus, Mans­field, Mas­sil­lon and Elyria.

The Uni­ver­sity fea­tures a strong aca­d­e­mic rep­u­ta­tion, offer­ing more than 60 majors includ­ing toxicology/​environmental sci­ence, hos­pi­tal­ity man­age­ment and broad­cast com­mu­ni­ca­tions, which are unusual for an insti­tu­tion this size. It also offers most tra­di­tional lib­eral arts majors as well as a wide range of majors in busi­ness and edu­ca­tion. The edu­ca­tion pro­gram, which offers pre-​K through doc­tor­ate level courses, is one of the largest among inde­pen­dent and state insti­tu­tions in Ohio. Aca­d­e­mic pro­grams are enhanced by an Hon­ors Pro­gram and the John M. Ash­brook Cen­ter for Pub­lic Affairs.

When you become a stu­dent at the Ash­land Uni­ver­sity Dauch Col­lege of Busi­ness and Eco­nom­ics (COBE), you become a par­tic­i­pat­ing mem­ber of the global world of busi­ness while enjoy­ing the close con­nec­tions that come with attend­ing a mid-​sized Uni­ver­sity that empha­sizes rela­tion­ship build­ing and small class size. Through­out your degree pro­gram, you’ll be given oppor­tu­ni­ties to work with local, regional and national busi­nesses through class projects, stu­dent orga­ni­za­tions and intern­ships. You’ll have a chance to hear some of the nation’s most highly esteemed busi­ness peo­ple speak. And you’ll get to meet and inter­act with suc­cess­ful busi­ness lead­ers at on-​campus net­work­ing events.

Academic Programs

Under­grad­u­ate Program

  • BS in Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment: Sup­ply chain man­age­ment (SCM) pre­pares stu­dents to become lead­ers in sup­ply man­age­ment, the emerg­ing par­a­digm for world-​class cor­po­ra­tions. SCM is a major for stu­dents who wish to be involved in the man­age­ment of oper­a­tions (value-​adding) processes; i.e., man­u­fac­tur­ing, ser­vice pro­duc­tion and deliv­ery, dis­tri­b­u­tion, and sup­ply. It builds on other areas of func­tional exper­tise that are part of the busi­ness degree, includ­ing mar­ket­ing, finance, account­ing, and strate­gic plan­ning. The major pro­vides a frame­work for link­ing these func­tional areas with spe­cific areas of skill devel­op­ment that are focused in SCM, i.e., total qual­ity man­age­ment, pro­duc­tiv­ity enhance­ment, and time-​based com­pe­ti­tion. The major also pro­vides in-​depth analy­sis of oper­a­tions deci­sions such as new prod­uct devel­op­ment, sup­ply chain capac­ity plan­ning, process tech­nol­ogy plan­ning, fac­tory automa­tion, and pro­duc­tion sys­tems planning.

Grad­u­ate Program

  • MBA with Spe­cial­iza­tion In Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment: The Ash­land MBA pro­gram offers pro­fes­sion­als flex­i­ble options, hybrid online courses, the oppor­tu­nity to study a spe­cial­ized area, and a com­plete under­stand­ing of the true core and essence of busi­ness. In addi­tion to the broad cov­er­age pro­vided by the courses in the core, stu­dents may select from a wide range of elec­tive offer­ings. Elec­tive offer­ings include: MBA Sem­i­nars, Spe­cial Top­ics Courses, Spe­cial­iza­tions, and an Inde­pen­dent Research Project. The sup­ply chain spe­cial­iza­tion includes courses such as Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment, Logis­tics and Pro­cure­ment, and Sup­ply Chain Strategy


Ash­land Uni­ver­sity is a com­pre­hen­sive uni­ver­sity, asso­ci­ated with the Brethren Church, where Judeo-​Christian val­ues are the foun­da­tion of the edu­ca­tional and social envi­ron­ment. The Uni­ver­sity pro­motes the lib­eral arts and sci­ences as well as pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment for under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate stu­dents. Founded in 1878 in Ash­land, Ohio, the Uni­ver­sity serves a diverse stu­dent pop­u­la­tion through its main cam­pus, regional cen­ters, and Sem­i­nary. In addi­tion to its tra­di­tional grad­u­ate and under­grad­u­ate stud­ies, AU offers alter­na­tive pro­grams for adults and non-​traditional stu­dents through the Founders School of Con­tin­u­ing Education.

  • Cam­pus: Sit­u­ated on a beau­ti­ful 120-​plus acre cam­pus in Ash­land, con­ve­niently located only a short dis­tance from Akron, Cleve­land and Colum­bus, with trees, brick walk­ways and flower gar­dens, the University’s cam­pus con­tains 44 mod­ern build­ings. Ash­land Uni­ver­sity is proud of its involve­ment in small town life, which boasts friendly peo­ple, a pleas­ant atmos­phere and a peace­ful community.
  • Accred­i­ta­tion: Ash­land Uni­ver­sity is accred­ited by the North Cen­tral Asso­ci­a­tion of Col­leges and Schools and is autho­rized by the Ohio Board of Regents to grant bachelor’s, master’s and doc­toral degrees. Indi­vid­ual busi­ness pro­grams are accred­ited by the Asso­ci­a­tion of Col­le­giate Busi­ness Schools and Pro­grams (ACBSP).
  • COBE Intern­ship for Credit Pro­gram: Usu­ally under­taken between your junior and senior year, your intern­ship will be designed by you, the COBE fac­ulty and your employer to incor­po­rate spe­cific learn­ing goals and track your per­for­mance. Many of the employ­ers have com­mented that the stu­dents are more com­pe­tent than their peers from other schools, and many of the stu­dents have been offered full-​time jobs as a result.
  • Study Abroad: Eli­gi­ble stu­dents have the oppor­tu­nity to study for a sum­mer, semes­ter or entire aca­d­e­mic year in 28 countries.
  • Pub­li­ca­tion and Con­fer­ence Grants: Stu­dents are encour­aged to develop their writ­ing and pub­li­ca­tion skills, and attend con­fer­ences with fac­ulty where they will jointly present papers. Stu­dents are also given oppor­tu­ni­ties to pub­lish or to com­pete in national com­pe­ti­tions includ­ing finance, entre­pre­neur­ship and marketing.
  • Ser­vice Learn­ing: Stu­dents work with non-​profit groups in the sur­round­ing com­mu­nity and receive one-​hour credit for each 30 hours of ser­vice provided.
  • Field Trips & Inter­na­tional Trips: Designed to pro­vide stu­dents with first­hand expe­ri­ence related to their major or inter­ests. Field trips to places like Wall Street allow stu­dents to see the real­iza­tion of prin­ci­ples that are taught in the classroom.
  • Busi­ness Lec­ture Series: Since 2003, Dr. Lucille and Larry Ford Dis­tin­guished Busi­ness Lec­ture Series has brought some of the country’s fore­most busi­ness lead­ers to cam­pus. And the Bur­ton D. Mor­gan Cen­ter for Entre­pre­neur­ial Stud­ies Lec­ture & Lun­cheon Series has brought a num­ber of entre­pre­neurs from sev­eral dif­fer­ent indus­tries to Ash­land to share their per­sonal experiences.
  • Career Devel­op­ment Cen­ter: The cen­ter assists stu­dents in plan­ning for their careers; research­ing career fields, intern­ships, grad­u­ate schools, and employ­ers; and devel­op­ing resumes and job search strategies.
  • Hous­ing & Meals: Each res­i­dence hall has its own full-​time res­i­dence life pro­fes­sional staff to assist you as needed. In addi­tion, each floor has its own res­i­dence assis­tant (RA) who is a trained com­mu­nity devel­op­ment spe­cial­ist com­mit­ted to mak­ing your floor a true home that’s safe and wel­com­ing. As far as food is con­cerned, the National Asso­ci­a­tion of Col­lege and Uni­ver­sity Food Ser­vices has rec­og­nized as one of the top col­lege food ser­vices in the nation. your social media marketing partner