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BSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management Degree

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Key Fact
  • Program name
    BSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management Degree
  • Program code
    OSCM
  • Program Chair
    Dr. Sarah Y. Osailan
  • Program length
    4 years
  • Credit hours
    132

 About the Program

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) program provides an in-depth study of the major concepts and tools in the theory and application of ‎modern Operations and Supply Chain Management techniques. Students will acquire knowledge and skills covering a range of strategic Operations Management functions including Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Business Analytics, and Service Operations. Topics may include inventory control, forecasting, queuing theory, optimization techniques, warehouse management, distribution networks, sourcing decisions, productivity, selecting suppliers, supply chain strategy, Quality Management, Assurance, and Control, data analytics, Project Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management Modelling and Simulation.

At the early years of your academic journey, you will take General Education Program (GEP), attributed to the Liberal Arts – an American style education. The (GEP) covers arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and technological studies to help you gain insight into varied critical learning skills, investigate essential branches of knowledge, and develop appreciation of diversity and change across time, culture, and national boundaries.​

The Operations and Supply Chain Management program successfully acquired AACSB accreditation in Fall 2021 for a period of five years.

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 Visoin, Mission, and Goals

Program Vision

The program will lead Operations and Supply Chain Management education through global standards, innovation, research, and society engagement to foster the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia vision 2030.

Program Mission

The Operations and Supply Chain Management aims to graduate operations and supply chain management world class proficient leaders through data-driven learning experience, practice, and research to contribute to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia economic and community needs and challenges.

Program Goals​​

  1. To lead and position OSCM program to be recognized nationally and internationally as a reference in the field of OSCM education that nurtures highly qualified leaders.

  2. Encourage a positive learning environment that promotes integrity and team spirit through effective and inspiring leadership and adherence to quality.

  3. To provide an innovative, distinctive, and high-quality education, which inspires the student’s enthusiasm for learning and to launch new academic programs in OSCM while sustaining the academic excellence.

  4. To attract and maintain excellent and diverse students and provide exceptional experience to prepare them as ambassadors for life.

  5. To select, recruit, and retain qualified national and international researcher, faculty and staff in the program.

  6. To inspire researcher, faculty, staff, and students to take advantage of the abundance of learning assets using the campus resources and facilities.

  7. To develop, encourage, and support research activities within the program and collaborating with other faculty to contribute to the Kingdom economic and cultural prosperity and the global scientific advancement.

  8. Enhance the partnership with the community and industry through mutual exchanges of expertise, novel contributions to the 2030 vision, and effectively engaging students, faculty, and alumnae in the service of society.

 Educational Objectives

​Providing an in-depth study of the major concepts and tools in the theory and application of ‎modern Operations and Supply Chain Management techniques, the curriculum is designed to cover a range of strategic operations and supply chain functions to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key terms, theories, practices, and latest trends in the field of OSCM.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills in the field of OSCM.
  • Provide innovative solutions to problems in the field of OSCM.
  • Demonstrate ability to conduct research in the field of OSCM.
  • Demonstrate the understanding of ethical issues in OSCM.​​

 Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

K1 - Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of latest trends of Operations and Supply Chain Management on organizations and businesses. (Itqan)

K2 - Knowledge and comprehension of research and inquiry methodologies of Operations and Supply Chain Management on organizations and businesses. (Itqan)

Skills

S1 - Use critical thinking and develop creative solutions to current issues and problems, in various complex contexts related to Operations and Supply Chain Management profession on organizations and businesses. (Itqan)

S2 - Use and adapt advanced processes, techniques, tools, instruments, and/or materials in dealing with various complex Operations and Supply Chain Management practical activities on organizations and businesses. (Itqan)

S3 - Communicate effectively to demonstrate theoretical knowledge comprehension and specialized transfer of knowledge, skills, and complex ideas to a variety of audiences. (Ambassador)

Values

V1 - Demonstrate commitment to professional and academic values, standards, and ethical codes of conduct, and represent responsible citizenship and coexistence with others. (Ihsan)

V2 - Collaborate responsibly and constructively on leading diverse teams to perform a wide range of tasks while playing a major role in planning and evaluating joint work. (Stewardship)​

 Career Opportunities

Relevant Occupational/ Professional Sectors:

Ministries; Industry; Wholesale and retail trade; transport, accommodation and food service activities; Professional, scientific and technical activities; administrative and support service activities, Construction, entertainment and recreation; Hospitalities, other service activities.

Professions/jobs for which students are qualified for:

The following are just some of the roles and opportunities OSCM graduates can look forward to being Consultant/ Manager/ Director / Analyst / Auditor / Specialist / Officer on: 

  • Supply Chain Department
  • Operations Department
  • Projects Management Department
  • Logistics Department 
  • Quality Assurance Department 
  • Warehouse Management Department
  • Service Operations Department
  • Production Department 
  • Contracts & Procurement Department
  • Auditing Department
  • Transportation Department
  • Hospitality Department
  • Services Department
  • Demand planning Department
  • Business analyst
  • Supplier Relations
  • Materials Planning
  • Inventory Management
  • Customs Clearance

 Graduation Requirements

University Requirements (Total of 42 Credits)​​

  • General Education Requirements: 42 credits

Effat College of Business Requirements (Total of 54 Credits)​​

  • Business Core Requirements: 54 credits

Program Requirements (Total of 36 Credits): 

  • Major Requirements
    • Technical Required: 15 credits
    • Technical Elective Requirements​: 6 credits
  • ​Electives
  • Business Electives Courses: 6 credits
  • Free Elective Required​: 6 credits
  • ​​Supervised Internship​: credits

Total Program Credits = 132 ​

 Study Plan


Operations and Supply Chain Management​ Study Plan (PDF)

    Freshman Year: Semester 1

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • GMTH 181B
    Quantitative Science
    None
    3-0-3
  • GENG 131
    Advanced English Language Skills & Critical Thinking
    None
    3-0-3
  • GISL 121
    Social and Moral Values in Islam
    None
    3-0-3
  • GCS 182
    Principles of Computing and Programming
    None
    2-1-3
  • ACCT 101
    Financial Accounting
    None
    2-1-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Freshman Year: Semester 2

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • MATH 162
    Business Mathematics
    GMTH 181B
    3-0-3
  • GSTA 181
    Business Statistics
    None
    2-2-3
  • GENG 133
    English for Professional Purposes
    GENG 131
    3-0-3
  • BAN 101
    Data Analytics Using Excel
    None
    2-2-3
  • Choice
    Creative Arts and Cultural Studies
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Sophomore Year: Semester 3

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ACCT 202
    Managerial Accounting
    ACCT 101
    3-0-3
  • ECON 201
    Microeconomics
    None
    3-0-3
  • OSCM 201
    Decision Sciences
    GMTH 181B, GSTA 181
    2-1-3
  • MGT 201
    Fundamentals of Management and OB
    GENG 131
    3-0-3
  • MKT 201
    Principles of Marketing
    GENG 131
    3-0-3
  • GSEM 100
    Research Seminar
    None
    1-2-2
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    17
  • Sophomore Year: Semester 4

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • BAN 202
    Foundations of Data Analytics
    GSTA 181, GCS 185
    2-1-3
  • ECON 202
    Macroeconomics
    ECON 201
    3-0-3
  • GSEM 100
    Research Seminar
    None
    1-2-2
  • HRM 201
    Human Resources Management
    MGT 201
    3-0-3
  • FIN 201
    Finance
    ACCT 101
    3-0-3
  • ENTP 201
    Introduction to Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of Saudi Arabia
    None
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    17
  • Junior Year: Semester 5

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • MGT 302
    Business Law and Ethics
    MGT 201
    3-0-3
  • GSEM 201
    Research, Innovation and Intellectual Property
    GSEM 100
    3-0-3
  • OSCM 303
    Management of Service Operations (OSCM 201)
    OSCM 201
    3-0-3
  • BAN 304
    Predictive Data Analytics
    BAN 202, OSCM 201
    2-1-3
  • Choice
    Business Elective I
     
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Foreign Languages II
     
    1-2-2
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    17
  • Junior Year: Semester 6

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Physical & Environmental Sciences
     
    3-0-3
  • OSCM 304
    Supply Chain Management
    OSCM 201
    3-0-3
  • OSCM 305
    Sourcing, Logistics and Transportation
    OSCM 201
    3-0-3
  • OSCM 302
    Operations Management
    OSCM 201
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Arabic Language
    None
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Social Structure and Global Awareness I
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    18
  • Summer Session

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • OSCM 400
    Supervised Internship in OSCM
    Dept. Approval
    0-0-3
  • Senior Year: Semester 7

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ENTP 406
    Launching a New Entrepreneurial Venture
    ENTP 201
    3-0-3
  • OSCM 408
    Quality Management and Control
    OSCM 302
    2-1-3
  • OSCM XXX I
    OSCM Elective I
     
    3-0-3
  • OSCM 407
    Project Management
    OSCM 302, BAN 304, FIN 201
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Business Elective II
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Senior Year: Semester 8

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • MGT 403
    Strategic Management
    Senior Standing
    3-0-3
  • OSCM 409
    Modelling and Simulation in Operations and Supply Chain Management
    BAN 200, SCM 330
    2-1-3
  • Choice
    OSCM Elective II
     
    3-0-3
  • RES 490
    Research Project
    Senior Standing
    0-0-3
  • Choice
    Social Structure and Global Awareness II
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Total Credit Hours required for OSCM Program:
     
     
    132

 Fact Sheet

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Admissions
High-School Percentage
Science Section
80%
Art Section
80%
Qudurat *(SAT)
65%
Math
Cut-Score
60%
One of the Following Placement Tests
iBT TOEFL
53
LNGT
162
IELTS
5.5
Additional Department Requirement
Interview
Required
Contact Information
Program Chair
Tel.+966 122137827
Assistants
Tel.+966 122137811 

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