The Supply Chain and Information Management (SCIM) Group encompasses four interrelated areas: Management Information Systems (MIS); Operations Management (OM); Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Analysis.
The Management Information Systems Area focuses on the strategic uses of information technology for competitive advantage, support of business processes, information and control, digital business, integration of business with technology, organizational communication, and data management. Students develop an understanding that high-quality information adds value to existing products and services, enhances the creation of new products, changes the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes, and affects relationships with customers, suppliers, and competitors.
The Operations Management Area explores the management of processes for transforming inputs into outputs. Courses involve students in the decision making required to provide quality products and services desired by customers, on time and at a competitive cost. Concepts, techniques, and models include the optimal allocation and efficient utilization of manpower, materials, equipment, and technology at strategic and tactical levels in the organization. Excellence in operational performance has led companies to growth in sales, market share, and financial returns.
The Supply Chain Management Area emphasizes to students the importance of transportation planning, inventory control, warehouse management, development of customer service standards, and procurement in the design and operation of supply and distribution systems. Courses underscore the importance of information technology and the Internet in supporting such activities. They also highlight the need to develop close working relationships with managers in other functional areas including manufacturing, information systems, marketing, and international operations. Students learn that this integrative approach to management is critical in supporting supply chain cost and service improvements.
The Analysis Area provides students with information analysis skills and tools needed to manage effectively in today’s information-intensive business climate. Courses offer students the opportunity to improve their information analysis skills and working knowledge of important statistical tools. They become more critical evaluators of studies and reports involving statistical and quantitative methods and better at communicating their findings and conclusions.
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|Literacy Programs Coordinator
|Foreign Language Teacher
|Market Research Analyst
|Foreign News Correspondent
|Foreign Service Officer
|Peace Corps Worker
|Human Resources Administrator
|Public Health Administrator
|Public Opinion Analyst
|Public Relations Coordinator
|International Student Advisor
Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.
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These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities.
- Application Developer
- Database Research
- Information Management Intern
- IS Intern
- IT Intern
- Programming Intern
Websites for Career Exploration
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook
- MassCIS – Massachusetts Information System
- O*NET OnLine
- Vocational Biographies (username: NE Univ; password: RAZDE)
Career Development Videos
- Ace the Case
- Building An International Career
- Careers In Product Development, Design, Marketing or Management
- Careers in Strategic Operations
- sheLEADS at Northeastern
Websites for Job Search
Campus Organizations and Activities
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