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BS Degree in Materials Management: Info on Bachelors Degrees

There are no bachelor's degrees in material management. Instead, those wishing to pursue a career as a materials manager can enroll in operations management programs. Learn about program details along with career information.

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Essential Information

In a bachelor's program in operations management, in addition to general operations skills, students learn skills necessary to work in global logistics, human relations and technical support. Some of these programs are completion programs, offering the final two years of instruction for a bachelor's degree to students with technical school diplomas or associate's degrees. In some cases, studies can also be found online.

Graduates who do not elect to work in the materials management field can pursue careers in business areas such as purchasing, quality control, supply management and supplier development engineering. Common prerequisites include a high school diploma or its equivalent, transcripts for former schools, a letter of recommendation, personal essay and standardized test scores, as well as aptitudes in math, science and finance.


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Bachelor's Degree in Operations Management

Coursework in bachelor's degree programs for operations management typically combine technical training with business instruction. Didactic and hands-on learning are also included. Topics that might show up in the curriculum include:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Organizational cash management
  • Equipment purchasing
  • Global markets
  • Industry-specific technology

Employment Outlook and Salary Information

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the employment rate for purchasing managers (the category that includes materials managers) will increase 1% between 2014 and 2024. While this is little-to-no growth, purchasing managers will still be needed to supervise other purchasing professionals, such as buyers and agents. The median annual salary for purchasing managers was $108,120 as of May 2015. The highest-paid managers earned $172,950 or more, while the lowest-paid earned $60,830 or less (www.bls.gov).

For prospective students in the materials management fields, bachelor's level degree programs can be found in operations management. Courses typically cover areas such as organizational cash management and equipment purchasing, among others, to prepare students for a career in materials management.

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