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Supply Chain Management

Master of Science Degree

Move a world ahead with confidence and skill in supply chain management. This master's degree program, taught 100% online, will help you learn to maneuver complex financial and operational metrics and logistics to inform decisions in an increasingly digital supply chain network. Analyze the global supply chain with the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model. Problem-solve the challenges of risk management and fast-moving technology throughout the supply chain management program and investigate emerging global supply chain demands such as sustainable practices. Build on lean and six sigma qualitative techniques within an Advanced Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course where you will practice solving business problems and improving processes. If you're looking for a way to help move your company's business – and your career – forward faster, consider earning your master's degree in supply chain management.

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Courses in the major include:

Emphasis is placed on understanding reported financial information used to assess a company's current performance, future risks, and business opportunities. Students develop skills necessary to understand the performance impact on financial statements and how economic events such as operating activities, corporate investments, and financing transactions affect the three main financial statements - the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows. Cross-listed with MSF 520 MBA 520 Prerequisite: Graduate standing
The use of a variety of business analytics techniques, including quantitative and qualitative descriptive analysis tools, to support informed decision-making serves as a major focus of this course. Techniques addressed include tabular and graphical displays of data such as the bar chart and histogram, numerical measures such as the mean and standard deviation, and linear regression. Critical evaluation of actual business scenarios will be conducted during this course. Cross-listed with MSF 624 MBA 624 Prerequisite: MBA 500 and MBA 520 or MSCM 500 and MBA 520
This course is an examination of the basic categories of regulations and laws to develop the framework within which organizations operate in the global economy. The international framework will be contrasted with the one constraining domestic operation. Skills in making ethical, strategic decisions within this framework will be developed through comprehensive international case problems. Ethical and moral analysis will examine issues in human rights, environmental considerations, investment, and social responsibility considerations. Prerequisite: MBA 500or MSCM 500
This course examines classical and contemporary issues in managing supply chains in domestic and global environments. The capabilities that a supply chain must have to support a firm's business strategy are studied. Students learn to analyze and assess the strategic role of the supply chain and the fundamental issues in managing them. Methodologies for designing and planning a supply chain are introduced and methods to apply them in supply chain activities are learned. Prerequisite: MBA 500 or MSCM 500; MAQC Prerequisite: MBA 500
Emphasis is placed on the operational activities that successfully create and deliver products and services across the entire supply chain from the raw material to the final product. Included is the development of those performance skills which enhance the supplier and customer relationships and the order fulfillment activities. Techniques addressed include demand forecasting, quality performance analysis, and productivity measurement. Prerequisite: MBA 641 and MBA 655; Prerequisite for SCMTMS: MBA 670 and MSCM 550
Students develop their knowledge of supply chain management and its interactions with business functions and processes. Students will apply this knowledge to realistic supply chain problems in various organizational settings. Students will analyze the supply chain problems to create value for customers, markets, and society. Emphasis is placed on developing effective strategic decision-making and communication skills. Prerequisite: None
Lean Six Sigma is an application of the quantitative Six Sigma quality management techniques within a Lean Enterprise. Building on the fundamentals of Lean and Six Sigma, students will utilize important tools and strategies to improve the performance of business processes. Students will practice solving business problems and improving processes through case studies, team exercises and simulations, and self-assessments. Topics covered will include Six Sigma improvement methodology and tools, lean manufacturing tools and approaches, dashboards, hypotheses testing, and other business improvement techniques. Prerequisite: None
Students will analyze current issues and strategies in transportation management and policy. Global carrier management problems and opportunities, and economic characteristics of the various modes of transportation will be studied. Micro-analysis of transportation and logistics management including customer service and order fulfillment, distribution operations, purchasing or operation of transportation services, warehousing, third-party logistics providers, and network design. Included in the course is a focus on distribution operations, purchasing, order processing, facility design and operations, carrier selection, transportation costing, and negotiation. Prerequisite: None
Students will examine sustainability criteria in the 'upstream' supply chain management and procurement process. Students will evaluate how corporations can improve environmental performance while addressing ethics, social, and economic concerns (or the 'triple bottom line'). Students will explore current sustainability topics in a supply chain management perspective through applied learning. Prerequisite: None
Properly addressing risks and facing disruptions are of primary concern in supply chain management. In the wake of high-consequence disruptive events, risk identification and disruption response activities have become ever more critical. The objective of the course is to provide an overview of key supply chain risk areas, particularly with the proliferation of outsourcing, the use of information technology, the transformation of the supply chain model into digital supply networks, and global logistics. Equally important is how companies manage the preparation, mitigation, and response strategies to major disruptive events. Applied learning assignments will be used to illustrate how to handle supply chain disruption and how to make decisions. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all Masters in Supply Chain Management courses; MBA 667 can be taken concurrently.

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