MBA Concentration in Supply Chain Management
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MBA Concentration in Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain management has become an essential skill set for managing global enterprises involving the strategic flow of goods and services for meeting customers’ needs.   Robust supply chains allow businesses to deliver the most cost competitive and timely solutions to their customers by leveraging the capabilities of the multi-dimensional linkages in their supply chain. Many companies find that it is preferable to specialize in an area where they offer distinct advantages and to rely on supply chain partners and their specializations to create the best offer for the customer.  Supply chain management utilizes the methods of logistics and operations research to construct supply chains using holistic approaches that realize value at all nodes of the chain.  Supply chain activities involve producing products and delivering services, as well as distribution networks of wholesalers, distributors, retailers and end user. 

Students enrolled in the Barney School MBA program can earn a Supply Chain Management concentration by completing three graduate level supply chain management courses (9 credit hours).  The three courses will count toward the three elective course MBA requirement.  The courses are offered to both business and engineering students, and taught be faculty experts from both the Barney School and the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture.  Students will complete three required concentration courses as follows:

  • MGT 760 Supply Chain Management
  • EM 620 Logistics and Supply Chain
  • MGT 750 Bargaining and Negotiations (Elective)