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 four graduate level supply chain management courses (12 credit hours).  The four courses will count toward the four 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, and any one of three other elective concentration courses as follows:

  • ME 519 Lean Six Sigma Principles & Applications (Required)
  • MGT 760  Supply Chain Management (Required)
  • EM620 Logistics and Supply Chain (Required)
  • ES591 ST Business Process Engineering (Required)
  • MGT 750 Bargaining and Negotiations (Elective)
  • QNT 720 Business Forecasting (Elective)
  • EM610 Decision Support Systems