MBA in Supply Chain Management
A supply chain is a group of companies directly linked by the upstream or downstream flow of products. Supply chain management encompasses all the movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-progress inventory, and finished goods from the point of origin to point of consumption. Today’s leading companies have VP-level supply chain management positions, elevating its role in the corporate boardroom.
By enrolling in the MBA in Supply Chain Management program, you will come to understand both the familiarity of domestic suppliers and sophistication of sourcing products and services internationally. Graduates will be able to hit the ground running, capable of making immediate contributions to the management and decision making processes as they relate to your organization’s supply chain activities.
- MBA core courses offered weeknights, alternating weekends or during the day on the main campus, alternating weekends at the other campuses, evenings in Miramar, and online. The Supply Chain Management courses are currently offered alternating weekends at our main campus. The Supply Chain Management courses will be offered exclusively in the evenings at our main campus and online starting January 2014.
- The Supply Chain Management concentration courses are offered once a year in sequence, one course per term starting in the winter.
- Program can be completed in as little as 18 months.
- Program begins four times annually with starts in October, January, April, and July.
- A Supply Chain Management Certificate is also available.
Curriculum Guide topTotal credits: 42
|SCM 5830||Supply Chain Management|
|LOG 5010||International Transport and Logistics|
|SCM 5850||Managing Customer and Supplier Relations|
|SCM 5840||Supply Chain Infrastructure and Information Technology|
|SCM 5870||Supply Chain Capstone|
Course Descriptions top
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SCM 5830 Supply Chain Management (3 cr.)
Supply Chain Fundamentals encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing and procurement, conversion, and logistics management activities. Importantly, it also includes coordination and collaboration with channel partners, which can be suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers, and customers. In essence, Supply Chain Management integrates supply and demand management functions within and across companies. This course covers the concepts, strategies, processes, tools, and technologies applied to managing the end-to-end forward and backward flow of materials, information, and value in a supply chain.
LOG 5010 International Transport and Logistics (3 cr.)
Today's business world operates in a global environment; and to be successful, companies must develop new strategies that go beyond traditional geographical boundaries. It is common to see a product designed in the United States, manufactured in China, and sold in France. Differentials in wage-rates, expanding markets, improved transportation and communications have all worked to break down the barriers of space and time. This course examines in depth, logistics and transport management for international trade, including airfreight, ocean freight, international road transportation multi-modal transportation, and the packaging and document preparation required for each mode of transportation. Prerequisite: SCM 5830
SCM 5850 Managing Customer and Supplier Relations (3 cr.)
Managing Customer and Supplier Relations examines the creation of alliances and partnerships and working in non-traditional ways with suppliers and customers. Identifying the challenges faced in implementing relationships with customers and/or suppliers is critical to successful SCM. Customer and supplier relationship management includes an understanding of the philosophy, methodology, and tools for improved demand management, customer service and alignment of resources. Lastly, a thorough understanding of the benefits and challenges of implementing and managing integrated supply chain interactions. Prerequisite: LOG 5010
SCM 5840 Supply Chain Infrastructure and Information Technology (3 cr.)
Supply Chain Infrastructure examines the areas of demand planning, product and service design considerations, risk management and operations planning and control to respond to changes in the global marketplace. Successful supply chain management is driven by an understanding of anticipated demand and application of forecasting methods. Product and service design considerations enable effective and efficient supply chain operations. Risk identification, assessment, and mitigation related to supply chain integrity will be examined. Effective planning and control of priorities, capacity and inventory is critical to successful supply chain management. Supply Chain Information Technology addresses how information systems enable collaborative supply chain processes to enhance supply chain performance. Examined are the roles and uses of Information Technology (IT) including IT infrastructure, Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERP), advanced optimization tools such as warehouse and transportation management systems, tools for data capture such as RFID and bar coding, and a fundamental understanding of electronic and internet-enabled supply chains. Prerequisite: SCM 5850
SCM 5870 Supply Chain Capstone (3 cr.)
This capstone course will integrate the learning from the other supply chain and logistics courses. It will focus on the design of a supply chain, governance issues, the development of appropriate strategies for outsourcing (local and foreign) and off-shoring. Prerequisite: SCM 5840.
Foundation Course Descriptions top
ACTP 5001 Introductory Accounting (3 cr.)
An accelerated introductory course stressing the essential elements of accounting skills that will be used in the master's degree program. Managerial uses of accounting data and preparation of financial statements will be covered in this course. Course satisfies program prerequisite of financial accounting for master's degree programs. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.
QNTP 5002 Introductory Statistics (3 cr.)
This course satisfies the prerequisite of statistics for master's degree programs. The concepts of statistical notation, probability are covered as well as the principles of estimation using the central limit theorem. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.
ECNP 5003 Introductory Economics (3 cr.)
This course is designed to provide the students with a solid foundation in the basic concepts of economics. The course will introduce students to the analytical approaches and methods used in the economics by applying them to examine current economic issues. The discussion will begin with an overview. The structure will follow a traditional entry level course in economics. Much of the discussion will consider markets and how they determine what is produced and how it is allocated. Also, attention will be devoted to evaluating market outcomes and thinking about remedies to problems that markets cannot solve. Also considered will be how aggregate economic activities are measured, and the role of fiscal and monetary policies in determination of national income. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.
MKTP 5005 Introductory Marketing (3 cr.)
This is a survey of the essentials of marketing. Covers the nature of marketing and its environment, selecting target markets, marketing research, customer behavior, and forecasting sales. Emphasis on marketing strategy planning. Course satisfies the program prerequisite of marketing for master's degree programs. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.
FINP 5008 Business Finance (3 cr.)
A survey of the essentials of finance and its environment. Financial management as it applies to organizations, ratio analysis, leverage, working capital management, capital budgeting, capital structure, and other concepts as they apply to business organizations. Course satisfies program prerequisite of finance for master's degree programs. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.