Bachelors of Science in Business Administration – SCM Specialization

Six courses are required in our SCM specialization.

MGMT 3000: Integrated Operations and Supply Chain Management: An integrated view of how supply management, operations, and logistics functions create value for customers. Concepts studied include: design of operations and supply chain strategies, systems, and processes; coordination and control of material and information flows; and decision-making tools for supply chain management and integration with other business functions.

MGMT 3300: Supply Management and Global Sourcing Strategies:  Supply management with an emphasis on the global nature of business.  Topics include the supply strategy, supply management process, supply organization, competitive bidding and e-procurement systems, outsourcing and offshoring strategies, supplier selection and evaluation, global sourcing strategies, legal and ethical sourcing practices, applying total cost models for capital equipment purchases, understanding the statement of work for services purchases, sustainability and social responsibility sourcing practices.  Analyzing case studies and the use of real world experiential learning is incorporated throughout the course.  Prerequisite: MGMT 3000 (concurrent registration in MGMT 3000 permitted). Approved for distance education.

MGMT 3380: Supply Chain Analysis and Decision-Making:  Supply chain information systems as sources of supply chain data are discussed.  Supply chain data analysis and modeling using spreadsheets and other software are used to support decision-making.  Key supply chain performance indicators are examined and dashboards are developed.  Specific applications include spend analysis, supplier scorecards, quality metrics, demand forecasting, inventory systems, scheduling systems, and supply networks. Prerequisites: Prior credit or concurrent registration in MGMT 3000 and MIS 2000.

MGMT 4410: Customer-Driven Design and Delivery of Quality Goods and Services:  Philosophies and methods for using customer needs and requirements to design and deliver quality goods and services by emphasizing both design quality and conformance quality. Topics include quality planning, control, and improvement; voice of the customer and the market; quality design and new product development; six sigma and lean terminology and techniques such as: statistical process control, capability analysis, quality function deployment, failure modes and effects analysis, reliability, process mapping, and the five ‘S’s. Prerequisite: STAT 2110 and C or better in MGMT 3000. Credit not allowed for this course and MBA 5410.

MGMT 4420:  Integrated Logistics Planning and Analytics:  Overview of the logistics function in a global supply chain. Topics include logistics demand management, transportation and distribution analytics, logistics service quality, logistics information and communication technology, cycle counting, vendor managed inventory, warehousing, transportation regulations and pricing, rate negotiation, third party logistics, and global logistics strategy. Prerequisite: C or better in MGMT 3000. Credit not allowed for this course and MBA 5420.

MGMT 4450:  Demand Driven Supply Chain Planning and Operations:  Examine the demand driven processes necessary to effectively plan and schedule operations in a supply chain. Focusing on the planning hierarchy of sales and operation planning, master production scheduling, and materials requirements planning, additional emphasis is placed on distribution requirements planning, flow, and capacity within operations systems and the supply chain. Prerequisites: C or better in MGMT 3000. Credit not allowed for this course and MBA 5450.

MGMT 4470:  Supply Category Management and Negotiation:  Develop and implement supply category strategies.  Conduct a supply market analysis and recommend sourcing strategies.  Assess the total value offered by suppliers including price and cost analysis, and evaluate supply chain risks.  Prepare for and conduct suppliers negotiations.  Develop and manage contracts and on-going supplier relationships.  Emphasis on experiential learning and team projects. Prerequisite: C or better in MGMT 3000.  Credit not allowed for this course and MBA 5470.

MBA Supply Chain Management specialization

The MBA Supply Chain Management specialization is concerned with the strategic integration of the source-make-deliver practices within and among organizational partners.  The Supply Chain Management program prepares students to handle broad managerial responsibilities in a variety of service and manufacturing settings. 

The Following prerequisite course is required for the Supply Chain Management specialization:

MBA 6040 – Supply Chain Management (3 cr):

Focuses on how supply chain creates value for organizations, their suppliers, and customers. Explores supply, operations, and logistic processes and how they are integrated within the firm and across organizations.

The following four additional courses are required for the Supply Change Management specialization:

MBA 5410 – Quality and Lean Tool (3 cr):

Fundamentals of the Six Sigma quality methodology and lean philosophies applied to the management of manufacturing and service organizations. Topics include Six Sigma, statistical process control, quality function deployment, process capability, reliability, just-in-time, and lean manufacturing.

MBA 5420 - Logistics Management (3 cr):

Overview of the logistics function in a global supply chain. Topics include global supply chains, information networks and enterprise resource systems, independent demand inventory systems, independent demand inventory systems, transportation infrastructures and rates, warehousing, packaging, and facility location.

MBA 5450 - Operations Planning and Control (3 cr):

This course examines the decision-making processes necessary to effectively plan for the operation of a manufacturing system. Topics include forecasting sales and operation planning master scheduling and materials requirements planning. Specific emphasis placed on the concepts of flow and capacity within operations systems and the supply chain.

MBA 5470 – SCM II (3 cr):

The purpose of the course is to enable students to analyze price and costs, to understand total cost of ownership models, and to plan for and conduct purchasing negotiations. Supplier relationships, contract management, and legal considerations in supply management are also covered.

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