Supply Chain Management
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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 that have a graduate business degree from an accredited institution can apply to attend the Barney School of Business to earn a specialized certificate in Supply Chain Management.  The Barney School post-graduate certificate will require four courses (12 credit hours).  Students will need to have met the following prerequisite courses or equivalents:

  • MBA 610 Managerial Statistics
  • MBA 620 Operations Management

Students will complete three required certificate courses, and any one of three other certificate courses as follows:

  • ME 519 Lean Six Sigma Principles & Applications (Required)
  • MGT 760  Supply Chain Management (Required)
     -or-
  • ES 591 Logistics & Supply Chain Engineering (Required)
  • EM 670 Process Improvement Application Project (Required)
  • MGT 750 Bargaining and Negotiations (Elective)
  • QNT 720 Business Forecasting (Elective)
  • ST 591 Decision Support Systems (Elective)

Students will attend these courses with MBA and CETA students.