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MS in Supply Chain Management Curriculum

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The MS SCM is a 30 Credit Hour, non-thesis program including coursework in supply chain management and business analytics.

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management requires 30.0 credits of graduate study, which consists of 18 credits of core SCM courses and 12 credits of SCM Analytics courses.

The MS Supply Chain Management degree plan is detailed below.

Supply Chain Management Core (Required) 18.0 Credit Hours

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PREFIX AND NUMBER REQUIRED COURSES CREDIT HOUR
SCM 6A01 Supply Chain Management Concepts 1.5
SCM 7A01 Project Management 1.5
SCM 7330 Demand and Supply Integration 3.0
SCM 7350 Strategic Supply Management 3.0
SCM 7325 Process Analysis and Design 3.0
SCM 7335 Logistics Management 3.0
SCM 7385 Supply Chain Corporate Projects 3.0

SCM Analytics Courses (Required) 12.0 Credit Hours

Program information is subject to change.

PREFIX AND NUMBER REQUIRED COURSES CREDIT HOUR
SCM 7320 Supply Chain Analytics 3.0
SCM 7380 Analytics and Enterprise Operations 3.0
BZAN 6351 Basic Programming for Business Analytics 3.0
BZAN 6357 Business Analytics – Frameworks and Methods 3.0

 

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Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Course Descriptions

SCM 6A01 - Supply Chain Management Concepts
Introduction to the concepts, issues and techniques used to plan, source, make and deliver the firm’s products and services. The course addresses strategic and operational issues at both the firm and the supply chain levels.

SCM 7A01 – Project Management
Planning and execution of large-scale programs and projects. Topics include organizational structure, work breakdown, activity scheduling, resource allocation, performance measurement, and project management tools.

SCM 7330 - Demand and Supply Integration
Detailed examination of the strategies and techniques used to achieve demand and supply integration across the supply chain. Topics include Demand Management, Forecasting and Planning for Medium and Long-Term Demand, Inventory Management, Revenue Management, Sales and Operations Planning, Master Production Scheduling, and Material Requirements Planning.

SCM 7350 - Strategic Supply Management
Current issues, opportunities, strategies, techniques and developments in purchasing and supply management. Topics include: structuring purchasing organizations, make-or-buy decisions, global sourcing, supplier selection, contracting, negotiation, and legal and ethical issues.

SCM 7325 - Process Analysis and Design
Concepts, issues and techniques used to plan, analyze, design and control processes in production, service and logistics systems. Topics include process types, process analysis techniques, quality management, lean processes, service lines, and sustainability.

SCM 7335 – Logistics Management
Infrastructure and planning techniques for moving, storing, and distributing goods and services on a global scale. Topics include customer service management, transportation, vehicle routing, distribution, e-commerce, network design, forecasting, inventory, logistics technologies, change management, and emerging logistics trends.

SCM 7385 – Supply Chain Corporate Projects

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Team-based analyses and management of an actual SCM corporate project. Common topics include problem definition and scope, project scheduling and management, report writing and presentation, implementation, risk management, managing the client and change management.

SCM 7320 - Supply Chain Analytics
Modeling and simulation applications for supply chains. Topics include mathematical programming, Monte Carlo and discrete event simulation, resource allocation, network design, simulating discrete and continuous processes, conducting simulation studies, and interpreting results.

SCM 7380 – Analytics and Enterprise Operations
Application of enterprise resource planning systems to execute supply chain business processes and the payment-to-cash cycle. Business intelligence applications include dashboards, behavior modeling, and predictive analytics.

BZAN 6351 - Basic Programming for Business Analytics
Course introduces programming techniques for data management. Languages include Python and Spotfire.

BZAN 6357 - Business Analytics - Frameworks and Methods
Course focuses on useful and practical algorithms for data analytics as well as on comparisons of current data mining models.