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Courses - Operations and Supply Chain Management (SCM) Graduate Level

500. Research Methods for Supply Chain Management (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Applications of research methods to topics in supply-chain management and logistics, with an emphasis on descriptive and inferential statistics.
Letter grade only (A-F).

520. Business Economics (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Development of microeconomic analytic tools and their application to problems in business and management. Topics include unconstrained and constrained economic optimization, capital theory, product and factor markets, market structures, forecasting, and cost-benefit analysis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

611. Operations Planning and Analysis (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Advanced topics on work system design, business process reengineering, and using analytics to make operational decisions such as inventory control, capacity management and scheduling. Emerging operations practices in various industries and hands-on software experiences are included.
Letter grade only (A-F).

614. Supply Chain Management (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Introduce the concepts, insights and tools for the effective management of the supply chain. Emphasis on both strategic and tactical decisions. Topics include inventory management, value of information, network design, distribution strategies, strategic alliance, revenue management, and international issues.
Letter grade only (A-F).

620. Business Analytics for Supply Chain Management (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Use advanced techniques such as predictive analytics, optimization, and simulation to make data-oriented decisions that improve operational effectiveness and supply chain coordination. Topics include business statistics, Solver, dynamic optimization, and case studies using Arena simulation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

625. Global Supply Chain Strategy (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Current theory and principles of global business pertaining to problems of formulating and implementing strategies and tactics in multinational corporations. Special emphasis on management of supply chain operations across cultural, economic, and political boundaries. Case studies, readings, and research report.
Letter grade only (A-F).

630. Project Management (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
This course focuses on the planning, implementation, and control of projects. Coverage will include project definition, time and cost management, conflict resolution and team processes, scheduling and lifecycle management. Computerized network models and project management software packages are included.
Letter grade only (A-F).

640. Logistics and Transportation Management (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Economic analysis of freight transportation, demand, and cost factors, market structures, public policy and regulation, social and environmental impacts. Introduction to the logistics and economics of goods movement via ocean, surface, air, and intermodal strategies.
Letter grade only (A-F).

657. Seminar in Supply Chain Leadership (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
This course emphasizes the interpersonal skills necessary for individuals in supply chain leadership positions. Group processes, situational factors, change management, and leading diverse individuals are discussed. Leadership self-assessment is included to aid understanding of one’s own leadership abilities.
Letter grade only (A-F).

699. Capstone Project for Global Supply Chain Management (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
A Capstone Project for Global Supply Chain Management. Students will complete a term project that allows them to integrate their knowledge of Global Supply Chain Management. In addition to submitting a written paper, students are required to make an oral presentation of their analysis.
Letter grade only (A-F).


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