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New Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

Published: March 1, 2015

The Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) at CSULB recently announced that it will administer a new Master of Science degree program in Supply Chain Management, effective fall 2015.

The program replaces the Master of Arts in Global Logistics (MAGL), which was housed in the College of Liberal Arts, Department of Economics. The new program is a joint effort of the Colleges of Business Administration, Liberal Arts, and Continuing and Professional Education. It is designed to provide students with training in modern supply chain management practices, analysis methods, technology applications, strategy development, and other relevant skills that will prepare them to address challenges in
global supply chain environments.

“The global nature of business more than ever requires understanding supply chains and how they are managed,” said CBA Dean Michael Solt.

“Our new Master of Science in Supply Chain Management will provide the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage all parts of supply chains, and we will provide companies with professionals that will help them compete and thrive in today’s global business environment.”

The program is designed to provide students with training in modern supply chain management practices, analysis methods, technology applications, strategy development, and other relevant skills that will prepare them to address challenges in global supply chain environments.

Program requirements comprise a 30-unit series of courses covering three core components:

• developing an advanced understanding of operations planning, supply chain management, logistics and transportation, project management,
and leadership in a global supply chain environment;

• acquiring business analytics, statistics, and information-technology skills required to tackle real world supply chain management challenges:

• demonstrating competency through a culminating (“capstone”) experience in which students interact with local industry leaders to
identify improvement opportunities and develop data-driven solutions.

–Richard Manly