The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MSSCM) is a 30-credit program consisting of coursework centered on supply chain management. Courses focus on shipping, trade and port management, and technology and business analytics, which are important for the local and national economies, especially those connected to the global trade community. *Software/tools used in courses (subject to change).

Required Coursework - 10 courses (30 credits) 

Core Curriculum - 8 courses (24 credits)

Operations Management (MAN 6501) 

(3 credits)

 Introduces the major managerial problems and decision processes of operations management. Includes design of operations: planning, scheduling, quality management, systems analysis and evaluation, resource allocation, and inventory management. Integration of operations management with other functional areas.

*Microsoft Excel, SIMUL8

Supply Chain Management (MAN 6596)

(3 credits)

 Provides an understanding of key issues, mechanics, and developments in sourcing and supply chain management. Explores the connection of supply chain network to  all of the value activities that plan, control, and supply interim and finished product services to customers.

*Microsoft Excel, Solver Add-in

International Shipping, Trade and Port Management (MAN 6565)

(3 credits)

Covers the management of daily shipping operations is covered for both liner and bulk trades. Discusses business strategy and development in shipping, considering shipping cycles and implications for chartering and brokering in the bulk trades as well as operations for liner shipping and containerization. Addresses the role of ports and container terminals in global supply chains.

Communication Strategies for Business Professionals (GEB 6217)

(3 credits)

Writing and speaking strategies linked to (1) critical thinking for problem analysis/solution and persuasive proposals and (2) research for decision-making. Students submit papers and presentations from core courses. 

Strategic IT Sourcing Management (ISM 6509)

(3 credits)

Develops student knowledge and skills needed to work with IT service providers and processes. IT focuses on the concepts and methods associated with designing, planning, and contracting for IT infrastructure and applications.


Introduction to Business Analytics and Big Data (ISM 6404)

(3 credits)

Provides an understanding of the business intelligence and business analytics processes and techniques used in transforming data to knowledge and value in organizations. Students also develop skills in analyzing data using generally available tools, e.g., Excel.

* Microsoft Excel & Tableau

Web-based Business Development (ISM 6508)

(3 credits)

Develops skills for launching and managing web-based businesses. Students complete a business plan for starting an online business of their choice. Additional topics include evaluating current web-based business opportunities, online entrepreneurship, web-based venture financing and e-business operations.

*Microsoft Excel &    

Supply Chain Analytics (QMB 6616)

(3 credits)

Advances skills in modeling and optimization techniques for the analysis of strategic, tactical and operational supply chain problems. Problems range from inventory management, distribution planning and facility location to risk management and global sourcing

Electives - 2 courses (6 credits). Select (2) of the following elective courses:

Advanced Business Analytics (ISM 6405)

(3 credits)

Provides an in-depth examination of business analytics methods of visualization, data mining, text mining and web mining, using various analytical tools. In a laboratory setting, investigates applications for smaller firms.

*Python, R & MySQL Workbench

Blockchain and Digital Business Transformation (ISM 6455)

(3 credits)

Digital transformations are encompassing all organizations, business sectors, and society. Course provides a critical understanding of transformative technological innovations, such as Blockchain, and their wide-ranging impact. Learn trends in technology innovation, business strategies, cryptocurrencies, and Bitcoin. Understand business applications of Blockchain for Finance, Supply Chain Management and various business and government sectors. Learn to identify opportunities for digital business transformation.  

 Project Management (MAN 6581)

(3 credits)

Provides a strong foundation in the planning and control of projects. In addition, specific operational issues related to projects in areas such as process re-engineering, new product development, enterprise resource planning, and software development are addressed. Examples of other topics included are project risk management, critical chain project management, contingency planning, and the balanced scoreboard.

Business Process Improvement Management (MAN 6525)

(3 credits)

Equips students to provide leadership in shaping a culture for business process improvement initiatives within an organization and determine the effectiveness of improvement initiatives such as Six Sigma Quality, Process Capability, Process Control, Business Process Re-engineering and Service Quality.

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