Logistics, Business & Public Policy

Department Information

Dianne Fox, Supply Chain Program Manager
3411 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD 20742
E-mail: supplychain@rhsmith.umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-2190

Academic Program Contacts

Undergraduate Program
E-mail: undergradinfo@rhsmith.umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-2286

MBA/EMBA Programs 
E-mail: mba_info@rhsmith.umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-9565

MS in Supply Chain Management Program
E-mail: masters@rhsmith.umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-2559

PhD Program
E-mail: businessphd@rhsmith.umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-2214 

Logistics Course Requirements

Student Organizations

PhD

PhD in Supply Chain Management

  1. Introduction
  2. Admissions
  3. Program Structure and Requirements
  4. Research Paper Requirements
  5. Steps in the Doctoral Program
  6. Financial Aid
  7. Faculty
  8. Computer Resources
  9. Further Information

1. INTRODUCTION

The doctoral program in Supply Chain Management is designed to produce outstanding scholars in the fields of logistics, transportation, and supply chain management. Graduates of the program are well-qualified to take academic positions in colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. Recent graduates have accepted full time positions at the following academic institutions: University of Texas at San Antonio, Arizona State University, Ohio State University, Lehigh University, University of Houston, Michigan State University, National Taiwan University and the University of Arkansas. Students in the PhD program achieve excellence through: (1) extensive preparation in the major, a related minor, and associated research tools (primarily statistics or operations research); (2) joint research with faculty; (3) independent research culminating in a doctoral dissertation; and (4) the teaching of courses for undergraduate majors in logistics, transportation, and supply chain management.

Faculty Positions of University of Maryland, Smith School Supply Chain Alumni

2. ADMISSIONS

The Supply Chain Management faculty at the Robert H. Smith School of Business seeks to attract PhD students with strong academic credentials interested in pursuing academic careers. Applicants should have a strong interest in both research and teaching. Only students willing to work on their PhD on a fulltime basis will be considered for admission. No part time students will be admitted into the program. Competition for spots in the Supply Chain Management PhD program is keen. In recent years, 30-40 applications have been received for admission into the Supply Chain Management PhD program but only two or three students per year have been admitted. Admission totals depend on the quality of the applicant pool and the availability of resources to support students. Although the completion of a master’s level degree is not a requirement for admission to the PhD program in Supply Chain Management, it is one criterion used to assess the potential ability of applicants to complete the PhD program. Other criteria used to assess applicants include: interest in pursuing an academic career in Supply Chain Management; relevant academic and work experience; math, verbal, and oral communication skills; and English language abilities.

Applicants seeking admission into the Supply Chain Management PhD program should follow the procedures outlined on the website of the Robert H. Smith School of Business PhD program. The required "Statement of Purpose" should indicate the applicant's career intentions and program goals as closely as possible. Preparation in differential and integral calculus (2 semesters of calculus) is an admission requirement. All applicants must be interviewed as part of the admissions process. Interviews will take place either face-to-face or over the telephone.

Applications to the Supply Chain Management PhD program will be considered during the spring semester, generally during March and April. Interviews will take place during that time. Admission decisions are made by the Supply Chain Management faculty subject to approval by the Director of the PhD program and the availability of financial aid as determined by the Dean’s Office.

3. PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND REQUIREMENTS

Each student develops a detailed Program Plan in consultation with the Supply Chain Management PhD Advisor and the Director of the PhD Program. The process of program planning can begin at the time of application and continue at orientation/registration. A complete Program Plan should be in force for each student by the end of the first semester, and subsequent modifications require explicit approval.

Formal transfer credit is not granted; however, course work successfully completed at other institutions may be accepted as fulfilling some part of the Program Plan, with the approval of the PhD Director and the Supply Chain Management PhD Advisor. As the Graduate School Handbook emphasizes, a doctoral degree is "earned by competence" (as demonstrated in exams and research), not by the completion of course requirements alone.

The Supply Chain Management Doctoral Program consists of the following four elements:

1. Major field – Logistics & Transportation (18 credits)
2. Minor field (12 credits)
3. Research tools (12 credits)
4. Additional course requirements which vary depending on the educational background of the student but may include a graduate course in economics, two MBA core courses, and a research methods course. A student wishing to pursue a double major would need to take 18 credits in a second major field (instead of 12 credits for a minor field) increasing total requirements by 6 credits.

Both major and minor field courses are typically satisfied by taking doctoral seminars. Although the title and content of the Supply Chain Management doctoral seminar are subject to change, the six major field seminars may be as follows:

1. Logistics Research
2. Supply Chain Research
3. Supply Chain and Information Technology
4. Logistics Modeling
5. Industrial Organization
6. Transportation and Supply Chain Economics

In each of the seminars, students read relevant research papers and are tested on their knowledge of these papers. As well, students are required to write research papers for each of the seminars.

Students are encouraged to choose a minor field that fits well with their academic interests. Minor fields that work well with Supply Chain Management majors include Marketing, Management Science, Information Systems, and Strategic Management.

4. RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS

Conducting high quality research is an integral part of the doctoral program, and writing publication-quality research papers is an important component of the doctoral seminars in Supply Chain Management. As part of the curriculum, each student is required to write one research paper in the first year of his/her program and a second research paper in the second year of his/her program. The grades received on these papers count towards course grades. In addition, students are expected to submit the research papers to reputable refereed journals; i.e., one submission at the end of the first year of the program and one at the end of the second year, after receiving permission from the Supply Chain Management faculty. Students must meet this requirement in a timely manner to remain in good standing in the program.

Selected Recent Publications by Supply Chain Faculty, Students and Alumni

5. STEPS IN THE DOCTORAL PROGRAM

  1. Course Work – A typical path toward completion of a PhD degree would begin with two to three years of course work. This time will vary depending upon a student's background and requirements.
  2. Paper Requirements - Two research papers must be submitted to acceptable refereed journals before comprehensive exams are taken.
  3. Comprehensive Exam – After Supply Chain Management major credit requirements are completed, typically after two years of course work, and the paper requirements are met, students write their comprehensive exam. The general policy is that the comprehensive exam is subdivided into six questions, each testing knowledge from one of the Supply Chain Management seminars.
  4. Oral Comprehensive Exam – An oral exam is only required if the student earns less than a grade of pass on the written comprehensive exam.
  5. PhD Dissertation Proposal – The dissertation proposal is defended by a PhD candidate after the student has made progress on defining a dissertation topic and writing about the proposed topic. All faculty and other PhD students are invited to attend and participate in the proposal defense.
  6. PhD Dissertation Defense – The final step is for the candidate is to complete the thesis research and defend the results. The dissertation must exhibit the candidate's competence in analysis, interpretation, and presentation of research findings, and should be a major contribution to the literature. The candidate must defend the dissertation in a public defense.

The typical time for completion of the PhD program is 4-5 years of fulltime work. Throughout the PhD program a student will have the opportunity to discuss plans and progress with a number of faculty members. In addition there will be an annual review of the student’s progress with the Supply Chain Management PhD advisor.

6. FINANCIAL AID

Please see the PhD Program Web site for a discussion of financial aid.

7. FACULTY

National prominence among leading universities requires, among other things, a strong faculty research orientation. Maryland's faculty clearly has this orientation and the research efforts of faculty members has led to numerous publications in leading academic journals. The members of the Supply Chain Management faculty are also active in various editorial and reviewing capacities for the leading journals. High quality teaching is an essential requirement demanded of our Supply Chain Management faculty and the faculty's teaching efforts has consistently ranked among the best in the College.

Supply Chain Management faculty members include the following:

Thomas M. Corsi
Michelle E. Smith Professor of Logistics & Co-Director, Supply Chain Management Center
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Yan Dong
Assistant Professor 
Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park

Martin E. Dresner
Professor and Department Chair
Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Stephanie Eckerd
Assistant Professor 
Ph.D., The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business

Philip T. Evers
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Curtis M Grimm
Dean's Professor of Supply Chain and Strategy
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Robert J. Windle
Professor
Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

8. COMPUTER RESOURCES

Through the University of Maryland and the Robert H. Smith School of Business, students have access to a wide array of software packages that may be used for research purposes.

9. FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information is available from the PhD Office’s Web site. For application and financial support information, please contact the PhD Office at 301-405-2214. For information on the academic content of the program, please contact Robert Windle, the Supply Chain Management PhD advisor, at 301-405-2187.

MS

MS in Business: Supply Chain Management

MS in Supply Chain Management

Today’s supply chains are truly global. Effective supply chain management is crucial and solves many of the problems encountered by businesses today. Supply chain professionals are sought after in a wide variety of industries, with new and growing opportunities in biotech, cyber-security – even aid logistics.

Whether you’re a recent graduate with an interest in how goods move around the globe, or a manager who would like to broaden your understanding of the global supply chain, the Smith MSB in SCM will help you develop strong managerial skills and make connections with supply chain executives from a cross-section of industries. You’ll be prepared to lead innovation that drives business growth, promotes efficiency and helps sustain the planet - and gain the relevant, real-world experience most sought after by recruiters.

Our outstanding teaching and research faculty is unparalleled and consistently ranks among the top five American universities in research productivity in top-tier logistics, supply chain management and transportation journals.

The Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC), established in 1998, was one of the first SCM centers in academia, garnering clients such as the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). The center builds on the university’s half-century commitment to advancing supply chain practices and research, and is distinguished by state-of-the-art technology. It has built working prototypes of leading-edge supply chain portals, developed RFID demos to help hospitals lower costs and improve patient care by managing their inventories in real time, and, through its collaboration with Delft University in the Netherlands and with Interactive Learning Solutions (ILS), Inc., created the world’s first real-time global supply chain game, helping students prepare for careers and compete for jobs by learning in a decision-rich environment that closely mimics today’s complex global supply chain. A new version of this game has been designed to mirror volatility in a global environment. The center is currently working on a multidisciplinary collaboration with the University of Maryland to design a national test bed for Cyber Supply Chain Risk management.

We have one of the most technologically advanced facilities in the world for research in supply chain management – our Supply Chain Laboratory. The lab provides students with the opportunity to receive training in industry leading supply chain software, such as SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) and i2 network design.

Classes are held at the University of Maryland’s College Park campus, located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region, an area which spans from Baltimore to northern Virginia and boasts employment opportunities in private industry, government, not-for-profit, and the military.

Learn more about the MS in Business: Supply Chain Management

 

MBA

MBA Electives

Smith's MBA electives enable you to build a personalized portfolio of management knowledge and skills. In addition to acquiring expertise in one or more functional areas of business, you'll further develop your ability to analyze, synthesize, and communicate. Elective course content is both timeless-exploring theories that are the foundation for modern business practice-and timely-incorporating the "best practices" emerging from today's technology-powered global markets.

 

Undergraduate

Undergraduate Majors

Logistics, Business, and Public Policy

Supply chain management professionals ensure that the desired product is available to the customer in the right condition and quantity and at the right time, place, and cost. To perform this function efficiently, firms need to coordinate logistics, transportation, warehouse location and operation, inventory management, packaging and other functions in a cost effective manner. In this age of globalization, supply chain management professionals actively operate at the hub of an organization, interacting regularly with all other departments in the firm, including sales and marketing, finance, and operations, and with suppliers and customers located around the world. The focus of Supply Chain Management is on the application of models to increase the efficiency of organizations. Students in this major use state-of-the-art software applications to develop ways of increasing the efficiency of the flow of goods and services across organizations, from suppliers, to manufactures, to retailers, to end consumers. Supply Chain Management majors often double major with complimentary majors like Operations Management, Marketing, Information Systems, International Business and Finance.

Sampling of Undergraduate Courses

BMGT 332 Operations Research For Management Decisions (3 credits) 
Prerequisite: BMGT 230. Surveys the philosophy, techniques, and applications of operations research to managerial decision making. The course is designed primarily for students not majoring in management science or statistics. Techniques covered include linear programming, transportation and assignment models, Markov processes, inventory and queuing models. Emphasis is placed on formulating and solving decision problems in the functional areas of management.

BMGT 370 Introduction to Transportation in the Supply Chain (3 credits) 
An overview of transportation, with an emphasis on freight, from the perspective of both carriers and users. Explores the financial, economic, and government drivers of transportation. Develops the characteristics of the freight modes and examines their roles as major components of logistics and supply chain management.

BMGT 372 Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management (3 credits) 
The study of logistics and supply chain management involving the movement and storage of supplies, work-in-progress and finished goods. Logistics cost trade-offs within the firm and between members of the supply chain are examined.

BMGT 373 Logistics, Transportation, and Supply Chain Management Internship (3 credits) 
Prerequisite: Permission of the department. Involves supervised work experience in supply chain management, logistics and/or transportation. Students will be expected to relate course material to work experience in an analysis of a firm's operations.

BMGT 385 Production Management (3 credits) 
Studies the operation of a manufacturing enterprise, concentrating on the economies of production. Introduces analytical method so that the broad problem areas of system design, operation and control can be based upon the analytical method.

BMGT 470 Advanced Transportation Management (3 credits) 
Prerequisite: BMGT 370. An in-depth study of a wide range of transportation issues facing managers, from the perspectives of both carriers and users, in the various modes and in multi-modal/intermodal settings. Current U.S. and international transportation issues, including strategies, financing, service, competitive aspects, and government policies/promotion, are reviewed and analyzed in the context of supply chain management.

BMGT 472 Advanced Logistics Operations (3 credits) 
Prerequisite: BMGT 372. Analysis of the operational aspects of logistics management, including purchasing policies, transportation planning, and inventory control. Attention is directed toward total logistics cost minimization and the establishment of a sustainable competitive advantage based on logistical activities.

BMGT 476 Applied Computer Models in Supply Chain Management (3 credits) 
Prerequisite: BMGT 370, BMGT 372. Introduction to the expanding base of computer software in the field of supply chain management. Applications include: demand planning and forecasting, transportation planning, warehouse management systems, and other relevant modules.

BMGT 477 International Supply Chain Management (3 credits) 
Prerequisite: BMGT 372. The study of the importance of the supply chain management concept within an international arena. Coverage of the structure, service, pricing, and competitive relationships among international carriers and transport intermediaries, documentation, location decisions, international sourcing and distribution, and management of inventory throughout the international supply chain.

Professional Organizations and Associations and Supply Chain/Logistics Industry Associations

Air Transport Association of America

www.airlines.org

American Economic Association – AEA

www.vanderbilt.edu/AEA/index.htm

American Society of Transportation & Logistics, Inc. – ASTL

www.astl.org

American Trucking Associations, Inc. – ATA

www.truckline.com

Association of American Railroads

www.aar.org

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

www.cscmp.org

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals – CSCMP

www.cscmp.org

Delta Nu Alpha

www.deltanualpha.org

Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc.

www.enotrans.com

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc.

www.irtp.net

Institute for Supply Management – ISM

www.ism.ws

Intermodal Association of North America – IANA

www.intermodal.org

International Society of Logistics – SOLE

www.sole.org

Material Handling Industry of America

www.mhia.org

National Defense Transportation Association - NDTA

www.ndtahq.com

The Academy of International Business

www.aib.msu.edu

The Academy of Management

www.aomonline.com

The Association for Operations Management – APICS

www.apics.org

The International Air Cargo Association

www.tiaca.org

The National Industrial Transportation League - NITL

www.ntil.org

Transportation Intermediaries Association – TIA

www.tianet.org

Transportation Research Board TRB

www.trb.org

Warehouse Education and Research Council

www.werc.org

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Smith School Course Syllabi

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Course Title Instructor Sections
Bmgt 110 Introduction To The Business Value Chain Howard Frank 0101
Bmgt 198F Special Topics In Business And Management: Freshman Fellows Colloquium Hugh Turner FP01, FP02, FP03
Bmgt 198F Special Topics In Business And Management: Freshman Fellows Colloquium Richard Hutchins FP04, FP05
Bmgt 198F Special Topics In Business And Management: Freshman Fellows Colloquium Hugh Turner FP06, FP07
Bmgt 198F Special Topics In Business And Management: Freshman Fellows Colloquium Richard Hutchins FP08, FP09, FP10
Bmgt 220 Principles Of Accounting I Progyan Basu 0101, 0101, 0102, 0102, 0103, 0103, 0104, 0104, 0105, 0105, 0106, 0106, 0201, 0201, 0202, 0202, 0203, 0203, 0204, 0204, 0205, 0205, 0206, 0206
Bmgt 221 Principles Of Accounting Ii Gregory Pfeiffer 0101, 0101, 0102, 0102, 0103, 0103, 0104, 0104, 0105, 0105, 0106, 0106, 0201, 0201, 0202, 0202, 0203, 0203, 0204, 0204, 0205, 0205, 0206, 0206, 0301, 0301, 0302, 0302, 0303, 0303, 0304, 0304, 0305, 0305, 0306, 0306
Bmgt 221H Principles Of Accounting Ii Lei Zhou 0101, 0201
Bmgt 230 Business Statistics Radu Lazar 0101, 0101, 0102, 0102, 0103, 0103, 0104, 0104, 0105, 0105, 0106, 0106, 0107, 0107, 0201, 0201, 0202, 0202, 0203, 0203, 0204, 0204, 0205, 0205, 0206, 0206, 0207, 0207, 0301, 0301, 0302, 0302, 0303, 0303, 0304, 0304, 0305, 0305, 0306, 0306, 0307, 0307
Bmgt 230B Business Statistics Radu Lazar 0103, 0103, 0105, 0105, 0106, 0106, 0202, 0202, 0204, 0204, 0206, 0206
Bmgt 230M Business Statistics Radu Lazar 0104, 0104, 0203, 0203, 0207, 0207, 0306, 0306
Bmgt 289E Entrepreneurial Thinking For Non-Business Majors: How Not To Miss Great Opportunities Your Life Throw At You Jonathan Aberman 0101
Bmgt 289K Giving Voice To Values Brian Nelson 0101
Bmgt 301 Introduction To Information Systems Ritu Agarwal SG91, SG92
Bmgt 301 Introduction To Information Systems Zeinab Karake 0201
Bmgt 302 Developing Business Applications Woei-Jyh Adam Lee 0101, 0101, 0201, 0201, 0301, 0301
Bmgt 310 Intermediate Accounting I Lindsey Gallo 0101
Bmgt 310 Intermediate Accounting I Mary Keim 0201
Bmgt 310 Intermediate Accounting I Chad Ham 0301
Bmgt 310 Intermediate Accounting I Mary Keim 0401
Bmgt 311 Intermediate Accounting Ii Oliver Kim 0101, 0201
Bmgt 311 Intermediate Accounting Ii Leslie Mostow SG91, SG92
Bmgt 311 Intermediate Accounting Ii Michael Finch 0301, 0401
Bmgt 313 Financial Statement Analysis Hanna Lee 0101, 0201
Bmgt 321 Managerial Accounting Gary Bulmash 0301
Bmgt 321 Managerial Accounting Mary Keim 0101, 0201
Bmgt 323 Taxation Of Individuals Jeffrey Milton 0101, 0201
Bmgt 323 Taxation Of Individuals Eugene Cantor 0301
Bmgt 323 Taxation Of Individuals Leslie Mostow SG92
Bmgt 326 Accounting Systems Jodell Johnson 0101, 0201, 0301, 0401
Bmgt 332 Operations Research For Management Decisions Kazim Ruhi 0101, 0201
Bmgt 340 Business Finance Karen Hallows 0301
Bmgt 340 Business Finance Karen Hallows 0501, 0601, 0701
Bmgt 340 Business Finance Susan White BL01, BL02
Bmgt 340F Business Finance David Kass FP01
Bmgt 343 Investments Xiaohui Gao 0101, 0201
Bmgt 350 Marketing Principles And Organization Roxanne Lefkoff 0101, 0201, 0301, 0401
Bmgt 350 Marketing Principles And Organization Hank Boyd 0501, 0601, 0701
Bmgt 350N Marketing Principles And Organization Hank Boyd 0501
Bmgt 352 Customer-Centric Innovation Yogesh Joshi 0101
Bmgt 353 Retail Management Jie Zhang Ph.D. 0101
Bmgt 360 Strategic Management Of Human Capital James Spina 0101, 0101, 0102, 0102, 0103, 0103, 0104, 0104, 0105, 0105, 0106, 0106
Bmgt 363 Leadership And Teamwork In Organizations Myeong-Gu Seo SG91
Bmgt 364 Managing People And Organizations Pat Cleveland 0101, 0201
Bmgt 364 Managing People And Organizations Pat Cleveland 0601, 0701
Bmgt 367 Career Search Strategies In Business Ashlee Kerkhoff 0101, 0201, 0301, 0401, 0501, 0601
Bmgt 370 Introduction To Transportation Robert Windle 0101, 0201
Bmgt 372 Introduction To Logistics And Supply Chain Management William Mcadam SG92
Bmgt 372 Introduction To Logistics And Supply Chain Management Hugh Turner 0201
Bmgt 372 Introduction To Logistics And Supply Chain Management Anupam Kumar SG91
Bmgt 380 Business Law I Leigh Anenson 0401, 0501
Bmgt 380 Business Law I Brian Nelson 0601
Bmgt 385 Operations Management Kazim Ruhi 0101, 0201
Bmgt 391 Leadership In Action Nicole M. Coomber 0101, 0201, 0301
Bmgt 392 Introduction To International Business Management Koki Nagata 0101
Bmgt 392 Introduction To International Business Management Yue Maggie Zhou SG91, SG92
Bmgt 402 Database Systems Woei-Jyh Adam Lee 0101, 0101
Bmgt 403 Systems Analysis And Design Zeinab Karake 0101, 0201
Bmgt 410 Government Accounting Gary Bulmash 0101
Bmgt 411 Ethics And Professionalism In Accounting James Staihar 0101, 0201
Bmgt 411 Ethics And Professionalism In Accounting Stephen Loeb 0301, 0401
Bmgt 411 Ethics And Professionalism In Accounting Nile Webb SG91
Bmgt 411 Ethics And Professionalism In Accounting James Staihar SG92
Bmgt 417 Taxation Of Corporations, Partnerships And Estates Samuel Handwerger SG91, SG92
Bmgt 417 Taxation Of Corporations, Partnerships And Estates Eugene Cantor 0101
Bmgt 422 Auditing Theory And Practice Elizabeth Folsom 0301
Bmgt 422 Auditing Theory And Practice James J. Mckinney 0101, 0201
Bmgt 422 Auditing Theory And Practice James J. Mckinney SG91, SG92
Bmgt 423 Fraud Examination Sandra Rose 0101, 0201, 0301
Bmgt 424 Advanced Accounting Gary Bulmash 0101
Bmgt 430 Linear Statistical Models In Business Kazim Ruhi 0101
Bmgt 440 Advanced Financial Management David Kass 0101, 0201, 0301
Bmgt 445 Banking And Financial Institutions Elinda Kiss 0101, 0201, 0301
Bmgt 445F Banking And Financial Institutions Elinda Kiss FP01
Bmgt 446 International Finance Jeongmin Lee 0301
Bmgt 446 International Finance George A Starkweather 0401
Bmgt 448C Special Topics In Finance: Advanced Portfolio Management Russell Wermers FP01
Bmgt 450 Integrated Marketing Communications Anastasiya Pocheptsova SG92
Bmgt 450 Integrated Marketing Communications Anastasiya Pocheptsova 0101, 0201
Bmgt 450 Integrated Marketing Communications Robert Fiddler SG91
Bmgt 450F Integrated Marketing Communications Robert Fiddler FP01
Bmgt 451 Consumer Analysis Hank Boyd 0101
Bmgt 451 Consumer Analysis Stephanie Finnel 0201
Bmgt 451 Consumer Analysis Simon Bensimon SG91
Bmgt 452 Marketing Research Methods Liye Ma 0101, 0201, 0301
Bmgt 454 Global Marketing Bagher Fardanesh 0101, 0201
Bmgt 455 Sales Management Simon Bensimon SG91
Bmgt 457 Marketing Policies And Strategies Richard Newman 0101
Bmgt 457 Marketing Policies And Strategies Roland Rust 0201, 0301
Bmgt 457 Marketing Policies And Strategies Simon Bensimon SG91
Bmgt 458A Special Topics In Marketing: Design And Innovation In Marketing Mary Harms FP01
Bmgt 458Q Special Topics In Marketing: Computer Graphics Workshop Megan Rhee FP01
Bmgt 463 Cross-Cultural Challenges In Business Nicole M. Coomber 0101
Bmgt 463F Cross-Cultural Challenges In Business Pat Cleveland FP01
Bmgt 468Q Special Topics In Management And Organization: Social Ventures Consulting Practicum Nicole M. Coomber 0101
Bmgt 470 Carrier Management Thomas Corsi 0101, 0201
Bmgt 472 Purchasing And Inbound Logistics Philip Evers 0101
Bmgt 476 Technology Applications In Supply Chain Management Kevin Sweeney 0301
Bmgt 476 Technology Applications In Supply Chain Management Omar Elwakil 0401
Bmgt 477 International Supply Chain Management Koki Nagata SG91
Bmgt 484 Electronic Marketing Mary Harms 0101
Bmgt 484 Electronic Marketing Mary Harms 0301
Bmgt 484 Electronic Marketing Michael Trusov 0201
Bmgt 485 Project Management Pamela Armstrong 0101, 0201
Bmgt 487F Six Sigma Innovation Francis Alt FP01
Bmgt 488W Special Topics In Logistics, Business, And Public Policy: Social Innovation Practicum Melissa Carrier FP01
Bmgt 488X Special Topics In Logistics, Business, And Public Policy: Executive Seminar In Logistics Lisa Harrington FP01
Bmgt 495H Business Policies Protiti Dastidar 0101
Bmgt 496 Business Ethics And Society Brian Nelson 0101
Bmgt 498G Special Topics In Business And Management: Financial Markets Julie Pavlovsky 0101, 0201
Bmgt 808L Special Topics In Information Systems: Corporate Governance And Accounting Shijun Cheng 0101
Bmgt 831 Operations Research: Extension Of Linear Programming And Network Analysis Bruce Golden 0101
Bmgt 834 Operations Research: Probabilistic Models Michael Fu 0101
Bmgt 868T Seminar On Teams Gilad Chen 0101
Buac 711 Financial Planning And Control Systems For Managers And Consultants Lawrence Gordon DC06
Buac 743 Financial Statement Analysis Gary Bulmash BA01, DC01
Buac 758A Special Topics In Accounting And Information Assurance: Auditing For Mba's James J. Mckinney BA01
Buac 758E Special Topics In Accounting And Information Assurance: Ethics For Accountants And Financial Managers James M Lager DC01
Buac 758F Special Topics In Accounting And Information Assurance: Federal Income Taxation Of Individuals Eugene Cantor BA01
Buac 790 Informtion Security, Audit And Control Michael Shamari 0501, 0502
Budt 732 Decision Analytics Ilya Ryzhov DC01
Budt 733 Data Mining And Predictive Analytics Margret Bjarnadottir BA01, DC01
Budt 758E Special Topics In Decision, Operations And Information Technologies: Enterprise Architecture Daniel Lawrence Spar 0501
Budt 758R Special Topics In Decision, Operations And Information Technologies: Operations And Supply Chain Strategy Pamela Armstrong 0101
Bufn 763 Portfolio Management Mark Loewenstein 0501
Bufn 763 Portfolio Management Mark Loewenstein DC51, DC52
Bulm 724 Negotiations In Supply Chain Management Vijaya Venkataramani 0502
Bulm 724 Negotiations In Supply Chain Management Martin Sullivan 0501
Bulm 734 Assessing And Managing Supply Chain Risks Sandor Boyson 0501, 0502
Bulm 744 Global Supply Chain Risk Management Sandor Boyson DC06
Bulm 758B Special Topics In Logistics, Business And Public Policy: Supply Chain Strategy Martin Dresner 0501
Bulm 758B Special Topics In Logistics, Business And Public Policy: Supply Chain Strategy Koki Nagata 0502
Bumk 701 Marketing Research Methods Diane Whitney DC06
Bumk 706 Marketing Analysis Jie Zhang Ph.D. 0101
Bumk 736 Service Marketing And Management Janet Wagner DC01
Bumk 757 Marketing Strategy Wendy Moe 0201
Bumk 757 Marketing Strategy Diane Whitney BA01
Bumo 712 For Weekend Courses, Students Are Responsible For Checking Their Schedule For Course Conflicts. If A Student Is Registered For Weekend Courses That Conflict, The Student Should Make Adjustments To Their Schedule. If Changes Are Not Made, The Department Can Drop The Course That Was Last Added To Cause The Conflict. Karen Wouters GS01
Bumo 720 Understanding Organizational Change Myeong-Gu Seo 0101
Bumo 721 Managing Organizational Change Myeong-Gu Seo 0101
Bumo 794 Essentials Of Negotiation Rellie Derfler-Rozin 0502
Busi 611 Managerial Accounting Shijun Cheng 0101, 0201
Busi 621 Strategic And Transformational It Hank Lucas 0101, 0101
Busi 622 Managing Digital Business Markets Guodong Gordon Gao 0101, 0201
Busi 650 Marketing Management Joydeep Srivastava BA01
Busi 650 Marketing Management Bob Krapfel DC06
Busi 650 Marketing Management Joydeep Srivastava GS01
Busi 650 Marketing Management David Godes DC01, DC02
Busi 672 Global Supply Chain Management Thomas Corsi 0101
Busi 672 Global Supply Chain Management Thomas Corsi DC01
Busi 673 International Economics For Managers Yue Maggie Zhou 0101
Busi 738 Sustainable Systems Practicum Melissa Carrier 0101
Busi 761 The Environment Of International Business Peter Morici GS01
Busi 764 Business Law For Managers Leigh Anenson GS01
Busi 785 Project Management In Dynamic Environments Barney Corwin 0502
Busi 785 Project Management In Dynamic Environments Barney Corwin GS01
Ents 625 Management And Organizational Behavior In The Telecommunications Industry David Kressler 0201
 

Supply Chain Programs

The Logistics, Business and Public Policy (LBPP) Department’s undergraduate program is designed to produce outstanding professionals in the field of supply chain management. Supply chain management deals with managing the flow of goods from a business firm's suppliers, through its facilities, and on to its customers. It is of critical importance in establishing a competitive advantage.

Proper performance of the supply chain can contribute to both lower costs and enhanced customer service. Functions key to the supply chain include: logistics, transportation, network location, and warehouse managemen. These activities comprise 20 to 30 percent of total costs for many U.S. businesses. The cost of freight transportation alone is about 8 percent of the nation's annual domestic product.

 Whether you’re a recent graduate with an interest in how goods move around the globe, or a manager who would like to broaden your understanding of the global supply chain, the Smith Master of Science in Business in Supply Chain Management will help you develop strong analytical and interpersonal communications skills and make connections with supply chain executives from a cross-section of industries. You’ll be prepared to lead innovation that drives business growth, promotes efficiency and helps sustain the planet, and gain the relevant, real-world experience most sought after by recruiters.

 The doctoral program in Supply Chain Management is designed to produce outstanding scholars in supply chain management. Graduates of the program are well-qualified to take academic positions in colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. Graduates of our program have academic positions at many universities including: University of Texas at San Antonio, Arizona State University, Ohio State University, Lehigh University, University of Houston, Michigan State University, National Taiwan University, University of Arkansas, University of Rhode Island, University of Massachusetts, and University of Tennessee.

 Students in the PhD program achieve excellence through:

 1. Extensive preparation in the major, a related minor, and associated research tools (primarily statistics or operations research);

2. Joint research with faculty;

3. Independent research culminating in a doctoral dissertation; and

 4. The teaching of courses for undergraduate majors in logistics, transportation, and supply chain management.

Programs of Study

Research

Pioneering business research can prepare students to be transformational business leaders, and equip companies to transform themselves and their markets. The lifeblood of a business school is its faculty, and at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, our faculty is inspiring, supportive and world-class.

The combined intellectual capital of the Smith School’s 150 full-time and 50 part-time faculty are geared to the forces that are transforming the global economy and business, and dedicated to helping our students understand and adapt to change. The Smith School is consistently ranked in the top 15 in the world for faculty research by Businessweek and Financial Times. Use the links to the left to find out more about the research that our department facilitates.

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Faculty

The Logistics, Business and Public Policy (LBPP) department is comprised of scholars in the areas of supply chain management, economic strategy, business law, and international business. As a result of their expertise, faculty members have been called upon to testify before federal and state lawmakers, and to serve as consultants with diverse organizations such as the National Institute of Standards, Maryland Aviation Administration, and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Graduates of the department's BS, MBA and MS supply chain management programs are sought after by industry and government employers, while PhD graduates have joined the faculties of major U.S. universities.

Research by faculty members appears in leading journals, including:

  • Journal of International Business Studies
  • Journal of Supply Chain Management
  • Journal of Business Logistics
  • Management Science
  • Transportation Research
  • Strategic Management Journal
  • Transportation Journal
  • Decision Sciences

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