MBA Electives for Logistics/Supply Chain Management
Supply chain management is an integrated approach to manage the total flow of
a distribution channel from supplier to ultimate customer. The underlying
rationale for an integrated supply chain management approach is that it
increases the opportunity for cost savings, better customer service, and
competitive advantage for all companies in the supply chain. The Supply Chain
Management concentration integrates courses across three areas: Logistics and
Transportation, Operations Management, and Marketing. The curriculum also
provides students with a hands-on exposure to information technology tools
essential to modern supply chain management.
Students choosing this concentration should take the four electives listed
below. In addition, students are encouraged to take BUSI 634 Operations
BUSI 672 - Global Supply
Chain Management – 2 credits
Offers a practical blueprint for understanding, building, implementing, and
sustaining supply chains in today's rapidly changing global supply chain
environment. Provides a survey of the evolution of supply chain strategies,
business models and technologies; current best practices in demand and supply
management; and methodologies for conducting supply chain-wide diagnostic
assessments and formulating process improvement plans.
BULM 733 - Global Trade
Logistics – 2 credits
Acquaints students with managerial issues in international logistics and
transportation, and provides students with an understanding of issues related to
import/export management and the global marketplace.
BULM 742 – Global Supply
Chain Resources Planning – 2 credits
To provide students with an overall understanding of how firms use an advanced
supply chain planning (ASCP) application as an integral part of their materials
management process which includes such activities as production planning,
materials requirements planning, and distribution requirements planning.
Students are given a lab-based, hands-on experience with the Oracle ASCP
package. This functionality offers firms a holistic approach to planning that
allows a company to optimize its operations with respect to specific, stated
objectives. Students are also introduced to the analytical models underlying the
ASCP system. To further broaden their experience, students are also exposed to
the SAP system.
BULM 744 – Global Supply
Chain Risk Management – 2 credits
This course explores enterprise resilience from multiple perspectives: from the
supply chain manager’s concerns about how to help the enterprise adapt to day to
day uncertainties in operations, in demand & supply; to the network planner’s
concern about how to ensure business continuity after low probability high
impact events such as a terrorist attack or earthquake.