MS in Business: Supply Chain Management
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.
BUSI 634 Operations Management (2 Credits)
Concerned with efficient and effective design and operation of business processes
for delivering products and/or services. Emphasis is given to process analysis and
design, capacity management and bottlenecks, waiting lines and the impact of uncertainty
in process performance, quality management, lean, six-sigma, and revenue management.
BULM 732 Assessing and Managing Supply Chain Risks (3 Credits)
Explores methods to build enterprise resilience from the perspectives of the
supply chain planner and supply chain manager. Addresses concerns assessing strategic
and operational risks, day to day uncertainties in demand and supply, and ensuring
business continuity after low probability but high impact events such as a terrorist
attack or earthquake.
BULM 724 Negotiations in Supply Chain Management (2 Credits)
Develops strategies and tactics for negotiating with suppliers and customers.
Course uses simulations, role playing, and game playing to outline strategies and
tactics. Special emphasis is given to cross-cultural negotiations.
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)
Provides an 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.
BULM 736 Executives in Supply Chain Management (3 Credits)
Designed to provide students intensive interaction with senior supply chain executives
from a cross-section of industries. Executives share their insights on leading competitive
supply chains in the global marketplace, while students research the competitive
supply chain dynamics of each executive's industry.
BULM 730 Transportation Management (3 Credits)
An overview of the transportation field with an emphasis on freight movements
from the perspective of both providers of capacity and users of freight services.
Examines the characteristics of the freight modes and the role of each mode as a
major component of logistics and supply chain management.
BUSI 683 Global Economic Environment (2 Credits)
Relationship between national and international economic environments. Determinants
of output, interest rates, prices and exchange rates. Analysis of effect of economic
policies (fiscal, monetary, trade, tax) on the firm, on supply chains, and on the
BULM 720 The Green Supply Chain (2 Credits)
Analyzes the environmental impacts across supply chains. Discussions will center
around the costs and benefits from reducing environmental impacts through supply
BUSI 630 Data Models & Decisions (2 credits)
This course will explore basic analytical principles that can guide a manager
in making complex decisions. A good decision uses sound reasoning and takes into
account all of the relevant information that is available at the time the decision
is to be made. In order to arrive at a good decision, a manager must be able to:
a) Identify an underlying analytical structure in a seemingly complex and amorphous
decision problem: b) Understand the role of uncertainty and risk in the decision-making
process; c) Analyze available data to understand relationships among variables and
to create predictions; d) Understand the trade-offs involved in the decision and
arrive at optimal choices; e) Make effective use of available computing technology
(e.g., spreadsheets, statistical software and optimization tools), f) The goal of
this course is to equip you with these skills.
BUDT 758G Global Delivery of IT and Service Innovations (2 Credits)
The course provides a framework for understanding the delivery of IT and IT-enabled
Services using global options including outsourcing, offshoring and developing and
executing, within the global IT services sourcing strategy, service delivery innovations
in an increasingly global and information-intensive economy. Topics include: global
IT sourcing models, approaches and practical operational considerations; why services
innovations matter for competitive advantage; how globalization and technology provide
opportunities for IT sourcing and service innovation; governance issues and new
venture opportunities through sourcing related service innovations.
BULM 758B Supply Chain Strategy (3 credits)
Supply chain strategy refers to the longer term plans firms use to optimize the
performance of their supply chains. A firm faces many choices in determining its
supply chain strategy. A poor supply chain strategic choice may result in inadequate
levels of customer service or excess inventory costs. In addition, a firm’s supply
chain strategy must support the firm’s overall corporate strategy. So, for example,
if the firm wishes to differentiate on the basis of high levels of customer service,
its supply chain strategy must also support excellent customer service. With these
thoughts in mind, the major goals of the course are as follows: