MBA Supply Chain Certificate Offered in Spring 2012

Published on December 12, 2011

Course Offerings Will Give MBA Students Enhanced
Knowledge in Area that Touches Every Aspect of Business

Courses eligible for the MBA Supply Chain Management Certificate are now open for registration.

Continuing to expand and broaden its career options for its students, the C. T. Bauer College of Business will offer the MBA Supply Chain Management Certificate starting in the 2011 Fall Semester.

“The Bauer MBA Supply Chain Management Certificate is designed to enhance the foundation gained in the core MBA courses and to advance the students’ knowledge of how to approach, resolve and manage the complex problems and issues that confront Supply Chain managers,” said Gordon Smith, a clinical professor of supply chain management.

The certificate will likely draw interest from MBA candidates involved in sourcing, procurement, operations, logistics, engineering, project management, entrepreneurship, consulting or management, Smith added.

The primary focus of the certificate is to provide students with in-depth knowledge regarding the challenges in managing a global supply chain and the key drivers associated with high-level performance. Additional coursework in this specialized area will be especially beneficial for job seekers, said Troy Hopkins, an MBA career specialist at the college’s Rockwell Career Center.

“Supply chain touches every aspect of business, and companies require innovative ideas to deliver best- in-class performance for their supply chain,” Hopkins said.

To qualify for the certificate, students need nine credit hours of SCM electives, one mandatory course in Global Supply Chain Management and two other electives of choice.

“The courses offered for the certificate focus on how to synchronize the flow of products, information, and funds between organizations, suppliers and customers in such a way that adds value for the end consumer,” Smith said. “The speed and dynamics of today’s competitive environment have made supply chain managers an increasingly important part of any organization’s strategic management team, as they work to competitively position their organization and their supply chain in a global marketplace.”

For more information on the MBA Supply Chain Management Certificate, contact Smith at  Enrollment in courses for the certificate is now open for Bauer MBA students.

By Ryan Tang

Posted Under: Graduate

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