Supply Chain Management MBA Concentration Overview
Supply chain management – which is getting the right product to the right place, at the right time, in the right condition, at the right price – is at the heart of every business operation. To succeed in this interdisciplinary field, a supply chain/operations manager must have a broad understanding of people, materials, manufacturing, finance, and information technology. Analytical and interpersonal skills, as well as a deep interest in business processes, also are essential. The Supply Chain Management Concentration helps students begin to gain the skills to be leaders in the field.
|MBA Gateway Courses (0-12 credits)|
|6400:655||Government and Business||3|
|3250:600||Foundations of Economic Analysis||3|
|(*Required for students with no work experience; taken for credit but not applied toward graduation requirements.)|
Gateway courses may be waived based on recent comparable coursework or waiver exams.
Students must show proficiency in the following areas critical to success in the MBA:
- Microsoft Excel/Spreadsheets
- Quantitative Skills/Statistics
|MBA Professional Courses* (6 credits)|
|6700:689||Leading and Influencing (required in year 1, first semester)||1|
|6700:693||Negotiations in the workplace||1|
|6500:601||Business Analytics and Information Strategy||3|
|MBA Core Courses* (18 credits)|
|6200:610||Process Analysis and Cost Management||3|
|6400:674||Strategic Financial Decision Making||3|
|6500:670||Management of Supply Chain and Operations||3|
|6500:652||Managing People in Organizations||3|
|6800:605||International Business Environments||3|
*All core and Professional courses require Excel, writing and statistics proficiency prior to enrollment.
MBA Action Learning Course (0-3 credits)
The Action learning course CAN be satisfied within the concentration.
Concentration: Supply Chain Management
|6500:680||Supply Chain Logistics Management||3|
|6500:677||Supply Chain Sourcing||3|
|6500:682||Management of Service Operations||3|
|MBA Integrative Course|
|6500:695|| Organizational Strategy
(Restricted to Students graduating within two semesters)
|Total Credit Hours||48-51|
- GMAT (score of 500 or better preferred) or GRE, LSAT, PCAT, or MCAT
- Two letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
- July 15 for Fall enrollment
- November 15 for Spring enrollment
- April 15 for Summer enrollment
International Student Applications
It is recommended that international students apply one month prior to these dates to allow time for admission and I-20 visa processing. I-20 forms are processed by UA Immigration Services in the International Center, Buchtel Hall. Proof of English Proficiency is required by producing an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score.
Students currently admitted to this program may have different course requirements than those listed here. Refer to your official Program Checklist and DPR in My Akron for your program requirements.