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The supply chain management program offers a robust foundation for diverse career opportunities covering sourcing, logistics, sustainability, operations, process, quality and inventory management. The curriculum equips students with essential qualitative and quantitative methodologies to enhance supply chain efficiency and responsiveness. Students develop analytical skills to address contemporary challenges in global supply chains and enhance organizational operations. By engaging in hand-on applications and utilizing modern analytics software, students apply their knowledge to make well-informed decisions with complex, real-world data. Our program highlights the importance of cultural competence, ensuring students are prepared for success in diverse global supply chain environments.

Learning goals

Graduates will employ knowledge of supply chain management and effectively utilize analytics tools to provide insight and solutions to complex business issues. 

Student learning outcomes

Upon completing this program, students will know and know how to do the following:

  1. Qualitatively assess the core responsibilities and measures of performance for supply
    chain functions
  2. Identify and apply appropriate managerial strategies to supply chain problems
  3. Quantitatively analyze the risk exposure of organizations within a supply chain and
    propose solutions to mitigate it
  4. Evaluate the requisites and available data pertaining to analytics-based problems
  5. Determine suitable analytical techniques for problem analysis and deploy those methods
    to facilitate decision-making
  6. Employ computational tools and quantitative techniques to improve supply chain