MBA with Product Lifecycle & Supply Chain Management Concentration

The Executive Education program at the Naveen Jindal School of Management offers an MBA with a product lifecycle and supply chain management emphasis that can be earned by completing 16 semester credit hours over and above the supply chain core program requirements and business core courses. To earn an MBA, students must waive the master’s of science degree and earn the additional 16 semester credit hours from the courses listed below. If the student does not waive the MS degree, an additional 30 semester credit hours are required for the MBA.

For course description, please visit UT Dallas Catalog.

Product Lifecycle & Supply Chain Management Core Courses

Course Number

Subject

Semester Credit Hours

OPRE 6366 Supply Chain Management 3
OPRE 6370 Logistics and Distribution 3
OPRE 6371 Purchasing and Sourcing Management 3
OPRE 6379 Product Lifecycle Management 3
OPRE 6364 Lean and Six Sigma 3

Business Core Courses

Course Number

Subject

Semester Credit Hours

OB 6301 Organizational Behavior 3
OPRE 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business 3
OPRE 6302 Operations Management 3
FIN 6301 Financial Management 3
ACCT 6201 Financial Accounting 2
ACCT 6202 Managerial Accounting 2

International Study Trip Courses

Course Number

Subject

Semester Credit Hours

OPRE 6367 Capstone Projects (International Study Trip) 3
OPRE 6368 Industrial Applications in Supply Chains (International Study Trip) 3

International Study Trip

The courses for this capstone learning opportunity are designed around a study tour to an international location where students attend courses at a local university with local students, dialogue with managers from local companies regarding business practices and are immersed in the culture of the country they are visiting.

Students at the International Study Tour During their second year, students take an international study tour along with core business classes. Currently, students visit the University of Applied Science in Landshut, Germany, typically in the month of April.


During the two-week trip, participants attend university classes with local students and participate in seminars that explore doing business in Europe. Part of the trip is devoted to visiting local industry to learn firsthand how business operates in the host country. Three free days in the itinerary allow students to experience local culture on their own.

The international study tour is a student-initiated aspect of the program and takes the place of a capstone project. As with other Executive MBA program study tours, this trip provides supply chain management students an international educational, industrial and cultural experience rolled into one. Most costs of the trip are included in program fees.

MBA Core Courses

Course Number

Subject

Semester Credit Hours

OPRE 6342 Special Topics in Supply Chain Management 3
MIS 6204 Management Information Systems 2
MECO 6303 Business Economics 3
IMS 6204 Global Business 2
MKT 6301 Marketing Management 3
BPS 6310 Strategic Management 3