MS in Supply Chain Management Course Descriptions
Business Core Course Descriptions
The following is a brief summary of content for each course in the Graduate Certificate in Product Lifecycle & Supply Chain Management Program curriculum.
OPRE 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business (3 credit hours)
Theory and methods of statistics used in management and business. Topics include frequency distributions, measures of location, measures of variation, probability, Bayes Theorem, sampling distributions, point and interval estimation, statistical decisions (hypothesis testing), correlation and regression.
OPRE 6302 – Operations Management (3 credit hours)
Techniques and methods employed by managers to plan and control production and operating service systems.
FIN 6301 – Financial Management (3 credit hours)
Theoretical and procedural considerations in the administration of the finance function in the individual business firm; planning, fund-raising, controlling firm finances; working capital management, capital budgeting and cost of capital.
ACCT 6201 – Financial Accounting (3 credit hours)
An overview of the major assumptions underlying the preparation of financial statements examined from a user’s point of view; special emphasis on cash flow analysis, as well as on the comprehensive analysis of financial statements.
ACCT 6202 – Managerial Accounting (3 credit hours)
An overview of cost management to include issues in cost behavior, accumulation and allocation; performance measures, relevant costs, and planning and control.
OB 6301 – Organizational Behavior (3 credit hours)
The study of human behavior in organizations. Emphasizes theoretical concepts and practical methods for understanding, analyzing, and predicting individual, group and organizational behavior. Topics include work motivation, group dynamics, decision making, conflict and negotiation, leadership, power and organizational culture. Ethical and international considerations are also addressed.
International Study Trip Curriculum
OPRE 6367 – International Study Trip-Capstone Projects in Supply Chain Management (3 credit hours)
Capstone projects are sponsored by local industries and provide the students an opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge gained to solve real world challenging problems in the area of supply chain management. Students work in a team environment, interact with industry leaders and gain some industry specific knowledge.
OPRE 6368 – International Study Trip-Industrial Applications in Supply Chains (3 credit hours)
The course discusses and reviews major Supply Chain challenges and relevant decision making tools used in the industry. The course proceeds with the analysis of real-life cases during which the students obtain industry specific knowledge. Some of the industries of interest are telecommunications, high-tech electronics, semiconductors, consumer goods and retail.