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MBA Concentration: Supply Chain Management
The MBA program at USD is designed to provide students with a broad, general, management-oriented graduate education with opportunities to emphasize in specific areas. The program offers a broad-based integrative curriculum that prepares students to undertake mid-level and senior-level general management positions. The primary objectives are to develop a breadth of functional skills in teaming, collaboration, conflict management, cross-functional integration, process design, leadership, and analytical and critical thinking.
Supply Chain Management is a core competency at world-class firms. The principal benefit of supply chain management is the generation of a sustainable competitive advantage. A firm’s supply chain extends from the end customer back through the firm’s distributors, the firm itself, its suppliers, and their suppliers. Supply chain management focuses on the design, development, and management of relationships, both inside the firm and with the firm’s supply world. These relationships are essential to ensure a smooth flow of quality goods, services, and technology which optimizes end customer satisfaction. The program integrates three key legs: supply management, logistics, and operations. Students also will be able to participate in the activities of the Supply Chain Management Institute.
Students pursuing the Supply Chain Management concentration are required to complete at least 12 units of electives as indicated below. Prerequisites are indicated in parentheses:
And choose from among these electives (at least 7 units):
GSBA 512 Negotiations – 3 units (501 or 515)
GSBA 528 Business Forecasting – 3 units (502 and 503)
GSBA 561 Supply Management – 3 units (506)
GSBA 562 Strategic Cost Management – 3 units (511)
GSBA 563 Sustainable Global Supply Chain Management – 2 units (501 or 515)
GSBA 594 Special Topics – 1 to 3 units (506)