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Keep global business moving with an online MS in Supply Chain Management.

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Program Sequence

The OU Online MS in Supply Chain Management is a 32-credit, 16-month program tailored for working adults. The 100% online degree prepares professionals for advancement in a rapidly growing field with relevance across a broad range of industries.

Core Courses

Courses Description Location
Financial Accounting Students will learn to construct and analyze financial statements of for-profit corporate enterprises. The basic accounting model including financial statement recording and preparation will be covered. A major emphasis will be placed on using financial statements for decision making by investors, creditors, and other users. Basic ratio analysis and valuation concepts will be introduced. Online
Quantitative Analysis I This course examines key probability and applied statistical concepts. General course objectives are: 1) enhanced Excel modeling skills; 2) understanding and use of descriptive tatistics; 3) basics of probability theory; 4) use and interpretation of various probability models; 5) ANOVA; and 6) regression analysis. Microsoft Excel will be used to illustrate many of these topics. Online
Financial Management This course provides a working knowledge of fundamental concepts in financial management and teaches students the ability to apply these concepts to real-world problems. In particular, students should learn the following subjects: time value of money, interest rates, risk and return, stock and bond valuation, cash flow analysis, and capital budgeting. Online
Supply Chain Management Study and analysis of supply chain management for products/services and the dynamic interaction of companies within an integrated supply chain. Topics include: factor guiding companies supply chain development/management; technology as a supply chain tool; positioning of a company in terms of its role as a valuable member of the supply chain; and performance measures used across supply chain. Online
Logistics Management This course evaluates the physical, information, and behavioral flows that occur within the supply chain, addressing the conceptual aspects of logistics and the quantitative models used in the logistics function. Online
Production / Operations Management Examines selected topic areas in operations management and widely recognized approaches to dealing with them. The problem areas include process and capacity design, location selection, forecasting, statistical quality control, process layout, project-management, and material requirements planning. The course involves the application of mathematical modeling as well as understanding the fundamental concepts and terminology associated with the production of goods/services. Online
Managerial Economics Topics covered include microeconomic concepts and analysis as used in managerial decision-making with emphasis on marginal analysis, comparative advantage, resource allocation, opportunity cost, demand and supply, elasticity, economic efficiency, price discrimination, welfare analysis, production and cost functions, productivity, market structures, externalities and public goods, game theory, information asymmetry, market signaling, and government regulation of anti-competitive behavior. Online
Sourcing & Supply Management This course will discuss advanced concepts, analytical tools, strategic and practical issues, and solutions in strategic sourcing and supply management. The course will establish a fundamental understanding of Strategic Sourcing Topics, Tactical Supply Management Topics, and Latest Trends in Supply Management. Online
Management Information Systems This course examines the role of information technology, and its management, in supporting an organization’s (internally- and externally-focused) operations and strategies. Particular attention is given to issues associated with the funding and building of business and technology architectures to enable efficient, effective, and adaptable operational, tactical, and strategic action. Online
Managerial Accounting This course emphasizes the use of accounting information for internal planning and control. Introduces students to types of managerial information used to effectively and efficiently run businesses. Covers basic issues in costing (activity based and product); generation and interpretation of information for planning and strategic decision-making (pricing, make-or-buy analysis, costvolume-profit analysis); production and use of information related to performance measurement. Online
Global Supply Chain Management This course will discuss the latest topics/issues in global supply management, operations management, and logistics management. This course will provide a fundamental framework of Global Supply Chain Management Locations Decisions, Global Issues that Impact Supply Chain Management, and Global Supply Chain Management in the Digital Economy. Online
Modeling & Decision Making This course will provide an overview of analytical techniques used to model complex supply chain problems to address strategic, tactical, and operational issues. The course will address how decisions relating to forecasting, resource allocation, transportation, project management, inventory management, and supply networks can be improved by analytical models. Online
Marketing Management This course covers marketing concepts of use to MBAs. Topics include the use of management information systems, pricing, product offerings, promotion, distribution and consumer behavior, as well as marketing segmentation and strategic marketing. information related to performance measurement. Online
Organizational Behavior This course covers concepts and theories of organizational behavior and human resources management for MBAs. Online
Current Topics in Supply Chain Management This course is designed to examine the current issues and challenges facing supply chain managers and executives during the period in which this course is taught. Online
SCM 5602: Capstone This course will provide an understanding of integrated supply chain management (SCM) and will develop critical thinking skills involving how the various components of supply chain management work together to create customer value. The student will be introduced to decision analytic tools and their use in decision-making in SCM. Online
Fall and spring modules are 8 weeks. Summer modules are 7 weeks. For sample purposes only. Courses and sequence subject to change.