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Supply Chain Management Concentration Courses

MBA SCM Concentration Courses
Course # Title Credits Core/Elective Offered Prerequisite
BQUA 7825 Introduction to Supply Chain Management 3 Core Fall  
BQUA 7845 Logistics and Operations in Supply Chain Management 3 Core Spring BQUA 7825
BQUA 7840 Procurement Management 3 Elective Fall None
BITM 7732 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems 3 Elective Spring None
BSAN 7001 Introduction to Data Analytics and Business Intelligence 3 Elective Fall & Spring None
BSAN 7045 Project Management 3 Elective Spring None
BLAW 7319 Products Liability 3 Elective Periodic None
BMKT 7620 New Product Planning and Development 3 Elective Periodic None

BQUA 7825 Introduction to Supply Chain Management (Core)

Firms in many industries are scrambling to develop innovative ways to move products from raw materials through manufacturing to customers more quickly and efficiently. This course examines many of the recent innovations in this area. Through this course students will (a) recognize salient strategic challenges and opportunities for managing supply chains; (b) learn to use several basic analytical tools to assess performance tradeoffs and support decision making; (c) become familiar with the core supply chain concepts and strategies that have been adopted by leading companies and (d) review emerging supply chain strategies facilitated by Internet technology.

BQUA 7845 Logistics and Operations in Supply Chain (Core)

This course is about logistics: the design, planning and quality control of supply chains in business. Supply chains extend from raw material suppliers through production to the consumer. They bring food from the countryside to shops and supermarkets, convey raw materials to construction sites, and deliver manufactured goods to retail outlets where people can buy them. Without this movement, the economy would collapse. In fact, the amount of goods movement is itself a barometer of prosperity, rising during times of economic growth and falling during times of depression. Managing logistics is a demanding task, which requires a mixture of skills. The problems can be mathematically very challenging. This course is largely concerned with the principles that can be applied to analyze situations and seek out optimal solutions in the realm of logistics in supply chain management. However, we shall also review the way logistical systems operate in practice, so that the methods can be understood in context.

BITM 7732: Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (Elective)

This course provides a foundation for understanding the process integration of business-wide functions supported by Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, examines the benefits of implementing ERP, investigates the guidelines for ERP system implementation and application, and introduces SAP to illustrate the basic concepts, capabilities, and advantages of ERP.

BSAN 7001: Introduction to Data Analytics and Business Intelligence (Elective)

Business decision-making should, when possible, rely on data and the conclusions that can be drawn from that data. This course is an introduction to business data analytics; it covers descriptive statistics, data visualization, probability basics, and relationships between two or more variables. One focus is on learning and contrasting traditional statistical approaches (inference) and "big data" approaches. Much of the course will entail the use of Excel, as spreadsheet software is arguably the most commonly available and most frequently used tool for analyzing business data. We will equally be using R – a popular, open-source, statistical package.

BSAN 7054: Project Management (Elective)

Our personal and professional lives are filled with projects. In fact, the projects we encounter are so numerous that they seem ubiquitous. They come in many different sizes, durations, risks, and complexity.  It is clear that proficiency at managing these projects makes it more probable we will achieve our personal and professional strategic goals.

The objective of BSAN 7045 Project Management is to provide an interesting, and hopefully fun, experience for you and a meaningful useful Project Management overview.

BLAW 7319: Products Liability (Elective)

Intensive review of this specialized area of tort law highlighting its ethics and social responsibility ramifications. Particular emphasis is on the development of products liability and its impact on the business environment. Topics covered include negligence, warranties, and strict liability. An analysis of the historical development of the common law and statutory responses to product liability. 

BMKT 7620: New Product Planning and Development (Elective)

The course explores marketing’s role in the product innovation process, beginning with new product policy as foundation, followed by choice of methodologies for developing and evaluating product concepts. Research methods for guiding product design and testing products are evaluated through hands-on assignments. The course culminates in launch planning approaches for the new product. Because this course is featured as an elective for the Stillman School's Market Research Certificate, it places an emphasis on research methods for new products.