International MBA in Operations & Supply
Chain Management

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Learn how to help your organization improve its procurement, transportation planning, inventory control, warehouse management and customer service standards with an International Operations & Supply Chain Management MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. The Operations & Supply Chain Management MBA program combines exceptional business training with a focused examination of how global companies successfully manage the flow of goods and services. Ideal for professionals interested in upper-level positions in areas such operations management, logistics, quality control, and production and distribution, this International MBA online program provides an excellent foundation on which to grow your career.

In addition to the focused study of operations and supply chain management, the International MBA in Operations & Supply Chain Management promotes a thorough understanding of how business is conducted globally. This includes an examination of how external factors such as politics, international law, economic policies, regulatory systems and cultural beliefs influence decision making, and how to direct and manage multinational business operations effectively despite these differences.

Learn how to:

  • Understand transportation planning, inventory control, warehouse management, customer service standards and procurement strategies.
  • Analyze the use of technology and information systems in supporting operations and managing the supply chain.
  • Implement skills and techniques for managing service operations.
  • Design and implement quality control and improvement systems in preparation for Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
  • Implement effective supply chain management strategies in international settings.
  • Understand the impact of international economic, social and political relationships on corporations. 
    Develop relationships within international markets and improve international competitiveness.

Advantages of the International MBA
Online Program

Affordable - With some of the most affordable International MBA online programs around, SNHU offers extraordinary value.
Accredited - SNHU's International MBA online programs are accredited by seven governing agencies, including the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
A respected, award-winning university - Fast Company recently named SNHU 12th in its 2012 World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies list.
Research opportunities - Take advantage of our International Business Modeling Laboratory for quantitative and technical research activities.
No admission testing - No GMAT or GRE required.
Speed - Earn your International MBA in as few as 15 months by taking two International MBA online courses per 10-week term.
Experienced faculty - International MBA online classes are taught by faculty with advanced degrees and extensive international experience who deliver a dynamic curriculum.

Curriculum

The International Operations & Supply Chain Management MBA degree is a 39-credit program consisting of 10 core MBA courses and three specialized Operations & Supply Chain Management courses. Because the professors bring decades of experience to the online classroom, you'll learn about the issues, trends and challenges operations professionals are facing today.

Operations & Supply Chain Management Concentration

The Operations & Supply Chain Management concentration consists of three specially selected courses designed to add an additional layer of expertise in this specialized field.

QSO-510: Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making
This is a survey of the mathematical, probabilistic and statistical tools available for assisting in the operation and management of industrial organizations. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in mathematics and 3 credit hours in statistics, or the equivalent.
Prerequisites:
MBA-501

Select Two of the Following:

QSO-610: Management of Service Operations
This course is intended to help students prepare for management opportunities in service firms that represent the fastest-growing sector of the economy. The material focuses on the role and nature of service operations, and the relationship of operations to other business functions. The students will develop skills and learn techniques for effective management of service operations.
Prerequisites:
QSO-510
QSO-620: Six Sigma Quality Management
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the design and implementation of quality control and improvement systems. It is an introduction to current quality management approaches, statistical quality control and quality improvement techniques. ISO-9000 also will be discussed. Case studies and the use of computer technology will be integral to the course.
Prerequisites:
QSO-510 or QSO-530
QSO-690: Topics in Operations Management
This course is designed to prepare students to function as high-impact manufacturing and/or service managers. The course theme is Total Quality Management and focuses on manufacturing systems, quality controls and inventory management with the goal of finding constant approaches to productivity improvement through in-depth investigation of JIT and OPT and their adaptability to manufacturing and service systems.
Prerequisites:
QSO-600

International MBA Curriculum - Core Courses

The 10-course International MBA core was developed to help students succeed in today's competitive and diverse business environment. Although topics are based loosely around a traditional MBA, course content is primarily focused on developing the skill set and strategic advantage to lead companies that do business globally.

ACC-500: Managerial Accounting
Students in this course study the accumulation of accounting information. The internal use of accounting for management planning, control and decision-making is emphasized. Background preparation: 6 credit hours of accounting or equivalent. Note: ACC 500 cannot be taken for credit or as an elective if ACC 510 has been completed.
Prerequisites:
MBA-503
FIN-500: Financial Management
This course is a study of financial decision- making in a firm, including its relationship to financial markets and institutions. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in economics.
Prerequisites:
ACC-500, ACC-510 or ACC-550 and MBA-502
INT-601: Global Entrepreneurship
This course explores the entire process of engaging in entrepreneurial activities in the global arena. The course covers in detail five essential areas of business development in the global market: Fundamentals and Identifying Opportunities, Valuation and Risk Management, Mobilizing Resources, Managing Contingencies and Changing Contexts, and Growth, Harvesting and Exit of businesses. Each of these areas will be covered in detail and supported with actual global case studies to enhance the learning of concepts. Students will test their skills by researching the creation of a global company.
INT-610: Multinational Corporate Environment
This course is a survey of economic, social and political relationships among and within nations, and their impacts upon corporations that operate in an international context.
INT-620: Multinational Corporate Finance
This course is a study of the problems of financing and reporting international operations. The evaluation of risk and funding strategies in international monetary relationships are emphasized.
INT-640: Multinational Market Strategies
This course involves the study of the issues involved in identifying developing relationships with international markets.
INT-650: International Trade and Competitiveness
Students in this course examine the conceptual and practical aspects of international trade and competitiveness. Theories of international trade, commercial policies and ways to improve international competitiveness are studied.
INT-660: International Negotiations
The issues and problems inherent in conducting business across different cultures are examined in this course. Students develop skills and strategies needed for effective negotiation with people from different cultures and societies.
INT-700: Multinational Business Strategy
This is a capstone course for the international business certificate. The course integrates various aspects of international business and focuses on the formulation of international business strategy. Case studies that cut across various functional disciplines are emphasized.
Prerequisites:
INT-610
QSO-635: International Supply Chain Management
The U.S. economy is becoming increasingly global in nature. We are marketing and distributing more products in foreign nations, locating plants and other facilities internationally, and are buying from foreign companies. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the supply chain management function related to the international environment in terms of business/cultural customs, legal considerations, purchasing strategies, financial aspects, and international distribution.
Prerequisites:
MBA-501

International MBA Curriculum - Foundation Courses

Some students may be required to take foundation courses as prerequisites for more advanced IMBA material. Students with business-related undergraduate degrees typically are exempt from most foundation courses. In many cases, students choosing the electives track are able to apply credit hours from their foundation courses against their elective requirements.

Please speak to an admission advisor for more information.

MBA-501: Mathematics and Statistics for Business
This is an applied course, which will provide students with the mathematical knowledge and skills that underlie many courses offered in the school of business. Students will learn the fundamental concepts and methods of linear algebra, mathematical functions, differential calculus and statistics and their applications to business. They will also sharpen their quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills that are so important for success in the world of business today.
MBA-502: Economics for Business
This course is intended to provide the student with a concisely focused yet rigorous introduction to both micro- and macroeconomic theory needed at the foundational level of a graduate degree program. Some of the topics to be addressed include: market behavior; demand theory and related elasticity concepts; production and cost theory; managerial decision-making in perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets; GDP determination; unemployment and inflation; and fiscal and monetary policy.
Prerequisites:
MBA-501
MBA-503: Financial Reporting and Analysis
This course is designed to help future business leaders across all functional areas appreciate and understand the rules and regulations, processes and procedures, and significance of financial accounting statements and reports. It provides a balanced presentation between how statements are prepared and, more importantly, how to analyze these statements and footnotes to assess a company's performance within the industry and management's performance within a particular company. New government regulations have made the integrity and quality of financial accounting information everyone's responsibility. This course will help future business leaders conduct better internal audits, improve forecasts and valuations, and make better management decisions.
MBA-610: Business Law
This course focuses on the theory and application of business regulations and the laws of contracts, agency, property and business organizations. Background preparation: 3 credit hours in business law or the equivalent.
OL-500: Human Behavior in Organizations
This course is a study of individuals and groups and their interaction. Students examine theories of motivation, communication, leadership, power and change with practical relation to contemporary issues. They also study organizations for key design variables and reward systems aimed at improved performance and organizational efficiency through employee motivational programs, participative management and cooperative decision making.

Admission Information

Offered: Online

Start dates: The International MBA program starts four times per year.

International MBA Online Admission Information:
International MBA acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis. You may apply at any time; most students receive a decision within a few days of submitting all the materials. To apply:

  • Contact an admission advisor (mba@snhu.edu or 888.387.0861) who can provide you with more information and help you determine which options are right for you.
  • Complete the SNHU online graduate application.

International Students

International students who require a visa to study in the U.S. should contact our International Admission office at international@snhu.edu or 603.645.9629.

Affordable and Accredited

Southern New Hampshire University is at the leading edge of online education, with high-quality online degree programs that have won regional and national awards. SNHU is a fully accredited, private, respected institution with more than 80 years of experience graduating highly successful business leaders and professionals. Earn an International MBA online from a university that you and your employer can be proud of, for less than you might expect.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options.  Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.

Candidates are also required to submit a resume.

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Admissions

Phone: 888.387.0861
Email: MBA@SNHU.EDU