Learn how you can help your organization navigate continuous process improvement and strategic management with a Master of Business Administration in Operations and Supply Chain Management from Southern New Hampshire University. This MBA degree can deepen your understanding of procurement, transportation planning, inventory control, warehouse management and customer service standards in both national and international markets.
SNHU's MBA program, which is offered during the day on our campus in Manchester, is one of the most affordable MBAs in the nation and can be completed in just over a year for students with a background in Business. The MBA in supply chain management coursework is designed to give you the comprehensive business training you'll need to pursue upper-level positions in operations, supply chain management, production, quality control, distribution, inventory control or the service industry.
The MBA in Operations and Supply Chain Management program exposes you to the latest topics in the field, preparing you to make critical management decisions. Our knowledgeable faculty brings real-world expertise and applications to both operations management and supply chain management courses.
In addition to gaining a solid background in finance, business, supply chain and operations management, you'll learn how to use widely implemented software such as Minitab, SPSS and Excel Solver. Your operations management and supply chain management courses can also help you prepare for the Six Sigma Green Belt certification exam. To sit for the certification exam, you must also meet certain additional requirements, which can be found on the International Association for Six Sigma Certification website.
Throughout the MBA in Operations and Supply Chain Management program, you'll learn:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MBA in supply chain management at SNHU include:
SNHU requires an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 (or equivalent) for admission. If you are an international student in need of a visa to study on campus, please see our international admissions requirements.
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our three 16-week graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within two weeks of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply complete our online application form.
Employees with a master's degree earn 18% more on average than those with only a bachelor's degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are also significantly less likely to be unemployed.
A growing focus in business on total quality management and maintaining an efficient flow of products makes MBAs in supply chain management or operations management valued degrees. The MBA in Operations and Supply Chain Management from SNHU combines both of these critical business areas to provide a broad range of valuable knowledge and skills that are in demand across many industries.
Successful operations and supply change management professionals have diverse skills in leadership, communication, budgeting, problem solving, planning and coordination. Earning your MBA in Operations and Supply Change Management develops these skills and can position you for a career as:
Professionals earning an MBA in operations management are in demand, especially in high-technology manufacturing and in the fast-growing service industries sector. Although employment of industrial production managers is projected to decline slightly overall through 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the recent trend of "reshoring" may bring previously outsourced jobs and personnel back to the United States as firms move jobs to lower-cost regions of the country.
Job prospects for those with an MBA in supply chain management are strong, as supply chain spending grows faster than the rest of the economy. Employment opportunities include traditional manufacturers and retailers to supply chain specialists such as consulting firms and transportation service providers. According to the BLS, employment of logisticians is projected to increase by 2% through 2024, with growth driven by "the need for logistics in the transportation of goods in a global economy."
The MBA in Operations and Supply Chain Management curriculum is centered on nine core business courses and three operations and supply chain management course electives. You can tailor your course selections to match your areas of interest. Those with non-business academic backgrounds may be required to take foundation courses.
SNHU MBA students can also pursue a graduate certificate beyond the standard degree program, which allows you to list another significant credential on your resume with minimal additional coursework (typically at a reduced credit load, depending on the electives selected).
This is a survey of the mathematical, probabilistic and statistical tools available for assisting in the operation and management of industrial organizations.
This course analyses the role and activities of those involved in supply chain management decision making. It emphasizes the importance of transportation planning, inventory control, warehouse management, development of customer service standards, and procurement in the design and operation of supply and distribution systems. The importance of information systems and the internet in supporting such activities is also discussed. Special attention is given to the close working relationships with managers in other functional areas including information systems, marketing, and international operations.
Total Credits: 36
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