2022-2023 Graduate Course Catalog 
    
    Dec 07, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Course Catalog

Supply Chain Management, MS (Distance Learning)


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Contact:

Pat Penfield, Professor of Supply Chain Practice
505 Whitman School of Management
315-443-3428

Program Description

The online M.S. in Supply Chain Management is the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University’s Master of Supply Chain Management program for working professionals. The online M.S. in Supply Chain Management program features the same curriculum content and faculty as the full-time MS in Supply Chain Management program at Whitman. The Whitman School is home to the first supply chain program in the country, established in 1919. With an emphasis on managing risk and uncertainty in today’s global supply chains, this 30 credit-hour program consists of the Management Foundation, the Supply Chain Management core, one of several integrative Supply Chain Management “selective” courses, and a culminating experience. Upon satisfactory completion of all coursework and the culminating experience, students are awarded a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management degree from the Whitman School of Management and Syracuse University.

Courses prepare students for a career in the supply chain industry by focusing on topics such as risk management, financial management, and the creation of innovative and digital supply chain strategies. The curriculum will also train students to make meaningful decisions in the rapidly-changing marketplace. Program coursework can be completed in as few as 15 months.

 The online M.S. in Supply Chain Management delivers the Whitman School’s curriculum through a combination of flexible online learning and personal connections.

  • Weekly classes are hosted live online
  • Course content is immersive and can be completed from anywhere
  • Courses are designed and delivered by Whitman faculty
  • Students have access to comprehensive support every step of the way

The MS in Supply Chain Management program has been designated as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program.

Accreditation

The Whitman School has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) since 1920.

Admission

Candidates with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university are eligible for admission. Applicants for the online M.S. in Supply Chain Management may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver if they have one year of professional work experience and:

  • an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, or
  • an undergraduate degree in business, statistics, math, engineering, finance, information technology, physics, supply chain, or economics, or
  • a master’s degree in any field.

Contact an admissions counselor to learn more about testing requirements and your eligibility for our online business master’s programs (Phone 844-797-4622 or email an admissions counselor at admissions@onlinebusiness.syr.edu)

Financial Support

Students may apply for several loan programs to cover the cost of attendance such as the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, the Federal PLUS Loan, or various alternative/private education loans. Students must be enrolled at least half-time during each term in which they wish to be borrow an educational loan.

Student Learning Outcomes:


Graduates of the online master’s in supply chain program will be able to:

  • apply industry-standard tools and technologies to facilitate problem solving;
  • identify strategic issues and differentiate them from tactical issues;
  • translate descriptions of a variety of business situations into formal models; and
  • analyze those models in an organized fashion.

Degree Requirements


This is a 30 credit degree program leading to a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management.

With and emphasis on managing risk in today’s global supply chains, this 30 credit hour program consists of the Supply Chain Management core, four of several integrative Supply Chain Management “selective” courses, and a culminating experience. Upon satisfactory completion of all coursework and the culminating experience, students are awarded a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management degree from the Whitman School of Management and Syracuse University.

*Please note: Not all courses are currently available in an online format.

Selectives (12 credit hours)


*Choose 4 courses (12 credit hours) from:

Culminating Experience (3 credit hours)


Choose 1 course (3 credit hours) from:

Learning Goal 1:


Our graduates will understand how to effectively manage organizational resources.

  • Our graduates will be able to summarize key traits of different organizational resources, including financial capital, human capital, intellectual capital, technology resources, relational resources, and processes.
  • Our graduates will be able to measure, organize and allocate resources in order to meet organizational objectives in an effective, ethical, and sustainable manner.
  • Our graduates will be able to evaluate, prioritize and plan the acquisition of resources that are aligned with organizational objectives.

Learning Goal 2:


Our graduates will demonstrate skills in inquiry, critical thinking and problem solving, supported by appropriate analytical and quantitative techniques.

  • Our graduates will be able to gather, manipulate, and analyze data for purposes of understanding business problems and designing solutions for them.
  • Our graduates will be able to apply industry-standard tools and technologies to facilitate the problem solving process.
  • Our graduates will be able to generate original and innovative solutions to new and existing business problems.

Learning Goal 3:


Our graduates will demonstrate the ability to think strategically about business issues.

  • Our graduates will be able to identify strategic issues and differentiate them from tactical issues.
  • Our graduates will be able to explain and apply concepts, models and tools of strategic analysis.
  • Our graduates will be able to identify and evaluate the short-term and long-term implications of business decisions for an organization’s stakeholders.
  • Our graduates will be able to appraise situations faced by a business organization from a broad perspective that considers economic, legal, ethical, and social factors.

Learning Goal 4:


Our graduates will demonstrate the ability to apply supply chain concepts in a variety of practical situations to gain insights into how to improve supply chain performance, and use those insights to communicate, persuade, and motivate change.

  • Our graduates will be to communicate using industry terminology.
  • Our graduates will be able to structure problems and perform logical analysis by translating descriptions of a variety of business situations into formal models and analyzing those models in an organized fashion.
  • Our graduates will be able to employ negotiation skills which to acquire resources and reduce the cost structure of the supply chain.

Transfer Credits


Students can transfer a maximum of 6 credits of coursework. The credits must be graduate level taken from an AACSB accredited business school. A grade of “B” or higher is needed to transfer in the credits. The grade itself does not transfer.

Satisfactory Progress


Students are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher to meet degree requirements.

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