What is Supply Chain and Logistics Management?

Supply chain and logistics management (SCLM) involves the analysis and management of product, service, information, and financial flows in processes, from suppliers through manufacturers and service providers to wholesalers and retailers and finally to end customers. The ultimate goal of any effective supply chain and logistics management system is to maximize customer value while creating competitive advantage for partners in a supply chain.

For Whom is this Program Designed?

The MS-SCLM program is for professionals who want to use supply chain management theories and methods to make significant contributions in solving strategic and managerial supply chain problems. Students learn about supply chain dynamics; conduct analyses necessary for designing supply chain management systems that fulfill an organization's supply chain strategy; model and interpret supply chains and processes for identifying problems, improving efficiencies, and improving service to stakeholders; translate data from supply chain systems into useful information for improved decision-making; and how to manage all aspects of an organization's integrated supply chain. Students will have many opportunities to apply supply chain tools and techniques to real problems as part of a supply chain practicum.

Why a Master's Degree in Supply Chain and Logistics Management?

SCLM is an exciting field with significant growth potential and job opportunities for continued learning and personal growth. The Wall Street Journal describes supply chain management as "The hot new M.B.A.". US News and World Report identifies global markets and generous pay as attributes of a master's degree in Supply Chain Management. Bloomberg describes supply chain management as "the new B-school must-have" because students who have specialized skills in SCM are at an advantage in the job market while gaining appreciation for the complexities and opportunities in global markets. Nearly 200,000 supply chain jobs will go unfilled each year through 2018 because demands outstrip supply. Organizations can improve performance and secure competitive advantage by implementing and deploying supply chain and logistics management theories and methodologies to integrate supply and customers with themselves.

The MS-SCLM program is designed to meet the highest standards of curriculum quality, faculty excellence, and program relevance in accordance with the College of Business' accreditation by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Program prerequisites are kept to a minimum and the program is designed to meet the needs of students with a wide variety of educational backgrounds and business experience.

Program Snapshots:

Program Format: Online.

Program Length: 30 credit hours of course work. A full-time student can complete the program in one year.

Program Start Dates: A student can begin courses in any semester: spring, summer, or fall.

Courses Taken in the Program

Cost: The cost per credit hour varies depending on the number of hours taken. (http://www.uah.edu/bursar/tuition)

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Jennifer Pettitt, Director of Business Graduate Programs
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Email: gradbiz@uah.edu

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