Why Choose an MBA in Supply Chain Management?
This MBA Concentration in Supply Chain Global Integration Management is designed to examine the best practices for selection, development, alignment, and enhancement of integrated global supply chains with a focus on both effectiveness and efficiency. The learning outcomes are specific to the needs of companies which need the knowledge resources to create a best-in-class supply chain which is flexible, agile, and reliable in order to meet all supply chain stakeholder needs.
As a Supply Chain Global Integration Management student at Saint Leo University, you will study:
- Strategic Supply Chain Integration
- Dynamic Risk Modeling and Quality Initiatives
- Integrated Global Systems and Sustainable Initiatives
- Competitive Advantages through Strategic Relationships and Reverse Logistics
- Best Practices in Supply Chain Global Integration
Forbes lists the Supply Chain Industry in its top 20 growth industries and expects annual growth of 9%. Spending in the U.S. logistics and transportation industry totaled is over $1.6 trillion, representing 8.5 percent of the annual gross domestic product (GDP). US businesses are only beginning to acknowledge the significant impact that their supply chains have upon the bottom line. The enhanced bottom-line is a result of total supply chain alignment resulting from increased efficiency and higher customer satisfaction levels.
The curriculum presents managerial tools and techniques aimed at supply chain integration from a global perspective. The curriculum is designed to meet the industries specific employment need for the knowledge resources that are required to create a best-in-class supply chain that is reliable, and yet strongly aligned to stakeholders’ needs. These supply chain stakeholders include wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, raw materials vendors, transportation companies, brokerage houses, 3PLs, and 4PLs. All these stakeholders play a major role in a company’s supply chain alignment.
The program’s curriculum and courses contain knowledge resources and student learning outcomes that are designed to meet industry’s greatest needs. Additionally, the coursework addresses global sourcing, global logistics, LEAN production, and Six Sigma principles. The coursework delivers content and knowledge, that once implemented, can lead to quicker decision making, project planning capabilities, and significant improvements in customer and supplier relationships.
- Traditional Program: In a two-year program, students take one online class per eight-week term.
- Accelerated Program: Complete the program in one year by taking two classes per eight week term.
The Supply Chain Global Integration Management Concentration is designed to deliver relevant learning based on the managerial best practices of selection, development, and alignment toward better performance through an integrated global supply chain.
What can you do with a Business Administration - Supply Chain Global Integration Management degree?
Graduates are prepared for positions in Supply Chain Global Integration in the following fields:
- Execution and Control of Operations,
- Resource and Information Planning
- Supply Chain Integration and Improvement
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
- Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
- Lean/Six Sigma Quality Initiatives
- Risk Modeling and Forecasting
- Sustainability Processes
- Global Operations
Professional Development Opportunities
Integrating and making serious improvements to the supply chain of any organization is very difficult and complex. In each course you will be placed in real life situations and required to analyze multiple factors to determine the best-in-class response. You will address many difficult and important problems and launch initiatives to improve existing operations.
Learn from the best. Saint Leo faculty have completed Council of Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Project Management (PMP), and Lean Six-Sigma certifications and are leading experts on all the skills you need to advance to the next stage of your career. You will gain significant knowledge in Supply Chain Integration, Risk Modeling, Quality, Sustainability, Reverse Logistics, and Strategic Relationships