Academic Catalog

MBA Supply Chain Management Concentration

Additional MBA Program Information

Supply chain management (SCM) is the process of planning, implementing, and controlling the operations of the supply chain as efficiently as possible. The over-all goal of supply chain management is to impact the organization’s bottom line in a positive way while delivering the best services to customers at the lowest possible cost. Supply chain management professional duties may expand beyond the acquisition of materials, services, and equipment into such areas as planning and policy making, motivation, evaluation, product development, and control. Supply chain management careers include working as a buyer, contract negotiator, inventory manager, import/export goods manager, or a logistics manager.

Students with a Supply Chain concentration may not take more than six credits of 500-level courses.

Program Summary

  • Gateway Courses - 12 credits
  • Professional Courses - 6 credits
  • MBA Core Courses - 18 credits
  • Concentration Courses - 9 credits (Supply Chain Management)
  • Integrative Courses - 3 credits
  • Action-Based Learning (if not fulfilled in a concentration course) - 0-3 credits

Total Program: 48-51 credits

If Gateway Courses are all waived and the Action-Based Learning requirement is fulfilled in a concentration course within a nine credit concentration, the MBA program is 36 credits.

Supply Chain Management Concentration Coursework - 9 credits

  • 6500:677 Supply Chain Sourcing (3 credits)
  • 6500:680 Supply Chain Logistics Management (3 credits)
  • 6500:682 Management of Service Operations (3 credits)

Students with a Supply Chain concentration may not take more than six credits of 500-level courses.

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate School application and fee
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • GMAT (score of 500 or better preferred), GRE, LSAT, PCAT, or MCAT scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume

Application Deadline

  • July 15 for Fall enrollment
  • November 15 for Spring enrollment
  • April 15 for Summer enrollment

International Student Applications

It is recommended that international students apply one month prior to these dates to allow time for admission and I-20 visa processing. I-20 forms are processed by UA Immigration Services in the International Center, Buchtel Hall, Suite 202. Proof of English Language Proficiency is required by producing and acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score.

Students currently admitted to this program may have different course requirements than those listed here. Refer to your official Program Checklist and DPR in My Akron for your program requirements.

Degree Offered: MBA Master of Business Administration

Program Contact: grad.cba@uakron.edu