Supply Chain Management

A concentration in Supply Chain Management provides the requisite analytical and operational skills to manage various production and other operational functions in a technologically-driven business environment. In addition to the foundation core courses in statistical analysis, economics, decision sciences, and information systems, students study take courses in advanced quantitative techniques, production and operations, systems analysis and design, database management, and supply chain to enhance their ability to recognize, analyze, and solve complex business problems.
Subject  CBUS 206 , 3 credits 
Title  Management Information Systems
Description This introductory course contains ideas, concepts, and principles on the basic information systems that every business students should be exposed to in the core business requirement. It integrates both computer concepts and information systems concepts, and provides a strong managerial emphasis. Prerequisite: 
Subject  CBUS 313 , 3 credits 
Title  Statistics I
Description Basic statistical concepts, techniques, and their applications to business decision-making. Covers the descriptive aspects for statistics, involving data collection, organization, presentation, and introduces students to probability and inferential statistics. Prerequisite: CMAT209 and CMAT210.
Subject  CBUS 460 , 3 credits 
Title  Production/Operations Management
Description Provides students with an understanding of the primary activities of the operations function in organizations. Intended to develop skills in the art of formulating quantitative models of real world decision making, operations strategy, and business applications, including cost-benefit analysis, forecasting, problem design and processing, planning, allocating scare resources, facility locations, layouts, scheduling, and inventory management. Students will experience the extensive use of the computer to assist in solving the business problems. Prerequisite: CBUS 313.
Subject  CBUS 317 , 3 Credits
Title  Enterprise Integration Systems
Description Students learn about the supply chain management programming environment, including data and communications protocols/standards, server and client operating systems, and a working knowledge of at least one online Enterprise Resource Planning Application.  Enterprise integration is not only about software but also about the power of automation on business productivity. Students will be provided with the concepts of enterprise resource planning and extensive exposure to the SAP System. SAP has 39% penetration of the ERP market and nearly 100% in the Fortune 100. These companies are spending tens of millions of dollars annually, updating and integrating these systems into every business function. Our students are to be exposed to this environment. Prerequisite: CBUS 206. 
Subject  CBUS 362, 3 Credits
Title  Supply Chain Management
Description Upon the completion of this course, the students will be able to describe key supply chain management concepts, understand the strategic importance of supply chain management in improving a firm's competitive position, and learn about the opportunities and problems faced in strategic sourcing environment. Prerequisite: CBUS 206. Course offered Fall and Spring. 
Subject  CBUS 364, 3 Credits
Title  Procurement and Supply Management
Description This course addresses the strategic and operational role of the purchasing and supply management functions in the modern organization. The aim of this course is to get students acquainted with the fundamental concepts, models, and instruments in the area of purchasing and supply management. Through web based projects, case assignments, and industry presentations, the course will provide insights into the current developments, newest ideas, and biggest problem areas in this field. Prerequisite: CBUS 362. Course offered Fall only.
Subject  CBUS 474, 3 Credits 
Title  Logistics Management
Description Logistics is one of the most vital areas of business today. Analysis of logistics activities includes integration of transportation, inventory management, warehousing, facility location, customer service, packaging, and materials handling. Students will be exposed to online logistics support systems to better understand the real-time nature of transportation decisions on other business functions. Prerequisite: CBUS 362. Course offered Spring only.
Subject  BUS 331, 3 Credits
Title  Legal, Social, and Ethical Aspects of Business II
Description This course examines partnerships, corporations, commercial paper, secured transaction sales, consumer credit, bankruptcy, and modern legislation regulating business. Course offered Spring only.
Subject  BUS 366, 3 Credits
Title  Project Management 
Description Concepts and principles of project design, planning, and management are covered in the transformation of business functions to support Supply Chain Management initiatives.  Course offered Spring only.
Subject  BUS 472, 3 Credits
Title  Quality, Diversity & Productivity
Description This course provides the opportunity to improve the teaching/learning paradigm. It is designed in an integrated fashion that fosters an "emerging paradigm" of systems thinking and learning regarding the disciplines of quality, leadership and productivity improvement. The course emphasizes the concepts of TQM and its application to modern management and the global marketplace, the new paradigm of customer value, measurement positioning, key stakeholders, product design, and cross-functional organizational systems.
Subject  BUS 476, 3 Credits
Title  Supply Chain Management Strategies
Description The course provides an integrated, comprehensive perspective of supply chain management concepts and principles of managing organizational changes imposed by organizational transformations.   Course offered Spring only.
Subject  BUS 478, 3 Credits
Title  Modeling the Supply Chain 
Description The course provides students with discussions and examples that integrate qualitative and quantitative thinking about supply chain planning problems and models. Course offered Fall only.