MBA in Supply Chain Management

Emerge As A Leader Supply Chain Management becomes more important in business every day, and today's demand for talent far exceeds the supply. With the perfect blend of skills and experience, the time is right to emerge as a leader. Our MBA will put you at the forefront of this rapidly growing field.

"The pinnacle of my corporate residency at TOTE Inc. was the opportunity to ride the container ship from Tacoma, Washington to Anchorage, Alaska over a three-day period. I was able to witness first-hand the operations involved in deep-water shipping and logistics."
NATASHA NICOLAKAKIS, MBA'12
Marketing Manager, Pacific Paramount Property Management

An MBA in Supply Chain Management Guaranteed to Put You in High Demand

Our Full-Time MBA career track in Supply Chain Management is a program we were meant to lead the field in. Currently ranked #17 in the nation by Gartner and rising rapidly, our program gives you the experiential education that Northeastern University was built on—and with it, the skills and acumen integral to taking your career to the next level.

Our program starts with an academically strong course foundation designed and led by the best faculty in the US—industry leading professors widely recognized as experts in the field. You will learn how to manage the supply chain, drive innovation, establish market differentiation, and positively affect the bottom line, in a collaborative environment with professors, visiting executives, and students from diverse backgrounds.

Additionally, there’s our immense point of difference—our corporate residency program, where you will get 6 months of paid, MBA level work experience in supply chain at a relevant, leading business. To take it one step further, you will participate in a Global Project Course, a 3-credit required course designed to provide our Full-Time MBA students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge from the first year curriculum in a real-world consulting project with clients in an international setting.

Our program is designed to give you leadership skills, unprecedented experiential experience, and one other incredibly powerful asset—a valuable network of peers and mentors you will take with you throughout your career. Many of our alumni currently hold executive and senior level positions at Fortune 500s like Amazon, Deloitte, and UPS, to name a few.


Program Details

To earn a Supply Chain Management MBA, students must complete the MBA core curriculum, corporate residency, global projects course, and 15 additional credit hours of track-specific coursework.

The curriculum is subject to change by D’Amore-McKim faculty. Please monitor for updates.

Required Supply Chain Management MBA Courses Details

Global Supply Chain Management

Focuses on the managerial activities of those involved in supply chain management operations and planning for companies involved in international commerce. Analyzes contemporary issues that affect the design of international supply chain systems and strategies, including sourcing, logistics, transactions, risk, and ethical considerations. Examines the current status and future prospects of the modes of international logistics operations as well as international trade and development issues, not only from the corporate perspective but also in terms of government policy.

3 credits

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Complete 12 semester hours from the following:

Elective Supply Chain Management MBA Courses Details

Logistics and Transportation Management

Examines the logistics and transportation operations, including the structure, challenges, and potential of the major modes of domestic transportation. Focuses on the interaction between logistics providers and shippers in the marketplace. Explores the major dynamics of the logistics marketplace and their impact on supply chain management. Offers students a managerial perspective on controlling what is typically the most expensive component of supply chain management, transportation expenditures.

3 credits

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Executive Roundtable in Supply Chain Management

Structured around the participation of upper-level corporate executives in the classroom. Topics covered and executives participating are based on the most important contemporary issues in supply chain management. Operates on a seminar basis with extensive interaction between students and executives. Also comprises a strong individual research focus with students completing a major research paper during the term.

3 credits

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Sourcing and Procurement

Addresses the strategic and operational role of sourcing and procurement and its impact on the supply chain as it relates to the entire organization. The selection, contracting, development, and monitoring/managing of the right supplier in the right location is more often a source of competitive advantage and a major contributor to a company’s bottom line. Focuses on a variety of aspects of this function—strategy development, organization, procedures, supplier selection, negotiations, buyer-supplier relationship management, quantity, quality, timeliness, and cost/price considerations for the purchase of goods and services. Emphasizes the perspective of the sourcing and procurement manager. The key questions addressed in this course are: What does the manager need to know to be effective? How do they apply key concepts?

3 credits

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Supply Chain Analytics

Designed to develop strategic decision-making skills using the latest analytics capabilities and enabler. Examines the state of the art in analytics capabilities and how these drive supply chains, from marketing to sourcing. Also examines how organizations use analytics to meet their strategic objectives, provide value to the business, and make decisions. Focuses on industry best practices, including studying some of the leading companies.

3 credits

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Market-Driven Supply Chains

Introduces students to concepts of how companies may develop capabilities for managing rapid reconfiguration of supply chains, strategic outsourcing, capacity and information sharing, collaboration, contracts, and risk management. Exposes students to what suppliers need to develop to ensure responsiveness and efficiency in this changing environment. This may entail shared processes across multiple enterprises with high visibility and speed in an uncertain environment.

3 credits

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Offshore Outsourcing

Reviews models for offshoring activities. Explores the factors that help in deciding to offshore different business areas. Also reviews the pitfalls and the management actions needed to embark on successful offshoring. Examines the strategic and management issues generated by the outsourcing phenomenon. Supplements theoretical material with case studies of firms that have engaged in offshoring technology and product development, as well as other functions such as financial analysis, human resources, and legal services.

3 credits

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Sustainability and Supply Chain Management

Focuses on how to create sustainable supply chains that profitably yield high-quality, safe products without supply interruption while creating a net benefit for the employees, community, and the environment. Studies how companies measure environmental performance and use the data to motivate associates, suppliers, customers, policy makers, and the public. Also addresses the impacts of global sustainability frameworks and measures.

3 credits

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Managing Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Management

Focuses on developing competency in management of new and emerging issues in the supply chain across industries. Emphasizes strategic and tactical response to changes in the business environment that have major impacts on a company’s supply chain operations and competitiveness. Topics covered vary but may include supply chain changes due to mergers and acquisitions, security breach, product recalls, natural disasters, geopolitical events, sustainability, business-to-business relationship dynamics, etc.

3 credits

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Managing Healthcare Supply Chain Operations

Examines concepts and topics related to the design and management of supply chain operations in the healthcare sector. Focuses on activities and functions such as inventory control, order fulfillment, logistics, procurement, managing processes, relationship management, and information technology systems. Introduces various tools and techniques that enhance effective supply chain operations in healthcare organizations.

3 credits

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Negotiations

Designed to improve students’ understanding of the negotiations process and their ability to plan and conduct negotiations effectively. Includes such class activities as readings, lectures, and discussions as well as case discussions and role-playing negotiation exercises.

3 credits

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Intellectual Property and Other Legal Aspects of Business and Innovation

Introduces the major areas of the legal environment for innovation and new ventures and their relationship to early stage decisions and product and business development. Analyzes the nature, practical impact, and competitive usefulness of laws in the areas of intellectual property, contracts, employment, e-commerce, regulatory compliance, and entity formation. Offers students an opportunity to integrate and apply their understanding of legal, financial, business, technology, and ethical factors; sharpen their analytic skills; and use their skills and understanding to recognize opportunities for adding value and managing risk.

3 credits

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Is the MBA in Supply Chain Management Right for You?

If you see yourself emerging as a truly different person, the answer is yes. If you imagine a future where you can have a meaningful, relevant impact on the world of business, the answer is yes. If you’re ready to join people who think like you, now is the time to accelerate your career with our Full-Time MBA program.

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