The degree program consists of three management foundation courses (9 credit hours), a six course SCM core (18 credit hours), and a culminating experience (3 credit hours)-- for a total of 30 credits hours.

Management Foundation (9 credit hours)

  • MBC 631 Financial Accounting
  • MBC 633 Managerial Finance
  • MBC 636 Marketing Management

Supply Chain Core (18 Credit hours)

  • MBC 635 Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • MBC 638 Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • SCM 701 Supply Chain and Logistics Management
  • SMC 702 Principles of Management Science
  • SCM 741 Strategic Sourcing
  • SCM 777 Global Supply Chain Strategy

Culminating Experience - 1 course ( 3 credit hours):

  • SCM 755 Lean Six-Sigma (applied project)

Course Descriptions

Financial Accounting
Impact of accounting information and accounting method choice on corporate decision making, reported results and financial evaluation through application of analysis techniques to published financial statements

Managerial Finance
Language and tools of finance. modern theory and practice of corporate
finance. Enhances ability to evaluate firm's financing, investment and
dividend decisions as they relate to firm's objectives.

Marketing Management
Development of an organization-wide marketing orientation and the skills
needed to make strategic and tactical decisions in marketing.

Operations and Supply Chain Management
Management of the resources used to create and distribute goods and
services with the aim of achieving strategic advantages in terms of quality,
price, choice, speed, and flexibility.

Data Analysis and Decision Making
Concepts, principles and methods to support scientific approach to
managerial problem solving and process improvement. Basic statistical
techniques, their appropriateness to situations and assumptions underlying
their use.

Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Quantitative and qualitative analysis of global supply chains, channels of
distribution, and logistics networks. Extensive use of cases.

Principles of Management Science
Concepts and development of analytical model building as used in global
supply chain decision.

Strategic Sourcing
Impact of strategic sourcing on the success of businesses. Ethical,
contractual, and legal issues faced by purchasing professionals. Strategic
nature of purchasing, negotiating tactics, international sourcing and cuttingedge
technology used in "world class" purchasing departments.

Global Supply Chain Strategy
Examines how global supply chains can create efficient strategies in order to provide profitable and sustainable operations. Understanding the state of the art of strategic management thinking as it applies to firms with global operations.

Culminating Experience

Lean Six-Sigma (Applied Project)
Six-Sigma process-improvement approach to work-related projects focused on quality, reliability and value to customers. Skills include techniques from the define, measure, analyze, improve and control (DMAIC) approach. Lean concepts from supply chain management. Instructor permission required.

*DoD-sponsored students have an additional requirement to complete an Applied Project --a live case and / or benchmarking study that is focused on real-world issues or opportunities from DoD and / or private sector organizations to demonstrate that LOGTECH participants' acquired skills are successfully applied. The Culminating Experience will serve as the Applied Project. Both the responsible faculty member and the LOGTECH Program Manager must approve each project's scope and objectives.

Students should expect to devote six to twelve hours of study time per class per week.

Curriculum Structure

For complete program requirements and course descriptions, see the Syracuse University Course Catalog.

Academic Policies

The University uses an A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, and F grading system for the MS program.

All MS candidate students must maintain a B grade average (3.0). If the average falls below a B, students will be placed on academic probation and granted one semester to return to good standing. Students who fail to return to good standing after one semester are subject to dismissal from the program.