Brian Fugate
Department Chair
Willard J. Walker Hall
bfugate@walton.uark.edu

John Aloysius
Ph.D. Program Director
Willard J. Walker Hall
jaloysius@walton.uark.edu

David Dobrzykowski
M.S. Program Director
Willard J. Walker Hall
ddobrzykowski@walton.uark.edu

Degrees Conferred:
M.S. in Supply Chain Management
Ph.D. in Business Administration (BADM)

Program Descriptions: The Master of Supply Chain Management is designed for early-career supply chain professionals who want to return to school to receive advanced, specialized training in supply chain management. The degree is grounded in an understanding of the increasing complexity and breadth of the supply chain discipline, and within this context students will apply statistics, statistical modeling, forecasting techniques, operations research techniques, optimization, mathematical techniques, stochastic approaches, operations analysis, and the design and testing of evaluation models. Effective supply chain management also necessitates cross-functional expertise. Thus, students will choose to specialize in concentrations to complement their supply chain courses, such as Business Analytics, Enterprise Resource Planning, Retail Supply Chain Management,  Blockchain Enterprise Systems or Demand-Driven Value Networks. 

The Ph.D. Program in Business Administration with an area of study in Supply Chain Management prepares individuals for academic careers in research, teaching and service at universities. The program imparts knowledge of the theoretical and substantive areas of supply chain management, as well as of conceptual skills and methodological tools, and prepares students to conduct independent research. 

Requirements for M.S. in Supply Chain Management with Blockchain Enterprise Systems Concentration

Master of Supply Chain Management Website

Admission Requirements: The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (SCMTMS) program is open to students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and who can present evidence of their ability to do graduate work. “Evidence of ability” means superior grade-point average, an acceptable test score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE), and recommendations with respect to ability for successful pursuit of graduate-level work. International applicants and residents aliens must submit an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score, or complete the Intensive English Language Program (Spring International Language Center) and receive an English proficiency recommendation for admission. Other admissions criteria can be considered on a case by case basis.

Additional Degree Requirements: In addition to 30 hours of required coursework, students must take a comprehensive exam.  The comprehensive exam will take the form of the final project in  SCMT 5623.  An individual’s grade of B or above in the project will be considered a pass on the comprehensive exam.

Supply Chain Management Core Courses (21 hours)
SCMT 5623Technology-enabled Supply Chain Design and Optimization3
SCMT 5633Foundations for New Product Launch and Integrated Demand-Driven Value Networks3
SCMT 5663PLAN: Demand Planning and Inventory Operations3
SCMT 5683SOURCE: Global Procurement and Supply Management3
SCMT 5693Supply Chain Performance Management and Analytics3
ISYS 5363Business Analytics 3
Choose one of the following:3
Data Analytics Fundamentals 1
ERP Fundamentals 1
Choose 9 hours from one of the seven concentrations9
Total Hours30

Upon admission, the student must maintain a 3.00  grade-point average on all graduate coursework and all Supply Chain Management coursework.  Additionally, the student must receive a letter grade of at least a “B” in 75 percent of the courses attempted.

Electives are chosen by the student in consultation with the SCMTMS Program Director.  Approved electives (6 hours) may be any graduate course approved by the  SCMTMS Program Director. 

(Part Time Program): The Walton College also provides an opportunity for professionals in the workplace to complete the program by taking 6 hours per semester in a five semester program format.  Students must obtain approval from the SCMTMS Program Director to enroll in more than six hours per semester.

Choose 9 hours from the following courses:9
Blockchain and E Business Development
Blockchain Fundamentals
ERP Fundamentals 2
Blockchain and Enterprise Data

Requirements for M.S. in Supply Chain Management with Business Analytics Concentration

Master of Supply Chain Management Website

Admission Requirements: The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (SCMTMS) program is open to students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and who can present evidence of their ability to do graduate work. “Evidence of ability” means superior grade-point average, an acceptable test score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE), and recommendations with respect to ability for successful pursuit of graduate-level work. International applicants and residents aliens must submit an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score, or complete the Intensive English Language Program (Spring International Language Center) and receive an English proficiency recommendation for admission. Other admissions criteria can be considered on a case by case basis.

Additional Degree Requirements: In addition to 30 hours of required coursework, students must take a comprehensive exam.  The comprehensive exam will take the form of the final project in  SCMT 5623.  An individual’s grade of B or above in the project will be considered a pass on the comprehensive exam.

Supply Chain Management Core Courses (21 hours)
SCMT 5623Technology-enabled Supply Chain Design and Optimization3
SCMT 5633Foundations for New Product Launch and Integrated Demand-Driven Value Networks3
SCMT 5663PLAN: Demand Planning and Inventory Operations3
SCMT 5683SOURCE: Global Procurement and Supply Management3
SCMT 5693Supply Chain Performance Management and Analytics3
ISYS 5363Business Analytics 3
Choose one of the following:3
Data Analytics Fundamentals 1
ERP Fundamentals 1
Choose 9 hours from one of the seven concentrations9
Total Hours30

Upon admission, the student must maintain a 3.00  grade-point average on all graduate coursework and all Supply Chain Management coursework.  Additionally, the student must receive a letter grade of at least a “B” in 75 percent of the courses attempted.

Electives are chosen by the student in consultation with the SCMTMS Program Director.  Approved electives (6 hours) may be any graduate course approved by the  SCMTMS Program Director. 

(Part Time Program): The Walton College also provides an opportunity for professionals in the workplace to complete the program by taking 6 hours per semester in a five semester program format.  Students must obtain approval from the SCMTMS Program Director to enroll in more than six hours per semester.

Choose 9 hours from the following courses:9
Data Analytics Fundamentals 1
Decision Support and Analytics
Data Management Systems
Seminar in Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management

Requirements for M.S. with Demand-Driven Value Networks Concentration

Admission Requirements: The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (SCMTMS) program is open to students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and who can present evidence of their ability to do graduate work. “Evidence of ability” means superior grade-point average, an acceptable test score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE), and recommendations with respect to ability for successful pursuit of graduate-level work. International applicants and residents aliens must submit an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score, or complete the Intensive English Language Program (Spring International Language Center) and receive an English proficiency recommendation for admission. Other admissions criteria can be considered on a case by case basis.

Additional Degree Requirements: In addition to 30 hours of required coursework, students must take a comprehensive exam.  The comprehensive exam will take the form of the final project in  SCMT 5623.  An individual’s grade of B or above in the project will be considered a pass on the comprehensive exam.

Supply Chain Management Core Courses (21 hours)
SCMT 5623Technology-enabled Supply Chain Design and Optimization3
SCMT 5633Foundations for New Product Launch and Integrated Demand-Driven Value Networks3
SCMT 5663PLAN: Demand Planning and Inventory Operations3
SCMT 5683SOURCE: Global Procurement and Supply Management3
SCMT 5693Supply Chain Performance Management and Analytics3
ISYS 5363Business Analytics 3
Choose one of the following:3
Data Analytics Fundamentals 1
ERP Fundamentals 1
Choose 9 hours from one of the seven concentrations9
Total Hours30

Upon admission, the student must maintain a 3.00  grade-point average on all graduate coursework and all Supply Chain Management coursework.  Additionally, the student must receive a letter grade of at least a “B” in 75 percent of the courses attempted.

Electives are chosen by the student in consultation with the SCMTMS Program Director.  Approved electives (6 hours) may be any graduate course approved by the  SCMTMS Program Director. 

(Part Time Program): The Walton College also provides an opportunity for professionals in the workplace to complete the program by taking 6 hours per semester in a five semester program format.  Students must obtain approval from the SCMTMS Program Director to enroll in more than six hours per semester.

Requirements
The following 9 hours are required:9
MAKE: Achieving Operational Excellence
DELIVER: Customer Service and Distribution Management
Supply Chain Strategy, Governance and Change Management
Total Hours9

Requirements for M.S. in Supply Chain Management with Enterprise Resource Planning Concentration

Master of Supply Chain Management Website

Admission Requirements: The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (SCMTMS) program is open to students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and who can present evidence of their ability to do graduate work. “Evidence of ability” means superior grade-point average, an acceptable test score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE), and recommendations with respect to ability for successful pursuit of graduate-level work. International applicants and residents aliens must submit an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score, or complete the Intensive English Language Program (Spring International Language Center) and receive an English proficiency recommendation for admission. Other admissions criteria can be considered on a case by case basis.

Additional Degree Requirements: In addition to 30 hours of required coursework, students must take a comprehensive exam.  The comprehensive exam will take the form of the final project in  SCMT 5623.  An individual’s grade of B or above in the project will be considered a pass on the comprehensive exam.

Supply Chain Management Core Courses (21 hours)
SCMT 5623Technology-enabled Supply Chain Design and Optimization3
SCMT 5633Foundations for New Product Launch and Integrated Demand-Driven Value Networks3
SCMT 5663PLAN: Demand Planning and Inventory Operations3
SCMT 5683SOURCE: Global Procurement and Supply Management3
SCMT 5693Supply Chain Performance Management and Analytics3
ISYS 5363Business Analytics 3
Choose one of the following:3
Data Analytics Fundamentals 1
ERP Fundamentals 1
Choose 9 hours from one of the seven concentrations9
Total Hours30

Upon admission, the student must maintain a 3.00  grade-point average on all graduate coursework and all Supply Chain Management coursework.  Additionally, the student must receive a letter grade of at least a “B” in 75 percent of the courses attempted.

Electives are chosen by the student in consultation with the SCMTMS Program Director.  Approved electives (6 hours) may be any graduate course approved by the  SCMTMS Program Director. 

(Part Time Program): The Walton College also provides an opportunity for professionals in the workplace to complete the program by taking 6 hours per semester in a five semester program format.  Students must obtain approval from the SCMTMS Program Director to enroll in more than six hours per semester.

Choose 9 hours from the following courses:9
Data Analytics Fundamentals 1
ERP Fundamentals 1
ERP Configuration and Implementation
Seminar in ERP Development

Requirements for M.S. in Supply Chain Management with Finance Concentration

Master of Supply Chain Management Website

Admission Requirements: The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (SCMTMS) program is open to students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and who can present evidence of their ability to do graduate work. “Evidence of ability” means superior grade-point average, an acceptable test score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE), and recommendations with respect to ability for successful pursuit of graduate-level work. International applicants and residents aliens must submit an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score, or complete the Intensive English Language Program (Spring International Language Center) and receive an English proficiency recommendation for admission. Other admissions criteria can be considered on a case by case basis.

Additional Degree Requirements: In addition to 30 hours of required coursework, students must take a comprehensive exam.  The comprehensive exam will take the form of the final project in  SCMT 5623.  An individual’s grade of B or above in the project will be considered a pass on the comprehensive exam.

Supply Chain Management Core Courses (21 hours)
SCMT 5623Technology-enabled Supply Chain Design and Optimization3
SCMT 5633Foundations for New Product Launch and Integrated Demand-Driven Value Networks3
SCMT 5663PLAN: Demand Planning and Inventory Operations3
SCMT 5683SOURCE: Global Procurement and Supply Management3
SCMT 5693Supply Chain Performance Management and Analytics3
ISYS 5363Business Analytics 3
Choose one of the following:3
Data Analytics Fundamentals 1
ERP Fundamentals 1
Choose 9 hours from one of the seven concentrations9
Total Hours30

Upon admission, the student must maintain a 3.00  grade-point average on all graduate coursework and all Supply Chain Management coursework.  Additionally, the student must receive a letter grade of at least a “B” in 75 percent of the courses attempted.

Electives are chosen by the student in consultation with the SCMTMS Program Director.  Approved electives (6 hours) may be any graduate course approved by the  SCMTMS Program Director. 

(Part Time Program): The Walton College also provides an opportunity for professionals in the workplace to complete the program by taking 6 hours per semester in a five semester program format.  Students must obtain approval from the SCMTMS Program Director to enroll in more than six hours per semester.

Required Courses
FINN 5223Financial Markets & Valuation3
FINN 5303Advanced Corporate Financial Management3
Choose one of the following:3
Energy Finance and Risk Management
Investment Theory and Management
MBA Accounting Analysis
Managerial Economics

Requirements for M.S. in Supply Chain Management with Strategy and Human Resources Concentration

Master of Supply Chain Management Website

Admission Requirements: The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (SCMTMS) program is open to students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and who can present evidence of their ability to do graduate work. “Evidence of ability” means superior grade-point average, an acceptable test score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE), and recommendations with respect to ability for successful pursuit of graduate-level work. International applicants and residents aliens must submit an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score, or complete the Intensive English Language Program (Spring International Language Center) and receive an English proficiency recommendation for admission. Other admissions criteria can be considered on a case by case basis.

Additional Degree Requirements: In addition to 30 hours of required coursework, students must take a comprehensive exam.  The comprehensive exam will take the form of the final project in  SCMT 5623.  An individual’s grade of B or above in the project will be considered a pass on the comprehensive exam.

Supply Chain Management Core Courses (21 hours)
SCMT 5623Technology-enabled Supply Chain Design and Optimization3
SCMT 5633Foundations for New Product Launch and Integrated Demand-Driven Value Networks3
SCMT 5663PLAN: Demand Planning and Inventory Operations3
SCMT 5683SOURCE: Global Procurement and Supply Management3
SCMT 5693Supply Chain Performance Management and Analytics3
ISYS 5363Business Analytics 3
Choose one of the following:3
Data Analytics Fundamentals 1
ERP Fundamentals 1
Choose 9 hours from one of the seven concentrations9
Total Hours30

Upon admission, the student must maintain a 3.00  grade-point average on all graduate coursework and all Supply Chain Management coursework.  Additionally, the student must receive a letter grade of at least a “B” in 75 percent of the courses attempted.

Electives are chosen by the student in consultation with the SCMTMS Program Director.  Approved electives (6 hours) may be any graduate course approved by the  SCMTMS Program Director. 

(Part Time Program): The Walton College also provides an opportunity for professionals in the workplace to complete the program by taking 6 hours per semester in a five semester program format.  Students must obtain approval from the SCMTMS Program Director to enroll in more than six hours per semester.

Choose 9 hours from the following courses:9
Organizational Change and Development 1
Organizational Rewards and Compensation 1
Business Leadership and Ethics
Strategic Management

Requirements for M.S. in Supply Chain Management with Retail Concentration

Master of Supply Chain Management Website

Admission Requirements: The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (SCMTMS) program is open to students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and who can present evidence of their ability to do graduate work. “Evidence of ability” means superior grade-point average, an acceptable test score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE), and recommendations with respect to ability for successful pursuit of graduate-level work. International applicants and residents aliens must submit an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score, or complete the Intensive English Language Program (Spring International Language Center) and receive an English proficiency recommendation for admission. Other admissions criteria can be considered on a case by case basis.

Additional Degree Requirements: In addition to 30 hours of required coursework, students must take a comprehensive exam.  The comprehensive exam will take the form of the final project in  SCMT 5623.  An individual’s grade of B or above in the project will be considered a pass on the comprehensive exam.

Supply Chain Management Core Courses (21 hours)
SCMT 5623Technology-enabled Supply Chain Design and Optimization3
SCMT 5633Foundations for New Product Launch and Integrated Demand-Driven Value Networks3
SCMT 5663PLAN: Demand Planning and Inventory Operations3
SCMT 5683SOURCE: Global Procurement and Supply Management3
SCMT 5693Supply Chain Performance Management and Analytics3
ISYS 5363Business Analytics 3
Choose one of the following:3
Data Analytics Fundamentals 1
ERP Fundamentals 1
Choose 9 hours from one of the seven concentrations9
Total Hours30

Upon admission, the student must maintain a 3.00  grade-point average on all graduate coursework and all Supply Chain Management coursework.  Additionally, the student must receive a letter grade of at least a “B” in 75 percent of the courses attempted.

Electives are chosen by the student in consultation with the SCMTMS Program Director.  Approved electives (6 hours) may be any graduate course approved by the  SCMTMS Program Director. 

(Part Time Program): The Walton College also provides an opportunity for professionals in the workplace to complete the program by taking 6 hours per semester in a five semester program format.  Students must obtain approval from the SCMTMS Program Director to enroll in more than six hours per semester.

Choose 9 hours from the following courses:9
Marketing
Consumer and Market Research
Marketing Analytics
New Product Development and Strategy
Retail Strategy

Ph.D. in Business Administration (Supply Chain Management)

Program Requirements

The PhD program is composed of 70 credit hours. Up to 3 credit hours of prior coursework may be applied to the requirements for the Business Administration (Supply Chain Management) field of study with the recommendation and consent of the student’s Ph.D. Program Advisory Committee.

Required Courses
SCMT 601VGraduate Colloquium12
Students will enroll in the departmental doctoral colloquium (SCMT 601V) each semester. In addition, students will be expected to complete two summer research papers during the first and second summer term.
WCOB 6111Seminar in Business Administration Teaching I1
Select five courses from the following:15
Fundamentals of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management Research
Theory in Supply Chain Management
Behavioral Supply Chain Management
Research in Retail Supply Chain Management
Emerging Topics in Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Economics
Supporting Fields9
Research Requirements15
Select five courses from the following:
Experimental Design prior course work may be applied toward this requirement
Advanced Multivariate Analysis
Econometrics I
Econometrics II
Econometrics III
Seminar in Research Methods
Dissertation
SCMT 700VDoctoral Dissertation18
Total Hours70

Supporting Courses

Courses for the supporting fields requirement are made in consultation with the student’s Ph.D. Program Advisory Committee. All courses taken for the supporting fields must be at the graduate level and/or taken for graduate credit. A minimum of six hours should be taken in graduate research seminars.

Candidacy Exam

Students must take a candidacy examination at the end of their second year in the program. The exam will have two components: a written component that will be administered over a two-day period, and an oral exam. Successful completion of both parts of the comprehensive exam are required for admission to candidacy.

Students must complete a minimum of 72 graduate credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree and 42 graduate credit hours beyond the master’s degree. Additional hours may be assessed in individual cases to meet specific coursework deficiencies.  

Find a complete list of the university's Graduate School degree requirements.

Graduate Faculty

Aloysius, John, Ph.D. (Temple University), B.S. (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka), Professor, Oren Harris Chair in Logistics, 1995, 2017.
Dobrzykowski, David, Ph.D., M.B.A., B.B.A. (University of Toledo), Associate Professor, 2019.
Fugate, Brian, Ph.D., M.B.A., B.S. (University of Tennessee), Professor, Oren Harris Chair in Transportation, 2015, 2018.
Hofer, Christian, Ph.D. (University of Maryland University College), B.A. (European School of Business), Associate Professor, 2007, 2012.
Kent, John, Ph.D. (University of Tennessee), M.B.A. (University of Dallas), B.S. (Henderson State University), Clinical Associate Professor, 2014, 2018.
Nelms, Carrie, M.A. (University of Arkansas), Instructor, 2019.
Rossiter-Hofer, Adriana, Ph.D. (University of Maryland-College Park), M.S. (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), B.S. (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil), Associate Professor, 2008, 2016.
Salmon, Jessica Ruth, M.B.A. (Penn State University), Instructor, 2019.
Shaheen, Iana, Ph.D., M.S. (University of South Florida), B.A. (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow), Assistant Professor, 2020.
Shook, Carole, M.S.B.A., B.S.B.A. (University of Arkansas), Teaching Assistant Professor, 1999.
Slay, Christy Melhart, Ph.D. (University of Arkansas), Research Associate, 2019.
Thomas, Rodney W., Ph.D., M.B.A. (University of Tennessee), B.S.B.A. (Greensboro College), Associate Professor, 2017.
Thomas, Stephanie, Ph.D. (Georgia Southern University), M.B.A., B.A. (University of Tennessee), Clinical Assistant Professor, , 2017.
Tyler, Joel, M.B.A., B.A. (University of Arkansas), Instructor, 2019.
Van Hoek, Remko, Ph.D. (University of Utrecht), M.B.A.(London School of Economics), B.S.B.A. (Vanderbilt University), Professor of Practice, 2018.
Waller, Matthew A., Ph.D., M.S. (Pennsylvania State University), B.S. (University of Missouri–Columbia), Professor, Sam M. Walton Leadership Chair, 2002, 2007.
Williams, Brent D., Ph.D., M.S. (University of Arkansas), B.A. (Lyon College), Associate Professor, Garrison Chair in Supply Chain Management, 2011.
Williams, Donnie F., Ph.D. (Georgia Southern University), Teaching Assistant Professor, 2019.

Courses

SCMT 5123. Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 3 Hours.

Explores key sustainability concepts across supply chain functions of supply management, operations, and distribution. Course topics include values-based leadership, globalizing sustainability, marketing sustainability, voluntary product standards and governance, stakeholder engagement, reverse logistics, humanitarian logistics, and transportation. Overall, we will consider the feasibility and role of firms in producing sustainability in global supply chains. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and Departmental Consent. (Typically offered: Irregular)

SCMT 5133. Quantitative Methods and Decision Making. 3 Hours.

Utilization of information, quantitative techniques, and computer application in decision making and problem solving for managers. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and Departmental Consent. (Typically offered: Fall)
This course is cross-listed with ISYS 5403.

SCMT 560V. Special Topics in Logistics. 1-6 Hour.

Explores current events, concepts, and new developments in the field of logistics and transportation. Topics are selected by the Marketing and Transportation faculty for each semester the course is offered. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and Departmental Consent. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

SCMT 5623. Technology-enabled Supply Chain Design and Optimization. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on supply chain network design and the underlying strategies needed to manage a supply chain as business conditions change and evolve. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with design thinking skills that they can employ to design solutions that optimize supply chain performance considering costs, constraints and structure. The course is a combination of lecture and supply chain optimization case studies (network, transportation and inventory). Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 5633. Foundations for New Product Launch and Integrated Demand-Driven Value Networks. 3 Hours.

Supply chain management is the integration of key business processes from end user through suppliers. The focus of this course is on the business fundamentals and core processes that must be linked throughout the supply chain in order to ensure the effective development and delivery of products and services that satisfy customers. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and Department Consent. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 5643. Transportation Strategies in the Supply Chain. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on the setting of objectives and the design of optimal transportation strategy and alternative means of implementing transportation strategies within different types of organizations. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and Department Consent. (Typically offered: Fall)

SCMT 5653. Global Logistics and Supply Management. 3 Hours.

This course examines the planning and management of logistics, but emphasizes supplier selection and development, logistics options, strategic alliances, and performance measurement. Emphasis is placed on the integration of purchasing, materials management, and multi-firm logistics planning. International logistics is also addressed within each of these topics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and departmental consent. (Typically offered: Irregular)

SCMT 5663. PLAN: Demand Planning and Inventory Operations. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on 'plan' in the plan, source, make, deliver framework. It examines the integrated planning and management of supply chain activities including, notably, demand forecasting and replenishment. In addition to modeling related decisions both in within-firm and supply chain contexts, strategic issues related to interfirm coordination and collaboration will be discussed. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and Department Consent. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 5673. Modeling Retail & Consumer Products Logistics. 3 Hours.

This is a more quantitative approach to measuring logistics performance, modeling tradeoffs and making decisions. Topics include forecasting, inventory management, network optimization, and transportation routing. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and Department Consent. (Typically offered: Irregular)

SCMT 5683. SOURCE: Global Procurement and Supply Management. 3 Hours.

In the global supply chain sourcing and procurement plays a critical role in ensuring supply, growing margins and contributing to reliable delivery to customers. This course covers the core sourcing and procurement processes of strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management and takes a leadership approach to those covering topics such as change management and business alignment issues involved. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and Departmental Consent. (Typically offered: Spring)

SCMT 5693. Supply Chain Performance Management and Analytics. 3 Hours.

This course will survey standard and advanced analytical techniques used to transform data into actionable business intelligence and students will gain hands-on experience with these techniques. They will gain an understanding of the practical considerations that arise in real-world applications by means of a term project. They will gain exposure to data science software capable of advanced predictive analytics and also through cases, expose them to innovative ways in which firms are using analytics to improve supply chain management processes. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and Department Consent. (Typically offered: Fall)

SCMT 5713. MAKE: Achieving Operational Excellence. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on understanding the key processes involved in providing valuable products and services for customers as well as important approaches to continuously improving these processes. Learners will leave this course with skills necessary to continuously improve the key manufacturing and service processes involved in providing valuable products and services to customers, as well as the project management competencies necessary to embedded new, innovative capabilities in their supply chains. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and Departmental Consent. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 5723. DELIVER: Customer Service and Distribution Management. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the customer service and delivery processes needed to drive demand-driven value networks. The emphasis of this course will focus on systemic alignment across the functional capabilities of customer fulfilment service quality, transportation, distribution and return capabilities across the supply chain, with a specific emphasis on governance, performance management and the integration of advanced technologies. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and Departmental Consent. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 5733. Supply Chain Strategy, Governance and Change Management. 3 Hours.

Evaluate and select appropriate supply chain strategies, change management approaches, and governance structures for business situations. This course leverages plan, source, make, deliver, customer service, and new product development capabilities to meet strategic and financial goals in demand-driven value networks. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and Departmental Consent. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 601V. Graduate Colloquium. 1-6 Hour.

This course familiarizes students with academic and professional issues in the discipline of supply chain management with exposure to current research and contemporary research practices, current industry trends, the publication process, professional service opportunities, and pedagogical issues. Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD program in Supply Chain Management. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 636V. Special Topics in Supply Chain Management. 1-6 Hour.

Independent reading and investigation in supply chain management. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

SCMT 6413. Fundamentals of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 3 Hours.

Introduces students to the key substantive areas of logistics and supply chain management. Offers a combination of lectures covering topics such as inventory control and forecasting and seminars discussing associated academic literature.Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

SCMT 6433. Supply Chain Management Research. 3 Hours.

Introduces students to major streams of SCM research and discusses the interest and merit of the research question(s), the appropriateness of the theoretical framework and/or hypothesis development, the adequacy of the research design, including data collection, measurement, and analysis (methodology), the accuracy of the discussion of the results. Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

SCMT 6443. Theory in Supply Chain Management. 3 Hours.

Provides an overview of theories from fields such as strategic management and marketing and explores applications of these theories to supply chain management research. Emphasis is placed on the development of theoretically grounded testable hypotheses in the context of a broad range of SCM research areas. Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program. (Typically offered: Irregular)

SCMT 6453. Behavioral Supply Chain Management. 3 Hours.

Focuses on human behavior in supply chain management. Topics may include but will not be restricted to behavior in inventory and ordering processes, in retail store execution, in global supply chain management, in the face of adversity and catastrophic supply chain risk, and in supply chain relationships. Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

SCMT 6463. Research in Retail Supply Chain Management. 3 Hours.

Focuses on retail-related supply chain management research. Seminar topics may include but will not be restricted to retail sales and order forecasting, inventory management, and store execution issues. Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

SCMT 6473. Emerging Topics in Supply Chain Management. 3 Hours.

Covers various emerging topics, such as information technology applications in the supply chain, humanitarian logistics, supply chain security, and individual-level decision-making in the supply chain. Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

SCMT 6483. Supply Chain Economics. 3 Hours.

This course familiarizes students with economic concepts and philosophies underlying the organization of economic activity in the discipline of supply chain management. Enables students to evaluate, critique, and judge the quality of scholarly supply chain research that is grounded on economic principles and ideas. Provides training in developing supply chain research grounded in economic principles and ideas into an academic paper. Prerequisite: Admission to PhD program in Supply Chain Management. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 700V. Doctoral Dissertation. 1-18 Hour.

Dissertation studies in supply chain management. Prerequisite: Candidacy. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer) May be repeated for degree credit.