Master of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management Online

Gain specialized, critical knowledge of supply chain management that is valuable in any industry.

Apply by: 12/16/22
Start Class: 1/17/23
Overview

Discover our online MBA in Supply Chain Management

$13,080 Total Tuition
12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

In Fitchburg State's online Master of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management program, you will build the necessary business skills to successfully analyze, manage, and improve supply chain performance in any organization.

This high-demand supply chain MBA gives you the knowledge and skills to understand and analyze the relationships between the major functional areas of a company and the various outside firms that contribute to product development, product manufacturing, and product distribution.

The curriculum focuses on core knowledge related to transportation, logistics, and distribution management within supply chain operations in both businesses and government as well as the utilization of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for effective decision–making. You will learn to use the widely-used professional GIS software program, ArcGIS.

According to Burning Glass Technologies, budgeting, project management, procurement, purchasing, supply chain management, logistics, scheduling, and enterprise resource planning are the greatest in–demand skills for supply chain management related positions in both the private and public sector.

Upon completion of this supply chain management program, you will be prepared for these types of roles:

  • Supply Chain/Logistics Manager
  • Consultant
  • Procurement Director
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Analyst
  • Transportation Manager
  • Senior Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Director of Distribution
  • Supply Chain/Logistics Manager
  • Consultant
  • Procurement Director
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Analyst
  • Transportation Manager
  • Senior Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Director of Distribution

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to apply basic graphic and data visualization concepts such as color theory and symbolization; use analysis to address geospatial problems and/or research questions, and apply mathematical concepts, including statistical methods, to data to be used in geospatial analysis
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the use of GIS tools to effectively communicate and present project results in oral, written, and graphic forms
  • Students will be able to identify contemporary issues facing carrier management including profitability, industry consolidation, security, insurance availability, and labor shortage
  • Students will be able to explain how supply chain management has a financial impact on companies, investigate current trends in supply chain management, and explore how global and domestic issues impact the supply chain
  • Students will be able to apply basic graphic and data visualization concepts such as color theory and symbolization; use analysis to address geospatial problems and/or research questions, and apply mathematical concepts, including statistical methods, to data to be used in geospatial analysis
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the use of GIS tools to effectively communicate and present project results in oral, written, and graphic forms
  • Students will be able to identify contemporary issues facing carrier management including profitability, industry consolidation, security, insurance availability, and labor shortage
  • Students will be able to explain how supply chain management has a financial impact on companies, investigate current trends in supply chain management, and explore how global and domestic issues impact the supply chain

Upon completion of this supply chain management program, you will be prepared for these types of roles:

  • Supply Chain/Logistics Manager
  • Consultant
  • Procurement Director
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Analyst
  • Transportation Manager
  • Senior Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Director of Distribution
  • Supply Chain/Logistics Manager
  • Consultant
  • Procurement Director
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Analyst
  • Transportation Manager
  • Senior Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Director of Distribution

Accreditation

IACBE Accredited

MBA programs at Fitchburg State are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

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$13,080 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

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Tuition

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Our MBA in Supply Chain Management online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

$13,080 Total Tuition
$436 Per credit hour

Tuition breakdown:

$13,080 Total Tuition
$436 Per credit hour
Calendar

These are the dates you need to know

Fitchburg State online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

12/16/22 Apply Date
1/17/23 Class Starts
SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineIntent to Enroll DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DeadlineDrop For Non PayLast Class Day
Spring A1/17/2312/16/2212/28/221/6/231/9/231/10/231/11/233/6/23
Spring B3/13/232/10/232/20/232/27/233/6/233/7/233/8/235/1/23
Summer A5/22/234/21/235/1/235/8/235/15/235/16/235/22/237/10/23
Summer B7/13/236/13/236/23/236/30/237/3/237/5/237/13/238/31/23

Now enrolling:

12/16/22 Apply Date
1/17/23 Class Starts

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Admissions

Find your fit for our online supply chain management MBA program

At Fitchburg State, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the MBA in Supply Chain Management online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA not less than 2.8 on undergrad coursework
  • Resume detailing professional experience

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission.

  • Submit graduate application and $50 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, with official transcripts
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of not less than 2.8
  • Official transcripts of graduate-level coursework from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)*
  • Professional resume
  • Students with undergraduate GPAs of less than 2.8 may also be considered for admission based on their professional work experience and a letter of recommendation
  • No GMAT is required

Dual Concentration Options

Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are currently enrolled in the MBA program may request to enroll in one additional concentration after their first semester. Students who have been approved for a dual concentration must:

  1. Complete the course requirements for each concentration (completed courses can only be counted once toward one concentration)
  2. Meet the requirements for the catalog year in which their dual concentration is approved
All concentrations are eligible for the dual concentration option; additional course charges will apply


Dual Concentration Request Form

To submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Fitchburg State University
Admissions Office
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

International Students:

  • An English Proficiency test is required for natives of non-English speaking countries (see testing options below)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended*
  • International Credit Evaluation for degrees and coursework taken outside of the United States
  • GPA of not less than 2.5
  • Application fee ($50)
  • Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose (300 word minimum)

*All foreign transcripts must be formally evaluated before we are able to make an admission decision. We accept evaluations and the respective type of evaluation from one of the following credentialing agencies:

English Language Proficiency - Applicants can demonstrate English proficiency by submitting official test scores from one of the following approved exams:

  • TOEFL - minimum score requires TOEFL iBT 79, paper based-TOEFL 550
  • IEFLTS - minimum score required 6.5 overall band score
  • Duolingo English Test - minimum score required 105
  • PTE Academic Test - minimum score required 58

U.S. citizens with foreign education (from a non-English speaking country) will need to follow the international admission requirements (English proficiency testing excluded). Students in the U.S. on an F-1 student visa are not eligible for the program. I-20s are not issued for online programs.

TOEFL Code: 3518

IELTS Code: No code; please select Fitchburg State as a recipient.

Courses

Take a look at the online supply chain management MBA curriculum

For the MBA in Supply Chain Management online, the curriculum is comprised of 10 courses covering 30 credit hours, including 18 hours of advanced core requirements, 9 hours of required supply chain management concentration courses, and a 3-hour elective course.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course relates the knowledge of human behavior to the problems of organizational life. It examines individual behavior, as well as group and social behavior, in organizations. The course encourages discussion of the methods of changing behavior through organizational behavior and development.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides insight into the problem of identifying an organization’s informational requirements to facilitate the decision-making process. Topics presented include an analysis or information systems, communication theory, information flow, methods and procedures for gathering, disseminating and controlling information.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course embarks on a detailed study of concepts and procedural alternatives in the delineation of the market target. In addition, the course covers the development and implementation of the marketing mix and the control and analysis of the total marketing effort.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines principles of decision analysis in management of current assets, estimation of requirements for short-term funds, and valuation of capital budgeting and merger proposals.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a study of financial reporting systems. Emphasis is given to the interpretation and uses of information contained in financial reports.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a study of administrative processes dealing with the formulation of policy. Topics covered include strategy formulation, the role of the general manager, and the design of strategic planning systems. Attention is focused on problem identification, problem solving and decision-making. Extensive examination is made of cases involving a variety of institutions in both the public and private sectors. Prerequisite: 24 credit hours in the program (requires 18 credits of core courses completed and a total of 24 program credits completed before students begin the course)
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the essential skillsets of decision-making through spatial information visualization and thematic mapping, primarily through the application of a computing system known as Geographic Information System (GIS). Thematic maps show the spatial distribution of a particular phenomenon. Important aspects of map and decision making and effective cartographic techniques will be examined in a both lecture and lab. The class will use the widely-used professional GIS software program: ArcGISâ.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course presents core knowledge related to the areas of Transportation, Logistics and Distribution (TLD) management within supply chain operations. It provides deep insight into the key functional areas and complex activities required with moving goods through the supply chain from manufacturing to the end customer. Particular focus will include apparel distribution, operations servicing large retail customers, domestic and global transportation, and services meeting end-consumer requirements.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A supply chain is comprised of all the parties involved in fulfilling a customer request. The integrated management of this network is a critical part of a company’s success in today’s competitive environment. With increasing competition around the globe, supply chain management is both a challenge and an opportunity. All managers must have a strong understanding of supply chain management concepts and the ability to recommend improvements. The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the key concepts and techniques that will allow one to better understand how to analyze, manage, and improve supply chain processes for different industries and markets. Providing the student with skills to assess supply chain performance and make recommendations to increase supply chain competitiveness.

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