Master of Science in Supply Chain Management concentration in Logistics Management

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management concentration in Logistics Management provides a solid foundation in the qualitative and quantitative methods used by logistics and transportation managers of complex global supply chains. Specifically, the Logistics Management concentration will emphasize decision-making in the areas of transportation management, warehouse and distribution center operations, and logistics network design—including an understanding of key tradeoffs and the effect of variance in a logistics system. In addition, students will analyze techniques and procedures for conducting international trade, including operations, global transportation, facility network design, intermediaries and trade documentation, import/export channel networks, and the evaluation of global sourcing opportunities. By including insight into the management of performance and exposure to the coordination of large-scale projects, graduates will be well-equipped to take their place among today’s supply chain leaders.

Students who complete the Supply Chain Management master’s degree concentration in Logistics Management will be able to:

  • Design and coordinate transportation systems, including in-house capabilities and outsourced partners.
  • Coordinate movement of goods in multiple directions across closed-loop global supply networks.
  • Reduce shipping costs and storage costs in global supply chains.
  • Manage logistic supplier relationships, including supply chain consortiums and joint ventures.
  • Understand the foundations of international trade and how to create strategies and understand the complexities within international logistics activities when extending trade operations globally.
  • Prepare a plan for import/export transactions and associated documents required for the international movement of goods and services.
  • Apply the process-oriented tools and techniques of contemporary quality management to control quality and performance across a global supply chain that is geographically dispersed.
  • Coordinate projects situated in a global supply chain context.

A total of ten courses (40 credits) is required.

Students must complete the degree core courses and the requirements of their chosen concentration, as well as an elective and a capstone project.

Degree Core Courses
(Four courses/16 credits)

This course helps students to develop an understanding of the impact of business processes on the organization's performance and provides students the key tools to analyze and improve processes in both manufacturing and service sectors.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Maleyeff KCB 106 T 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm
D1 IND Cashton CAS 226 R 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
O1 IND Maleyeff ARR

Introduction to the concepts, methods and problems of accounting and financial analysis. Includes accounting principles, measurement and disclosure issues, financial statement analysis, time value of money, cash flow projection and analysis, capital budgeting and project evaluation, bond and equity valuation, cost of capital and capital structure. 4 cr.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Mcgue CAS 226 T 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
D1 IND Mcgue SHA 202 R 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
O1 IND Cohen ARR
BHA IND Mcgue ARR

This course analyzes the managerial activities required to support manufacturing and service industry international strategies to assure that that products/services are delivered/provided in the quality and timely manner expected through the use of global supply chains, outsourcing relationships and multi-country operations. The course focuses on contemporary strategic issues that affect both large and small corporations and includes: the strategic role of the internet, international trade and logistics, cross cultural teaming, supply chain dynamics, information management, inventory scheduling and control, international coordination and transportation and customer service. 4cr.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Gunes Corlu CAS 203 M 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
D1 IND Page CAS 237 R 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm
O1 IND Rainey ARR

Explores decision making and policy formulation in organizations. Includes goal setting and the planning process, rational models of decision making, evaluation of alternatives, prediction of outcomes, cost-benefit analysis, decision trees, uncertainty and risk assessment, and procedures for evaluation of outcomes.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Zlatev PHO 203 T 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
B2 IND Zlatev FLR 134 T 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm
O1 IND Zlatev ARR

Concentration Requirements
(Three courses/12 credits)

Select three from the following list:

The course examines the concepts and applied techniques for cost effective management of both long-term development programs and projects. Project management principles and methodology are provided with special focus on planning, controlling, and coordinating individual and group efforts. Key topics of focus include overview of modern project management, organization strategy and project selection, defining a project and developing a project plan and scheduling resources, project risk analysis, work breakdown structures, and project networks. MS Project will be introduced in this course to provide hands-on practical skills with the above topics. Mastery of key tools and concepts introduced in this course provides a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Keegan CAS 227 M 2:30 pm – 5:15 pm
B1 IND Cipriano SHA 206 T 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
O1 IND Greiman ARR

The course will provide students the qualitative and quantitative methods and tools used by today's logistics and transportation managers, and will use an applied problem-solving approach. Specifically, the course will emphasize decision-making in the areas of transportation management, warehouse and distribution center operations, and logistics network design that includes an understanding of key tradeoffs and the effect of variance in a logistics system.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Stodder CAS 428 M 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
O1 IND Stodder ARR

Course participants will be exposed to the fundamental principles involved in the management of quality for enterprises and their supply chain. Quality is defined in the broadest sense, encompassing all performance components that drive customer satisfaction. The course focuses on general principles, both quantitative and qualitative, and their application in a variety of industrial, service, healthcare, and educational environments. Topics include the Deming philosophy of management, Six Sigma and the DMAIC project framework, quality certification systems, data analysis & presentation, quality analysis using control charts, process capability analysis, and competitive benchmarking.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Maleyeff STH B22 M 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
O1 IND Maleyeff ARR

Techniques and procedures for conducting international trade. The course focus is practical. Topics include operations, government agencies and import/export channel networks, and the evaluation of international opportunities. Designed to provide students with the skills and tools necessary for international trade.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Park KCB 104 W 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
O1 IND Park ARR

Capstone Project

(One course/4 credits)

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Concentration Electives
(Two courses/8 credits)

Select two graduate level courses. These courses can be selected from other Administrative Sciences offerings or Metropolitan College departments< as well as from other Boston University schools and colleges, with an advisor’s approval.

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