At this time, MET is not accepting applications to the Global Business concentration of the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management degree program. Consider exploring our other Supply Chain Management degree concentrations, or take a look at our full range of graduate degree and certificate programs in business and management. Please email with any questions you may have. Our graduate admissions advisors are available to connect with you and see how a BU education can help you achieve your professional and personal goals.

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management concentration in Global Business provides an understanding of the issues that arise when managing global business structures, including decision-making competency in the areas of international trade, logistics, and multinational finance. Program components include principles and techniques that concern the economic, social, political, market, technological, and environmental context of global business. The concentration is ideal for those who seek to learn how strategic leaders, senior professionals, and business practitioners plan, organize, manage, and lead global business organizations. The program examines different responses of American, European, and Asian firms to a global economy within an historic and evolving context. Various conflicting demands of national governments, interest groups, corporations, unions, NGOs, and consumers are often expressed in terms of ethical and social responsibility.

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

  • Articulate the major international trade mechanisms and purposes of key international institutions.
  • Assess the major political economies and the requirements for doing business internationally, including in developed and developing countries.
  • Understand the cultural differences in doing business in international settings, including the most critical laws, directives, and regulations.
  • Direct the preparation of a strategic plan to make a foreign direct investment or some alternative form for doing business in an international market.
  • Develop a framework for incorporating stakeholder engagement, including a code of conduct and ethical standards for the company.
  • Conduct a due diligence audit of a potential acquisition of a supply chain partner.

Lean Six Sigma
Our curriculum embeds a significant portion of the Six Sigma Methodology, making it excellent preparation for you to improve organizational performance, and do away with challenges that affect consumer loyalty. With a Lean Six Sigma certification, you can increase productivity and decrease costs resulting in delivering top quality products and services to consumers in a limited amount of time. Therefore, Lean Six Sigma certified individuals are in high demand in the job market.

Successfully complete Quality Management (MET AD 734) and you may qualify to earn a Six Sigma Green Belt accredited by the Council for Six Sigma Certification. By also completing Business Process Fundamentals (MET AD 605) you are eligible to earn a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. A Six Sigma certificate can help you increase productivity and decrease costs, enhancing your ability to deliver top-quality products and services to consumers in a limited amount of time. Eligibility is determined by satisfactory performance on final examinations in each course.


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