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.
International students studying on campus are required to demonstrate proficiency in written and oral English skills, and must complete the following course unless waived by the department:
MET AD 501 Business Communication for International Students
Techniques for effective written and verbal communications. This course is a special offering for students for whom English is a second language. Prerequisite course: credits can not be used toward the MSAS degree. [ 4 cr. ]
Prerequisites cannot be applied toward degree requirements. Students are expected to satisfy the program prerequisites in their first semester.
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)
MET AD 605 Operations Management: Business Process Fundamentals
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. ]Fall 2020
|A1||IND||Maleyeff||CGS 527||M||2:30 pm – 5:15 pm|
|A2||IND||Staff||COM 217||M||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A3||IND||Cashton||CAS 235||T||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A4||IND||Maleyeff||CAS 233||W||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A5||IND||Maleyeff||MET 122||R||12:30 pm – 3:15 pm|
MET AD 632 Financial Concepts
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. ]Fall 2020
|A1||IND||Staff||SHA 210||M||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A2||IND||Staff||KCB 104||T||12:30 pm – 3:15 pm|
|A3||IND||Mcgue||CAS 233||T||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A4||IND||Staff||CAS 216||W||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A5||IND||Staff||MCS B31||R||12:30 pm – 3:15 pm|
|A6||IND||Staff||SHA 210||R||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A7||IND||Staff||PHO 205||F||11:15 am – 2:00 pm|
MET AD 680 Global Supply Chains
This course analyzes the managerial activities required to support manufacturing and service industry international strategies to assure that the 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. ]Fall 2020
|A1||IND||Maleyeff||PHO 203||T||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A2||IND||Gunes Corlu||PHO 205||W||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
MET AD 715 Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making
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. ]Fall 2020
|A1||IND||Staff||MCS B31||T||12:30 pm – 3:15 pm|
|A2||IND||Staff||CAS 326||T||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A3||IND||Staff||CAS 237||W||2:30 pm – 5:15 pm|
|A4||IND||Staff||KCB 106||W||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A5||IND||Staff||KCB 107||R||12:30 pm – 3:15 pm|
|A6||IND||Staff||CAS 213||R||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
(Three courses/12 credits)
Select three from the following list:
MET AD 642 Project Management
The course explores modern project management by providing an enterprise-level, experiential view of the discipline focused on connecting projects to the organization's mission, vision, and values. The theme of the course is applying key project management tools and techniques, through case-based group work. Groups select, plan, report, and then present on their project's scope, schedule, cost, risk, quality, and communications elements using tools such as the WBS, network diagram, PERT estimate, Gantt chart (including the use of MS Project), risk register, and heat map. Students also gain familiarity with important new concepts in project management: Agile frameworks, sustainability thinking, and Benefits Realization Management, all of which will be important for their success not only in other graduate courses, but as they lead projects for their organizations. The course is aligned with the latest PMBOK? Guide from the Project Management Institute. [ 4 cr. ]Fall 2020
|A1||IND||Greiman||CAS 426||M||2:30 pm – 5:15 pm|
|A2||IND||Cipriano||KCB 107||T||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A3||IND||Greiman||CAS 315||W||2:30 pm – 5:15 pm|
|A4||IND||Staff||MCS B29||R||12:30 pm – 3:15 pm|
|A5||IND||Maltzman||CAS 233||R||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A6||IND||Maltzman||EPC 208||F||11:15 am – 2:00 pm|
MET AD 690 Strategic Logistics Management
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. ]Fall 2020
|A1||IND||Rainey||SOC B63||W||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
MET AD 734 Quality Management
Course participants will be exposed to the fundamental principles involved in the analysis and 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 management principles, statistical modeling and analysis, 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, statistical data analysis & presentation, statistical modeling using control charts, and statistical analysis of process capability. Students will earn a Six Sigma Green Belt based on satisfactory performance on the final examination. [ 4 cr. ]
|B1||IND||Maleyeff||EPC 209||R||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
MET AD 760 International Trade and Logistics
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. ]
|A1||IND||Cokol||KCB 106||M||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
(One course/4 credits)
MET AD 804 Capstone Project for Supply Chain Management
This course is one of the last courses that a student in the supply chain management program is required to take. Students are expected to carry out independent research on a relevant topic in the area of supply chain management under the supervision of the instructor for the course. [ 4 cr. ]
|B1||DRS||Berreondo||CGS 527||R||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
(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.
View all Administrative Sciences graduate courses.