|Earn an industry-validated Six Sigma Green Belt along with your International MBA |
The GSCOM functional specialization produces graduates with knowledge and practical applied experiences in the twin competencies of operations and business process improvement and global supply chain design, analysis, and improvement. Students are prepared for specific GSCOM careers in global manufacturing firms in production, purchasing, quality control, distribution and supply chain management; in service firms for general operations management and logistics/supply chain management; and in consulting firms as business process and quality improvement consultants.
Consisting of cutting-edge courses in lean systems, six-sigma methodologies, and business reengineering process improvement approaches, project management, strategic sourcing, logistics and distribution, and supply chain modeling and optimization, the program focuses on not just learning but applying these skills through a capstone consulting project course. Student teams tackle a “live” operations, business process, or supply chain improvement project with an actual organization, thus preparing them for Six-Sigma Green Belt certifications. The capstone course class can potentially lead to a Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
Candidates pursuing this functional specialization and aspiring to earn the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification are required to complete five courses (15 credit hours) beyond the core requirements; four of these courses are required and one may be chosen from a list of provided electives.
As one of their electives, candidates are encouraged to complete course MGSC 875 (“APICS” class). It delivers a curriculum used to educate professionals on essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to demand management, procurement and supplier planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, performance measurements, supplier relationships, quality control, and continuous improvement. This class is designed to prepare students for the first four of five module exams of the APICS CPIM certification.
|International MBA and MBA students participated in faculty-led projects from different industries including: |
Customer Service Performance Improvement
Fabrication Schedule Compliance
Performance Assessment Process Improvement for Suppliers
Inbound Optimization of International Shipments
Inbound Freight Optimization
Distribution Center Space Optimizations
Flexibility Steering Tool
Dynamic Routing for Distribution Channel and Product Mix