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MBA

SCOM Concentration

MBA graduates with a concentration in Supply Chain and Operations Management are well-prepared to work as supply chain analysts, project managers, logistics planners, or mangers of manufacturing or service operations. Consulting firms also look for the valuable analytical skills you'll develop. The SCOM concentration takes a strategic and application-oriented view of a firm's operations and resources.

Curriculum Requirements

  • BA 380N: Operations Management
    An introduction to the issues and decisions involved in the production of goods and services. Focuses on designing, operating, controlling, and improving the systems that accomplish production. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the McCombs School of Business.
SCOM Electives - Choose at least 2 of the following:
  • OM 386: Supply Chain Management
    Strategic problems, policies, models, and concepts for the design and control of new or existing operations systems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
  • OM 386: Pricing and Revenue Optimization
    Strategic problems, policies, models, and concepts for the design and control of new or existing operations systems
  • OM 386.1: Service Management
    Description coming soon.
  • OM 386.3: Strategic Quality Management
    Description coming soon.
  • OM 386.4: Operations Practicum
    This graduate course focuses on performance excellence, whether it is in an entrepreneurial startup firm, emerging company, or Fortune 500 organization. Students gain knowledge, confidence, and ability to identify, develop, and implement performance excellence practices leading to success in a highly competitive environment. Typical class sessions address contemporary industry practices in leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, information and analysis, human resources, process management, business results, and related areas. Equally important, semester long projects provide practical implementation of these performance excellence skills in actual business, industry, or non-profit applications.
  • OM 386.5: Managing Projects
    Description coming soon.
Non-SCOM Electives - Choose up to 3 of the following:
  • ACC 380D: Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting
    Examines issues in financial reporting from a user's perspective, including how important economic transactions of large public companies are reflected in financial statements. May not be counted by students with credit for Accounting 380K (Topic 1: Financial Accounting Standards and Analysis I) or 380K (Topic 2: Financial Accounting Standards and Analysis II)
  • ACC 380K.7: Financial Statement Analysis
    In-depth study of selected accounting topics. Accounting 327 and 380K (Topic 7) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Some topics also require consent of instructor; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Additional prerequisite: Accounting 356, 381, Business Administration 384T, or the equivalent.
  • FIN 394.1: Advanced Corporate Finance
    Advanced corporate financial management in the global marketplace: valuation concepts, optimal capital structure, risk management, corporate control and restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions.
  • FIN 397.1: Investment Theory & Practice
    Analysis of the investment decision-making process, asset allocation, security analysis, risk and expected return measurement, asset-pricing models, and international investment.
  • FIN 397.4: Financial Risk Management
    Studies how firms manage their financial risk exposures and how they use derivative securities. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Business Administration 285T or 385T. Additional prerequisite: Finance 286 and 397 (Topic 1), and credit or registration for Finance 394 (Topic 1: Advanced Corporate Finance).
  • MIS 383N: Decision Support Modeling
    Topics in management of information in specific industries or application areas. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
  • MIS 380N.1: Business Process Excellence
    Description coming soon
  • MIS 381N.1: Information Technology Management
    Selected topics in information technology and management of information systems development.
  • MKT 382: Strategic Marketing
    Introduction to the data and tools used to analyze the business environment and enable marketing decision making. Uses real-world data and problems to evaluate strategic market opportunities and assess the impact of marketing decisions in the marketplace. Discusses analytical and empirical tools that address strategic issues of market sizing, market selection, and competitive analysis, as well as product management, customer management, and marketing function management decisions. Strategic marketing decisions made at the corporate and business-unit levels, and organizational issues that affect the formulation and implementation of marketing strategy; an experiential course, taught primarily through the case method and a marketing strategy computer simulation game. Some sections are offered on the letter-grade basis only; these are identified in the Course Schedule.
  • MKT 382: Customer Insight
    Introduction to the data and tools used to analyze the business environment and enable marketing decision making. Uses real-world data and problems to evaluate strategic market opportunities and assess the impact of marketing decisions in the marketplace. Discusses analytical and empirical tools that address strategic issues of market sizing, market selection, and competitive analysis, as well as product management, customer management, and marketing function management decisions. Some sections are offered on the letter-grade basis only; these are identified in the Course Schedule.
  • RM 395.1: Managing Corporate Risk
    Description coming soon
  • RM 395.7: Managing International Risk
    The global aspects of risk management; basic risk and crisis management principles pertinent to multinational firms; financially, legally, and culturally multinational marketplaces such as reinsurance markets, captive offshore insurance.
  • IB 395: Global Strategy and Marketing
    Description coming soon

Concentration requires 15 credit hours. Additional courses may be approved on a course-by-course basis.

Faculty Contact: Rayan Bagchi
Student Services Contact: MBAAcademicAdvising@mccombs.utexas.edu
Career Services Contact: MBACareerSRVS@mccombs.utexas.edu

SCOM Global Connection

Beginning Spring 2015, there will be an MBA Global Connection course specifically geared toward Supply Chain and Operations Management.

More information is coming soon.

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