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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

  • MKT 282: Analysis of Markets (flex-core)
    In this course students will engage with the real-world data necessary to address fundamental business questions. Learn the process of transforming data to information to insights to decisions; and understand how marketing models and analytical techniques can enhance decision making.
  • STA 287 Business Analytics and Decision Modeling (flex-core)
    This course introduces some of the basic concepts in business analytics that are typically implemented in spreadsheet models. Students will discuss methods that are used extensively in business organizations to solve large, structured problems.
SCOM Electives - Choose at least 2 of the following:
  • OM 386: Supply Chain Management
    Supply Chain Management involves the flows of materials and information among all of the firms that contribute value to a product, from the source of raw materials to end customers. You will integrate issues from finance, marketing, logistics, and operations management to develop a broad understanding of a supply chain. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
  • OM 386: Pricing and Revenue Optimization
    Pricing and revenue optimization focuses on how a firm should set and update pricing and product availability decisions across its various selling channels in order to maximize its profitability. Through a combination of case studies, lectures, and guest speakers the course will review the main methodologies that are used in each of these areas, discuss legal issues associated with different pricing strategies, and survey current practices in different industries.
    View Syllabus - Spring 2016 Saar-Tsechansky* 

    *Please note this course is cross-listed with MKT 382 called Data Analytics & Pricing Dynamics. Syllabus and course description are for OM 386 (MKT 382).

  • OM 386: Supply Chain Analytics
    In this course you will focus on analyzing internal and external information available to firms with the purpose of improving supply chain management decision making. The course consists of two main modules: (i) demand forecasting for production planning and management of distribution, and (ii) the utilization of web mining techniques to tap into information useful for quality management, as well as product design and process improvement.

    View Syllabus - Spring 2017

  • OM 386.1: Service Operations
    This course explores the dimensions of successful service firms. It prepares students for enlightened management and suggests creative entrepreneurial opportunities. This course will study service management from an integrated viewpoint with a focus on customer satisfaction. The material will integrate operations, marketing, strategy, information technology, and organizational issues.

    View Syllabus - Spring 2017

  • 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
    The objective of this course is to provide an integrative view of conceptual models such as project definition an selection, risk management and critical path scheduling, monitoring and execution, and portfolio management.
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 381N.27: Strategies for Networked Economy
    This course focuses on how to foster strategic transformation and innovation in business models, processes, products/services and value networks by leveraging the Internet and related technologies such as Web 2.0 and social media.
  • MIS 383N: Decision Support Modeling
    Topics in managment of information in specific industries or application areas. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
  • MKT 382: Marketing Information and Analysis
    The course helps marketers to get a deeper understanding of marketing research analysis and how to use and interpret the information it provides. The scope will range from qualitative to experimental and quantitative analyses that are frequently used to support marketing decisions.
  • MKT 382: Pricing Analytics
    The primary objectives of this course are to: a) advance your understanding of concepts and tools useful in the analysis and development of pricing and distribution strategy, and b) help you develop skills and gain experience in formulating these strategies.
  • 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 395.7: 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.

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 in Spring 2015, an MBA Global Connection course was created specifically geared toward Supply Chain and Operations Management.

Southeast Asia has become one of the most economically vibrant areas in the world and its importance to the supply chain of many major technology firms is undeniable. The SE Asia Global Connections course is intended to be an experiential learning activity that will combine travel in one of the most rapidly growing regions in the world while charging students with the task of developing market studies and providing a detailed sourcing recommendation.

The course will be conducted in partnership with Dell Inc., and students will get the opportunity to analyze the operations of some of the company's most important computer component suppliers in Southeast Asia, compare them to U.S. based vendors, and thoughtfully evaluate the economic logic behind these sourcing decisions in order to build their recommendation.

Travel will begin in Singapore with the Dell Strategic Sourcing office where students will gain knowledge in the management of one of the most complex supply chains in the world. After immersing themselves in in the company's supply chain operations, students will travel to Penang and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to conduct visits to Dell's strategic vendors' facilities. There will also be plenty of time for cultural outings including the Batu Caves near Kuala Lumpur and downtime to explore the beautiful beaches of Penang. 

Whether you have an interest in pursuing a career in operations or simply want to learn more about the culture and diversity of South East Asia this experiential learning course is a perfect opportunity. Come join us in South East Asia in March 2016!

  • MAN 385: Directed Studies in Global Management - Southeast Asia
    This course will study the extended, international supply chain of one of the world's top technology companies, Dell, in order to better understand some of the complexities of operating and sourcing product in the global environment.

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