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Supply Chain & Operations Management

MBA graduates with a concentration in Supply Chain and Operations Management can have a number of career opportunities available to them. They are well prepared to work as supply chain analysts, project managers, logistics managers, operations consultants or as managers of manufacturing or service operations. Consulting firms value the analytical skills that are developed in the area of supply chain management. This concentration can be particularly valuable when combined with skills in marketing or finance.

The Supply Chain and Operations Management concentration takes a strategic and application-oriented view of a firm’s operations and resources. In addition to the core course in operations, electives are offered in areas such as supply chain management, project management, strategic sourcing, and operations strategy and practice. A practicum course is also offered that affords students an opportunity to interact with the industrial partners of the University of Texas Supply Chain Consortium to solve real business problems.

Curriculum Requirements

Any two graduate courses with the prefix OM

Any three additional courses with the prefix OM or from the following:
  • ACC 380D - Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting
  • ACC 380K.7 - Financial Statement Analysis
  • FIN 394.1 - Advanced Corporate Finance
  • FIN 397.1 - Investment Theory & Practice
  • FIN 397.4 - Financial Risk Management
  • MIS 383N - Decision Support Modeling
  • MIS 381N.27 - Strategies for Networked Economy
  • MKT 382 - Strategic Marketing
  • MKT 382 - Customer Insight
  • RM 395.7 - Managing International Risk

Additional courses may be approved on a course-by-course basis.

Total credit hours: 15
Faculty Contact: Rayan Bagchi

Experiential Opportunities

Hands-on experiences complement, extend and continually refine classroom curriculum. There are many opportunities available for Texas MBAs to experience hands-on learning. Here are just a few:

Student Organizations

Student organizations open the doors to relationships, leadership development, professional growth, increased understanding and just plain fun. Below are some student organizations you may wish to consider as you plan your Texas MBA experience.

Possible Career Paths

  • Business Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Total Quality Management Analyst

For more information on professional opportunities, visit Career Management.