UB School of Management relaunches operations and supply chain management degree

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Release Date: October 16, 2019


BUFFALO, N.Y. — With demand soaring for supply chain professionals, the University at Buffalo School of Management will offer a specialized Master of Science in Operations and Supply Chain Management (MS OSCM) starting in fall 2020.

According to a recent global study by DHL Supply Chain, 58% of operations and supply chain leaders had difficulty finding talent with both technical knowledge and strong soft skills. The UB School of Management’s MS OSCM program will deliver on both fronts, equipping students with advanced competencies in logistics, inventory planning and demand forecasting, as well as the project management and analytical skills to succeed in future leadership roles.

The curriculum builds on the school’s previous master’s in supply chains and operations management program, and allows students to target a career direction by choosing from five tracks: analytics, entrepreneurship, finance, health care and industry operations.

To address trending market needs, the revamped MS OSCM was updated with input from faculty experts, alumni and industry executives. Plus, as companies seek workers who can evaluate the environmental impact of operations and analyze data to improve business performance, the program includes new core courses in sustainability and quantitative analysis.

Most students will complete the 36-credit degree in two or three semesters, while working professionals gain the flexibility to complete their degree at a slower pace by choosing the industry operations track, which offers online and evening classes. By commencement, all students will graduate with the skills to earn a position in many dynamic industries, including aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer packaged goods, energy, freight and logistics, health care and manufacturing.

Applications are now open for the MS OSCM program. Nov. 15 is the first of four deadlines to apply for fall 2020 admission.  

Accredited by the prestigious AACSB International, the UB School of Management also offers Master of Science degrees in accounting, finance and management information systems, as well as the full-time, Executive and Professional (part-time) MBA programs.

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.

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