UB to Offer Master's Program in Supply Chains and Operations Management

Release Date: March 5, 2002

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Management will offer a new Master's of Science program in Supply Chains and Operations Management (MS-SC&OM) beginning in the fall.

The full-time, 30-credit program can be completed in one year. It is designed to meet the needs of professionals who intend to assume leadership positions in supply-chain management or manufacturing- and service-operations management. Entering students will be expected to possess an undergraduate or graduate degree in business.

The degree program was developed in response to feedback from industry practitioners, says program coordinator Nallan Suresh, UB professor of management science and systems.

"The advent of new information systems and technologies, along with new planning and coordination mechanisms, has created unprecedented opportunities for companies to improve their supply chains," says Suresh. "By developing a coordinated response of the entire value chain, companies can vastly improve operations throughout the supply chain and be more responsive to the needs of customers, suppliers and distributors."

The program requires completion of nine courses, offered by the School of Management and the Department of Industrial Engineering in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, as well as completion of an interactive project at a local business or organization.

For more information about the program, call 716-645-3204.

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