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