This 30-credit program can be completed in one year. The curriculum consists of nine 3-credit courses and a 3-credit interactive project supervised by a faculty member. Key courses, such as Production and Inventory Planning and Logistics Management, are taught in a state-of-the art laboratory having access to SAP/R3 ERP software. The School of Management is a member of the SAP University Alliances Program.
The course sequence is as follows:
The final integrative project is typically an industry-based project. In the past, students have worked on supply chain projects at Moog, an Aerospace industry context; at IBM on a supply chain risk mitigation project; at Rich Products on a demand forecasting project, at Niagara Lubricant on production management and ERP projects, and at Kaleida Health System and Buffalo General Hospital on health care materials management and purchasing management projects.
The development of soft skills in communication and leadership is emphasized throughout the entire curriculum. Students are also encouraged to network with executives in various professional organizations and to acquire professional certifications offered by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).