United Technologies Corporation MS in Global Supply Chain Management
Fall term application deadline: July 1, 2013
As a United Technologies Corporation employee, you can pursue a Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management at the Kelley School of Business. Indiana University is among the nation's highest-ranking public universities and the IU Kelley School of Business consistently ranks among the top 25 business schools in the nation. As a United Technologies Corporation employee, you can benefit from access to Kelley faculty who are renowned for their teaching and to resources and support that will enhance your career.
Upon graduating with a MS in Global Supply Chain Management, you will:
- Be prepared to make long- and short-range decisions influencing the overall success of a business.
- Understand how global supply chain processes contribute to overall business strategy, including long-term issues such as chain design and product service development, and short-term issues like order fulfillment and customer relationship management.
|Fall Start, MSGSCM Program|
|Fall||E731||Supply Chain Management - Sourcing|
|Winter||C521||Managing Accounting Information for Decision Making|
|Summer||E700||Supply Chain Management: Project Management|
|E701||Supply Chain Management: Business Process Design|
|Winter||E732||Supply Chain Management-Distribution and Inventory Mgmt|
|Spring||E733||Supply Chain Mgmt. Enterprise Operations & Planning|
|R713||Global Supply Chain Management|
|Fall||C570||Strategic Marketing Management|
|TOTAL FOR PROGRAM|
C520 Quantitative Analysis (3.00 cr.)
In this course, we enhance the student’s statistical and mathematical modeling skills covering the following topics: (1) probabilistic decision making, (2) regression analysis, (3)forecasting (4) simulation with @RISK (5) optimization modeling with the EXCEL Solver, (6) making decisions when multiple objectives are involved, and (7) using neutral networks to improve forecasting. Applications from all major functional areas will be discussed.
* This is a required course for MBA, MSF, and GSCM
C521 Managing Accounting Information for Decision-Making (3.00 cr.)
Provides a user-oriented understanding of how accounting information should be managed to ensure its availability on a timely and relevant basis for decision making. The first part of the course reviews financial accounting and reporting while the second part of the course focuses on cost-benefit analysis for evaluating the potential value-added results from planning, organizing and controlling a firm’s accounting information. The use of cases, forum discussions and computer support is used extensively.
*This is a required course for MBA, MSF and MSGSCM
C540 Financial Management (3.00 cr.)
Provides a working knowledge of the tools and analytical conventions used in the practice of corporate finance; establishes an understanding of the basic elements of financial theory to be used in application of analytical reasoning to business problems; and explores the interrelationship among corporate policies and decisions. Course work will include problem sets, study group preparation of executive summary memos and critiques, and use of PC spreadsheets to develop a planning model for a case focusing on funds requirement.
*This course is a required course for the MBA, MSF, GSCM
C570 Strategic Marketing Management (3.00 cr.)
An introduction to the process of creating a market-driven organization. Specific topics include marketing strategy, market research and analysis, and the development of products and services, pricing, distribution and promotion. The course employs lecture, classroom discussion through threaded discussion forums, case analysis and field research projects.
* This is a required course for the MBA, MSSM and GSCM programs.
C580 Operations Management (3.00 cr.)
Surveys the management of operations in manufacturing and service firms. Diverse activities, such as determining the size and type of production process, purchasing the appropriate raw materials, planning and scheduling the flow of materials and the nature and content of inventories, assuring product quality, and deciding on the production hardware and how it gets used, comprise this function of the company. Managing operations well requires both strategic and tactical skills. The topics considered include process analysis, workforce issues, materials management, quality and productivity, technology, and strategic planning, together with relevant analytical techniques. The course makes considerable use of business cases. Most classes will be spent discussing the cases assigned. For each case, students will be asked to review actual company situations and apply technical and managerial skills to recommending courses of action. Most cases will be taken from manufacturing, but some will be service-oriented. Several of the cases will focus on international companies or issues.
*This is a required course for the MBA, MSSM and GSCM programs
E700 Supply Chain Management: Project Management (1.50 cr.)
A project is a task with a beginning, a defined scope, and an end: installing a computer network, introducing a new product, reengineering accounts payable are some examples. It is projected that "the project manager is the linchpin in the current horizontal/vertical organizations". This course focuses on effective project planning and management. Extensive use is made in the course of case analysis. Students will also be exposed to state-of-the-art project management software (Microsoft Project).
E701 Supply Chain Management: Process Chain Design (1.50 cr.)
Viewing a business operation as a process has become an important concept. Applying this concept has resulted in significant improvements in cost, productivity and quality. This course will cover both manufacturing and administrative/service processes. Initially, the traditional or classical methods of process analysis will be described. Then current methods such as work-group analysis and cross-functional analysis will be covered. Next phase will be assessment and evaluation of processes. Techniques such as the rating method, performance evaluation, benchmarking, and the quality profile are described. Students will use state-of-the-art software designed specifically to support process engineering applications.
E730 Supply Chain Overview- Kelley Connect Week (3.00 cr.)
The course provides an intensive overview of supply chain management including sourcing, manufacturing, distribution along with technologies and quantitative models used in managing supply chain. The course is delivered during the initial residency part of the program.
E731 Supply Chain Management - Sourcing (3.00 cr.)
This course concentrates on the important functions of working and managing the vendor base that supports the supply base. Students will learn about the design of cooperative arrangements between trading partners, as well as the new technologies like internet reverse auctions and e-hubs that are being employed for e-procurement.
E732 Supply Chain Management - Distribution and Inventory Management (3.00 cr.)
Supply-Chain management is a set of approaches utilized to efficiently integrate suppliers, manufactures, warehouses, and stores, so that merchandise is produced and distributed in the right quantities, to the right locations, and at the right time, in order to minimize system wide costs while satisfying service level requirements. This course will focus in two major areas related to supply-chain management: (1) the design of the distribution system, and (2) the planning and control system used to manage the supply chain material flow.
E733 Supply Chain Management - Enterprise Operations & Planning (3.00 cr.)
This course gives the student an in-depth understanding of the technologies that businesses use to better manage their supply chain operations. Key technologies covered are Enterprise Resource Planning systems, Customer Relationship Management, Advanced Planning Systems, and Data Mining.
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