Global Supply Chain Executive MBA
12 months | 3 continents | 1 game-changing EMBA
Executives who want to be successful in the area of global supply chain management require access to a comprehensive educational program with a global scope and structure specifically aimed at the business, supply chain, leadership, and cultural challenges they are facing in today’s business environment. Our reputation, faculty expertise, and network of contacts in the area of supply chain management makes our partner institutions uniquely qualified to deliver this type of program.
The program’s curriculum as an Executive MBA with 60% MBA core and 40% Supply Chain Management course content provides the “best fit” for the learning needs of both general management and supply chain executives. The supply chain education is global, integrated, and holistically focused unlike other programs which emphasize specific supply chain functions (e.g. warehousing, operations, transportation).
Faculty emphasizes both excellence and diversity in academic, industry, and cultural experience.
The program is offered by the University of Tennessee and its partners. The University of Tennessee is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The program is 12 months in duration.
Q1 2013: Knoxville, TN, January 19-31, 2014
Q2 2013: International Locations (Europe), May 18-30, 2014
Q3 2013: International Locations (Asia), August 3-15, 2014
Q4 2013: Capstone & Graduation - Knoxville, TN, November 30-December 12, 2014
The residence periods average 12-13 days.
The program offers an integrated curriculum, meaning that students do not take individual classes specializing in particular functional areas. Instead, the Global Supply Chain Executive MBA is comprised of four residence periods. Each residence period has a specific theme and supply chain focus addressing key business and supply chain issues.
The program fee is USD 82,500 for the class entering the program in the 1st quarter of 2013.
The program fee does not include travel (including visas, health certificates, and other related costs), lodging, and a personal computer (which is required).
The program fee is payable according to the following schedule: USD 3,000 at confirmation of program acceptance and 3 equal payments of USD 26,500 due at the beginning of each semester.
Payment will be accepted in Euros with the applicable exchange rate being established based on the payment schedule.
The GMAT is required unless waived on the basis of your work experience (7 - 10 years) and/or if you already have completed a graduate degree.
If your native language is not English, completion of the TOEFL is required unless you are a United States citizen or have earned a degree from an accredited United States college or university within the past two years.
The priority application deadline is September 1. Applications received after the deadline will be subject to space availability in the program. International application deadline is October 1st.
Ten years of managerial experience is a guideline. Each student will be evaluated for admittance based on the program’s complete admittance criteria. Managerial experience is particularly important to both understand and apply the course content; and to contribute to the learning process.
Corporate sponsorship is preferred but not required. The faculty will work with students to define assignment and project alternatives where the student does not have a sponsoring organization.
The OAP is a project each student completes relevant to his or her sponsoring organization. We recommend that the project is supply chain focused, of significant scale and scope for the organization, and represents a significant return (guideline is USD 1 million) achievable within one to three years following project completion.
The program’s modular structure provides the flexibility for executives to pursue this education while retaining their work responsibilities. The program is structured as an integrated, comprehensive, and relatively intense learning experience – particularly during the residence periods. Assignment due dates between the residence periods and online learning sessions are known well in advance to provide flexibility with work responsibilities. Although flexibility is built in to the program structure, the program does represent a significant time investment each month during enrollment.
Financial aid is not available through the program. Applicants are encouraged to consult with their sponsoring organizations and other sources of financial assistance.
Many individual and group assignments (including case studies, simulations, and regional assignments addressing supply chain strategies, infrastructure, and operations) have an applied learning focus. Synthesis projects in each residence period help students integrate the learning received. In Residence Period 4 a simulation game is structured as a “capstone” experience. This comprehensive, team-based and competitive supply chain simulation challenges the students to apply their cumulative learning from the program. Each student's Organizational Action Project (OAP) is structured to apply cumulative learning throughout the program to the accomplishment of a significant company project.
The program’s instructional language is English. Competency in a second language is not required.