The competitive landscape is changing dramatically, and companies have never faced more challenges. Our world has become a global marketplace ushering in a new reality for business. Participation in global markets is more complex and difficult. Demands on profitability have driven extensive changes to business strategies. Supply chains have become extended, more complex, and often less responsive and efficient. Environmental issues are resulting in additional demands on business including a direct impact on supply chain performance and costs. Supply chain leadership is essential to develop and implement the strategies to meet these challenges. Education must play an important role in meeting these challenges. Executives require access to a program with a global scope and structure that is specifically aimed at the business, supply chain, leadership, and cultural challenges they are facing in today’s global business environment.
Since the 1930’s The University of Tennessee has possessed an outstanding reputation for excellence in supply chain management. Together with collaborating institutions in Latin America, Western Europe, Central/Eastern Europe, and Asia we are pleased to introduce the Global Supply Chain Executive MBA. This program places considerable emphasis on global business, supply chain strategy, infrastructure, and operations with a focus on strategic thinking, financial and operational analysis, and leading edge supply chain concepts. An extensive focus is also placed on applied learning which includes regional supply chain studies and a large scale supply chain management project running throughout the program. For the large scale project students will work on a supply chain project of significant scale and scope in their own organizations under the guidance of a faculty advisor.
Leadership is at the center of supply chain success or failure. The Global Supply Chain Executive MBA recognizes this importance and offers a unique leadership development opportunity --- The Transnational Leader Program. This program will specifically focus on the leadership challenges which result from such key issues as differences in culture, business practices, and business ethics.
The Global Supply Chain Executive MBA is the right choice for individuals who are in key supply chain or general management positions or who have been designated to fulfill such roles within their organizations in the future. Our classroom is global. Our faculty brings unique academic, industry, and cultural qualifications. We invite you to join us in exploring new ways to broaden your business acumen, increase your supply chain knowledge and skills, and enhance your leadership capabilities through The Global Supply Chain Executive MBA.