Academic Year 2014
The 2014 class kicks off with a residence period beginning January 2014.
No matter where you live, you can complete the Global Supply Chain Executive MBA in just one year. Our unique coursework design divides your class time into four two-week residence periods, (two outside of North America), and 15 online distance-learning sessions.
Residence Periods (RP)
Four times each year, you'll leave the demands of work and family to spend two weeks focused exclusively on your Global Supply Chain Executive MBA studies. During two of these residence periods, you will travel to key global markets: RP2 (May 18-30, 2014) in Europe RP3 (August 3-15, 2014) in Asia. The remaining two residence periods, RP1 (January 19-31, 2014) and RP4, (November30 - December 12, 2014)will take place on The University of Tennessee campus, home to one of the top ranked supply chain programs.
During these residence periods, you'll take classes, meet with faculty advisors and transnational leadership development coaches, participate in site visits, attend cultural events and work on project teams with your peers. Within each residence period applied learning is emphasized through individual and/or team assignments, which focus on logistics infrastructure, supply chain strategies, and execution.
Instead of teaching elective courses or classes on separate business disciplines, your professors will address real-world problems from multiple perspectives and focus on common challenges that executives share across all industries and countries. We call this holistic, integrated approach the Executive Core.
After each residence period, you'll complete a series of Comprehensive Strategic Assessments (CSAs)—written assignments applied to your own organization using concepts and tools you've just learned. Potential topics...
- Financial analysis
- Assessment of supplier and customer conditions
- Analysis of competitive environment and global economic conditions
- Analysis of supply chain strategies, organizations, and performance
- An in-depth look into the impact of environmental sustainability on supply chain strategies and performance
- Process analysis
- Critical review of IT’s role within the organization
- An in-depth look into human capital strategies
Your final CSA will recommend strategic actions for your organization based on what you've learned throughout the year.
When you're not in residence, you'll be participating in online distance-learning sessions.
Class time is dynamic and interactive, just as it would be in person, and gives you the chance to connect with your classmates between residence periods. Faculty hold discussions and answer questions about assignments. Guest speakers talk about burning topics in organizations such as talent management, demand and supply integration, and managing supply chain complexity.
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