2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin

Supply Chain Management

Office: University College Student Support Center
Mail Code: 2211 S. Josephine St., Denver, CO 80208
Phone: 303-871-2291, 800-347-2042
Email: ucolsupport@du.edu  
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Master of Science in supply chain management

Supply chains are everywhere, from the local store to a large multinational electronics manufacturer operating halfway across the world.  From cradle to grave, it is the supply chain management system that links all of the numerous stakeholders into one strategic plan for us as customers in markets.  These systems link processes such as product design, sourcing, forecasting, planning, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, retailing, and material disposal and reuse.  In a fast-paced market driven by globalization and technology, knowledgeable professionals in supply chain management are increasingly important for companies to achieve their business objectives.  Some of the most successful manufacturers (e.g., Apple and Samsung) and retailers (e.g., Wal-Mart and Amazon) are succeeding as a result of their supply chain strategies.  Especially as markets change rapidly, supply chain management professionals will be integral to a company’s success. 

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management at the University of Denver provides a student with a baseline of knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed in various types of supply chain management, management consulting, international business and other occupational categories at the mid to senior levels of an organization.  The Master's Program is a 48-credit-hour program that builds on the 4-6 courses of the existing certificate in Supply Chain Management to add higher-level technical and leadership skills needed to succeed as both a specialized supply chain professional and general business leader in an international environment.  Upon completion of the degree, students will have a unique set of skills that will set them apart in comparison to more traditional supply chain management programs that focuses on supply chains as a tactical versus a strategic business solution. Students in supply chain management also develop strong structured problem-solving skills that are essential in any occupational setting.

This degree prepares students to do the following:

  • Appraise their role in the market system through articulating the six pillars of supply chain management and diagramming the fundamental processes of Supply Chain Management.
  • Apply the six pillars of supply chain management to realistic problem scenarios to develop strategies to diagnose and address future supply chain problems.
  • Assess supply chains using a multi-dimensional perspective that includes connections between supply chain processes and fundamental business topics such as financial management and technology.  
  • Solve supply chain problems using a nonlinear process that addresses connections among supply chain pillars, market trends, and business best practices. 
  • Apply best practices to address an authentic supply chain problem in a work setting.
  • Exhibit a managerial/executive level combination of abilities in critical thinking, quantitative and qualitative, innovation and structured problem solving, and emotional intelligence and international culture knowledge. 
  • Achieve differentiation in balance between functional/technical and leadership/entrepreneurship skills as a leader.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN  SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

The graduate certificate in Supply Chain Management was developed in partnership with the Transportation Institute at the University of Denver and Daniels College of Business. The purpose of a Supply Chain Management certificate is to provide a student with a baseline of knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed in various types of supply chain management roles at the entry levels of an organization.  It is designed as a four-course program, starting with the basics of an end-to-end supply chain system, and then diving deeper into the planning and execution aspects of a supply chain, with a practicum to focus on specific area relating to a student's interest. Students will also gain additional skills and knowledge in supply chain management through elective coursework.

 This degree prepares students to do the following:

  • Articulate the six pillars of supply chain management to diagram the process to appraise their role in the market system.

  • Apply the six pillars of supply chain management to realistic problem scenarios to develop strategies to diagnose and address future supply chain problems.

  • Assess supply chains using a multidimensional perspective that includes connections between supply chain processes and fundamental business topics such as financial management and technology.  

  • Solve supply chain problems using a nonlinear process that addresses connections between supply chain pillars, market trends, and business best practices. 

  • Apply best practices to address an authentic supply chain problem in a work setting.

SPECIALIZED GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

The specialized graduate certificate in Supply Chain Management provides a student with a baseline of knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed in various types of supply chain management roles at the entry levels of an organization.  The certificate is designed as a four-course program, starting with the basics of an end-to-end supply chain system, and then diving deeper into the planning and execution aspects of a supply chain, with a practicum to focus on a specific area relating to a student's interest. At the end, the student will be able to successfully move forward in his/her career in a chosen field based on theoretical, strategic, and practical knowledge, and applied research.  

Master's Degree Admission

Degree and GPA Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree: All graduate applicants must hold an earned baccalaureate from a regionally accredited college or university or the recognized equivalent from an international institution.
  • Grade point average: The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission consideration for graduate study at the University of Denver is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits (approximately two years of work) for the baccalaureate degree. An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution supersedes the minimum standards for the baccalaureate. For applicants with graduate coursework but who have not earned a master’s degree or higher, the GPA from the graduate work may be used to meet the requirement. The minimum GPA is a cumulative 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all graduate coursework undertaken.
  • Program GPA requirement: The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission consideration for this program is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

English Language Proficiency Test Score Requirements

The minimum TOEFL/IELTS/CAE test score requirements for this degree program are:

  • Minimum TOEFL Score (Internet-based test): 80 with minimum of 20 on each sub-score
  • Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-based test): 550
  • Minimum IELTS Score: 6.5 with minimum of 6.0 on each band score
  • Minimum CAE Score: 176

English Conditional Admission: Master's degree applicants who do not meet the required level of English proficiency may be considered for conditional acceptance if all other admission criteria are met. Prior to enrolling in any graduate-level coursework, English Conditional Acceptance

Certificate Admission

Degree and GPA Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree: All graduate applicants must hold an earned baccalaureate from a regionally accredited college or university or the recognized equivalent from an international institution.
  • Grade point average: The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission consideration for graduate study at the University of Denver is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits (approximately two years of work) for the baccalaureate degree. An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution supersedes the minimum standards for the baccalaureate. For applicants with graduate coursework but who have not earned a master’s degree or higher, the GPA from the graduate work may be used to meet the requirement. The minimum GPA is a cumulative 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all graduate coursework undertaken.
  • Program GPA requirement: The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission consideration for this program is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

English Language Proficiency Test Score Requirements

The minimum TOEFL/IELTS/CAE test score requirements for this degree program are:

  • Minimum TOEFL Score (Internet-based test): 80 with minimum of 20 on each sub-score
  • Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-based test): 550
  • Minimum IELTS Score: 6.5 with minimum of 6.0 on each band score
  • Minimum CAE Score: 176

English Conditional Admission: No, this program does not offer English Conditional Admission.

Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

Required Courses
TRAN 4100Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management4
TRAN 4110Fundamentals of Supply Chain Planning4
TRAN 4120Fundamentals of Supply Chain Execution4
TRAN 4130Supply Chain Management Practicum 4
TRAN 4140Supply Chain Technology and Systems4
TRAN 4150Supply Chain Cost Management4
TRAN 4160Analytic Methods for Supply Chain Management4
TRAN 4170Industrial Engineering and Operations Management4
TRAN 4180Sustainability and Supply Chain Management4
TRAN 4190Import/Export Supply Chain Management4
TRAN 4901Capstone Project4
or TRAN 4902 Capstone Seminar
Electives (Choose one course)4
Total Credits48

Minimum number of credits required: 48

Students will work with their academic advisor to determine the best set of courses to choose for their electives.

A satisfactory quality of achievement with a grade point average of “B” (3.0) or better is required in graduate coursework accepted for the degree. The average is determined on the basis of the University’s grading system. In no case, may more than one-fourth of the hours accepted toward the degree be of “C” grade. A grade lower than “C” renders the credit unacceptable for meeting degree requirements. Students must earn a grade of B- or better in the Capstone Project or Capstone Seminar.

 Specialized Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
TRAN 4100Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management4
TRAN 4110Fundamentals of Supply Chain Planning4
TRAN 4120Fundamentals of Supply Chain Execution4
TRAN 4130Supply Chain Management Practicum 4
Total Credits16

Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
TRAN 4100Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management4
TRAN 4110Fundamentals of Supply Chain Planning4
TRAN 4120Fundamentals of Supply Chain Execution4
TRAN 4130Supply Chain Management Practicum 4
Electives
TRAN 4140Supply Chain Technology and Systems4
TRAN 4150Supply Chain Cost Management4
Total Credits24
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