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Supply Chain & Operations Management, and Education & Research Programs with Supply Chain Focus at Clemson

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Clemson University offers countless opportunities for students, faculty and community members to participate in decades of tradition, improve quality of life for their surrounding communities and pursue academic challenges. Ranked as the 23rd best national public university by U.S.News and World Report, Clemson is a vibrant student-centered community that thrives on leadership, collaboration and a winning spirit - in academics, athletics and life.

To become one of the country’s top-tier research universities, Clemson University has combined the scientific and technological horsepower of a major research university with the academic and social environment of a small college. Just as founder Thomas Green Clemson intertwined his life with the state’s economic and educational development, this University’s students and faculty impact lives daily with their research and service.

The Department of Management at the College of Business & Behavioral Studies prepares students to be effective leaders in supply chain, innovation and information technology management. Graduates will have the advanced technical, entrepreneurial and leadership skills necessary to succeed as mid- or upper-level managers in manufacturing, service and consulting organizations. The department consists of an internationally recognized faculty with diverse research, teaching, professional and consulting experiences. The department has developed an outstanding reputation for its broad-based, interdisciplinary programs in management.

Also the Department of Industrial Engineering of College of Engineering & Sciences offers a unique Masters Engineering program in Capital Project Supply Chain.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Program

  • BS in Management with Supply Chain Management Emphasis: The Bachelor of Science degree in Management prepares students for careers as professional managers in corporations, governmental organizations, and small businesses. In addition, the program provides a foundation for graduates who wish to pursue advanced degrees in business and public administration, law, and the social sciences. Management majors must complete an emphasis area such as supply chain management, consisting of twelve hours beyond the coursework required by the management curriculum and the support area requirement.

Graduate Programs

  • MS in Management with Supply Chain Management Emphasis: The Master of Science in Management (MSM) program prepares professionals to be effective leaders in supply chain, innovation, and information technology management. Graduates will have the advanced technical, entrepreneurial, and leadership skills necessary to succeed as mid- or upper-level managers in manufacturing, service, and consulting organizations. Core and elective courses cover a broad range of topics in supply chain and information technology management and in entrepreneurship and innovation management.
  • MBA with Supply Chain Management Emphasis (Full Time & Part Time): The Clemson MBA is offered in a close-knit environment in which students develop a lifelong network of friends and contacts. Depending on your undergraduate degree and prior work experience, the full-time program can be completed in as little as 12 to 15 months or as long as 21 months. In addition to a core of business foundation courses, both full-time and part-time MBA students select areas of emphasis to build deeper expertise in an area such as supply chain management that matches their career goals.
  • MEng in Industrial Engineering with Supply Chain Focus (Online): the Department of Industrial Engineering has developed the Master of Engineering program that is targeted at mobile working professions. This 10 course degree program is offered completely online, one course at a time (3 per year) with no residency requirements and it has been designed to accommodate students with a range of backgrounds.

PhD Program

  • PhD in Management with Supply Chain and Operations Management Track: The PhD program in Management is designed to provide advanced education for students of outstanding ability who desire to pursue careers in academic research institutions. The program currently features two distinct, focused tracks: (1) Supply Chain and Operations Management, and (2) Information Systems. The coursework for the PhD in Management includes a rigorous research methodology set that is common to both tracks and intellectually stimulating and challenging scholarly methods, track-specific foundation, and advanced courses and seminars.

CLEMSON Features

Thomas Green Clemson, founder of the college, arrived in South Carolina in 1838, when he married Anna Maria Calhoun, daughter of John C. Calhoun, a man from South Carolina and the seventh vice president of America. When he died April 6, 1888 Clemson, leaving most of their assets available to be used to establish a university to teach scientific agriculture and mechanical arts to South Carolina. The enrollment of Clemson has grown from 446 students at the opening of the University to 19,453 for the first semester 2010-2011. Since the opening of the University, 112,228 students have been awarded bachelor’s degrees. During this same period, 426 associate degrees, 30,842 master’s, 374 education specialist, and 3,514 doctor’s degrees have been awarded, a total of 147,384 degrees.

  • Campus: The 1,400-acre Clemson University campus is sited on the former homestead of statesman John C. Calhoun. nestled in the foothills of the Blue ridge mountains and adjacent to lake Hartwell, the campus commands an excellent view of the mountains to the north and west, some of which attain an altitude of over 5,000 feet above mean sea level.
  • Accreditation: Clemson University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern association of Colleges and Schools to award the bachelor’s, master’s, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Curricula are accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and accreditation Board for engineering and technology.
  • Calhoun Honors College: Calhoun Honors students are offered the opportunity to take a wide variety of specialized honors courses. These include a series of intensive Freshman Colloquia; Calhoun Honors Seminars emphasizing multidisciplinary approaches and contemporary issues; and numerous courses satisfying general education, major or minor requirements. Honors students are also encouraged to pursue research-based programs leading to departmental honors.
  • Study Abroad: Through the office of International affairs, students may choose from a variety of study abroad programs. Program length can range from short-term, such as during spring break, to a summer session, to a full semester or year abroad. Programs vary to fulfill the academic and discipline-specific needs of students. There are programs for every academic major at Clemson. Exchange programs are available with top institutions around the world, such as ICHEC management School in Brussels, Belgium; The University of Aberdeen in Scotland; University of Newcastle in Australia; University of Stellenbosch in South africa; and Universidad de Alicante in Spain. Programs are available in virtually every country in the world: Argentina, Chile, China, Czech republic, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Scotland, and many more. Both Clemson sponsored programs and exchange programs allow students to enroll and pay fees directly to Clemson while they study abroad. Transfer credit normally applies within the major with prior academic department approval. Financial Aid and Scholarships also transfer for many of the programs abroad.
  • Cooperative education Program (Co-op): The Cooperative education Program (Co-op) is an academic engaged learning program that provides students with an opportunity to alternate semesters of academic study with semesters of paid, discipline-specific work experience with participating employers. The basic goal of the program is to help bridge the gap between academic study and its application in professional practice. Co-op assignments add a contextual dimension to the curriculum and challenge students to think critically and creatively.
  • Small Business Development Center: The Frank L. Roddey Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of South Carolina is a consortium of four universities and operates a state office and 15 regional/area centers located throughout the state. These centers offer a variety of services and management training courses tailored to meet the needs of small and medium-sized businesses. SBDC consultants at each site provide management and technical assistance to those wishing to start or expand an enterprise.
  • Student Professional Development Office: The Student Professional Development Program Office (SPDP) helps students become effective leaders, entrepreneurs and globally competitive professionals through programs that enhance their leadership capabilities and career-readiness. Through SPDP, students receive assistance with professional development and careers; finding internships; resume review, full-time job search advice and interviewing skills; leadership opportunities; and study abroad information.
  • Housing: All unmarried freshmen who are under the age of 21 at the time of enrollment, who do not live with parent(s) [within a 50-mile radius of campus], are required to live in University-owned housing for the fall and spring semesters.
  • Transatlantic Double Degree in International Business (TADIB): The Transatlantic Double Degree in International Business (TADIB) is a new international double bachelor’s degree program in which Clemson students can earn a Clemson BS in either management or marketing AND a bachelor’s degree in business administration from one of two European partners: the Aarhus School of Business in Denmark or the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Spain.

Last updated: Jan 12, 2017

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