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Supply Chain Management Education at Haslam College of Business Knoxville TN

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Established in 1794, the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK), is the state’s flagship institution offering comprehensive programs of undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, research, and public service throughout Tennessee. UT Knoxville ranks in the top tier of public research universities and its student quality increases with each entering class. Meanwhile, new scholarships have made the university more accessible to students throughout the state. The university offers more than 300 degree programs to its 27,500 students, who come from every county in Tennessee, every U.S. state, and more than 100 nations. A faculty of almost 1,400 provides high-quality educational experiences to students while also performing research and providing public service to the state and nation.

UT Knoxville is a major research institution that attracts more than 0 million in research awards annually. Nationally ranked programs include supply chain management/logistics, nuclear engineering, printmaking, accounting, the master of business administration, law, and social work. The library also ranks as one of the nation’s best. The university is embracing a major new effort to prepare students to compete and succeed in today’s global society. Objectives of “Ready for the World: the International and Intercultural Awareness Initiative” include increasing the number of students who study abroad and internationalizing the curriculum.

The Global Supply Chain Institute at Haslam College of Business is widely recognized for its leadership role in implementing some of the most innovative and exciting curricular changes occurring during the last forty years of management education. U.S. News & World Report, Business Week and Supply Chain Management Review have ranked the college among the best in the nation.

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Academic Programs


Undergraduate Program

  • BS in Business Management with Supply Chain Management Major: The internationally recognized supply chain management program is currently regarded as one of the most comprehensive and contemporary programs in the nation. Students develop important skills required of supply chain management professionals to help improve organizational performance. Students majoring in supply chain management will receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and have the option of obtaining a collateral concentration in - Business Analytics, Information Management, International Business, or Marketing.

Graduate Programs

  • Full Time MBA with Supply Chain Management Concentration: The MBA program is designed for high-potential individuals seeking successful careers in business, government, and non-profit organizations. And, for those interested in entrepreneurship, the E&I program can help make your entrepreneurial aspirations a reality. In the spring of the first year, students will begin to choose a concentration area from one of seven options. Concentration requirements typically include nine credit hours in a student’s last semester of the program and provide a deep-dive into a functional area of business.
  • MS in Global Supply Chain: The Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management degree program approaches supply chain management from an integrative perspective that includes economics, operations, logistics, risk management, leadership and IT. This global program takes place on three continents. Students will spend the first semester at Kuehne Logistics University in Hamburg (Germany), the second semester at Tongji University’s School of Economics and Management in Shanghai (China), and the third semester in Knoxville (Tennessee, U.S.). The final semester is dedicated to a capstone project similar to a master’s thesis.

Research Programs

  • Ph.D in Supply Chain Management: The Haslam College of Business’ supply chain Ph.D. is a five-year program designed to cultivate top scholars in the field. The program cuts across all facets of supply chain management including logistics, procurement and operations. The supply chain Ph.D. program is kept small to provide students with close interaction with our faculty and fellow students.

Global Supply Chain Programs (Executive)

  • Executive MBA (EMBA) - Global Supply Chain: The Executive MBA is a fast paced, one-year program that combines cutting-edge MBA coursework and supply chain management expertise in a global environment. The one-year EMBA for Global Supply Chain is completed in one year and requires that you be away from work for less than 30 days. The course combines distance learning (about 20 hours per week for readings and assignments) with four residence periods of two 9-day sessions on the college campus and two 10-day global immersion trips.
  • Global Supply Chain Executive Development Program: This course is designed for SCM leaders who have expertise in a functional area(s) such as manufacturing, sourcing, or distribution, and are ready to take on wider responsibilities within the supply chain.
  • Lean Applied to Acquisition Business Processes: The LAABP program utilizes many of the current process improvement concepts and applies them directly to administrative, service, and transactional processes.
  • PBL - A Proven Product Support Strategy: This course focuses on understanding, establishing and executing a performance-based life cycle product support strategy. It is based on research sponsored by Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney and Raytheon.
  • Sourcing - Certified Deal Architect: The Certified Deal Architect Program is ideal for individuals responsible for more than one deal, or consultants and lawyers who assist companies with their deals.
  • Sourcing - Collaborative Contracting: Drawing from leading contracting experts and cutting-edge economic theories, you’ll leave this 2-day course inspired and motivated to take your contracting skills to the next level.
  • Sourcing - Vested Outsourcing: This course is designed as an overview for both corporations and service providers who are trying to move beyond conventional approaches to business relationships.

Operations Excellence Programs (Executive)

  • Black Belt Certification Program
  • Lean Applied to Business Processes
  • Lean Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul
  • Lean Shop Floor Operations
  • Lean TOC Enterprise
  • TOC for Distribution and Replenishment
  • TOC for Operations
  • TOC for Project Management

UT Knoxville Features

The University of Tennessee has its presence in each of the state’s 95 counties. In addition to the flagship campus at Knoxville, the Tennessee system includes campuses at Chattanooga and Martin, the Health Science Center at Memphis, and the Space Institute at Tullahoma. Statewide institutes of agriculture and public service have installations throughout Tennessee. The University of Tennessee counts among its faculty and alumni a Nobel laureate, six Rhodes scholars, seven Pulitzer Prize winners, and eleven NASA astronauts. University of Tennessee alumni number more than 300,000.

  • Campus: Located at Knoxville, which is both the oldest and the third-largest city in the state of Tennessee. Nestled at the foot of the Appalachian mountains along the Tennessee River, it is within a day's drive of many major metropolitan areas, including Atlanta and Chicago.
  • Accreditation: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The College of Business Administration programs are accredited by AACSB International.
  • Programs Abroad: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville strongly encourages students to undertake a semester, summer, or academic year of study outside of the United States. Significant time spent abroad increases students’ ability to appreciate other cultures helps them better understand their own country and its place in the world, and can bolster their resumes. In addition, students gain confidence as they successfully face the unique challenges of living abroad.
  • International Scholarships: The Center for International Education (CIE) coordinates campus administration of four scholarships to support study abroad and international research - the CIE Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship, the W. K. McClure Scholarship for the Study of World Affairs, the David L. Boren Scholarship, and the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
  • Center for Leadership Development: The Center for Leadership Development helps students maximize their potential to get involved outside the classroom by helping students connect to the university. The center offers a variety of programs and services open to any student who wants to enhance his or her leadership skills. By participating in any one of UT’s leadership opportunities students can gain valuable skills that are useful in college and to future employees. Students can be become involved in the Ignite Program, Emerging Leaders Class, Leadership Guides, and Leadership Conference.
  • Global Supply Chain Institute: For over 35 years, The University of Tennessee has served as a center of supply chain expertise to students and executives worldwide. UTK alumni run some of the world’s most prominent supply chains, and industry leaders look to the university when recruiting exceptional supply chain talent.
  • Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation: The University of Tennessee's Anderson Center develops student skills, creates experiential learning opportunities, provides mentoring with experienced staff and successful entrepreneurs, and helps students build connections for long-term success.
  • Corporate Governance Center: The Corporate Governance Center focuses on the three areas of corporate governance that most often impact public policy: Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, and Nominating/Governance Committee.
  • Corporate Governance Center: The University of Tennessee is a residential campus with 12 residence halls accommodating nearly 7,500 students. Living on campus allows you to be a part of a wide range of residence hall activities designed to contribute to a fantastic first-year experience - and greatly increases your probability of satisfaction with university life as well as chances of graduation.

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