Supply Chain Global Integration Management

This MBA Concentration in Supply Chain Global Integration Management is designed to examine the best practices for selection, development, alignment, and enhancement of integrated global supply chains with a focus on both effectiveness and efficiency.  The learning outcomes are specific to the needs of companies which need the knowledge resources to create a best-in-class supply chain which is flexible, agile, and reliable in order to meet all supply chain stakeholder needs.

Why choose Supply Chain Global Integration Management at Saint Leo?

As a Supply Chain Global Integration Management student at Saint Leo University, you will study:

  • Strategic Supply Chain Integration
  • Dynamic Risk Modeling and Quality Initiatives
  • Integrated Global Systems and Sustainable Initiatives
  • Competitive Advantages through Strategic Relationships and Reverse Logistics
  • Best Practices in Supply Chain Global Integration

Forbes lists the Supply Chain Industry in its top 20 growth industries and expects annual growth of 9%.  Spending in the U.S. logistics and transportation industry totaled is over $1.6 trillion, representing 8.5 percent of the annual gross domestic product (GDP).  US businesses are only beginning to acknowledge the significant impact that their supply chains have upon the bottom line.  The enhanced bottom-line is a result of total supply chain alignment resulting from increased efficiency and higher customer satisfaction levels.

The Supply Chain Global Integration Management Concentration is designed to deliver relevant learning based on the managerial best practices of selection, development, and alignment toward better performance through an integrated global supply chain.  The curriculum presents managerial tools and techniques aimed at supply chain integration from a global perspective. The curriculum is designed to meet the industries specific employment need for the knowledge resources that are required to create a best-in-class supply chain that is reliable, and yet strongly aligned to stakeholders’ needs. These supply chain stakeholders include wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, raw materials vendors, transportation companies, brokerage houses, 3PLs, and 4PLs.  All these stakeholders play a major role in a company’s supply chain alignment.

The program’s curriculum and courses contain knowledge resources and student learning outcomes that are designed to meet industry’s greatest needs.  Additionally, the coursework addresses global sourcing, global logistics, LEAN production, and Six Sigma principles.  The coursework delivers content and knowledge, that once implemented, can lead to quicker decision making, project planning capabilities, and significant improvements in customer and supplier relationships.

Flexibility for the working professional

The Supply Chain Global Integration Management Concentration is an online program. Classes are offered in eight-week terms. Contact your Graduate Admissions Counselor for more information on how a master's program can fit into your life.

  • Traditional Program: In a two-year program, students take one online class per eight-week term.
  • Accelerated Program: Complete the program in one year by taking two classes per eight week term.

Professional development opportunities

  • Hands-on learning: Integrating and making serious improvements to the supply chain of any organization is very difficult and complex.  In each course you will be placed in real life situations and required to analyze multiple factors to determine the best-in-class response.  You will address many difficult and important problems and launch initiatives to improve existing operations.
  • Experienced faculty: Learn from the best.  Saint Leo faculty have completed Council of Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Project Management (PMP), and Lean Six-Sigma certifications and are leading experts on all the skills you need to advance to the next stage of your career.  You will gain significant knowledge in Supply Chain Integration, Risk Modeling, Quality, Sustainability, Reverse Logistics, and Strategic Relationships

What can you do with a degree in Supply Chain Global Integration?

Graduates are prepared for positions in Supply Chain Global Integration in the following fields:

  • Execution and Control of Operations,
  • Resource and Information Planning
  • Supply Chain Integration and Improvement
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
  • Lean/Six Sigma Quality Initiatives
  • Risk Modeling and Forecasting
  • Sustainability Processes
  • Global Operations

Why Saint Leo University?

  • Flexible and Convenient
  • Personal Attention – Start to Finish
  • Career-focused Degree Programs
  • Quality, Values-based Education
  • Caring Faculty with Practical Experience
  • Respected by Employers
  • Availability of Courses – Graduate on Time


Degree Requirements

Business Core (21 credits)

  • Course
  • Course Name
  • Credits
  • MBA 525 Professional Development 3

    This course is designed to give MBA students a tangible head start in acquiring and honing numerous core skills essential for success in the MBA program and the business world. The emphasis will be on the development of professional skills and perspectives, such as business writing, coaching and counseling, conflict resolution, effective business protocol, interviewing, intercultural awareness and sensitivity, negotiating agreement, and public speaking.

  • MBA 533 Human Resource Management 3

    This course is designed to focus on an in-depth analysis of the major functions of a manager dealing with human resource issues. Issues to be covered include, but are not specifically limited to, staffing, employee training and development, compensation and benefits, legal issues, union versus non-union issues, safety and health issues, and cross-cultural and expatriate issues.

    Prerequisites: MBA 525

  • MBA 540 Managerial Economics 3

    This course explores the concepts of economic optimization, the estimation of demand, and cost and pricing analysis. An introduction to economic forecasting and decision making under conditions of risk and uncertainty is also included.

    Prerequisites: Undergraduate course in microeconomics strongly recommended.

  • MBA 560 Financial and Managerial Accounting 3

    This course focuses on the study of accounting concepts and standards applicable to presentation of financial information to interested users, structure, uses and limitations of financial statements, and measurement systems related to income determination and asset valuation. The course also considers the discussion of internal and external influences on accounting decisions.

    Prerequisites: Undergraduate course in financial accounting and managerial accounting is strongly recommended.

  • MBA 565 Marketing 3

    This course considers the operational and strategic planning issues confronting managers in marketing. Topics include buyer behavior, market segmentation, product selection and development, pricing, distribution, promotion, market research, and international and multicultural marketing. Additional fee applies for marketing computer simulation.

    Prerequisites: MBA 525

  • MBA 575 Global Business Management 3

    The student will develop an understanding of international/multinational management by examining the challenges and opportunities of operating globally. Emphasis will be on developing an understanding of the complexities of dealing with diverse social, cultural, economic, and legal systems. The role of business in this dynamic world environment will be analyzed.

    Prerequisites: MBA 525

  • MBA 599 Strategic Management 3

    This capstone course integrates knowledge gained in previous graduate business courses. It centers on the theme that organizations achieve sustained success when their managers have astute, timely strategic game plans and they implement these plans with proficiency. Strategic management theory is used in the analysis of case studies of companies operating in the domestic and global marketplace. This course is to be taken in the student’s last term, unless otherwise approved by the Director of the MBA Program.

    Prerequisites: MBA 525, MBA 533, or HRA 545; MBA 540, MBA 560, or ACC 504; MBA 565 or SPB 565; and MBA 575.

Supply Chain Management Concentration (15 credits)

  • Course
  • Course Name
  • Credits
  • SCM 510 Strategic Supply Chain Integration 3

    Alignment of the supply chain strategy with the business strategy and the maintenance of close working relationships with managers in other functional areas including manufacturing, sales and marketing, and international operations. Emphasizes the importance of transportation planning, inventory control, warehouse management, development of customer service, and procurement in the design and operation of supply and distribution systems. Emphasis is on the importance of information systems in supporting such activities and developing a Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) framework within the organization.

  • SCM 515 Dynamic Risk Modeling & Quality Initiatives 3

    This course introduces cultures and leading to continuous improvement (TQM, Six Sigma) and limiting risk within the organizations supply chain. This course will cover the fundamentals of Lean and Six Sigma and will equip students with other important tools and strategies to improve the performance of business processes. Students will practice solving business problems and improving processes through case studies, team exercises and simulations. Students will gain an understanding of: the causes and methods for limiting risk, the need for fact-based management, and demonstrate how to utilize these tools within parts of the supply and value chain. Course will be designed to meet the Six Sigma Green Belt certification requirements including the completion of a LSS student project.

    Prerequisites: Prerequisites: MBA 525 and SCM 510

  • SCM 520 Integrated Global Systems & Sustainability Initiatives 3

    Managing global operations and the supply chain requires an understanding of culture, customs, and business processes. This course looks at all three areas while also helping students demonstrate how to balance conflicting objectives, choose and leverage global procurement, and negotiate the export and import processes. This course examines international trade, state and federal resources provided, and sustainability initiatives including ISO 2600.

    Prerequisites: Prerequisites: MBA 525 and SCM 510

  • SCM 530 Building Competitive Advantages through Relationships & Reverse Logistics 3

    This course introduces Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) techniques, its integration into ERP systems, and its strategic advantages. It will focus on the fundamentals of Relationship Management while also looking at how extending the supply chain to include Third-Party Logistics (3PL) and Fourth-Party Logistics (4PL) can be used to further strengthen the organization.

    Prerequisites: Prerequisites: MBA 525 and SCM 510

  • SCM 535 Best Practices for Supply Chain Integration 3

    This is a case-driven course in which students perform an in-depth study of elite global supply chains of the top Fortune 100 Companies and learn to how to implement world-class best practices in global supply chain management. Students are required to analyze, synthesize, and incorporate proved knowledge, skills, and techniques in developing an effective and efficient supply chain for a newly founded company seeking entry into the global marketplace.

    Prerequisites: Prerequisites: MBA 525 and SCM 510

Total Credits 36