Elective Courses

All of our MS Global Supply Chain Management students can choose which elective courses from the following list to take. Please click on a course title to read a description of each course. On-campus students take 9 units of electives, while online students take 7.5 units of electives.

Courses with an asterisk (*) have been offered online in previous semesters.

Elective Courses for the On-Campus and Online Program

CE 589: Port Engineering: Planning and Operational Analysis

Marine port/terminal and landside logistics systems and support facilities. Planning, design, operational efficiency and advanced technologies.

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DSO 505: Sustainable Supply Chains*

Sustainability concepts and frameworks, design for environment, closed-loop supply chains, sustainability in sourcing, green facilities, renewable energy, facility location and transportation decisions, strategic sustainability implementation. Web registration open only to graduate business and accounting students.

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DSO 506: Sourcing and Supplier Management*

Factors to consider when making sourcing decisions (costs, prices, ethics, globalization); Impact of sourcing on other activities such as product design or inventory management. Open only to graduate business students.

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DSO 510: Business Analytics

Foundational knowledge for business analytics, including strategies, methods, and tools integrated with hands-on skills for defining business analytics for data-driven decision making and innovation. Online registration open to graduate business and accounting students.

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DSO 516: Probability and Data Modeling

Principles of probability methodology. Application for providing structure to uncertainty. Develop, implement, and use probability models.

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DSO 522: Applied Time Series Analysis for Forecasting

Survey of forecasting and time series methods. Models for stationary and nonstationary time series; ARIMA model identification, estimation, and forecast development. Seasonal and dynamic models.

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DSO 528: Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and Data Mining*

Introduction to data-warehousing, multidimensional database, on-line analytical processing, and survey of business intelligence applications that extract useful information from data warehouses.

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DSO 529: Advanced Regression Analysis

Computer-assisted analysis of business data; advanced multiple regression analysis, survey analysis, ANOVA testing for Marketing-type applications and Times Series Analysis methods will be covered.

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DSO 530: Applied Modern Statistical Learning Methods

Overview of highly computational modern statistical learning methods; applications of logistic regression, neural networks, LASSO, trees, boosting and GAM, etc., to finance and marketing data.

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DSO 531: Digital Foundations for Business Innovation
Developing a strategic perspective on emerging digital innovations shaping consumer-oriented businesses. Topics include artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, augmented/virtual reality, post-screen usability and cybersecurity.
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DSO 536: Monte Carlo Simulation and Decision Models

Application of Monte Carlo simulation to determine a range of outcomes for all possible courses of action. Application of Excel simulation.

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DSO 545: Statistical Computing and Data Visualization

Data cleaning and reshaping; good vs. bad graphics; univariate, bivariate, trivariate, hypervariate, and time series graphics; interactive graphics; web-related computing. Extensive computer applications using R.

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DSO 547: Designing Spreadsheet-Based Business Models*

Application of decision analysis, simulation and optimization techniques to managerial problems. Learn how to create and present useful spreadsheet models to analyze practical business models.

 

This course is a core course for the on-campus program and an elective option for the online program.

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DSO 548: Emerging Technologies in Supply Chain*

Emerging technologies transforming the supply chain domain. Topics include: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain.

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DSO 551: Digital Transformation in the Global Enterprise

Leveraging large enterprise system applications for strategic value; managing organizational transformation of global enterprises through digital business platforms; coping with disruptive technologies.

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DSO 552: SQL Databases for Business Analysts

SQL; relational database systems; data storage; data manipulation; data aggregation.

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DSO 553: NoSQL Databases in Big Data

NoSQL; semi-structured and unstructured databases; data storage; data manipulation; distributed databases.

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DSO 554: Digital Strategies for Sustainability in Global Markets

Designing and executing business strategies for sustainability (environmental, economic, social/cultural) enabled by digital technologies. Emerging market contexts; team consulting project; international travel.

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DSO 556: Business Models for Digital Platforms

Managing Business models in digital platform ecosystems; designing new products and services for digital platforms; establishing digital platform leadership; assessing emerging niches in digital spaces.

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DSO 560: Text Analytics and Natural Language Processing

Acquire, analyze, visualize and perform natural language processing (NLP) on text data. Apply Python, machine learning packages, statistical methodology and computer code to business decision-making.

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DSO 562: Fraud Analytics

Fraud detection model systems; identify normal vs. outlying behavior; malicious adversaries; complex datasets; supervised and unsupervised fraud statistical models; measures of model efficacy.

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DSO 565: Supply Chain Analytics

Analytics for supply chain planning. Topics include data-driven decision making, solving real-world problems, utilizing scalable technology, and current industry best practices.

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DSO 566: Marketing Analytics

Applications and models of marketing-related data analyses to the development of data-driven marketing strategies and making data-driven marketing decisions.

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DSO 570: The Analytics Edge: Data, Models, and Effective Decisions

Decision making under uncertainty using real data applying the most advanced optimization, statistical and probability methods.

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DSO 572: Strategies for Digital Analytics

Foundation in digital analytics in tandem with digital strategy and solutions through a design thinking approach to working with digital and web data.

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DSO 573: Data Analytics Driven Dynamic Strategy and Execution

Advanced applications of data analytics in dynamic strategy formulation and execution; analytics and business methods for data connected enterprises to continuously enhance their competitive advantage.

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DSO 574: Using Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities

How companies can implement 'big data' initiatives to improve business activities. How leading companies have successfully implemented 'big data' initiatives and why some have failed.

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DSO 580: Project Management*

Applications of systems theory and concepts, matrix organizational structures, PERT/CPM project modeling, and management information systems to the management of complex and critical projects.

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DSO 583: Operations Consulting*

Development of conceptual and analytic skills for improving operations. Analysis of business strategy, formulating and implementing operations strategy, process analysis and design, and project management.

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DSO 586: Global Healthcare Operations Management

Application of operations management tools and techniques to improve the performance of healthcare delivery systems. May include international travel.

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DSO 588: Supply Chain Finance*

Operational finance for non-finance students. Assessing financial opportunities and challenges, optimizing working capital, managing risk in supply chain finance.

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DSO 599: Special Topics

Special topics courses serve as hubs of innovation for new courses covering new trends and recent developments in data sciences, operations management, supply chain management and/or decision support systems.

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ISE 513: Inventory Systems*

Deterministic and stochastic demand systems with static/dynamic models. Practice in inventory management, computerized procedures, materials requirements planning, just-in-time production, Kanban systems.

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ISE 514: Advanced Production Planning and Scheduling*

Advanced concepts in production planning and scheduling including resource allocation, lot sizing, flow shop and job shop scheduling, workforce scheduling and assembly line balancing.

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ISE 527: Quality Management for Engineers*

Principles of quality management, quality philosophies and frameworks, quality leadership and strategic planning, process management, and performance measurements.

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ISE 544: Management of Engineering Teams*

Design and management of engineering teams. Group decision-making, motivation, leadership, infrastructure requirements, performance measurement, team diversity, conflict, and integration.

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MOR 569: Negotiation and Deal-Making

Strategies and dynamics of deal-making; practical skills necessary to win in a range of business transactions conducted in domestic and international settings. Cases, role-playing, films and simulations.

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