Course Descriptions

EBTM 602 INTRODUCTION TO SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (3.00 units)
(Offered in fall)

This course addresses basic concepts and strategies adopted in the SCM. The primary focus is to develop a good understanding of strategic, tactical and operational issues of SCM and become familiar with the integration of various SCM entities. Topics include: supply chain strategy, e-procurement, supply chain risk management, supply chain coordination & integration, value of information (sharing), global SCM, customer value and SCM, dynamic pricing, coordinated product design chain and SC, supply chain performance measures (SCOR Model). Prerequisite: EBTM 501.

EBTM 604 INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3.00 units)
(Offered in fall online)

Management of projects through the planning, scheduling and controlling of organizational activities. Course includes project selection, scope development and management, cost estimation, scheduling, staffing, resource allocation, task tracking, task sequencing, and control. Project management software will be used support the course material. Prerequisite: EBTM 501.


EBTM 610 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (3.00 units)
(Offered in summer online)

Topics include demand forecasting, capacity planning, sales and operations planning (S&OP), material requirements planning (MRP), inventory management, and operations across the global supply chain. Prerequisite: EBTM 501.

EBTM 620 PROCUREMENT AND SOURCING (3.00 units)
(Offered in fall as hybrid) 

Topics include purchasing decisions and strategy, the legal aspects of purchasing, negotiation and contract management, TQM and purchasing, lean purchasing, global sourcing, supplier selection and evaluation, supplier relationship management, and special purchasing applications such as health care purchasing, government purchasing, professional service purchasing, transportation service purchasing. Prerequisite: EBTM 501.

EBTM 710 LOGISTICS AND DISTRIBUTION (3.00 units)
(Offered in spring)

Topics include inventory, logistics network, warehouse management, transportation infrastructure, transportation management, packaging and material handling, outbound logistics, distribution management, reverse logistics, and international logistics. Prerequisite: EBTM 602.

EBTM 720 SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYTICS (3.00 units)
(Offered in spring)

Addresses analytics applied in different stages of supply chain and focuses on how technology is used to collect and analyze data to support decision making in the supply chain. Topics include supply chain decision support systems, supply chain optimization technologies, supply chain intelligence, supply chain visibility and collaborative technologies, and other emerging supply chain technologies. Prerequisite: EBTM 602

EBTM 730 BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT (3.00 units)
(Offered in fall online)

Designing and monitoring workflow today can involve designing and orchestrating massive systems. Business Process Management (BPM) is a discipline that helps managers and analysts to design, run, administer, and monitor enterprise business processes. This course explains BPM concepts, architecture and specifications, introduces the student to process modeling/design tools used to design and optimize business processes as well as performance measuring approaches for evaluating business process performance. In addition, hands-on experience in process modeling using Process modeling and/or workflow software is also provided. Prerequisite: EBTM 720.

EBTM 735 SIX SIGMA QUALITY (3.00 units)
(Offered in spring)

Students will develop an understanding of the processes involved with the implementation of projects involving quality management and six sigma methodologies. Topics will include quality improvement, quality management, process analysis, process redesign, root cause analysis, and continuous improvement. Software including; spreadsheet modeling, project management, and flowcharting will be used to support the course material. Prerequisite: EBTM 610.

EBTM 740 CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (3.00 units)
(Offered in spring online)

This course discusses the theories and applications in customer relationship management, which include analyzing customers to identify their needs and wants, satisfying customer needs and wants by developing customer-centric products and services, building sustainable customer relationships, and ultimately achieving customer retention and loyalty. The course provides students with knowledge and skills that are essential for consumer analyses and market strategies. Students will obtain hands-on experience with transactional and analytical CRM as well as data mining applications commonly used in business. Prerequisite: EBTM 602.

EBTM 790 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (3.00 units)

Current topics in supply chain management covering contemporary and emerging issues. May be repeated for credit provided a different topic is covered. Prerequisite: EBTM 602 and completion of 12 credits in the program.

EBTM 795 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3.00 units)

Independent research in specific areas of the field of the degree being pursued. A total of 6 units for any combination of directed readings, independent research, and internship is allowed in the area of study. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor, graduate standing, completion of all 600 and 700 level core requirements.

EBTM 881 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE PROJECT

The supply chain project course is the capstone course and is an independent research or applied project in content areas related to supply chain management. Students work under the supervision of their faculty advisors to address a significant theoretical or applied problem in supply chain management. The completed project should clearly present the problem of the research subject investigated or applied project undertaken, its significance to theory and business practice, the research or project background, a well-defined method, results or findings, and their implications. Students need to complete a project proposal form and get it approved by the department prior to the semester in which they intend to enroll for the EBTM 881 course. Prerequisite: EBTM 602 and completion of at least 15 credits in the program.

EBTM 882 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE PROJECT CONTINUUM

This course is designed for students to continue their independent supply chain project in EBTM 881 (Supply Chain Management Capstone Project). Students work under the supervision of their faculty advisors to address a significant theoretical or applied problem in supply chain management. The completed project should clearly present the problem of the research subject investigated or applied project undertaken, its significance to theory and business practice, the research or project background, a well-defined method, results or findings, and their implications. Prerequisite: Previous registration in EBTM 881; major standing; graduate standing.