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MBA with a Specialization in Supply Chain Management Online

Cameron School of Business
MBA with a Specialization in Supply Chain Management Online - University of North Carolina Wilmington Online

Become an authority on how products and services are created and ultimately delivered to consumers with this Master of Business Administration with a Specialization in Supply Chain Management online.


Gain a better understanding of logistics, purchasing, and operations in order to help firms exceed consumers’ expectations with this MBA with a Specialization in Supply Chain Management online program from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Our curricula enable you to guide businesses toward becoming more productive and efficient while they achieve higher levels of customer satisfaction.

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as few as 12 months

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Specialized electives challenge you to operate and make critical decisions as a leader. Choose the online supply chain management courses that allow you to gain the specific criteria necessary to meet your career goals. Acquire such expertise as identifying potential suppliers and obtaining materials efficiently and at the highest quality levels; implementing world-class quality improvement by utilizing seven industry standard tools; improving project performance through effective management techniques; and applying data analytics to determine transportations, logistics and distribution.

Earning this 100% online, AACSB-accredited graduate degree in supply chain management will also deepen your core business knowledge in operational areas such as business law, accounting, information analysis, economics, corporate finance and strategic management. With flexible, accelerated 7-week courses and no prerequisites or foundation courses required, you can complete your MBA in supply chain management in as few as 12 months.

UNCW Cameron School of Business
AACSB Accredited

UNCW's Cameron School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

The Cameron School of Business features a top-notch faculty committed to your success. Your courses will be taught by the same full-time professors who teach on campus. Faculty members have terminal degrees and practical management experience in the private sector, allowing them to incorporate real-life scenarios into course curricula.

This high-value business master's program requires far less financial investment than MBA programs at other AACSB-accredited business schools in North Carolina, while providing diverse options for customizing your degree to align with your career goals and interests. Benefit from accelerated, 7-week courses with no prerequisites or foundation courses required.

In this specialization, you will learn:

  • Grow your expertise within the area of supply chain management, including how to forecast and manage inventory, logistics and distribution, and risk management
  • Understand the challenges facing organizations, both domestically and internationally, and learn how to integrate strategies within existing business structures and systems for successful outcomes
  • Develop your knowledge of concepts and processes that are critical to short-term and long-term organizational decision-making
  • Elevate your core management skills with a specific look at problem-solving, conflict resolution, communication, team building and leadership
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    Tuition for the online MBA in Specialization in Supply Chain Management degree program is highly affordable and far less of a financial investment than many other North Carolina AACSB-accredited universities. We also offer pay-by-the-course tuition for our online programs. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

      Per Credit Hour Fees Per Credit Hour Per Course Fees Per Course Total Tuition & Fees
    North Carolina Residents: $414.72 $25.70 $1,244.16 $77.10 $15,855.12
    Non-North Carolina Residents: $1,092.62 $25.70 $3,277.86 $77.10 $40,259.52

    NOTE: For Distance Education/Extension courses that require proctored exams, there may be additional fees for the verification of student identity. Students may also be required to find an independent testing facility for these exams. Contact the course instructor for more information.



    The MBA with a Specialization in Supply Chain Management program is delivered in a 100% online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring rolling admission and six start dates each year. Choose the start date that best suits your goals.

    Term Classes Begin Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Due Withdrawal Deadline Course End Date
    Fall 1 2020 8/24/20 7/25/20 8/1/20 8/26/20 8/27/20 9/8/20 10/11/20
    Fall 2 2020 10/19/20 9/19/20 9/26/20 10/21/20 10/22/20 11/3/20 12/6/20
    Spring 1 2021 1/18/21 12/12/20 12/19/20 1/20/21 1/21/21 2/2/21 3/7/21
    Spring 2 2021 3/15/21 2/13/21 2/20/21 3/17/21 3/18/21 3/30/21 5/2/21
    Summer 1 2021 5/10/21 4/10/21 4/17/21 5/12/21 5/13/21 5/25/21 6/27/21
    Summer 2 2021 7/28/21 5/29/21 6/05/21 6/30/21 6/1/21 7/13/21 8/15/21

    Students must register for courses by 5 p.m. (EST) on the registration deadline date.
    Students must remit tuition payment by 10 a.m. (EST) on the tuition deadline date./

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    To apply for the online supply chain MBA, you must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or its equivalent at a foreign institution by the first official day of classes for the semester of application. Because UNCW considers applications on a rolling basis, you are urged to apply promptly for your preferred start date.

    MBA Online Admission Requirements

    • Minimum of two years of professional work experience
    • Resume and cover letter (statement of interest) indicating how your background has prepared you for the MBA program
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in undergraduate work. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 must demonstrate professional experience/advancement that shows progression since graduation and indicates how they will contribute to the program
    • A GMAT score above 500 or an equivalent GRE, which is waived if you have:
      • Five or more years of managerial work experience
      • An undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher
      • Completed an advanced degree (graduate level or above) involving some quantitative coursework

    Official transcripts from all colleges/universities are required. Electronic transcripts are preferred and can be emailed to Alternatively, they can be mailed directly from the institution(s) to UNCW at this address:

    UNCW Graduate School
    601 S. College Road
    Wilmington, NC 28403-5955

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    The MBA with a Specialization in Supply Chain Management online curriculum is comprised of 12 courses (36 credit hours), including 30 credit hours of MBA core courses and six credit hours of electives.

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    MBA Core Courses As a student in the MBA with a Specialization in Supply Chain Management online program, you must take the following core courses.

    Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

    Examination of the constitutional, legislative, judicial, regulatory, and public policy forces exerted on the business environment. Particular focus on contracts, torts, and property law.

    Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

    An intensive course in principles and theory of financial and managerial accounting, with an emphasis on financial analysis and managerial decision making.

    Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to introduce major information technology (IT) concepts and important issues that business managers face when using, developing and managing information systems (IS). Strategic and tactical issues of information systems and technology are addressed as they support and lead the operations of the organization.

    Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

    An introduction to data driven decision making using descriptive, predictive and prescriptive Business Analytics approaches. Topics included are data visualization, predictive techniques, data mining, simulation, optimization models, and decision analysis.

    Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

    Survey of the basic concepts, theories, and techniques for the management of operating systems. Development of concepts and decision processes critical to short-run and long range organizational decision making. Topics include product and process design, operations planning, project management, inventory management, capacity planning, quality and scheduling.

    Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers principles of micro and macroeconomics. The initial focus is on an analysis of decision making processes and economic equilibrium for consumers and individual firms. Also covered is basic data and measurements used in describing the macro economy.

    Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

    A broad survey of finance concerned with the money-management decisions of the individual and the firm. Study includes the tools and terms that the corporate and individual financial manager employs as he or she conducts his or her financial affairs. Value-creation for the firm, the use of financial statements, the importance of cash flows, the measurement of risk, investment decision-making, the use of the securities and derivatives markets, asset-pricing models, estimating value of income-producing assets and international financial issues will be reviewed. These topics and the foundation we build in this course will be supplemented with regular reference to contemporary issues in finance.

    Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

    An introduction to the principles of marketing and basic marketing methods and tools needed to make effective marketing decisions. Lectures and projects regarding new product development, customer relationship management, and other key marketing concepts will expose students to marketing principles and require them to formulate marketing tactics and strategies.

    Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

    Course focus will be on the challenges confronting firms competing domestically and internationally with an emphasis placed on the integration of strategies with the structures and systems needed for successful implementation.

    Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

    This course surveys management theories, research, and concepts about the structure and processes of complex business organizations. Emphasis on the development and assessment of core management skills. Topics include self-awareness, problem solving, conflict resolution, communication, motivation, team building, human resource management, and leadership.

    You must choose two electives to complete the MBA with a Specialization in Supply Chain Management online program.

    Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces application of data analytics in various aspects of supply chain management, including forecasting and inventory management, sales and operations planning, transportation, logistics and distribution, purchasing, and supply chain risk management. Software packages include Excel with Solver and R.

    Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

    This course is a survey of the basic concepts, theories and techniques for the management of projects. It includes the presentation of a structured methodology to not only manage projects but improve project performance.

    Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

    The objective of this graduate course is to examine the primary quantitative and qualitative tools and methods used to monitor and control quality in organizations and evaluate the ways in which quality can be improved. Included in the course are such topics as the historical development of quality management, the seven basic tools for quality improvement, and management strategies for implementing world-class quality improvement strategies. Particular emphasis is placed on the statistical tools used in control chart analysis and process capability study.

    Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

    The course provides a special emphasis on the development and management of strategic sourcing relationships and promotes an understanding of the strategic role of supply management in effective supply/demand/value chain operations. Purchasing and supply management play an essential role in the ability of the firm to operate efficiently and be competitive in the contemporary global business environment. Included in these processes are activities involved in identifying potential suppliers, creating relationships with selected suppliers, obtaining the needed materials in the most efficient quantities at the highest quality levels, and developing strategies designed to ensure an uninterrupted flow of goods and materials. The objective of this course is to make students aware of the demands placed upon purchasing professionals, and to understand the impact of purchasing on the competitive success and profitability of the firm. They must also have an understanding of legal and ethical considerations which affect purchasing decision-making.


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