Operations and Logistics
By combining operations and logistics, students learn how the total flow of goods, services and information within and between firms can be managed effectively and efficiently. Our faculty in this area teach students how to develop processes that facilitate efficient and cost-effective flow through a variety of supply chains.
The operations portion of this major teaches students general management and technical skills in areas such as quality, operations planning and control systems, and operations strategy. The logistics segment of this major addresses current issues and topics in the management of the flow of product through the supply chain. In addition to the foundational curriculum in logistics and operations, Fisher offers innovative coursework in lean management, six-sigma principles, and supply chain management.
Supply Chain Management
We focus our curriculum on a cross-functional, process oriented framework as set by Fisher's Global Supply Chain Forum. We offer an introductory course that teaches the principles behind supply chain management and emphasizes why organizations need to take a cross-functional view. Then students can take an advanced course that focuses more heavily on implementation issues and allows them to work with a company to perform a process assessment.
Base courses (for all tracks)
Supply Chain track
Our program is widely recognized as one of the best in the United States. Our graduates are recruited nationally by Fortune 500 firms, and recent graduates are now pursuing careers as supply chain leader, supply chain strategy manager and associate operations manager.
Here is a sample list of recruiters who have hired Fisher MBAs:
Fisher students have the opportunity to compete in a variety of case competitions during their two years in the MBA program. One of the case competitions Fisher recently competed in was the International Logistics Case Competition hosted by University of Arkansas and sponsored by Sam's Club.
To learn more check out Stacy Schroeder's blog post about the competition.