Georgia Tech Offers Faster, More Focused Path to a Global Supply Chain Career
Georgia Tech’s H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) is launching a one-year professional graduate degree program to meet the demand for engineers who can design and synchronize complex global supply chains.
The Master of Science in Supply Chain Engineering will be an intensive, 12-month curriculum in analytic methods, supply chain engineering and enterprise management with a focus on creating strong networks between students and industry.
“We listened carefully to the industry community and to the students at Georgia Tech to design a program that meets the needs of the supply chain professional of the 21st century,” said Harvey Donaldson, associate chair of industry and international programs at ISyE. “With this degree, students now can pursue a highly focused graduate education experience in supply chain engineering and explore immediate career opportunities with global enterprises.”
Supply chain engineers plan networks that move raw materials and supplies into production facilities, transform them into finished goods and distribute products to customer markets.
Students, who may come from a wide range of academic, business and geographical backgrounds, will progress through the program together as a cohort in small class sizes and with experiential learning activities.
Designed to be a new professional graduate education model, the program consists of eight required courses and two electives offered during the fall and spring semesters. In addition, a capstone industry experience – where students will apply their knowledge to a real-world supply chain engineering project – will be offered during the summer.
For 20 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Georgia Tech’s School of Industrial and Systems Engineering as the No. 1 graduate program for industrial and manufacturing engineering in the nation (http://www.isye.gatech.edu/news-events/news/release.php?nid=55538).
The school is currently accepting applications for the August 2011 class. The deadline is March 1.