The Master of Science in Management Program as offered by Kaplan University offers suitable preparation for the development of a number of valuable skills required in mid-level and higher management positions such as the ability to identify complex problems, implement corresponding solutions, as well as making sound decisions. Holders of bachelor’s degrees can advance their careers through a master’s degree program such as this or transfer to a new and desired profession through acquisition of a different line of expertise. The program curriculum puts emphasis on providing effective management and organizational strategies and concepts which can help graduates stand out in today’s highly competitive business environment.
Individuals interested in pursuing careers related to solving logistic and transportation problems as a means to improve industry productivity should consider the specialization in Supply Chain Management and Logistics. Logistics is essentially concerned with maintaining efficient flow and storage of goods beginning from the point of origin until it reaches the point of consumption. A wide range of employment opportunities are presented by private and government sectors.
Students are trained to come up with strategies related to supply and demand management in the global marketplace. They will be required to complete a total of fifty-six (56) credit hours. Required Courses include Business Communications; Strategic Human Resource Management; Managers as Leaders; Management Theories and Practices-Past, Present and Future; Skills for Professional Impact; Foundations for Effective Management Practice; Organizational Excellence and Change; Action Research and Consulting Skills; Strategic Financial Analysis; and Applied Research Project. Specialization Courses include Supply Chain Management, Inventory and Distribution Management, Managing and Service Value Chain, and Strategic Global Logistics Management.
The university is duly accredited and recognized by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Prospective students must posses a bachelor’s degree.