The KU School of Business, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, is pleased to offer officers the opportunity to expand their potential with a specialized degree in supply chain management. Majors and major-eligible captains assigned to Fort Leavenworth for Command and General Staff Officers Course (CGSOC) form the program’s principal audience, and the KU schedule is designed to mesh that of the CGSOC curriculum. Other applicants for admission can be considered in a case-by-case basis in accordance with priorities established by the DoD Voluntary Education Program. Such applicants, if qualified and accepted, will typically require six additional hours of graduate coursework to replace six hours of CGSOC elective credits recognized for students completing that course of study as well.
The Master of Science in Business with concentration in Supply Chain Management and Logistics complements the quality training and experience military logisticians will typically enjoy, while providing a broader, civilian economy focus. That exposure better enables officers to interact with civilian business partners while on active duty and provides useful preparation for those who choose to pursue logistics careers after military service. While logisticians are a primary audience, officers from all services and a variety of military specialties have completed the program with great success. A deep background in logistics is not a prerequisite for program entry or for degree completion.
Skills in logistics and supply chain management are among the business world's most highly sought-after. In the military or in a future civilian occupation, a master’s degree in this field can be a valuable asset.
- ACCT 701: Financial Accounting (2 credits)
- BE 701: Managerial Economics (2 credits)
- DSCI 701: Statistical Decision Making (2 credits)
- FIN 702: Business Finance Supply Chain Management (2 credits)
- SCM 701: Introduction to Supply Chain Management (2 credits)
- SCM 702: Procurement and Supplier Management (2 credits)
- SCM 703: Transportation and Logistics Systems (3 credits)
- SCM 704: Information Systems for Supply Chain Management (2 credits)
- SCM 705: Project Management (2 credits)
- SCM 706: Change Management (2 credits)
- SCM 710: Capstone in Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
CGSC electives (six credits)
The U.S. Army Logistics University has cited this curriculum as a “transformative educational experience” under its National Logistics Curriculum and designated the KU School of Business as a partner institution in that initiative. The MSB-SCM degree consists of thirty credit hours. Twenty-four of those are delivered by KU School of Business faculty, with six credits of advanced logistics electives recognized from the CGSOC curriculum delivered by CGSC faculty at Fort Leavenworth.