Baylor Online MBA and Executive MBA Programs Offer New Concentration in Global Trade and Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain
June 16, 2021

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WACO, Texas (June 16, 2021) – From recent ransomware attacks to the COVID-19 pandemic, complex supply chains have faced major disruptions while today’s business leaders stay one step ahead of maintaining a sustainable supply chain ecosystem.

To help supply chain managers effectively navigate these risks and disruptions while keeping the end-to-end supply chain running smoothly, Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business has added a new concentration in Global Trade and Supply Chain Management beginning this fall in its nationally ranked Baylor Online MBA and Baylor Executive MBA programs in Dallas and Austin.

Taught by Baylor business faculty, students in the online MBA and EMBA programs will focus on:

  • Evaluating the end-to-end components of a supply chain, from procurement of materials to the delivery of a final product to the customer.
  • Effectively managing risk and disruptions while maintaining a sustainable supply chain ecosystem, using a triple-bottom-line framework approach.
  • Understanding the complexities of both import and export regulatory requirements and how they impact the global business function.
  • Identifying improvement opportunities within the supply chain or global trade functions using performance metrics such as KPIs, a balance scorecard, etc.

“The importance of effectively managing supply chains has never been more important as it is in today’s globally connected business environment. This was illustrated over the past year as health care supply chain experts faced significant pressure to source and distribute essential medical supplies for COVID-19 and more recently in the widespread distribution of vaccines,” said Tim Kayworth, Ph.D., professor of information systems and associate dean for graduate business programs.

“The new concentration in Global Trade and Supply Chain Management will prepare students to deal with the logistical, legal and geo-political complexities of managing globally connected supply chains to ensure the efficient flow of goods and services among globally dispersed business partners,” he said.

With this concentration, Baylor Online MBA students will learn how to analyze the management of global trade compliance and develop efficient supply chain processes to improve a company’s bottom line. Students will take courses that build knowledge around understanding operating processes and how to measure and analyze those processes, as well as strategy for decision-making revolving around demand planning, global sourcing and distribution channel management.

In addition to building a business leader’s skills in leadership, critical thinking and entrepreneurial approaches with global travel, Baylor EMBA students in Dallas and Baylor EMBA students in Austin with a concentration on International Trade and Supply Chain Management will combine skills and data analytics to identify improvement opportunities and evaluate end-to-end components of a supply chain.

The Baylor OMBA and EMBA programs both offer strategic concentrations in cybersecurity, executive communication and marketing while the EMBA programs also provide a health care administration concentration.

More information about the Baylor OMBA and EMBA programs in Dallas and Austin, including the Fall 2021 application process, is available on the Baylor MBA website.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 19,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

ABOUT HANKAMER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

At Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, top-ranked programs combine rigorous classroom learning, hands-on experience in the real world, a solid foundation in Christian values and a global outlook. Making up approximately 25 percent of the University’s total enrollment, undergraduate students choose from 16 major areas of study. Graduate students choose from full-time, executive or online MBA or other specialized master’s programs, and Ph.D. programs in Information Systems, Entrepreneurship or Health Services Research. The Business School also has campuses located in Austin and Dallas, Texas. Visit baylor.edu/business for more information.

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