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MS-GL curriculum

Develop the expertise and skills to lead across complex functions and industries. In only nine months, the W. P. Carey MS‑GL program will build your leadership skills and prepare you for a global marketplace.

MS-GL course descriptions

Cost in the Supply Chain

Cost is a primary consideration in most logistics and supply chain decisions, and is even more important when looking to serve emerging markets. This course covers the critical aspects of costing logistics functions in the emerging market setting including successful examples of activity-based costing (ABC), as well as analyses of port, warehousing, and transportation economics and end to end supply chain costs.

Operations and Supply Management

Contemporary management issues, including environmental, project, and supply chain management; new product development; quality control; and total quality management (TQM).

Introduction to Applied Analytics

Introduction to methods of analysis for global databases including global trade flows, international shipment performance, etc.

Logistics in the Supply Chain

Critical issues for customer perception of supply chain performance, including inventory planning, transportation, warehousing, information technology, and integrated logistics service.

Decision Models for Supply Chain Management

Decision modeling approaches for supply chain management such as optimization, simulation, and decision analysis. Emphasizes spreadsheet-oriented approaches.

Cross-cultural Management*

Cultural role in international business relations; applied principles of cross-cultural communications, negotiations, and management; and regional approaches to business relations.

*MS-GL students must take either Cross-cultural Management or Leading Organizations to complete the program.

Leading Organizations*

Comprehensive overview of leadership in organizations. Provides students with understanding of leadership research and its applications to global organizations and the development of leaders.

*MS-GL students must take either Cross-cultural Management or Leading Organizations to complete the program.

Logistics, Emerging Markets, and Economic Development

The role of logistics in determining and facilitating economic development in emerging markets.

Strategic Procurement

Applies the principles, philosophies, and processes of supply management to the purchasing management process on a global basis and to facilitate the continuous improvement of the purchasing management system.

Cases in Global Logistics

Business cases highlighting logistics decisions that require global perspectives, including supporting sustainable resource development, facilitating global sourcing, and multinational entry into emerging markets.

Applied Project

Addresses a problem in a domain where the use of your logistics knowledge in a real-world setting contributes to solving an actual business need for an established company. Any and every aspect of satisfying either internal or external customers may be involved. You will be challenged to understand the context of the business situation and then identify global logistics issues and logistical problem solving approaches to deepen company insights into past and present operations, and to improve future performance.

In addition, your end-to-end project will offer challenges that may include messy data sources and undefined business value, which will develop and advance your communication skills and leadership abilities. This team-based project is intended to push the envelope of your skills in defining, addressing, and solving customer service and cost problems in all parts of the logistics supply chain.

Optional third-semester track

Add a focus on business analytics with an optional third-semester track to add further customization to your Master of Science in Global Logistics. You’ll add two required core courses and two required electives that examine the intersection of data and logistics, giving you a skillset that’s in demand across industries. The optional track also features an internship opportunity and additional career prep — giving you an edge in a rapidly growing industry.

Explore the business analytics track in the MS-GL