MBA online supply chain concentration ranked No. 3 most affordable in nation

Friends University’s online Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management and Logistics has recently been named the nation’s third “most affordable online master’s degree in supply chain or operations management” by Best Colleges and Values. It is the only Kansas program on the list.

According to Best Colleges and Values, employment in supply chain or operations management is projected to increase 26 percent from 2010 to 2020. Friends University’s online MBA programs offer concentrations for students in this rapidly expanding field.

Friends University offers two types of MBA degrees—a Professional MBA and a Global MBA. Both programs offer the supply chain concentration, including an online and an on-campus format, and do not require the GRE/GMAT for entrance.

The Professional MBA degree is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in business. The purpose of the program is to develop students’ skills in the functional areas of profit and non-profit organizations.

The Global MBA develops leaders with a global perspective, cross-cultural business skills and social responsibility. It is committed to teaching major competencies in leadership, ethics and complex business skills, which are critical for gaining sustainable competitive advantage in a global business environment.

The Supply Chain Management and Logistics concentration equips students to keep pace with the increasing demands of the global economy whether they are involved in exporting, importing, production and business along the I-35 corridor between Canada and Mexico or in various areas of the U.S. or world. The Supply Chain Management and Logistics concentration will broaden students’ understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, obtaining certificates in Six Sigma, conducting lean manufacturing reviews and developing supply chains.

The cost depends on the specific program and location, ranging from $18,930 for the on-campus Professional MBA to $21,111 for the Online Global MBA (not including additional costs for a business residency abroad).

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Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.