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Experiential Learning

Real-world global projects. Real results.

All the lectures, all the theoretical knowledge, all the skill development—it all comes together during an experiential capstone course in a hands-on engagement for an external client that expects real results.

Working in teams of four to six, students tackle a global supply chain problem. Cohort members draw upon the support and vast resources of the Carlson School, including mentorship by a professional director, access to faculty experts, and extensive research tools. Students learn and apply a structured problem-solving methodology and conduct primary and secondary research to inform rigorous analysis to produce clear insights and fact-based recommendations.

This intense, demanding experience provides a new perspective on supply chain that shapes students’ thinking moving forward.

    We’re able to work with a real-world client. This isn’t looking at a case study that happened two years ago or 10 years ago. This is looking at something that’s important for them today.

    ERIC ORRINGTON
    – ERIC ORRINGTON, MS SCM ALUMNUS, SENIOR PRINCIPAL SUPPLY CHAIN PROJECT ANALYST, MEDTRONIC
    Experiential Learning

    Sample capstone project topics include:

    • Configuring global supply chain to increase resiliency
    • Conducting supplier risk assessment
    • Evaluating supplier for lead-time reduction
    • Analyzing potential supply chains for market entry
    • Performing operational cost-reduction analysis
    • Evaluating social responsibility in supply chain

    Please see this link for details regarding MS SCM program's Global Operation Capstone course.

    Bringing Theory to Life

    During the capstone, MS SCM students work in teams to address impactful, global supply chain projects for real-world clients.

    Contact Master of Science in Supply Chain Management