Information, Operations and Technology Management Department offers the MBA in Operations and Supply Chain Management. As all MBA programs, it has a business core with three courses specializing in the Operations and Supply Chain Management. The three specialization courses along with the required core course and a pre-requisite course in analysis of manufacturing and service systems gives a good overview and an in-depth coverage on production planning and quality management. This program is ranked by Eduniversal as one of the best 100 programs in the country. Supply chain management research output of the department faculty was ranked well for supply chain research (SCM Journal List).
Admission to the M.B.A. program is available to those students who have completed a four year undergraduate degree and can demonstrate high promise of success in a graduate business degree program. The college has adopted qualitative admissions standards in which applicants are considered on the basis of their merits, with weight given to the quality of prior academic achievement, the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores, professional experience indicating increased levels of responsibility, a writing sample (statement of purpose) and other relevant information that the candidate may share with the admissions committee.
The typical admitted student in the M.B.A. program has at least a 2.7 undergraduate GPA and 450 on the GMAT. However, for admission to the M.B.A. GMAT scores and undergraduate GPA will not be the sole basis for admissions decisions.
The following documents are required for admission to the program:
- Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended.
- Official GMAT scores sent directly from the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) to the College of Graduate Studies. GMAT scores must be no more than five years old.
- GMAT Waivers
- Who is eligible for consideration for a GMAT waiver?
- Neff COBI alumni or AACSB accredited school applicants who graduated from undergraduate or graduate school within the last three years with a competitive GPA (deemed competitive by Neff COBI Office of Graduate Programs and Neff COBI Dean).
- Non-Neff COBI, yet the University of Toledo alumni applicants who graduated from undergraduate or graduate school within the last three years with a competitive GPA (deemed competitive by Neff COBI Office of Graduate Programs and Neff COBI Dean).
- Applicants who can demonstrate significant, relevant, and progressive work experience (deemed acceptable by Neff COBI Office of Graduate Programs and Neff COBI Dean).
- For students applying to the J.D./M.B.A. dual degree program, applicants who have successfully completed the LSAT within the last three years; for students applying to the PharmD/M.B.A. dual degree program, applicants who have successfully completed the PCAT; for students applying to the M.D./M.B.A., applicants who have successfully completed the MCAT; for students applying to the M.P.H./M.B.A., applicants who have successfully completed the GRE. For students whose program waived or no longer requires testing, GMAT will be waived.
- Applicants who have obtained a graduate level degree or higher.
- Inquirers must have completed the online application for enrollment in the term in which they are requesting the GMAT waiver.
- Applicants must provided an updated resume for consideration of a GMAT waiver.
- The GMAT waiver will be valid for the term of admission per the online application.
- If the student does not enroll in the original term of admission, they may request that the Neff COBI Office of Graduate Programs re-evaluate their GMAT waiver request for the new term of admission.
- The minimum requirements for a graduate assistantship can be found on the Graduate Assistantship website. While GMAT can be waived for graduate assistantship awards, strong academics, progressive leadership experience either collegiately or in the community, and scoring well on the GMAT is the best way of increasing likelihood of being selected for a graduate assistantship award.
- The above waiver criteria applies to the MBA program. Each graduate program will determine GMAT waiver eligibility.
- Who is eligible for consideration for a GMAT waiver?
- GMAT Waivers
- At least one letter of recommendation from an individual who knows the applicant in a professional capacity.
- All pipeline student applications will require two letters of recommendation.
- The statement of purpose is required on the application for admission.
- Applicants with below a 2.7 undergraduate cumulative GPA must submit a GMAT unless they meet one of the following criteria for a waiver:
- 3-5 years of relevant, significant, and progressive work experience as determined by the Associate Dean of the Neff College of Business and Innovation.
- Already has completed a graduate degree from a USA institution.
- Similar passing test is substituted, such as GRE, MCAT, PCAT, or LSAT.
- A Neff College of Business and Innovation Office of Graduate Programs admission committee determine eligibility for admission based on an admission interview on a case by case bases.
In the case of students whose native language is not English, a score of 80 or above on the TOEFL IBT, PTE equal to 58 or above, Duolingo equal to 105 or above, or a 6.5 or above on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is mandatory.
Applications for admission are considered on a rolling basis. However, students are encouraged to submit their applications by the following dates:
|Fall Semesters||July 15th|
|Spring Semesters||November 15th|
|Summer Semesters||April 15th|
|Fall Semesters||May 1st|
|Spring Semesters||October 1st|
|Summer Semesters||March 1st|
Final admissions decisions will be withheld until the application for admission is complete. No materials submitted to the University will be returned to the applicant.
Operations and supply chain Management
The Operations and Supply Chain Management major provides the student with the decision-making and problem-solving skills required for managing people and resources more effectively, whether in manufacturing firms, service industries, nonprofit organizations or government operations. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to manage people, resources, and research operations from product design, process evaluation, TQM, facility layout, and planning and schedule perspective.
|Must complete the MBA core course requirements in addition to the following:|
|OSCM 6680||Quality Management and Six Sigma||3|
|OSCM 6690||Supply Chain Resources Management||3|
|And one of the following:||3|
|OSCM 6250||Essentials of Business Analytics||3|
|OSCM 6270||Simulation and Waiting Lines||3|
|OSCM 6350||Prescriptive Analytics||3|
|OSCM 6550||Business Analytics and Cases||3|
|OSCM 6780||ERP Systems Process Management||3|
|OSCM 6980||Special Topics in Operations and Supply Chain Management||3|