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The Haslam College of Business expects to launch its inaugural online master’s degree, the Master of Science in supply chain management, in mid-2019. Course development for the program will begin this summer in collaboration with online education provider Noodle Partners.

“We expect that this will be the first of many online programs as we continue to adapt to the changing needs of business students across the country,” said Bruce Behn, the college’s associate dean for graduate and executive education, Deloitte LLP Professor, and Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research Faculty Fellow. “We are excited to announce the online master’s in supply chain management and happy to be taking on this endeavor with the assistance of Noodle Partners.”

The online program builds on the existing Master of Science in global supply chain management, which provides the opportunity for students to study in the world’s three largest economies: China, Germany and the United States. The online program will provide graduates with the same high-quality global perspective along with a broad business network and the tailored skills they need to succeed in the field. It also will benefit from UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute, which was established in 2012 to connect businesses with the university’s research and educational programs through annual events, white papers, and an advisory board of professionals.

Founded by a team of education and technology veterans, Noodle Partners creates online and hybrid programs that attempt to improve up traditional classroom models. It works with universities throughout the process of building a certificate or degree program on marketing, student recruitment, enrollment, curriculum design, student engagement, support services, graduate placement, and alumni engagement.


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