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A Few Big Assignments
Always Do the Reading
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course introduces the professional practice of supply management and its application to business. Students examine procurement, total cost of ownership, sustainability, and strategic partnerships in a global economy with different market structures. Students also evaluate negotiating and contracting to achieve organizational strategic objectives. Finally, students explore supply management careers.
Learning takes place through targeted reading assignments using the ISM Professional Series text. Students participate in one graded discussion question each week. A graded exercise is provided in Weeks One through Four further illustrating important concepts. Ten question quizzes are found in Weeks One through Four. An extensive research paper is required in Week Five.
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Each week students will participate in online discussions with classmates, which are related to the week’s readings. These discussions replace the interactive dialogue that occurs in the traditional classroom setting. Each week, students’ initial discussion posts are due by 11:59 p.m. (in the time zone in which each student resides) on Day 3 (Thursday). Students will have until 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 (the following Monday) to make the required minimum number of response posts to classmates.