In alliance with the Supply and Value Chain Center, Quinlan School of Business, of Loyola University Chicago.
This specialization is for you
If you are a professional in operations management and quality control, inventory, international logistics, and/or you manage a business in the areas of manufacturing, service provision, or importing and exporting.
If you are responsible for cost optimization and finances related to your company's operations.
If you work in supplier development, logistics, transportation, distribution, or customs management.
If you coordinate production and industrial engineering professionals.
Graduates of this specialization formulate, implement, and direct strategies applied to Supply Chain Management; they are characterized by a strong technical grounding that supports and justifies decision-making applied to supply chain optimization and improvement. They also develop an approach that can lead to the future integration of green logistics into their organizations' business model.
Reasons for studying at ITESO
You join a bilingual international program in alliance with the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago; you can do part of the program at Loyola and earn a diploma by participating in a short study trip to Chicago, which includes visits to companies with an outstanding capacity for supply-chain management.
You will belong to a program in which a green logistics approach is a fundamental principle in all coursework, with a commitment to equity in commercial relations and the so-called "triple bottom line": a sustainable balance of social, environmental, and financial objectives.
ITESO's graduate programs reflect the institution's particular approach to the advanced production of knowledge and learning. It is an ideal scenario for the articulation of different areas of expertise and perspectives that address the social and technological needs of our society and strengthen the different professions. It is an ongoing effort by students, professors, and numerous actors and institutions to maintain an academic conversation that questions the reductionism of certain technical-scientific perspectives.
ITESO graduate programs center their learning process around students as the main actors. With their personal autonomy and dignity as their starting point, students take on the double role of agents and beneficiaries of educational work, complemented by their interaction with peers and the program faculty.
ITESO's graduate programs are progressively consistent with social needs and institutional orientations, in an effort to address the specific challenges of local/global development with an aim to promoting social responsibility and cohesion, as well as a commitment to the most dispossessed sectors of society. The program and its graduates are expected to have an impact on our social, scientific, and academic contexts.
Our graduate programs achieve excellence in forming students by developing specific and cross-disciplinary competencies, supported by complex and critical thinking, reflexive practices, debate, the manifestation of knowledge, and life-long accumulated social and professional experience, as well as the construction of solidarity.
The fields of academic production- primarily our institutional programs in research and intervention- are built on organized practices within internal networks of basic academic units, departments, or centers. They also operate in external or inter-institutional networks that ITESO has built over the years, allowing students and professors to collaborate and optimize the resources of contextual and applied knowledge.
Our graduate programs produce innovative, creative, and critical knowledge. In this sense, innovation is conceived as the implementation of new alternatives for solving existing problems. The applications of such knowledge serve to recognize and solve socio-economic, scientific, technological, and cultural dynamics and demands and are disseminated through publications, prototype development, systems, patents, social applications, and interventions, among others.
You will work with both Mexican and international professors, all of whom bring to the classroom extensive experience in the professional field of supply chain management. You will also have the chance to network with professionals and executives in the field.
You will develop a practical intervention project to improve the effectiveness of the supply-chain processes in an actual company, or you can choose to work on a professional operations simulator using international software to practice supply chain management.
Upon obtaining your degree in the Specialization in Supply Chain Management, you will be eligible to revalidate your credits and apply them toward a Master's Degree at ITESO's Business School by studying for approximately one more year.
Fundamentals4 mandatory courses
Operation, Supply and Inventory Control Management
Finances and Costs in the Supply Chain
Sustainable Supply Chain Management (Green Logistics)
ElectivesChoose one course
Strategy and Business Models
Quality Engineering and Management
Research, Development & Innovationto obtain your degree: two mandatory RD&I seminars
RD&I I: Research, Development & Innovation I
RD&I II: Research, Development & Innovation II
A total of five 8-credit courses, plus two 4-credit Research, Development & Investigation seminars, for a total of 48 credits in one year of study.
The courses in the Plan of Studies are subject to ongoing review and there may be changes in terms of their order or content.
Recognition of Official Validity of Studies (RVOE, in its initials in Spanish) as set forth in Ministerial Agreement No. 15018 with the Ministry of Public Education (SEP), published in the Official Journal of the Federation on November 29, 1976. Classroom modality.