Four students enrolled in the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Online (MS SCM) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business were recently featured in the Winter 2020 edition of Haslam Magazine, where they discussed the standout features that drew them to the program.
Peter Karakashian, an operations advisor at Whirlpool
For Peter Karakashian, an operations advisor at Whirlpool, joining Haslam’s MS in Supply Chain Management Online was driven by the convenience offered by the top-ranked program that “simplifies everything for a working professional like me.”
Karakashian notes, “I can sign up for courses, read textbooks, and participate in video meetings from anywhere in the world.”
Nihar Patel, an account development executive at Pilot Flying J, was drawn to the program’s flexibility and pace that allows him to “keep a healthy balance between work, life, and school.”
Tiffany Mobley, a supervisor in supply chain planning at CumminsTiffany Mobley, a supervisor in supply chain planning at Cummins, joined the program because of the insights and strategic thinking skills provided by its curriculum that are, in Mobley’s words “extremely relevant to my daily experiences at work.”
Susana Blowfield, a sourcing team leader at Cummins, has been most impressed by the way the MS SCM Online program connects people from different industries and countries. “When we talk about trade, we have someone in China who can offer a different perspective.”
The article further highlighted the program’s dedication to peer-to-peer learning and the efforts made by the admissions team to admit students who can learn from each other’s professional experience.
Also spotlighted was ‘Sole’d Out,’ a fun case study created for the online students by Haslam’s faculty, centered around a series of short videos shot in the style of the classic sitcom The Office. “It’s an integrative case study about how a fictional shoe company struggles to improve their supply chain,” says Shay Scott, the executive director of the Global Supply Chain Institute at Haslam. He goes on to say that the case study is an engaging and effective way to help students “internalize the robust curriculum by creating memorable, often humorous, sketches to illustrate concepts.”