University of Missouri-St. Louis Overview
The University of Missouri-St. Louis
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is one of four campuses that constitute the University of Missouri. Founded in 1839 upon the ideals of Thomas Jefferson, the University of Missouri is the ninth largest university in the United States. The St. Louis campus was added in 1963 and UMSL has become the largest university serving St. Louis, and the third largest university in the state. UMSL offers 46 undergraduate programs, 26 master's programs, seven pre-professional programs, eleven doctoral programs, and one professional degree program. As a major metropolitan university in a center of commerce and transportation, UMSL works in partnership with key businesses and institutions to help the St. Louis region progress and prosper.
The College of Business Administration
The University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Business Administration is the largest college of business in the St. Louis metropolitan area. It offers five graduate business degrees: the Ph.D. in Business Administration, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in a traditional evening format, the Professional MBA On-Line in an internet-based format, the Master of Science in Management Information Systems, and the Master of Accounting.
In addition to the degree programs described above, the College offers 18-hour (6 course) graduate certificate programs designed to provide specialized study. Current graduate certificates include Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Electronic Commerce, Human Resource Management, Information Resource Management, Information Systems Development, Marketing Management, Taxation, and Telecommunications Management.
The MBA Program
The MBA program at UMSL is designed to educate a well-rounded business professional, and it has been fully accredited by the AACSB since 1973. It is flexible enough to accommodate the student who seeks a general, broad-ranging knowledge of business, as well as one who seek to obtain an emphasis in a specific discipline. Themes which run throughout the program include: analyzing ethical issues, managing worker diversity, evaluating global and international market opportunities, and addressing technological issues.
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The MIS Program
The MIS curriculum prepares students for technical, managerial and academic careers incorporating leading edge technologies in public and private organizations. This builds on the core of the business program to prepare students for the social and technical design, development, and implementation of state-of-the-art, computer-based, internet-based and telecommunications systems. The program is enriched by advice from an advisory board and an active mentoring program.
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The PhD Program
Logistics & Supply Chain Management (LSCM) are key areas of growing importance for 21st century economies locally, nationally and internationally. The Ph.D. in Business Administration with a Logistics & Supply Chain Management emphasis features major themes of analytical modeling and international business. It provides a solid understanding of broad business issues, the latest developments in supply chain management, and current technology - all complemented with expertise in international and analytical aspects of LSCM.
The full-time program accommodates traditional students with baccalaureate or graduate degrees in a relevant area (e.g., business, management science, transportation, operations research), as well as more experienced individuals seeking a career change through in-depth study leading to a doctoral degree. A part-time program is also available for highly qualified students, such as mid-career managers with an MBA. The primary markets for graduates are academic institutions and research organizations, both nationally and internationally, and recent studies project a strong demand for new faculty in LSCM. Graduates will also find opportunities in the growing private sector demand for advanced LSCM expertise.
The core philosophy of the instructional component of the LSCM Ph.D. program is to provide a solid grounding in business, with special coverage of international business logistics topics and analytical modeling. The primary focus of the research component of the program is applied research in logistics and supply chain management. This will contribute to the knowledge base in an operating environment that is increasingly complex, international, data-rich and technologically-driven.
The LSCM Ph.D. program relies on the College of Business Administration ’s nucleus of high quality faculty in the LSCM area. The program also leverages links with the College’s affiliated research centers (the Center for Transportation Studies and the Center for Business and Industrial Studies), the International Business Institute, and the Ph.D. program in Information Systems.
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Current faculty members and PhD students