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The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Tri-Continent degree program approaches supply chain management from an integrative perspective that includes economics, operations, logistics, risk management, leadership and IT. This truly global program takes place on three continents. Students will spend the first semester in Hamburg (Germany), the second semester in Shanghai (China), and the third semester in Knoxville (Tennessee, U.S.). The final semester is dedicated to a capstone project similar to a master’s thesis.


Semester 1
Kuehne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany

  • Supply Chain Strategy, Logistics, and Current Issues 
  • Demand Planning and Inventory Management 
  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior 
  • International Economics 
  • Conducting Business in Europe 

Semester 2
Tongji University’s School of Economics and Management, Shanghai, China

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management in China 
  • Statistics and Operations Research 
  • Management of Information Systems 
  • Operations Management 
  • Conducting Business in China 

Semester 3
University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business, Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

  • Strategic Supply and Cost Management 
  • Innovation and Risk Management 
  • Distribution, Logistic, and Network Management 
  • Conducting Business in the United States 

Semester 4
University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business, Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

During this semester, students apply what they have learned to a business setting. They work with other students on a capstone project at their degree-granting institution, demonstrating their ability to translate concepts into business results.