M.S. In Supply Chain Management

Elmhurst College

Program Description

M.S. In Supply Chain Management

Elmhurst College

A STEM-Designated program.

Connecting the World

When you understand a business from one end to the other, you make yourself indispensable—in a city that is one of the world’s greatest transportation and logistics hubs.

As a professional navigating a complex and global business environment, you need a degree that adds value. With Elmhurst’s MSCM you’ll offer organizations the much sought-after know-how in designing, planning and operating well-run supply chains.

You’ll be versed in roles each functional area of a business plays in the supply chain and the cross-functional collaborative strategies needed in operating supply chains. But it will be the depth of your Elmhurst-acquired analytical skills that will give you your true leadership muscles.

The Right People on Your Side

At Elmhurst, you’re learning from experts. Our faculty has experience in strategic sourcing and purchasing, logistics, operations management, IT, e-commerce and customer relations. They’re also dedicated to expanding your reach, with fieldwork, connections and hands-on experience.

A Network for the Rest of Your Professional Life

Your classmates in your cohort are business professionals who have been in the workplace for at least three years. You’ll gain a network of teachers, peers and more than 300 alumni who will support you throughout your career and connect you with employers nationally.

Program Format

  • On-campus
  • Cohort model
  • Part-time, one night per week
  • Fall start
  • Complete in less than two years

Curriculum & Course Sequence

The Master of Science in supply chain management is a rigorous, part-time program that can be completed over a 21-month period. The program is offered on-campus with classes meeting one evening per week. Students must successfully complete 22 courses and a final project for a total of 9 credits (36 semester hours).


Fall Term

  • SCM 510 Information Technology Tools
  • SCM 511 Business Strategies
  • SCM 512 Outsourcing Decisions: Selecting a Third-Party Logistics Firm
  • SCM 513 Forecasting in the Supply Chain

January Term

  • SCM 520 Quality Process Management
  • SCM 521 Inbound Logistics Strategies

Spring Term

  • SCM 530 Supplier Certification in the Supply Chain
  • SCM 531 Manufacture Decisions
  • SCM 532 Supply Chain Research and Analysis Techniques
  • SCM 533 Global Logistics Networks

Summer Term

  • SCM 540 Inventory Strategies
  • SCM 541 Warehouse Management Strategies
  • SCM 575 Final Project


Fall Term

  • SCM 550 Transportation Management Strategies
  • SCM 551 Marketing and Supply Chain Networks
  • SCM 552 Benchmarking Metrics for Supply Chain Management
  • SCM 553 Packaging Strategies

January Term

  • SCM 560 E-Commerce and the Supply Chain
  • SCM 561 Customer Relationships

Spring Term

  • SCM 570 Supply Chain Seminar
  • SCM 571 Supply Chain Information Systems
  • SCM 572 Reverse Logistics
  • SCM 573 Managing Human Resources Issues in a Global Marketplace
  • SCM 575 Final Project

Admission Requirements

Students may apply to this program for the Fall Term only. Applicants for this program must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Have at least three years of work experience in any area of business
  • Schedule an interview with the program director

Application Deadline

Fall Term: July 1

The MBA Option

Optimize your resume. Choose The MBA Option, a one-year program for MSCM graduates that leads to a master’s in business administration, with a specialization in supply chain.

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Last updated January 7, 2019
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 4, 2019
Aug. 26, 2019
22 - 22 months
Part time
Full time
870 USD
Per semster hour. 38 semester hours for completion of master's degree.
Dec. 1, 2019
USA - Elmhurst, Illinois
Start date : Feb. 4, 2019
Application deadline Dec. 1, 2019
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Start date : Aug. 26, 2019
Application deadline July 1, 2019
End date Request Info
Feb. 4, 2019
USA - Elmhurst, Illinois
Application deadline Dec. 1, 2019
End date Request Info
Aug. 26, 2019
USA - Elmhurst, Illinois
Application deadline July 1, 2019
End date Request Info

M.S. in Supply Chain Management