Maryland's only Master in supply chain management (MSc.) is designed to develop professionals who can manage, analyze and control activities across the entire supply chain from upstream procurement and logistics to downstream distribution channels.
In addition to earning a post-baccalaureate certificate in SCM upon completing the first five courses, graduates can proceed to professional certification and pursue careers including:
- purchasing specialists;
- contracts administrators;
- procurement officers;
- supply chain management professionals;
- procurement managers;
- business analysts;
- supply chain analysts;
- demand managers, and more.
Students can take this program completely in the evenings without affecting their current jobs and careers and still complete the degree in two years.
Please note that international students must be enrolled full time (9 credits) each fall and spring semester to fulfill U.S. immigration requirements. If students opt to complete the MS in SCM as well as the Post-baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Project Program and Portfolio Management (PPPM) they would be able to maintain full-time status while receiving an MS in SCM degree and a PBC certificate in PPPM. A tentative schedule of course offerings for international students is suggested at http://grad.towson.edu/program/master/scmg-ms/schedule_fulltime.asp.
Admission to the supply chain management programs (the post-baccalaureate certificate and the M.S.) will be competitive. Please note that new students are only admitted to the program in the Fall semester. Eligibility requirements are:
- A bachelor's degree in a relevant field and/or three years postbachelor's experience working in supply chain related areas is recommended.
- A cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a scale of 4.00) or equivalent on the most recent 60 units of graduate or undergraduate work. Conditional admission may be granted with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE®) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT®). At least one score must be submitted.
- Applicants must submit a resume and a 1–2 page statement describing their past relevant experience, career goals, and how they expect this program to support their career goals.
- Two reference letters are required, attesting to the applicant's ability to withstand the rigors of a graduate education (Email addresses of recommenders must be entered on application).
- Minimum IELTS of 6.5, TOEFL score of 80 for internet-based tests or 550 for paper-based tests (where applicable). Additional Information for International applicants can be found at http://www.towson.edu/main/admissions/graduate/apply/international-students.asp.
- Students without a background in statistics or those having a BS degree more than 5 years old must take a course in statistics - EBTM 501 - Applied Business Statistics or pass a statistics qualifier exam, which is administered by the department, prior to taking classes in the program.
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