As supply chains continue to evolve, professionals in the industry are faced with the challenges and complexities of creating sustainable supply chains in their organizations. The need to gain expertise in the field continues to grow, but it can be difficult to manage with professional and personal obligations.
The Rutgers Business School Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program enables you with the tools and resources to meet the challenges of today’s supply chains head-on. Flexible and convenient online courses make it easy to complete your master’s degree on your own time. The curriculum is adapted to address current trends in the industry, which allows the immediate benefit of using what you know in your everyday role. By building on your existing knowledge in business and supply chain management, we help you to develop the necessary skills to advance in your career.
The part-time MS S.C.M. program conducted in Singapore is a 10 module, hybrid graduate supply chain program that combines the best in-person and online learning.
Earn a master’s in the supply chain in as short as one year and accelerate your career.
Ranked one of the “Best Online Graduate Programs” in the country by U.S. News & World Report
Take the first step towards Supply Chain Management Excellence!
MSC Program Facts
Master of Science (Supply Chain Management) degree awarded by Rutgers Business School
1 face-to-face core module and 9 online elective modules
30 credits (10 courses) – can be completed in one year with a maximum of 8 years
Three admissions cycles per year (Fall, Spring, Summer)
Advance your Career in One of the Fastest-Growing Areas of business
The hybrid (online and face-to-face) Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program is an innovative, solution-oriented 30-credit 10 module Master’s degree that can be instrumental in taking you to the next level in your career. Students will complete 10 out of 15 modules listed in the curriculum comprising 9 online modules and 1 face-to-face module which will be completed in Singapore.
The face-to-face module, Supply Chain Management, will be one of the modules from the Executive Master of Business Administration program that is being offered in Singapore.
Like the traditional face-to-face graduate programs, Rutgers Business School has been recognized for delivering the best online graduate programs in the country, ranked #21 in the nation in the 2018 US News & World Report survey for the “Best Online Graduate Business Programs.” In addition, our Master’s degree program was ranked #9 among Supply Chain Management/Logistics graduate programs by US News & World Report. We provide the same top-quality instruction in a more convenient online delivery structure.
The Rutgers Advantage
Highly ranked by major publications
#6 among the Best Online Graduate Business Programs within the Supply Chain Management/Logistics concentration by U.S. News & World Report, 2019.
Complete the MS S.C.M. in one year in the part-time mode. The face-to-face module is conducted over two weekends and two weekdays during the intervening week. The online modules can be accessed anywhere at any time through our online platform, Canvas. This program provides flexibility while maintaining the high-quality standards our online programs are known for.
Comprehensive Choice of Subjects
The MS S.C.M. program is made up of 10 modules that include a face-to-face module in Supply Chain Management Module. Choose 9 electives from a range of topics such as Business-to-Business Marketing, Operational Analysis, Supply Chain Management Strategies, Global Procurement, and Supply Management, Risk and Disruption Management.
Learning from a Distinguished Faculty
Classes are fully delivered by our faculty, respected for both the quality of their teaching and the excellence of their research, some of whom have completed qualifications from institutions like Harvard, Michigan, Arizona, Florida, Ohio, and Toledo.
Diverse Student Profile
Our students are our primary focus. We strive to foster an engaging and supportive learning community of professionals (97% of our students are working full-time), drawing on the unique experiences of each student. The success our students are having in their careers speaks for itself. Current students reported an almost 19% increase in base salary while enrolled in the program. Our alumni continue to receive raises and reported a 26% increase over the base salary they reported when they entered the program.
Accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB)
Rutgers Business School has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) since 1941. AACSB accredits 755 of the world’s best business schools across 51 countries and territories.
12 Months, Modular Format
3 Intakes Per Year
38 Contact Hours Per Module
Curriculum & Assessment
The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program is an innovative, solution-oriented 30-credit (10 modules) Master’s degree program that will be instrumental in taking you to the next level in your career.
Our curriculum is based on a holistic end-to-end view of supply chain management. We don’t impose a specific set or sequence of classes, but we recommend that students take classes covering all elements of the framework below.
Supply Chain Management Strategy and Planning
Supply Chain Management Strategies
Supply Chain Finance
Supply Chain Management*
Supply Chain Management Trends
∗ Core, face-to-face module, students are required to complete this module. Classes are conducted at our campus on 146 Robinson Road, #05-01, Singapore 068909.
Global Sourcing and Supply Management
Global Procurement and Supply Management
Risk and Disruption Management
Production and Operations Management
Lean Six Sigma
Logistics and Customer Service
Global Logistics Management
Supply Chain Solutions with ERP/SAP I
Supply Chain Law and Governance
Supply Chain Sustainability
There are typically several modes of assessment, but each class includes at least one proctored exam, group-work, homework, graded discussions, and in some classes live simulations.
Graduates of the MS S.C.M. program in Singapore earn a Master of Science degree conferred by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (USA). The Master of Science Certificate and Transcript are conferred by the University. Graduates from Singapore are invited to attend the annual convocation in New Jersey, USA each year.
At the end of the MS S.C.M. program, students will have the opportunity to attend the graduation ceremony organized by the University in New Jersey. The Singapore MS S.C.M. Graduands are invited to attend the ceremony with the graduands from Rutgers Business School.
The University celebrates this special occasion with you, your family and friends, to mark the achievement of a major milestone in your life and congratulates each one of you as we celebrate your achievements at your Commencement ceremony.
General Admissions Criteria
Our objective is to bring together the best possible class so that our students can have the best possible experience. We work closely with students both during the application process and throughout the program to ensure they fit well within this collaborative and rigorous academic environment. Each year the Rutgers MS S.C.M. program accepts an exclusive group of students from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. The criteria for selection include the applicant’s potential for success at senior management levels and the ability and motivation to participate in a rigorous course of study while being employed.
Applicants should meet the following admissions standards:
A bachelor’s degree or international equivalent (ideally in S.C.M. or other business major or engineering from an accredited college or university)
At least 3 years of work experience to demonstrate familiarity with supply chain concepts (ideally three+ years of supply chain related fieldwork experience)
Minimum age of 28 years old
Candidates with high-level responsibility and international experience
Maturity and motivation to succeed in the MS S.C.M.
Proficiency in oral and written English
GMAT/GRE is not required for admission into the program. Exceptionally, candidates with other academic/professional qualifications and have substantial work experience at the senior management level will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The program is open to Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, and Employment visa holders. Other long term visit pass holders are to seek approval from ICA prior to submitting the application for admissions.
Spring: January 5, Summer: May 11, Fall: August 10
Applications received after the application deadlines will be considered for late enrollment.
Formal Application and Fee
Carefully complete, date, and sign the full application form and return it with a non-refundable application fee of SG$107 (non-refundable & inclusive of 7% GST), payable by cheque or electronic funds transfer. Cheques should be made payable to “Rutgers Business School Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.” Do not send cash.
The application fee will be waived for all applicants who submit their complete application packet (including transcripts, letters of reference, and test scores) by the priority deadline.
Applicants must submit one transcript and certificate for each undergraduate and graduate institution they have attended.
International applicants should submit original or certified (notarized) copies of all post-secondary transcripts, mark sheets, examination results, diplomas, and degrees. If not issued in English, a translation must be provided by a professional translation agency. Please mail these documents to our address.
If you already have an advanced degree from the U.S., you will need to submit an official copy of the advanced degree, as well as official transcripts from your bachelor’s degree.
Applicants with international degrees are no longer required to have their educational credentials evaluated. However, RBS reserves the right to request an applicant to have their transcript evaluated by a NACES accredited credentialing agency. Situations, where this could happen, are if the applicant has a ** three-year degree or for applicants requesting a GMAT waiver. The RBS Office of Graduate Admissions will reach out to the applicant with this request. For a list of NACES agencies, go to: naces.org/members.htm
**Selected three-year Indian bachelor’s degrees may be considered equivalent to a U.S. bachelor degree without an evaluation as long as they have been earned in Division I/First Class and the awarding institution is currently accredited by India’s National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a letter grade of “A” or better. Using the above standards will allow you to know if you are eligible to apply to the graduate programs at Rutgers Business School.
Submit your current resume.
3 Letters of Recommendation
Applicants are responsible for securing three references. Your referee can complete the form and email to us directly from their work email to the Rutgers Business School Asia Pacific office in Singapore at firstname.lastname@example.org
You must write an essay on each of the three (3) topics below:
Describe your motivation in applying for the Online Master of Supply Chain Management program. How does it enhance your academic and professional development?
Describe your greatest professional or academic achievement and how you added value to your organization.
What particular challenges do students face in online learning environments? Explain your preparation strategy to become a successful online student by detailing at least three steps you are taking to manage these challenges.
Additional/Optional Essay – provide any additional information not addressed elsewhere in your application materials which will help the Admissions Committee learn more about your candidacy. Please address any employment gaps, academic concerns, strengths, or weaknesses.
English Language Tests
You must submit the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic test if English is not the official language in your country. Applicants from countries with more than one official language, including English, (Pakistan, India, Hong Kong, etc.) are not exempt from taking the exam. This requirement can be waived for applicants who have obtained an undergraduate or graduate degree in the U.S. or another English-only speaking country (England, Australia, etc.). This requirement can also be waived if you have three (3) or more years of full-time work experience in the United States.
TOEFL Code: B355
IELTS: Please contact IELTS and have your score sent to our office (address listed below).
PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language proficiency test designed to measure reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, as they are used in an academic setting. Rutgers Business School requires a minimum score of 68 on PTE Academic.
Form 12 Advisory Note (as required by the Private Education Act in Singapore)
NRIC or Employment pass and passport
Digital Passport size color photo
Financing Your MS S.C.M.
The tuition fee* for 2021 intakes is SG$37,000 and covers teaching fees, academic materials, access to Rutgers University E-library, and break snacks during the core module. The tuition fee is payable in 2 or 4 equal installments. For the 4 installments scheme, there is an additional administrative fee of $400.
* Please note that the program fees are subject to an annual review and prevailing 7% GST.
Industry-Wide Course Fee Protection Insurance
Rutgers Business School Asia Pacific has in place an Industry-wide Course Fee Protection Insurance Policy (IWC) to protect the paid fees of students residing in Singapore, renewable on an annual basis. The IWC serves to protect the student’s fees in the event that the PEI is unable to continue operations due to insolvency, and/or regulatory closure. In addition, the IWC protects the student if the PEI fails to pay penalties or return fees to the student arising from judgments made against it by the Singapore courts. We have appointed Lonpac Insurance Bhd as our IWC insurance provider. Under the IWC insurance scheme, students’ fees are insured by Lonpac Insurance Bhd. In case of events as stated above, students will be able to claim their paid fees from Lonpac Insurance Bhd.
A number of financial institutions in Singapore offer personal loans for education purposes to Singaporean or Singapore-PR. For more information, please contact the banks directly.
POSB Further Study Assist
Maybank Education Loan
RHB Education Loan
OCBC Edu Loan