Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

The M.S. in Supply Chain Management (one year and 30 credits) adopts a systems approach to provide students the knowledge and skills needed for a career in supply chain management. The program prepares students to design and manage supply chains in manufacturing and service industries in order to:

  • Understand the perspectives and skills to design supply chains.
  • Develop strategies to optimize supply chain operations.
  • Identify opportunities to leverage information technology.
  • Create effective demand fulfillment capabilities in firms.


The curriculum adopts an interdisciplinary focus and integrates concepts from industrial marketing, operations management, and information systems. The curriculum includes three parts: a business core, a supply chain core, and specialized electives that include real-world project-based courses that allow students to develop expertise in specific areas of supply chain management.

Typical Master’s Course Sequence

Business Core Courses

  • Statistics for Managerial Decision Making.
  • Introduction to Accounting and Financial Management.
  • Competitive Advantage and Operations Strategy.
  • Information Systems for Management.

Supply Chain Core Courses

  • Required Core Courses:
    • Design of Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chains.
    • Networks, Innovation, and Value Creation.
    • Advanced Quantitative Methods for Business.
    • Supply Chain Capstone.
  • Specialized Electives (Select 2) :
    • Supply Chain Analytics.
    • Global Sourcing and Procurement.
    • Facility Design.
    • Supply Chain Risk Management.
    • Transportation Economics.
    • Transportation Network Analysis.
    • Theory of Production Scheduling.
Program taught in:
  • English

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1 year
51,000 USD
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