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Program Overview

When it comes to creating transformational leadership in supply chain management, Michigan State University sets the standard with the top-ranked graduate program for experienced supply chain professionals to gain a deeper understanding and application of supply chain strategies and technologies.

MSU's Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program, a hybrid format of online courses with strategically placed face-to-face sessions, is designed with working professionals like you in mind. Interactive online case studies, breakout sessions and simulation assignments on-site allow you to work alongside your fellow students, providing an invaluable hands-on, face-to-face applied learning experience unlike any other.

You will have the opportunity to learn from MSU's award-winning faculty, industry-renowned thought leaders who provide a firm foundation of both academic and applied education. Through extensive academic knowledge and innovative supply chain concepts and research, the program faculty and curriculum prepare you to maximize performance within your organization and lead the supply chain of the future.

Program Highlights

#1 in U.S. News & World Report's Best Business Schools (Supply Chain/Logistics specialty rankings) for four consecutive years: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Program Outcomes

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management is designed to help you develop a big-picture understanding of supply chain management through applicable strategies and practices that can immediately impact your daily performance:

  • Ways to drive innovation and vision for your organization
  • How to develop and implement integrated supply chain strategies
  • The relationship of supply chain management to information technology and innovation processes
  • The role of supply chain management in enterprise strategy
  • Ways to improve supply chain management operating practices
  • How to use supply chain management analytical methods
  • Technology applications for supply chain management
  • Methods for controlling the flow of information, materials and services

Career Outlook

Through a leading supply chain curriculum developed and taught by the academic thought leaders in the field, the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management equips you to maximize performance within your organization and lead the supply chain of the future. Earning your Master's in Supply Chain Management can enhance your career potential and empower you to pursue your professional goals.



  • SCM 870 Introduction to Supply Chain Management 3 Credits
  • SCM 879 Supply Chain Management — Strategy and Applications 3 Credits


  • COM 874Communication in Supply Chain Management2 Credits
  • SCM 848 Analysis of Supply Markets and Suppliers 2 Credits
  • SCM 871 Applied Data Analysis 3 Credits
  • SCM 872Distribution Fulfillment 2 Credits
  • SCM 874Total Quality Management and Lean Enterprise3 Credits
  • SCM 875Manufacturing Planning and Control 2 Credits
  • SCM 876 Logistics Operations, Methods and Systems 2 Credits
  • SCM 881 Global Supply Chain Management 2 Credits
  • SCM 882 Supply Chain Management Project Management Research Paper3 Credits
  • SCM 883Technology and Product Innovation Management 2 Credits
  • SCM 886Strategic Sourcing 2 Credits
  • SCM 888Product Protection and Safety for Supply Chain Managers2 Credits
  • SCM 890Independent Study1-3 Credit


  • SCM 887 Packaging Design/Engineering Optimization in Supply Chain 2 Credits

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Official four-year bachelor’s degree-bearing transcript denoting at least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA from a regionally or nationally accredited institution(s)
  2. 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  3. Previous work experience

    Current résumé detailing a minimum of two years of professional supply chain work experience, related accomplishments, academic credentials and pertinent biographical information

  4. Taken the GRE or GMAT
  5. Taken the TOEFL

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  6. A written personal statement

    Two essays, approximately 750 words each. One should describe your relevant professional/academic background and how these experiences have prepared you for the M.S. in Supply Chain Management program. The other should describe your professional/career goals and how the M.S. in Supply Chain Management program will help you achieve them.

  7. 3 letters of recommendation

    Three individual recommendations from supervisors, coworkers etc. regarding supply chain management work experience, with at least one recommendation from a direct supervisor

  8. Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete an online application.
  2. Pay a one-time, nonrefundable $100 application and transcript fee.
  3. Be prepared to provide GMAT or GRE scores. Qualified applicants with three or more years of supply chain work experience and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 may not be required to submit either a GMAT or GRE score for admission consideration. Applicants may compensate for deficiencies in their background by providing a strong score on the GMAT or GRE. Submitted GMAT or GRE scores must not be more than five years old. In addition, be prepared for a review of undergraduate transcripts for quantitative content and the grades achieved in those quantitative courses.
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Key Dates

Spring 2021

Application Deadline

December 18, 2020

Fall 2021

Application Deadline

August 6, 2021

Tuition & Fees

In State Tuition

  • $57,600
  • Total

Out of State Tuition

  • $57,600
  • Total

Flat Fees

  • Room & Board: On-Site Weekend Intensives
  • $1,800


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