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.
#1 in U.S. News & World Report's Best Business Schools (Supply Chain/Logistics specialty rankings) for four consecutive years: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
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
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.
Admissions and Requirements
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
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)
3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
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
Taken the GRE or GMAT
Taken the TOEFL
(Only required if English is not your native language)
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.
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
Official transcripts from all previous schools
To apply to this program:
Complete an online application.
Pay a one-time, nonrefundable $100 application and transcript fee.
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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