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Supply Chain Management

Master of Science

Hybrid

Course Delivery

31

Total Credits

$57,600

Tuition

2 Years

Minimum Duration


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.

A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world.

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • 21st Overall Best Online Graduate Business Programs — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Elizabeth Fisher Headshot

Elizabeth Fisher

Program Director, Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

Lizzie Fisher is a lifelong Spartan, having received both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from MSU. Before joining the Department of Supply Chain Management in 2016, she worked in the financial industry as well as in supply chain in the automotive industry. Lizzie brings valuable insight into the M.S. in Supply Chain Management program as she is an alumna from the 2013–2014 cohort.

Course Information

 

Core

SCM 870 - Introduction to Supply Chain Management (3 Credits)
SCM 879 - Supply Chain Management — Strategy and Applications (3 Credits)

 

Elective

COM 874 - Communication in Supply Chain Management (2 Credits)
SCM 848 - Analysis of Supply Markets and Suppliers (2 Credits)
SCM 871 - Applied Data Analysis (3 Credits)
SCM 872 - Distribution Fulfillment (2 Credits)
SCM 874 - Total Quality Management and Lean Enterprise (3 Credits)
SCM 875 - Manufacturing 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 Paper (3 Credits)
SCM 883 - Technology and Product Innovation Management (2 Credits)
SCM 886 - Strategic Sourcing (2 Credits)
SCM 888 - Product Protection and Safety for Supply Chain Managers (2 Credits)
SCM 890 - Independent Study (1-3 Credits)
SCM 887 - Packaging Design/Engineering Optimization in Supply Chain (2 Credits)

 

Admissions 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.

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

August 6th

Spring

Application Deadline

December 18th

 

 

Tuition & Fees

  

 In-State Tuition  Out-of-State Tuition  Flat Fees
 $57,600 Total $57,600 Total  $1,800 Room & Board: Onsite weekend intensives 

 

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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.

A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world.

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • 21st Overall Best Online Graduate Business Programs — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Elizabeth Fisher Headshot

Elizabeth Fisher

Program Director, Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

Lizzie Fisher is a lifelong Spartan, having received both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from MSU. Before joining the Department of Supply Chain Management in 2016, she worked in the financial industry as well as in supply chain in the automotive industry. Lizzie brings valuable insight into the M.S. in Supply Chain Management program as she is an alumna from the 2013–2014 cohort.

Course Information

 

Core

SCM 870 - Introduction to Supply Chain Management (3 Credits)
SCM 879 - Supply Chain Management — Strategy and Applications (3 Credits)

 

Elective

COM 874 - Communication in Supply Chain Management (2 Credits)
SCM 848 - Analysis of Supply Markets and Suppliers (2 Credits)
SCM 871 - Applied Data Analysis (3 Credits)
SCM 872 - Distribution Fulfillment (2 Credits)
SCM 874 - Total Quality Management and Lean Enterprise (3 Credits)
SCM 875 - Manufacturing 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 Paper (3 Credits)
SCM 883 - Technology and Product Innovation Management (2 Credits)
SCM 886 - Strategic Sourcing (2 Credits)
SCM 888 - Product Protection and Safety for Supply Chain Managers (2 Credits)
SCM 890 - Independent Study (1-3 Credits)
SCM 887 - Packaging Design/Engineering Optimization in Supply Chain (2 Credits)

 

Admissions 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.

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

August 6th

Spring

Application Deadline

December 18th

 

 

Tuition & Fees

  

 In-State Tuition  Out-of-State Tuition  Flat Fees
 $57,600 Total $57,600 Total  $1,800 Room & Board: Onsite weekend intensives 

 

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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You can be ensured a return on your investment at Michigan State University.

As one of the top research universities in the world, Michigan State University has advanced the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years.

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MSU has been offering online degree programs for over 20 years. Our maturity is evident in the high quality of the learning experience enjoyed by our online students.

MSU provides programs and initiatives that support and enhance diversity. We will expand our campus and external partnerships to put in place inclusive recruitment and retention practices. We nurture and promote individuals’ varied experiences and perspectives, ensuring structures and processes make possible full participation by all members of our community.

MSU actively collaborates with campus and external partners to innovate across all dimensions of graduate education. We create and support networks that increase collaboration and improve educational opportunities for our online students.

MSU’s nationally recognized online programs foster student growth and well-being throughout their academic career. We will expand inclusive mentoring practices and accelerate improvement across units to implement evidence-based practices to ensure our students complete successfully.

Continuing education can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. We hope you consider becoming a Spartan, to learn online and reach your career goals. With highly ranked online programs and exceptional professors, we educate students who advance the common good with uncommon will.