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Specialize your business career with a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management. The demand for employees with supply chain management expertise far exceeds the number of graduates. With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting a growth rate of 18 percent, careers in logistics are expanding significantly faster than other professional fields.

The M.S. in Supply Chain Management empowers you to become a leader in supply management, equipping you with the tools to thrive in the ever-changing global supply chain environment. The program encompasses the total systems approach required by companies, suppliers and partners to deliver manufactured products and services to the end customer. Information technology is used to coordinate all elements of the supply chain, from sourcing parts to coordination of retailers, to achieve a level of integration that results in a competitive advantage not available in traditional logistics systems.

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Delivery Format

In Person

Credit Hours


Time to Complete

1-2 years


Program Objectives

  • Understand fundamental supply chain management concepts.
  • Apply knowledge to evaluate and manage an effective supply chain.
  • Understand the foundational role of logistics as it relates to transportation and warehousing.
  • Describe how process and product design choices can impact the efficiency and effectiveness of operations processes.
  • Apply operations approaches such as lean production, constraint management and supply chain management to provide an organization with a competitive advantage.
  • Analyze and improve supply chain processes.
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Learning Experiences

  • International students graduating from this STEM-designated program are eligible to stay in the U.S. for three years of Optional Practical Training after degree completion.
  • The program is delivered in person at the Ashland campus, Cleveland Center and Columbus Center, making it easier to attend and study with people from your area.
  • As a member of a closely-knit cohort, you’ll cultivate a powerful professional network as you move into the next stage of your career.
  • You will study alongside peers with diverse work experiences, enriching class discussions with practical insights and real-world applications.
  • Your capstone project will give you the opportunity to address a real challenge and deliver tangible results to your employer.
  • When you complete the program, you will be prepared to pass the exam to earn the Association of Supply Chain Management certification in Foundations of Supply Chain Management.
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Candidates for the MS-SCM degree must complete all of the required courses listed below as there are no electives. Prerequisites are required for those students who do not have an appropriate undergraduate degree or background in the specific topic areas.

Course # Title Credit Hours
MBA 503 Operations Management 3
MBA 505 Financial Management 3
MBA 530 Foundations of Project Management 3
MBA 548 Analytic Modeling for Decision Marketing 3
MBA 570 Introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM) 3
MBA 571 Logistics and Procurement 3
MBA 572 Supply Chain Strategy 3
MBA 576 Six Sigma 3
MBA 514 Special Topics: Case Studies in SCM 3
MBA 601 Independent Research Project (Capstone) in SCM 3
TOTAL   30


Credit for Prior Learning

Have you already earned credentials in your field of study? Credit for prior learning allows students to earn credit for previously earned, industry-recognized credentials, providing students with up to 9 credits toward their graduate business degree.

Can You Give Me a Glimpse of My Future?

Companies need engineers who understand the fundamentals and are capable of adapting them to their specific operations. You’ll be equipped to enhance the productivity and safety of people, processes, and systems.

Contact Information

Robert Stoll
Robert Stoll, Ph.D.
Chair, Management, International Business, Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship Departments, Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
206 Dauch College of Business and Economics