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Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

In the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MS-SCMT) students explore the key issues associated with the design and management of industrial supply chains, including methods for improving supply chain operations by lowering costs, speeding delivery, improving quality and expanding variety.  The ultimate objective is to use SCM to mold traditional business operations into competitive tools for today's global economy.  Students acquire not only fundamental knowledge of business management but also analytical decision-making skills (especially for complex systems) along with real-life experiences gained through projects with area companies.

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management is designed for students with or without previous educational background in this area.  Courses are primarily offered in the late afternoon and evening of weekdays.  Several courses are currently offered and are planned to be offered through the World Wide Web.  Students can obtain a dual MBA and MS degree by taking a total of 71 credits (assuming all prerequisites are met).  This serves students who would like to get additional SCM skills at a reduced cost. 

Degree Requirements

At least 36 hours of management course work beyond prerequisite courses is required, including 12 hours of basic business core courses and 21 hours of graduate courses in Supply Chain Management and other areas.  The M.S. in Supply Chain Management is designed for students with or without previous educational background in this area. 


Calculus and competence in personal computing are required as graduate program prerequisites.  If a student has not taken equivalent courses already, he/she will need to complete MATH 5304 with a grade of "B" to meet the calculus requirement and BA 3351 for personal computing. For specific course prerequisite information, please see the applicable catalog at .

Basic Business Core Courses (15 hours)

All students enrolling in the MS-SCMT must complete the following Basic Business Core. 

OPRE 6301                   Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business

OPRE 6302                   Operations Management

AIM 6305                      Accounting for Managers

FIN 6301                       Financial Management

And one of the following courses:

MECO 6303                  Business Economics

MKT 6301                     Introduction to Marketing Management

OB 6301                       Organizational Behavior

OB 6321                       Principles of Leadership

Required Supply Chain Management Core Courses (9 credit hours)

OPRE 6366                   Supply Chain Management

OPRE 6370                   Logistics and Distribution

OPRE 6371                   Purchasing and Sourcing Management

Elective Supply Chain Management Courses- choose nine credit hours (three courses)

OPRE 6332                   Supply Chain Modeling

OPRE 6335                   Risk and Decision Analysis

OPRE 6340                   Flexible Manufacturing Strategies

OPRE 6361                   Production Planning and Control

OPRE 6362                   Project Management

OPRE 6363                   Inventory Control

OPRE 6364                   Quality Control (LEAN SIX SIGMA)

OPRE 6367                   Capstone Project in Supply Chain Management

OPRE 6369                   Supply Chain Software (SAP SCM)

OPRE 6377                   Demand and Revenue Management

OPRE 6385                   Scheduling

OB 6332                       Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

MIS 6326                      Database Management Systems

MKT 6333                     Channels and Retailing

Free Elective Course (3 credit hours)

Students may choose any three credit hour graduate level course in the School of Management to satisfy this portion of the degree plan.


Last Updated: February 28, 2011