Apr 01, 2023
Supply Chain Management is becoming increasingly important as a business process to manage today’s complex supplier channels on a global scale. It encompasses the entire lifecycle of products and services as they move along the supply chain from raw material sourcing to procurement, manufacturing, and delivery to the customer. Seeking collaboration among the supply chain partners, the focus is on creating value at each link in the chain through better quality, increased productivity, reduced costs, and improved processes, leading to increased efficiencies across the organization. The courses in this program are offered in the online format.
For detailed information on university admission policies, please refer to Admission Policies information. In addition, the Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies requires the following:
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited, degree-granting college or university. Official transcripts must be received directly from the institution.
- A completed application form
- A current resume
- A minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- A self-statement of 300-500 words that the business admissions council, program director and/or chair will read and review prior to admittance.
A maximum of six credit hours of graduate work may be transferred into the program at the discretion of the academic administration of the college. Such graduate transfer credit must:
- Be approximately equivalent to a specific course in the curriculum.
- Have a letter grade of A or B.
- Have been earned at an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher education.
- Have been completed within the six years prior to entry.
Requirements and Policies
- Students must complete all courses in the graduate program’s curriculum.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required for the program. A student receiving a grade less than B- in two or more courses or an F in one course in the curriculum may be dismissed from the program, notwithstanding a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
- The maximum time for completion of the program is six years from the date of the beginning of the first course in the program.
Students must be proficient in Word and Excel, or an equivalent program.
Project Management Concentration
Students pursuing the M.S. in Supply Chain Management are required to complete the Project Management Concentration as part of the degree.
Accelerated Master’s Approved Courses
Three courses (9 credit hours) from the following list can be counted for both undergraduate and graduate as part of the accelerated master’s program.
Departmental Learning Outcomes:
- Graduates will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both orally (o) and in writing (w).
- Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the legal and ethical environment impacting business organizations and exhibit an understanding and appreciation of the ethical implications of decisions.
- Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation for the importance of the impact of globalization and diversity in modern organizations.
- Graduates will demonstrate an ability to engage in critical thinking by analyzing situations and constructing and selecting viable solutions to solve problems.
- Graduates will demonstrate and ability to work effectively with others.
- Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of current information, theories and models, and techniques and practices in all of the major business disciplines including general areas of Accounting, Management, Marketing, Sports Management, and Quantitative Analysis.
Program Learning Outcomes:
- Apply supply chain management concepts and best practices to design and/or improve supply chain processes.
- Align procurement, lean, material management, logistics and operations management decisions to enhance overall supply chain performance.