Supply Chain Management

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management teaches students how to manage the organizations, people, technology, and resources that transform raw materials into deliverable products.

The program offers expert faculty and expansive opportunities for networking. The degree is open to all students, regardless of their undergraduate major.

Students may enroll on a full- or part-time basis. All courses in the program are offered on campus; a few are also occasionally available on-line. Course offerings are greatest during the fall and winter semesters, and the program usually can be completed within 12 months of full-time study.

Admission is rolling, and students may begin the program in September or January. May admission is also usually possible for part-time students.

University of Michigan-Dearborn students who have been admitted to the MS-Supply Chain Management may take up to 6 graduate credits during the final semester of their undergraduate program. Students must successfully complete their undergraduate degree before taking any additional graduate-level courses.

MS-Supply Chain Management Program Goals and Objectives

  • Goal 1:  Students will acquire knowledge in supply chain management concepts and tools.
    • Objective 1:  Students will demonstrate understanding of supply chain management concepts.
    • Objective 2:  Students will demonstrate understanding of supply chain management problem-solving tools.
  • Goal 2:  Students will develop skills to address relevant supply chain management issues and problems.
    • Objective 3:  Students will evaluate supply chain management problems using appropriate problem-solving approaches.
    • Objective 4:  Students will effectively communicate supply chain management issues.

MS-Supply Chain Management Admission Prerequisites

  • Mathematics admission prerequisite
  • GMAT/GRE admission prerequisite, unless applicant qualifies for the exemption

MS-Supply Chain Management Curriculum

Core Courses
DS 520Applied Statistical Modeling3
MIS 5253
OM 521Operations Management3
OM 571Supply Chain Management3
OM 661Supply Chain Logis Mgmt3
OM 664Strategic Sourcing3
OM 665IT in SCM3
Electives
Select three from the following:9
Management Science
System Simulation
MIS 575
MIS 644
Analy & Des of Supply Chains
New Prod Design & Development
Lean & Six Sigma
Graduate Research
Graduate Seminar
Total Credit Hours30

Courses may not be taken off campus except by prior permission of the Academic Standards Committee. Permission is granted only in the case of unusual, extenuating circumstances.

Previous coursework deemed substantially similar to DS 520, MIS 525, or OM 521 may qualify to exempt students from those courses. Exempt courses must be replaced with other approved courses in the degree program.

In addition, up to 6 transfer credits for previous equivalent graduate coursework can be applied to the degree if those credits have not been counted toward a degree.

Exemptions and transfer credit are granted at the discretion of the program faculty.

Dual Degree, MBA/MS, Supply Chain Management

The MBA/MS-Supply Chain Management dual degree combines a broad managerial education with specialized training in managing the organizations, people, technology, and resources that transform raw materials into deliverable products. The degree is open to all students, regardless of their undergraduate major. The program allows students to receive both the MBA and MS-Supply Chain Management simultaneously upon completion of the required 57-66 credit hours.

Students may enroll on a full- or part-time basis. All courses in the program are offered on campus; many are also available on-line. Course offerings are greatest during the fall and winter semesters. Admission is rolling, and students may begin the program in September or January. May admission is also usually possible for part-time students.

University of Michigan-Dearborn students who have been admitted to the MBA/MS-Supply Chain Management may take up to 6 graduate credits during the final semester of their undergraduate program. Students must successfully complete their undergraduate degree before taking any additional graduate-level courses.

MBA/MS-Supply Chain Management Admission Prerequisites

  • Mathematics admission prerequisite
  • GMAT/GRE admission prerequisite

MBA/MS-Supply Chain Management Curriculum

MBA Core Courses
ACC 505Devel & Interp Financial Info3
BPS 516Corporate Social Responsib3
BE 530Econ Analysis: Firm & Consumer3
DS 520Applied Statistical Modeling3
FIN 531Fin Fundament & Value Creation3
MIS 5253
MKT 515Marketing Management3
OB 510Organization Behavior3
OM 521Operations Management3
Applied Integrated Management (AIM)
International AIM course
Choose one course from:3
Global Econ: Crisis & Growth
International Financial Mgt
Global Marketing
Intrnatl Dimensions of Managmt
Supply Chain Management
AIM Capstone
BPS 535Strategic Plan and Dec Making3
General AIM courses
Choose two courses from:6
Corp Acts & Reacts & Firm Val
Mgrl Dec Making
Managing Strat Innov & Change
MBA Electives or Optional Concentration 1
Complete at least one of the available concentrations (9 credits; see Concentrations listed under Master of Business Administration degree program) or choose at least two elective courses (6 credits).6-9
MS-Supply Chain Management Core Courses
OM 571Supply Chain Management3
OM 661Supply Chain Logis Mgmt3
OM 664Strategic Sourcing3
OM 665IT in SCM3
MS-Supply Chain Management Electives
Choose three of the following courses:9
Management Science
System Simulation
MIS 575
MIS 644
Analy & Des of Supply Chains
New Prod Design & Development
Lean & Six Sigma
Graduate Research
Graduate Seminar
Total Credit Hours66
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Up to three graduate credits may be elected from units other than the College of Business, with prior approval of the Graduate Program Advisor.

Breadth Requirements

  • Complete AIM courses in at least 3 different disciplines.
  • Complete no more than 4 AIM, MBA Concentration, and Elective courses (12 credits) in any one discipline other than Finance.
  • Complete no more than 7 courses (21 credits) in Operations Management (OM) after completion of the MBA Core.
  • Complete graduate business courses in at least 7 different disciplines.

No single course may be counted toward more than one requirement or concentration in the dual degree program.

MBA Communication Requirement

Two, 4-hour workshops in Business Writing and Business Presentation skills are required for the MBA degree.

Courses may not be taken off campus except by prior permission of the Academic Standards Committee. Permission is granted only in the case of unusual, extenuating circumstances.

Students may waive ACC 505BE 530BPS 516FIN 531MKT 515, or OB 510 if they have equivalent courses in an AACSB business program completed within the previous 10 years and have earned at least a 3.2 post-60 GPA  (that is, the GPA in courses taken after the first 60 undergraduate credit hours). Students who do not meet these criteria may request to have their courses evaluated for waiver credit at the time of admission. Students must have earned a B or better in equivalent courses as a part of a degree program completed within the previous 10 years.

Previous coursework deemed substantially similar to DS 520MIS 525, or OM 521 may qualify to exempt students from those courses. Exempt courses must be replaced with other MS-Supply Chain Management Elective Courses.

Regardless of waiver and exemption credits granted, students must earn at least 57 credits in the dual-degree program, including at least 36 credits in the MBA portion of the program.

In addition, up to 6 transfer credits for previous equivalent graduate coursework can be applied to the degree if those credits have not been counted toward a degree.

Exemptions, waivers and transfer credit are granted at the discretion of the program faculty.