Academic Catalog

MS Management Supply Chain Management (SCM) Concentration

The Supply Chain Management Option is offered for students wanting to pursue an advanced program of study in Supply Chain Management. The Master of Science in SCM requires students to take focused courses in Supply Chain Management and related areas. The program of study is also shorter compared to the broader-based MBA program and can ideally be completed in two regular semesters of study. The program requires completion of 30 credit hours of coursework, which includes six credits of foundation core, 21 credits of required coursework, and three credits of electives. Foundation core courses may be waived if the student has completed prior study in that area, and those students will be required to complete 21 credits of required coursework and nine credits of elective courses.

Foundation Core Courses - 6 credits

  • 6200:601 Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • 6600:620 Strategic Marketing (3 credits)

SCM Required Concentration Courses - 21 credits

  • 6500:601 Business Analytics and Information Strategy (3 credits)
  • 6500:644 Business Intelligence (3 credits)
  • 6500:670 Management of Supply Chains and Operations (3 credits)
  • 6500:677 Supply Chain Sourcing (3 credits)
  • 6500:680 Supply Chain Logistics Management (3 credits)
  • 6500:682 Management of Service Operations (3 credits)
  • 6500:695 Organizational Strategy (3 credits)

Electives - 3 credits (select one course)

  • 6400:602 Managerial Finance (3 credits)
  • 6500:640 Data and IS Governance (3 credits)
  • 6500:651 Organizational Transformation (3 credits)
  • 6500:652 Managing People in Organizations (3 credits)
  • 6500:655 Compensation and Performance Management (3 credits)
  • 6500:663 Advanced Data Analytics Topics (3 credits)
  • 6500:678 Project Management (3 credits)
  • 6500:682 Management of Service Operations (3 credits)
  • 6500:697 Independent Study: Management (1-3 credits)

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate School application and fee
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • GMAT (score of 500 or better preferred), GRE, LSAT, PCAT, or MCAT scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume

Application Deadline

  • July 15 for Fall enrollment
  • November 15 for Spring enrollment
  • April 15 for Summer enrollment

International Student Applications

It is recommended that international students apply one month prior to these dates to allow time for admission and I-20 visa processing. I-20 forms are processed by UA Immigration Services in the International Center, Buchtel Hall, Suite 202. Proof of English Language Proficiency is required by producing an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score.

Students currently admitted to this program may have different course requirements than those listed here. Refer to your official Program Checklist and DPR in My Akron for your program requirements.

Degree Offered: MSM Master of Science in Management

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