Program Overview

Michigan State University offers a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management for those who would like to study management dealing with network, and business channels that provide products to customers in a supply chain. Other careers in this field include supplier business development, consulting, management, and supply chain management software support. Students will complete this program in a series of two-week sessions through in residence, e-learning modules, and applying learned material to case studies. This program requires students to maintain full-time employment throughout the duration of the program.

36 credits are required to complete this program. The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management degree is a Plan B program, which means students will not be writing a thesis. Required courses within this program are Introduction to Supply Chain Management I and Supply Chain Management – Strategy and Applications. After completing these courses, students will choose 30 more credits of approved electives. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA for each program residency module, as well as a cumulative 3.0 GPA in the program. Failure to meet these requirements could result in probation, and possible dismissal from the program.

In order to apply to this program, students should already have an undergraduate degree as well as a minimum of three years of related experience. During their undergraduate work, students must also have achieved a GPA of at least 3.0. In addition to these requirements, the program must also receive a written commitment from the student’s employer that grants release time for each module. Work experience, previous academic work, job responsibilities, references, extra-curricular activities, and demonstrated potential are all taken into account during admission. Students are expected to have a base knowledge of accounting, statistics, finance, marketing, human resource management, and working with programs such as word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, and data-based management systems.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools


    Students must have have an undergraduate degree , a minimum of three years related experience, and a grade-point average of at least 3.0 in the last two years of undergraduate work.

    School Overview

    Founded in 1855 as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, Michigan State University is the first land-grant university in the country and was originally an agricultural college. In 1861, the university changed its name to the State Agricultural College. Throughout the 20th century, the university experienced a time of great expansion. The then agricultural college began to build programs in education, business, medicine and many other areas of study becoming more than just an agricultural institution. In 1964, the university changed its name to its current designation of Michigan State University. 

    Michigan State University offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level as well as post-secondary certificates from 17 colleges and schools. Select academic programs are offered partially or totally online while others may be completed at off-campus locations across the state of Michigan.


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