Business: Management, Supply Chain Management, M.S.

Master of Science in Management: Supply Chain Management

About the Degree

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (SCM) is offered for students who want to pursue advanced study in Supply Chain operations. The program requires 30 credit hours of coursework, which includes six credits of foundational core courses, 21 credits of required coursework, and three credits of electives. Foundational core courses may be waived if the student has completed prior study in that area. Those students will be required to complete 21 credits of required coursework and nine credits of electives.

The University of Akron is pleased to announce that the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management has been approved as a federal STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recognizes graduates of this program residing on student visas as eligible for an optional practical training (OPT) extension. While regular students are able to remain in the country and receive training through work experience for up to 12 months, students who graduate from a designated STEM degree program, such as our MSM in Supply Chain Management program, can remain for an additional 17 months on an OPT STEM extension.

Students in this field learn to become business generalists that understand all of the elements of the supply chain (logistics, purchasing, etc.) and operations management. The curriculum in this program includes courses that prepare a graduate to:

  • Manage the flow of goods, information, and funds within and across business organizations
  • Manage costs and create efficiencies
  • Use data analysis techniques to drive critical organization decisions
  • Develop and implement supply chain strategic plans

Salary and Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects jobs related to logistics to grow much faster than average.

Why Akron?

The only Master of Science in Management: Supply Chain Management in the area, the MSM-SCM Program serves the needs of both traditional full-time students and the working professional by offering convenient evening classes in a curriculum that addresses all the main areas of a supply chain taught by qualified and experienced faculty in the College of Business Administration.

Contact Information

For more information please contact:

Graduate Programs in Business

College of Business Administration

259 South Broadway

The University of Akron

Akron, Ohio 44325-4805

(Phone)  330.972.7043