Supply Chain MSM Concentration
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 to 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 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 international 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 Information Systems program, may be eligible for an additional 24 months on an OPT STEM extension.
Information on the standard OPT and STEM OPT extension can be found on the Office of International Programs (OIP) website for OIP-STEM.
The University of Akron is proud to announce that the Master of Science in Management (MSM) in Supply Chain Management has been approved as a federal STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program.
|Foundation Courses – 6 Credits|
|MSM SCM Required Concentration Core Courses – 21 Credits|
|6500:601||Business Analytics and Information Strategy||3|
|6500:670||Management of Supply Chains and Operations||3|
|6500:677||Supply Chain Sourcing||3|
|6500:680||Supply Chain Logistics Management||3|
|6500:682||Management of Service Operations||3|
|Electives —3 Credits|
|6500:640||Data and IS Governance||3|
|6500:652||Managing People in Organizations||3|
|6500:663||Advanced Data Analytics Topics||3|
|6500:697||Independent Study: Management||1-3|
|Total Credit Hours||30*|
- GMAT (score of 500 or better preferred) or GRE, LSAT, PCAT, or MCAT
- May accept GRE if applicant has two years of work experience
- Two letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
- 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. Proof of English 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.