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Supply Chain MSM Concentration

Program Overview

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.

Additional Information

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
6200:601 Financial Accounting 3
6600:620 Strategic Marketing 3
MSM SCM Required Concentration Core Courses – 21 Credits
6500:601 Business Analytics and Information Strategy 3
6500:644 Business Intelligence 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
6500:695 Organizational Strategy 3
Electives —3 Credits
6400:602 Managerial Finance 3
6500:608 Entrepreneurship 3
6500:640 Data and IS Governance 3
6500:651 Organizational Transformation 3
6500:652 Managing People in Organizations 3
6500:663 Advanced Data Analytics Topics 3
6500:678 Project Management 3
6500:697 Independent Study: Management 1-3
Total Credit Hours 30*

*Students who waive foundation course(s) will take additional elective credits equal to the waived course(s).

Admission Requirements

  • GMAT (score of 500 or better preferred) or GRE, LSAT, PCAT, or MCAT scores. Test waivers may be granted for students holding an advanced degree or those with three or more years of work experience beyond conferral of the bachelor's degree. Contact the Graduate Programs Office in the College of Business Administration for waiver request process.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume

Application Deadline

Application Deadline

  • August 1 for Fall enrollment
  • December 1 for Spring enrollment
  • May 1 for Summer enrollment

International Student Applications

It is recommended that international students apply six weeks 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.