The dual MBA/MS-Supply Chain Management combines a broad managerial education with specialized training in managing the organizations, people, technology, and resources that transform raw materials into deliverable products.

The degree is open to all students, regardless of their undergraduate major.

The program allows students to receive both the MBA and MS-Supply Chain Management simultaneously upon completion of the required 57-66 credit hours.

All courses in the program are offered on campus; many are also available on-line. You may enroll on a full- or part-time basis during the fall and winter semesters, and some courses are often available during the summer. 

Admission is rolling, and you may begin the program in September or January. May admission is also usually possible for part-time students.

University of Michigan-Dearborn students who have been admitted to the MBA/MS-Supply Chain Management may take up to 6 graduate credits during the final semester of their undergraduate program.

Curriculum

The MBA/MS-Supply Chain Management requires 19-22 courses or 57-66 credit hours.

  • (9 courses/27 credits)

    ACC 505 - Developing and Interpreting Financial Information
    BE 530 - Economic Analysis:  Firm and Consumer
    BPS 516 - Corporate Social Responsibility
    DS 520 - Applied Statistical Modeling
    FIN 531 - Financial Fundamentals and Value Creation
    MIS 525 - Computer and Information Systems
    MKT 515 - Marketing Management
    OB 510 - Organization Behavior
    OM 521 - Operations Management

  • (4 courses/12 credits in three areas)

    • International Business (3 credits) from: BE 583 The Global Economy: Crisis and Growth (no credit if you have already completed BE 580), FIN 655 International Financial Management, MKT 622 Global Marketing, OB 610 International Dimensions of Management, OM 571 Supply Chain Management
    • Capstone (3 credits): BPS 535 Strategic Planning and Decision Making
    • General AIM Courses (6 credits) from: ACC 616 Corporate Actions and Reactions, BA 605 Managerial Decision Making, BPS 585 Managing Strategic Innovation and Change Electives or Optional Concentration (3 courses/9 credits)
  •  (2 courses/6 credits) or (3 courses/9 credits)

    Tailor the degree to your own interests with an optional MBA concentration in Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management Information Systems, or Marketing. (Students in the dual-degree program may not earn the MBA Supply Chain concentration.)

    Alternatively, you may elect courses from our extensive list of graduate business courses. Students may count up to 3 credits in non-business graduate courses or Business Internship (BI 500, 506, or 560) toward the MBA electives with the approval of the Graduate Programs Office.

  • (4 courses/12 credits)

    OM 571 - Supply Chain Management
    OM 661 - Supply Chain Logistics Management
    OM 664 - Strategic Sourcing
    OM 665 - Information Technology in Supply Chain Management

  •  (3 courses/9 credits)

    OM 660 - Analysis & Design of Supply Chains
    OM 662 - New Product Design & Development
    OM 663 - Lean & Six Sigma
    DS 570 - Management Science
    DS 632 -  System Simulation
    MIS 575 - Information Management
    MIS 644 - IT Policy and Strategy
    BA 690 - Graduate Research
    BA 691 - Graduate Seminar

Program Details

    • Complete AIM courses in at least 3 different disciplines.
    • Complete no more than 4 AIM, MBA Concentration, and Elective courses (12 credits) in any one discipline other than Operations Management (OM).
    • Complete no more than 7 courses (21 credits) in Operations Management (OM) after completion of the MBA Core.
    • Complete graduate business courses in at least 7 different disciplines.
       

    No single course may be counted toward more than one requirement or concentration in the dual degree program.

  • Students may waive ACC 505, BE 530, BPS 516, FIN 531, MKT 515, or OB 510 if they have equivalent courses in an AACSB business program completed within the previous 10 years and have earned at least a 3.2 post-60 GPA (that is, your GPA in courses taken after your first 60 undergraduate credit hours).  Students who do not meet these criteria may request to have their courses evaluated for waiver credit at the time of admission. Students must have earned a B or better in equivalent courses as a part of a degree program completed within the previous 10 years.

    Previous coursework deemed substantially similar to DS 520, MIS 525, or OM 521 may qualify to exempt students from those courses. Exempt courses must be replaced with other MS-Supply Chain Management Elective Courses.

    Regardless of waiver and exemption credits granted, students must earn at least 57 credits in the dual-degree program. In addition, up to 6 transfer credits for equivalent graduate coursework can be applied to the degree if those credits have not previously been counted toward a degree.

    Exemptions, waivers and transfer credit are granted at the discretion of the program faculty.

  • Master of Business Administration

    Goal 1: Students will have an understanding of the core business disciplines and be able to apply this knowledge to global business situations.

    Objectives: MBA students will:

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of disciplinary concepts, terminology, models, and perspectives.
    2. Identify business problems and apply appropriate solutions (problem-finding/problem-solving).
    3. Integrate knowledge across disciplinary areas (integrative thinking).
    4. Apply knowledge in a global environment.
       

    Goal 2: Students will be effective communicators.

    Objectives: MBA students will:

    1. Demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate in a manner that is typically required of a business professional.
       

    Goal 3: Students will appreciate the importance of ethical/corporate social responsibility principles.

    Objectives: MBA students will:

    1. Identify and explain alternative approaches to ethical/corporate social responsibility issues.


    Supply Chain Management
     

    Objectives: MS in Supply Chain Management students will:
     
    1. Acquire knowledge in supply chain management concepts and tools.
    2. Demonstrate understanding of supply chain management concepts.
    3. Demonstrate understanding of supply chain management problem-solving tools.
    4. Develop skills to address relevant supply chain management issues and problems.
    5. Evaluate supply chain management problems using appropriate problem-solving approaches.
    6. Effectively communicate supply chain management issues.