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 for students admitted before Fall 2018


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

MBA Core Courses

(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
ISM 525 - Computer Information Systems
MKT 515 - Marketing Management
OB 510 - Organization Behavior
OM 521 - Operations Management

MBA Applied Integrated Management (AIM)

(4 courses/12 credits in three areas)

  • International Business (3 credits) from: BE 583 The Global Economy: Crisis and Growth, FIN 655 International Financial Management, MKT 622 Global Marketing, OB 610 International Dimensions of Management.
  • Capstone (3 credits): BPS 535 Strategic Planning and Decision Making
  • General AIM Elective Courses (6 credits) from: ACC 616 Corporate Actions and Reactions, BA 605 Managerial Decision Making, BA 607 Business Disruption in the Digital Age:  Machine Learning, Platforms, and the Crowd, BA 611 Organizational Economics, BPS 585 Managing Strategic Innovation and Change
MBA Electives or Optional Concentration

(2 courses/6 credits or 3 courses/9 credits)

Tailor the degree to your own interests with an optional 9-credit MBA concentration in Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Information Systems Management, or Marketing. (Students in the dual-degree program may not earn the MBA Supply Chain Management concentration.)

Alternatively, you may elect two 3-credit 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) toward the MBA electives with the approval of the COB Graduate Office.

MS-Supply Chain Management Required Courses

(4 courses/12 credits)

OM 571 - Supply Chain Management
OM 660 - Analysis and Design of Supply Chains
OM 661 - Supply Chain Analytics
OM 664 - Strategic Sourcing

MS-Supply Chain Management Elective Courses

(3 courses/9 credits)

DS 570 - Management Science
DS 633 - Data Mining
ISM 575 - Information Management
ISM 649 - Business Intelligence
OM 662 - Product Development and Technology Management
OM 663 - Lean and Six Sigma
OM 665 - Information Technology in Supply Chain Management
BA 690 - Graduate Research
BA 691 - Graduate Seminar

Program Details

Breadth Requirement
  • 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. (For example, you may not use the same course to fulfill both an AIM and a concentration requirement).

Course Waivers, Exemptions and Transfer Credit

Students may waive ACC 505, BE 530, BPS 516, FIN 531, ISM 525, 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 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 previous 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.

Program Goals and Objectives

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.

MS-Supply Chain Management

Goal 1:  Students will acquire knowledge in supply chain management concepts and tools.

Objectives: MS-Supply Chain Management students will:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of supply chain management concepts.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of supply chain management problem-solving tools.

Goal 2:  Students will develop skills to address relevant supply chain management issues and problems.

Objectives:  MS-Supply Chain Management students will:

  1. Evaluate supply chain management problems using appropriate problem-solving approaches.
  2. Effectively communicate supply chain management issues.

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