The Master of Science-Supply Chain Management at the University of Michigan-Dearborn teaches students how to manage the organizations, people, technology, and processes that transform raw materials into deliverable products.

The degree is open to students from all undergraduate majors.

You may enroll on a full- or part-time basis. The program is offered on campus, and a few of the courses are also occasionally 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. The program usually can be completed within 12 months of full-time study.

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 MS-Supply Chain Management may take up to 6 graduate credits during the final semester of their undergraduate program.

The MS-Supply Chain Management is a US-government "STEM" designated program. International students in this program are eligible to apply for extended time on their student visas to participate in Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Curriculum for students admitted before Fall 2018


The Master of Science-Supply Chain Management requires 10 courses or 30 credit hours.

Core Courses

(6 courses/18 credits)  

DS 520 - Applied Statistical Modeling
OM 521 - Operations Management
OM 571 - Supply Chain Management
OM 660 - Supply Chain Analytics
OM 661 - Supply Chain Logistics Management
OM 664 - Strategic Sourcing

Elective Courses

(4 courses/12 credits)

DS 570 - Management Science
DS 633 - Data Mining
ISM 525 - Computer Information Systems
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

Transfer Credit and Course Exemptions

Previous coursework deemed substantially similar to DS 520 and OM 521 may qualify to exempt students from those courses. Exempt courses must be replaced with other elective courses in the degree program.

In addition, up to 6 transfer credits for previous equivalent graduate coursework can be applied to the degree if those credits have not been counted toward a degree.

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

Program Goals and Objectives

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.

College of Business Graduate Office

COB supply chain management faculty rank #3 in Michigan, #33 in US and #53 in the world for empirical research, SCM Journal List 2020.  

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