The MS in Supply Chain Management Program strengthens the strategic and analytical capabilities needed to manage supply chains from end to end. The result is a learning experience that is rigorous, relevant, and offers enduring value. This one-year, intensive program caters to working professionals with predominantly in-person evening courses, in concert with online classes and condensed courses on select weekends. Students complete 32 credits throughout the fall, spring, and summer semesters in the cohort-based program, which begins in August each year.

Key principles for supply chain leaders

  1. Leadership
    Identify and build upon your strengths and hone your leadership style.
  2. Strategic Orientation
    Elevate your thinking about how an end-to-end supply chain can deliver value.
  3. Global Perspective
    Sharpen your international business acumen to handle global challenges.
  4. Analytics
    Cut through the noise and make data-driven decisions.
  5. Social Responsibility
    Build a new perspective to inform your supply chain design.

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Learning from high-impact events

The Carlson School's MS in Supply Chain Management program—in partnership with business and industry leaders—has taken the learnings from high-impact supply chain events and integrated them into our courses. 

Shalini Sharma, MS SCM Alumna

Shalini Sharma speaks about her experience in the MS in Supply Chain Management at the Carlson School of Management.

STEM Designation


The MS in Supply Chain Management Program has earned STEM designation from the Department of Homeland Security. The designation indicates an in-depth curriculum in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or math and affords international students additional flexibility after graduation.

Graduates of STEM-designated programs have 36 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) during which they can work without employer-backed visa sponsorship. Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website for more information.

Supply Chain Management for the Medical & Health Sector Certificate

Not ready to begin a full degree program yet? Start your studies in the Supply Chain Management for the Medical & Health Sector Certificate program! This graduate certificate is for those who are committed to developing disciplinary knowledge, sectoral domain expertise, and end-to-end thinking fundamental to pursuing or advancing their supply chain management careers in the medical device and healthcare delivery sectors. The certificate is 13 credits and learners who complete the certificate may apply the credits to the MS in Supply Chain Management degree if they decide to continue. Currently, 10 of the 13 certificate credits can be applied to the MS in Supply Chain Management degree.

This pathway allows learners to acclimate to the return to academia and spread the overall tuition costs across more years (this may be particularly helpful for students who are receiving tuition reimbursement from their employers if their employer has an annual reimbursement cap).

To read more about the certificate program, please visit this page.

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