Masters, MBA, and PhD Programs

The Carlson School offers a suite of rigorous, relevant, industry-informed graduate programs that offer students an unparalleled supply chain and operations education.

MS in Supply Chain Management

Master's Degree

This one-year cohort program allows driven professionals to accelerate or transition into supply chain careers. Developed in close consultation with senior supply chain executives from major multinational companies headquartered in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, the new MS in Supply Chain Management Program provides the skills, knowledge, and insights professionals need to lead and transform supply chains that drive success and deliver value.


Carlson MBA Program

The nationally-ranked Carlson MBA Program offers a Supply Chain and Operations specialization led by the most active supply chain researchers in the country. Offered for both full-time and part-time MBA students, the SCO specialization connects students with opportunities for hands-on learning and global exploration, and exposes emerging professionals to leading employers seeking candidates to fulfill a wide variety of supply chain opportunities.


​​​Graduate Certificate

Supply Chain Management for the Medical & Health Sector

COVID-19 has highlighted the challenges and career opportunities in supply chain management in the medical device and healthcare delivery sectors. 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. Associated Graduate Degree: Part-Time or Online MBA or Master of Science in Supply Chain Management


PhD in Business Administration

The Supply Chain and Operations PhD program trains scholars to conduct theoretically grounded, methodologically rigorous research to address relevant problems facing operations and supply chain managers within and across organizations embedded in global supply chains. Supply Chain and Operations students will engage with peers from throughout the United States and 21 other countries, connect with a vibrant business community, and get access to financial support, technology resources, and research opportunities.