Supply Chain Management Admissions

MS in Supply Chain Management: What we're looking for

Driven professionals with experience or interest in supply chain management should apply. Showcase your background and potential as a student, manager, and leader through the MS SCM application process. Candidates are carefully considered as part of a holistic review and selection process.

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Program Prerequisites

Bachelor's Degree

Applicants must have an equivalent to a 4-year U.S. bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Work Experience

A minimum of 3 years of full-time professional work experience is required (internships not included) at the time of application submission.

Military Veterans

Military veterans have the distinct advantage of gaining on-the-ground experience in logistics while developing skills critical for success in managing supply chains end-to-end: you are quick learners, self-starters, and creative problem solvers who work incredibly well under pressure. Our military students come from various functional areas, including supply chain, finance, communications, and management. Many utilize the MS in Supply Chain Management to pivot into new areas of supply chain, such as sourcing or analytics, or make the transition to a civilian career.

Financial benefits:

  • The non-refundable $75 application fee is waived for applicants who have served in the US Armed Forces for any length of time before submitting an application.
  • 15% Military discount for working professional MBA and MS in Supply Chain program.
  • Veterans attending the University of Minnesota will be assessed resident tuition rates for their degrees. The resident tuition waiver will be automatic for veterans with a DD-214 on file that receives educational benefits. For more information or to receive in-state resident rates, please submit a copy of your DD-214 to University Veterans Services.

Connect with Sunil Singh, MS Supply Chain, Interim Program Director, and former Colonel in the Indian Army, to learn more about the military experience in the Carlson School of Management.

Learn more about the military student experience

Why Veterans and MS in Supply Chain Management Are A Great Fit

The University of Minnesota Carlson School–the #1 Military Friendly® graduate business school in the nation–provides an environment for veterans to hone these skills in a highly-ranked specialty master’s program. Designed by working professionals for working professionals, the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MS SCM) is attainable in just 12 months.

What you need to know to apply

The Carlson School of Management's MS in Supply Chain Management program offers a streamlined online application. The following materials are required to apply:

  • Academic transcripts and credentials
  • Current résumé
  • Personal statement essay
  • Two recommendations
  • Video essay
  • Application fee
  • Interview (invitation only)

The application is not complete until the recommendations are submitted and we have received your official test scores. Applications must be complete before the deadline for which you would like to be considered.

Additional Information

All applicants will receive an admissions decision through your online admission portal.

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My Mantra: I can do anything for a year

Listen to graduate Jaime Bolnick speak about her experience in the MS in Supply Chain Management program: why she chose the Carlson School, the value she found in the cohort model, her thoughts on the capstone and leadership component, and advice she has for any mothers (like her) considering enrollment.

Schedule 1:1 consultation

Have an admissions question or need some guidance on whether the program is right for you? Sign up for a one-on-one consultation with an admissions team member.

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