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Supply Chain Professional at Work

Supply Chain Management, MS

Leeds School of Business
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Overview

The online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management degree through the Leeds School of Business provides you with the expertise you need to manage complex business supply chains in the global economy. Nationally ranked among the top 25 supply chain graduate degrees in North America by Gartner, Inc., this award-winning program incorporates strategic thinking with tactical and technical knowledge in every facet of the supply chain. You’ll be immersed in real-world experiences that increase confidence, knowledge, and resume appeal as you transfer skills from the classroom to a meaningful career.

Throughout this applied MS in Supply Chain Management online program, you will:
  • Master data visualization techniques and C-suite communication skills
  • Learn to identify innovative opportunities for supply chain improvements and sources of competitive advantages
  • Gain industry experience working on a real company project

Program Details

Based on an "action learning" model, the online MS in Supply Chain Management program is designed to provide hands-on supply chain project management experience, amplified by shared experiences with other students. In addition to the academic coursework, four enrichment seminars in topics ranging from teamwork and leadership to ethics and corporate social responsibility support our commitment to developing the "whole student" by incorporating professional development into the academic experience.

Make Bottom Line Impacts

With an MS in Supply Chain Management education, you’ll develop the in-demand skill set of identifying innovative opportunities for supply chain improvements as well as proficiency in data visualization techniques. You’ll get extensive practice communicating at the C-suite level, ensuring you can effectively convey your data-backed insights to decision-makers and make a significant bottom-line impact for any organization.

Bridge Strategy & Tactics

The graduate program offers students essential insights into operational strategy and tactics along with an understanding of business analytics in the global supply chain. From raw materials to consumption, you’ll gain technical and quantitative skills through coursework that integrates big data analytics with supply chain quantitative methods like optimization and decision modeling.

Expand Your Earning Potential

The Leeds School of Business is committed to preparing its graduate students for real-world success. Equipped with a master’s degree, you can significantly increase your salary earnings as compared to professionals with a bachelor’s degree alone. With a 90%+ placement rate, our program has a proven record of helping students translate classroom concepts into workplace outcomes.


Turn a Professional Certificate into a Master’s Degree

If you’re interested in returning to school after some time, a graduate certificate is a great way to get started and immediately access knowledge that can be applied to your everyday life. A graduate certificate also allows you to quickly demonstrate proficiencies to employers while adding value to your resume.

The Leeds School of Business offers the option to begin with a four-course certificate en route to completing the master’s program, further progressing your knowledge of and marketability in the field. All you need to do is apply for the master’s degree before the end of your third certificate class, and you’ll already be well on your way to developing an in-demand toolkit to enhance your career.

  • Supply Chain Analytics Certificate — Learn advanced skills in supply chain network design, purchasing and procurement, demand forecasting, and more.
  • Supply Chain Foundations Certificate — Enhance your knowledge of transportation, inventory management, operations planning and control, and more.

Curriculum

The MS in Supply Chain Management curriculum provides an extensive education in operational strategy and tactics and a deep understanding of business analytics in the global supply chain. Coursework integrates big data analytics with supply chain quantitative methods, giving you the technical and qualitative skills essential to becoming an expert in the field. Enrichment seminars ranging from teamwork and leadership to ethics and corporate social responsibility will position you with the comprehensive skill set employers are seeking in a competitive job market.

Experiential Project

During your degree, you’ll be connected with a client in industry to work on important practical problems in supply chain management. You will collaborate with faculty and fellow students to discuss progress, jointly work on problems, and to share experiences. This hands-on project management experience prepares graduates to make an immediate meaningful contribution in the workplace.


Tuition and Fees

Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at the University of Colorado is a high-quality and affordable option for learners of all types. Tuition and fees are based largely on the degree program you enroll in.

The tuition amount assessed is determined based on which University of Colorado campus, school, or college is offering your degree program, as well as if it is at the undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status. Visit our tuition and financial aid page for more information.

Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.

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Timeline

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management consists of 33 credit hours total. You can complete the program at your own pace, in as little as 10 months, and as long as 4 years.


Admissions

Admission requirements and deadlines vary based on the program. In addition, you will have different requirements depending on if you are a first-time student, a transfer student, or an international student. 

Learn more about the admissions process by filling out the form above or contacting an Enrollment Navigator today.


Career Outlook

The online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management prepares you for a breadth of influential positions in this growing field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts steady job growth for supply chain professionals, driven by the increasing need for innovative supply chain solutions across the global economy.

From large, multinational businesses to thriving local startups, the Leeds School of Business has strong relationships with over 30 companies, agencies, and organizations. As a Supply Chain Management graduate student, you’ll receive personalized support connecting you with the resources, organizations, and people to help you expand your network and find your ideal job.

MS in Supply Chain Management graduates typically land one of these positions:

  • Process Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Demand Planner
  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Inventory Specialist
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Procurement Agent