Supply Chain Management (M.S.)

Gain the skills to manage, analyze and control activities across the entire supply chain from upstream procurement to downstream distribution channels with Maryland’s first M.S. program in supply chain management.

Why Earn a Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management?

The supply chain management field is growing tremendously with the combination of globalization, competition and increasing environmental concerns. Organizations are looking to their supply chains to find value, cost savings, innovation and competitive edge, and they need the experts to do that.

Almost every industry and company, from a small business to a Fortune 500 company, appreciates the knowledge and skills of supply chain management professionals, including manufacturing, third-party service firms, retailers, government, and educational institutions. Specific job functions may vary, including buyer, negotiating supply contracts, inventory manager, import and export manager, transportation and logistics manager, supplier selection and development, warehousing, e-commerce, operations, technology and customer relationship management.

Combined B.S./M.S Program

Complete your undergraduate and graduate degrees in a shorter time frame through the combined B.S./M.S. supply chain management program

Who is the Program for?

Our program works for both supply chain professionals and individuals in other careers who see the opportunities in supply chain expertise and want to gain specialized knowledge. Our program gives a 360-degree approach that covers logistics, distribution, technology, procurement and project management. We’ve had students who’ve said, “My whole career has been in procurement. I'm a supply chain professional.” They're absolutely correct, but they’ve never seen the rest of the supply chain. Our program works for multiple profiles to bring everybody full circle. Students can take this program completely in the evenings without sacrificing their current jobs and careers and still complete the degree in two years.

To learn more about the supply chain field, potential career opportunities, and our program, watch this short webinar.

Erik Chaney

About Our Students

Erik Chaney ’22, who completed his master’s while working full-time, is seeking a position in data analysis. “Databases are invaluable in helping you make strategic and informed decisions,” he says.

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Career Opportunities

In addition to earning a graduate certificate upon completing the first five courses, graduates can proceed to professional certification and pursue careers including:

  • purchasing specialists
  • contracts administrators
  • procurement officers
  • supply chain management professionals
  • procurement managers
  • business analysts
  • demand managers

Program Benefits

In addition to innovative academics, you'll benefit from:

  • flexible course offerings and schedules with the opportunity to take a combination of online, in-person and hybrid classes
  • access to and training with leading-edge industry software
  • exclusive site visits to facilities, like the Port of Baltimore, Domino Sugar, Clipper City Brewing and more, to experience supply chain processes in action
  • networking and professional development opportunities at events like the annual Supply Chain Forum

Admission and Degree Requirements

View admission requirements and deadlines to apply to the program. View degree requirements and course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.

Please note that international students must be enrolled full time (9 credits) each semester to fulfill immigration requirements. Students who opt to complete the M.S. as well as the graduate certificate in project program and portfolio management (PPPM)  would be able to maintain full-time status while receiving a degree and a certificate. 

Tuition and Expenses

Read the Fall 2023 newsletter for the latest news about our program, alumni and more.

Supply Chain Newsletter (PDF)

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Program Director

Natalie Scala
Natalie Scala
College of Business and Economics,
Stephens Hall, Room 301E 
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