Gain the advanced knowledge and skills to manage, analyze and control activities across
the entire supply chain from upstream procurement and logistics to downstream distribution
channels with Maryland's first Master of Science degree program 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 just 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
Our program works for both supply chain professionals and individuals in other careers who
see the opportunities in supply chain and want to gain a 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.
In addition to earning a post-baccalaureate certificate upon completing the first five courses, graduates can proceed to professional certification
and pursue careers including:
supply chain management professionals
In addition to innovative academics, you'll benefit from: