Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Admission to the supply chain management programs (the post-baccalaureate certificate and the M.S.) is competitive. 

Eligibility requirements are:

  • A bachelor's degree in a relevant field from a regionally accredited college or university ** and/or three years post-bachelor's experience working in supply chain related areas is recommended.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a scale of 4.00) or equivalent on the most recent 60 units of graduate or undergraduate work. Conditional admission may be granted with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Applicants must submit a resume and a 1–2 page statement describing their past relevant experience, career goals, and how they expect this program to support their career goals.
  • Two reference letters are required, attesting to the applicant's ability to withstand the rigors of a graduate education (Email addresses of recommenders must be entered on application).

**See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions

Non-immigrant international students should see additional admission information in International Graduate Admissions

Students without a background in statistics or those having a BS degree more than five years old must take a course in statistics - EBTM 501 - Applied Business Statistics prior to taking classes in the program.

Admission Deadlines

The deadline to apply for the fall term is August 1. Priority will be given to students whose application and materials have been received by July 1. The deadline to apply for the spring term is January 2. 

Statement on Statistics Requirement

Validating Statistics Background

Students may validate their background in statistics by providing an official transcript that shows either completion of an undergraduate degree that included a statistics course within the past five years or the successful completion of a statistics course in the past five years.

Waiving the EBTM501 - Applied Business Statistics Course

Students who do not have transcripts attesting to their background in statistics may qualify for a waiver by successfully completing a Statistics Qualifier Exam. The exam is administered by the program director and may be scheduled directly with the program director. It is a two-hour written exam. Calculators are allowed.

The exam is graded by e-Business and Technology Management faculty and pass/fail results are provided to the student.

PReparation for stats quALifier exam

Students may choose to brush-up on their statistics skills prior to taking the Statistics Qualifier Exam by participating in a free online self-paced course. Contact the program director for more information.