Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

With a rigorous Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (SCM) degree from the University of Michigan-Flint, you will be well prepared to be part of the nationwide efforts to increase supply chain resilience in the US manufacturing sector to avoid a repeat of recent shortages. Our flexible MS program enables you to earn your Michigan Supply Chain Management MS degree on your terms, with opportunities to network with others in the program.

Critical Skills

As the world evolves quickly, there are no skills to enhance greater than those within us. Companies are looking for leaders who excel in critical skills: critical thinking, teamwork, quantitative analytical skills, and decision-making skills. These are the skills the University of Michigan-Flint’s MS in Supply Chain Management will help you improve as you move through the MS’s functional areas to become an effective business leader.

UM-Flint’s Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program is offered in mixed-mode flex modality, with once-a-month online or in-person synchronous sessions and asynchronously content otherwise.

The University of Michigan-Flint’s MS program encourages experiential learning and teamwork; Supply Chain Management classes center around team-based projects. This collaborative, interactive approach to learning draws directly from today’s most successful business practices in innovation, implementation, risk management, decision-making, and more. Through hands-on projects, students are empowered to deepen their knowledge and apply practical skills to current business issues.

UM-Flint’s world-class MS in Supply Chain Management program attracts exceptional students from across the state, the nation, and the world. As a supply chain management student, you are exposed to the diverse experiences of classmates from a range of educational backgrounds, industries, and geographies. You are able to use this exposure to improve critical thinking, problem-solving, and team building in today’s diverse workplaces.

AACSB International, the highest accrediting body for business schools worldwide, accredits the UM-Flint MS program. Only 6% of business schools are accredited by AACSB. In accordance with AACSB, the University of Michigan-Flint subscribes to the highest standards in graduate business education. We prepare students to contribute to their organizations and the larger society and to grow personally and professionally throughout their careers.

As an MS in Supply Chain Management student at UM-Flint, you have access to unique research opportunities that allow you to put classroom theory to work in your current employment or in new career opportunities. Our MS students work to apply research toward innovation, improved efficiencies, and resolving problems through out-of-the-box thinking.

Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Program Curriculum

The robust curriculum includes 30 credit hours of core and elective courses. At the end of the program, using simulations, students will have hands-on capstone experience in developing a supply chain strategy integrating procurement, quality, and logistics to achieve superior performance across the supply chain. 

Students with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management may be eligible to waive two courses from the program based on courses taken in their undergraduate degree. In such cases students will be asked to replace those waived courses with one of the program’s elective courses.

Learn more about the detailed MS program curriculum.

Important rules for students with a business or other relevant background:

  • Students with a business or other relevant degree can waive up to a maximum of 9 credit hours if they have taken two relevant undergraduate courses for each masters level course they wish to waive.
  • Students wishing to transfer from other masters level programs can waive up to 9 credit hours if the SCM faculty approves their existing coursework to be equivalent to MS in SCM courses.
  • MITx Micromasters students can complete the MS in SCM by transferring their micro masters courses for 9 or 12 credit hours, as detailed below.
  • SCM 512 can be waived with courses equivalent to SCM 211 Business Statistics and SCM 313 Intro to Business Analytics.
  • University of Michigan-Flint’s BBA graduates who may have taken undergraduate versions of cross-listed courses will not be asked to repeat those courses. Instead, they will take a larger number of courses from the electives to complete 21 credit hours.
  • Twenty-one (21) is the minimum number of credit hours a student must take for this degree, no matter how many courses they have from prior education.

Review the MS in Supply Chain Management curriculum here.

University of Michigan-Flint’s Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program can prepare you to pursue in-demand positions in various industries, including operations and supply chain management, quality, logistics, procurement, manufacturing process optimization, inventory management, and many more. Earning an MS degree can make you a competitive candidate in the job market.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, MS in Supply Chain Management graduates are qualified for many high-paying careers where job growth rate is 1.4% higher than the average, such as:

How to apply to MS in Supply Chain Management?

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to the MS in Supply Chain Management program is open to qualified graduates with a bachelor’s degree in the arts, sciences, engineering, or business administration from a regionally accredited institution
  • Applicants with a three-year bachelor’s degree from an institution outside of the U.S. may be eligible for admission at the University of Michigan-Flint if it is determined through the credential review process that the three-year degree completed is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
  • University of Michigan will consider a three-year degree from India equivalent to a US bachelor’s degree if the degrees have been earned with a minimum of 60% marks and the awarding institutions have been accredited by India’s National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a grade of “A” or better.

Application Requirements

To apply to our Master of Science in Supply Chain Management, please submit an online application below. Other materials can be emailed to [email protected] or delivered to the Office of Graduate Programs, 251 Thompson Library.

  • Application for Graduate Admission
  • $55 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Please read our full transcript policy for more information.
  • For any degree completed at a non-US institution, transcripts must be submitted for an internal credential review. Read the following for instructions on how to submit your transcripts for review.
  • If English is not your native language, and you are not from an exempt country, you must demonstrate English proficiency.
  • Statement of Purpose: a one-page, typed response to the following question: “What are your career objectives and how will an MS in Supply Chain Management contribute to accomplishing these objectives?”
  • Résumé, including all professional and educational experience
  • Two letters of recommendation (professional and/or academic)
  • Students from abroad must submit additional documentation.

This program can be completed 100% online or on-campus with in-person courses. Students living abroad may also complete this program online in their home country. Other nonimmigrant visa holders currently in the United States please contact the Center for Global Engagement at [email protected].

As a new academic degree, this program is not currently accepting applications from international students seeking an F-1 visa. This program will accept applications from international students who are required to have an I-20 as soon as authorization from the Department of Homeland Security is received.

Special Requirement for Citizens of India

Applicants who attended an institution in India where the language of instruction was exclusively English cannot use that method exclusively to meet the English proficiency requirements. Applicants who attended a verified English-medium institution must also submit an approved test score or use one of the other approved methods. Those with a 5.0 IELTS score will be eligible for standard admission and will have no further English proficiency requirement; those with below a 5.0 IELTS score will not be admitted.

*If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and wish to waive this requirement, you may make your case to the director of the SE program. The director, in turn, must make the case to the Dean of Graduate Programs. You must provide sufficient evidence that you have the requisite English proficiency.

**The university reserves the right to require an applicant to provide other evidence of English proficiency if independent sources cannot verify that the language of instruction was exclusively English.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester Early Deadline: May 1*
  • Fall Semester Final Deadline: Aug. 1
  • Winter Semester: Dec.1 
  • Summer Semester: April 1 (Domestic students only)

*You must have a complete application by the early May 1 deadline to guarantee application eligibility for scholarships, grants, and research assistantships.

As a new academic degree, this program is not currently accepting applications from international students seeking an F-1 visa. This program will accept applications from international students who are required to have an I-20 as soon as authorization from the Department of Homeland Security is received.

At UM-Flint, we are proud to provide dedicated advisors to help students navigate their educational journey. Book an appointment today to talk to an advisor about your plan of pursuing an MS degree!