Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

Supply Chain Management — MS

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MSCM) degree is designed to provide advanced and specialized education for a rapidly growing field and related industries. The underlying curriculum model aims to develop the necessary skills for professionals to perform at the middle and top management level in supply chain management. The degree program is designed for students that are interested in combining work life with the need for educational advancement.

The MSCM degree offers an interesting blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills through courses created to keep students abreast of current management thinking and practice. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of strategic planning, informed decision-making and supply management trade-offs. Collectively, these graduate courses provide students a rigorous training in essential theories, business concepts, quantitative tools and analytical skills that can be used to source, design, plan and manage modern supply chains.

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management is a non-thesis degree program that will be offered online and on-campus. The degree program requires a minimum of 30 credit-hours based on the following coursework:

SCMN 7600Supply Mngt and Manufacturing3
SCMN 7700Demand Mngt & Fulfillment3
SCMN 7800Supply Chain Strategy3
SCMN 6500Inventory and Warehouse Management3
SCMN 6600Supply Chain Planning3
BUSI 7150Operational Excellence Through Supply Chain and Quality Management3
At least four elective courses from the following list:
BUSI 7120Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions3
BUSI 7130Strategic Analysis and the Competitive Environment3
ISMN 6370Project Management3
SCMN 6390Integrating Business Processes with ERP3
SCMN 6960Special Problems3
SCMN 6720Quality & Process Improvement3

Additional electives can be added to the degree plan with departmental approval.

Students pursuing the MSCM degree will have a plan of study supervised by the Department of Supply Chain Management.  This degree does not have a residency requirement, so students can complete the degree through either on-campus instruction or fully online through distance education.