Degree Programs

A new kind of enterprise is emerging—the supply chain. A supply chain is a pipeline of information and materials, frequently global in scope. It includes not only the organization but also the suppliers, buyers, and others with whom it interacts.

An understanding of supply chain management is an asset to any manager, and there is a strong demand for specialists who can comprehend and manage the entire chain. Building on long-established strengths, the undergraduate major offers a solid grounding in this fast-evolving specialty.

Undergraduate

As a supply chain management major, you are required to take Supply Chain and Logistics Management (SCM 401) and Supply Chain Management Systems (SCM 402).  You’ll choose two other major electives to complete your requirements.  The major courses depend on career objectives and should be selected with the assistance of a major advisor. In addition to courses in the catalog, students may elect to take SCM 490 CPIM Independent study. Two management electives are also chosen in consultation with a departmental advisor. Curriculum snapshot.

Graduate 

We offer six distinct paths of study for your pursuit of an advanced Supply Chain Management degree: MBA, iMBA, MS, iMS, LOGTECH MS, and PhD.

Our MBA program offers a specialization in in supply chain management, building on several of the curriculum's core courses, including finance, marketing management, and management information systems, to address topics of logistics, inventory control, risk sharing, supply chain planning, buyer-seller alliances, information flows, transportation, production management, and business-to-business marketing in global setting. Students must take two required courses and one elective. In addition to courses in the catalog, students may elect to take SCM 690 CPIM Independent study. MBA curriculum snapshot and MS curriculum snapshot.

Required Courses

SCM 701 Supply Chain and Logistics Management (typically offered during fall semester): Quantitative and qualitative analysis of global supply chains, channels of distribution, and logistics networks.

SCM 702 Principles of Management Science (typically offered during spring semester): Concepts and development of analytical model building as used in global supply chain decision.

Our iMS in Supply Chain Management is a distance learning program with an emphasis on managing risk in today’s global supply chains. This 30 credit-hour online learning program is completed online and independently with three mandatory residencies each year on the Syracuse University campus.

LOGTECH MS

The LOGTECH MS in SCM is a customized version of the MS in SCM created for the U.S. Department of Defense. To find out more about this program, click here.

PhD

The goal of this interdisciplinary program is to develop both research and teaching skills, preparing you for a successful academic career. Under the guidance of nationally recognized faculty, PhD students in supply chain management explore the foundations of economics, operations management, logistics, marketing, information technology, with the goal of producing a publishable research paper by the end of their second year of study.