Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management (MPS/SCM)
The Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management (MPS/SCM) is a 30 credit, two-year online degree program designed to fit the schedules of working professionals. Students conveniently utilize a digital classroom, unconstrained by a set time and place, to interact with fellow students and experienced faculty members in the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems in Penn State’s Smeal College of Business. The curriculum - grounded in proven theory, best business practices, and emerging innovation - enables students to examine supply chain processes from managing information technology enabled logistics to crafting supply chain strategy. Graduates will be prepared to design and lead the future's most effective supply chains.
Penn State's Smeal College of Business excels in supply chain and logistics education. In 2009 and 2011, AMR Research (now Gartner) identified Penn State’s Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems as the top ranked supply chain program in the U.S. in terms of industry value, program depth, and program scope. In 2005, our Department was ranked the number one national program by both practitioners and academics in survey research presented in Supply Chain Management Review. In addition, our Department is consistently ranked among the top programs by the general business media, such as U.S. News and World Report and Business Week. The Smeal College is also accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International, the leading business school accrediting body. Recognized quality, comprehensive curriculum taught by experienced faculty, and the accessibility of an online program combine to meet your management development needs.
The Supply Chain and Information Systems Department also offers a 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management. Because this certificate consists of the first three courses of the master's program, you may also apply for the certificate if you would like to add this quality credential to your transcript even before you complete the full master’s.