The Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management curriculum develops a student's mastery of knowledge, problem-solving competencies, and leadership skills that are critical to leading business transformation through integrated supply chain planning and execution. At the Penn State Smeal College of Business we emphasize problem-based learning coupled with integrative, collaborative learning experiences to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities for effective supply chain management.
Our curriculum is delivered online so that working professionals may complete a degree as a part-time student working off-campus on his or her own time. The following is a typical plan of study for the degree program.
|Fall||Supply Chain Management*||4 credits||SCM 800|
|Spring||Transportation and Distribution*||4 credits||SCM 810|
|Summer||Strategic Procurement*||4 credits||SCM 820|
|August||Supply Chain Analysis||3 credits, includes 4-day residency||SCM 530|
*Because the 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management consists of the first three courses of the master's program (SCM 800, SCM 810, and SCM 820), 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.
|Fall||Strategic Manufacturing and Service Operations
||4 credits||SCM 897c|
|Fall||Professional Paper||1 credit||SCM 594
||Supply Chain Design and Strategy||4 credits||SCM 850|
||Professional Paper (Continued)||1 credit||SCM 594|
|Summer||Supply Chain Transformation and Innovation||4 credits||SCM 860|
|Summer||Professional Paper (Continued)||1 credit||SCM 594|