Expanding your capabilities and advancing your career as part of an online program with the nation's No. 1 supply chain institution.


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.

Our curriculum is undergoing revision for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Details will be posted soon.

SemesterCourse NameCreditsCourse
Fall Supply Chain Management* 4 credits SCM 800
Fall Business Ethics* 1 credit BA 597D
Spring Strategic Procurement*
4 credits SCM 820
Spring Supply Chain Finance*
1 credit SCM 597E
Summer Transportation and Distribution*
2 credits SCM 597F

BA 597D will also be offered in the Summer

*Because the 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management consists of the first courses of the master's program (indicated by an asterisk*), 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.

SemesterCourse NameCreditsCourse
July Supply Chain Analysis 3 credits, includes 4-day residency SCM 530
Fall Strategic Manufacturing and Service Operations 4 credits SCM 897c
Fall Professional Paper 1 credit SCM 594
Spring Supply Chain Design and Strategy 4 credits SCM 850
Spring 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