Penn State Smeal Online Supply Chain Programs
The Penn State Smeal College of Business ranks No. 1 for supply chain education according to Gartner, Inc. Our online Master of Professional Studies and Graduate Certificate Programs—delivered in partnership with Penn State World Campus—offer immediately applicable tools to enhance your career and position you for long-term success.
Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management
The Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management (MPS/SCM) at Smeal is a 30-credit, two-year online degree that is offered in conjunction with Penn State’s World Campus. The MPS/SCM Program serves the needs of working professionals by offering a convenient digital learning space, unconstrained by a set time and place, to interact with fellow students and experienced faculty in the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems at Smeal.
With a curriculum grounded in proven theory, best business practices, and emerging innovation—the the MPS/SCM Program enables students to examine supply chain processes, manage information technology enabled logistics, and craft supply chain strategies. Graduates will be prepared to design and lead the future’s most effective supply chains.
Content covered in the MPS/SCM Program improves the student’s ability to manage industry challenges including:
- The flow of goods, information, and funds
- Critical cost and service tradeoffs under uncertainty
- Cost and higher quality customer service
- Integration of supply chain components
- Supply chain as a component of corporate strategy
- Organizational change
Smeal is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the leading business school accrediting body. Recognized quality, comprehensive curriculum taught by experience faculty, and the accessibility of an online program combine to meet your management development needs.
Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain
Penn State also offers a 12-credit, one-year online Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management focused on building competence across the foundations of supply chain management. Students attain new skill sets to help manage and enhance the value of today’s complex supply chains. Credits earned through the certificate program may then be applied to the MPS/SCM degree, provided the student applies within five years of completing the certificate.