Admissions Requirements

The MPS/SCM curriculum is designed for working supply chain management professionals. Accordingly, successful applicants will normally have, before the start of their first semester, at least two years' post baccalaureate work experience in supply chain management or a closely allied field. Additionally, the applicant's baccalaureate degree should be in business, engineering, economics, information sciences, or a related field.

Prerequisites

The MPS/SCM curriculum is designed for working supply chain management professionals. Accordingly, successful applicants will normally have, before the start of their first semester, at least two years' post baccalaureate work experience in supply chain management or a closely allied field. Additionally, the applicant's baccalaureate degree should be in business, engineering, economics, information sciences, or a related field.

To assure a smooth transition into the curriculum, prospective students should have Microsoft Office Excel skills, knowledge of business statistics, and an understanding of basic accounting and microeconomic terms and principles.

Prospective students who need to develop or improve Microsoft Office Excel skills, business statistics (quantitative methods), mathematics for management, and/or financial accounting skills may benefit from the self-paced, individual eLearning courses offered by Harvard Business School Publishing. You can register for the following courses, and receive a substantial discount, by clicking on the following:

Online SCM 2014 Quantitative Methods & Spreadsheet Modeling

If you experience technical difficulty, please contact Harvard's Technical Support Group via phone: 1-800-810-8858 (outside the U.S. and Canada, 1-617-783-7700) or email at  techhelp@hbsp.harvard.edu.  Their business hours are: Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm ET.

Prospective students may also gain prerequisite skill and knowledge by taking appropriate course work at local colleges or universities or online via Penn State World Campus.