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Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program is designed to provide its students with advanced and highly demanded training in modern supply chain management practices, analysis methods, technology applications, strategy development, and other relevant skills that will advance their career prospects and prepare them for lifelong learning in a global supply chain environment. The rigorous curriculum will equip its graduates with advanced knowledge and skills needed to identify, analyze, and resolve complex supply chain challenges faced by global-scale businesses. This is accomplished through a unique combination of quantitative, technical, operational, strategic, and behavioral preparation.

Application Procedure/ Prerequisites

  • 1. Students interested in applying to the MS in Supply Chain Management program at CSULB should file a CSULB Graduate Program application using the California State University's online application program called CSU Apply at www.calstate.edu/apply.
  • 2. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university.
  • 3. Admission GPA to the CBA Master’s programs as per the University.
  • 4. GMAT exams or GRE exams.
  • 5. Resume.
  • 6. Video Statement of purpose.
  • 7. Two letters of recommendation.
  • 8. For international students – English proficiency requirements by taking TOEFL or written portion of GMAT, GRE, or IELTS exams.

Course requirements

  • Completion of 30 units of approved graduate courses (including culminating experience).
  • Maintaining GPA of at least 3.0 (B) throughout the program.

Required courses:

Requirements

  • SCM 500 Research Methods for Supply Chain Management (3)
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
  • SCM 520 Business Economics (3)
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
  • SCM 611 Operations Planning and Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
  • SCM 614 Supply Chain Management (3)
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
  • SCM 620 Business Analytics and Supply Chain Management (3)
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
  • SCM 625 Global Supply Chain Management (3)
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
  • SCM 630 Project Management (3)
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
  • SCM 640 Logistics and Transportation Management (3)
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
  • SCM 657 Seminar in Supply Chain Leadership (3)
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Culmination

In conjunction with additional course work, the culminating experience, SCM 699 Capstone Project for Supply Chain Management (3) will be a comprehensive supply chain project to be reviewed by faculty and professionals.

Advancement to Candidacy

Students admitted must file an application for Advancement to Candidacy for the degree after completion of their first six units. Prior to advancement to candidacy, a student must:

  • 1. Be accepted into the MS in Supply Chain Management Program.
  • 2. Maintain an overall minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, including work transferred from other institutions, and a minimum 3.0 GPA in all work completed at this University.
  • 3. Completion with a minimum GPA of 3.0 of at least six units of courses required on the student’s program of study.
  • 4. Fulfill the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) or receive a 4.0 or better on the writing portion of the GMAT or GRE.
  • 5. Prepare an official student program in consultation with the CBA Graduate Programs Office.
  • 6. File the application for Advancement to Candidacy with the CBA Graduate Programs Office for approval by the Graduate Program Director.

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