MS in Supply Chain Management and Logistics

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The MS in Supply Chain Management and Logistics, as part of the Operations Management program in the Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems department, develops professionals’ theoretical and practical knowledge to effectively lead the flow of goods and services in a complex, global business environment. Technological advances have changed how companies worldwide are competing. Supply chain management, logistics and operations are key functions through which companies can gain strategic advantage.

This dynamic program is designed for students who wish to develop themselves as managers or specialists in the operations of industrial and service systems. Supply chain management and logistics stresses a thorough knowledge of the rapidly changing techniques in systems analysis, in addition to an appreciation of all other phases of business.

Program Delivery

  • 45 credit hour program
  • The program is delivered on campus
  • Full-time program can be completed in 15 months
  • Part-time program available, completion times vary by student but can be completed in as little as 24 months
  • Classes begin in the fall quarter for full-time and part-time programs
  • This is an official STEM Designated Degree Program

Program Requirements

All students will be required to take a series of foundation courses in the management of operations and the quantitative methods that support analysis and decision making for supply chain and logistics operations.

After the common core, the students will choose one of the following tracks:

Industry Professional Track: Students in this track will study a range of topics based on practical management decisions over four different types of supply chains. It will prepare students for effective leadership in an increasingly complex, dynamic, global business environment. It prepares them for involvement in organizations with leaders from around the world to help shape strategies that inspire competitive advantage and business success.

Research Track: This track goes deeper into the theoretical foundations of decision making in supply chains and prepares students for doctoral study through continued development of theory and models that advance the field. Research seminars led by top-notch faculty and industry professionals prepare students to enter PhD programs and become academic leaders.

Refer to the Drexel University Catalog for complete degree requirements, course descriptions and sample plan of study.

Admission Requirements

The admission committee will evaluate candidacy based on test scores and undergraduate GPA, with some consideration given for work experience. Particular attention is paid to grades achieved in quantitative-based coursework. Work experience is preferred and will enhance the composite admission score, but is not mandatory. GMAT/GRE is required, and the score must demonstrate a high level of quantitative and analytical ability. The average TOEFL score usually exceeds 90.

Contact Drexel LeBow’s Graduate Admissions Office directly with any questions concerning required entrance exams (such as the GMAT or GRE), evaluation of undergraduate or graduate records (grades, scores, total years and subjects studied, etc.), and any other issues regarding application to the program.