Master's in Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Gain a Mastery of the Rapidly Changing Techniques in Systems Analysis

The Master’s of Science in Supply Chain Management and Logistics degree program at Drexel LeBow 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.

MS in Supply Chain Management students have access to resources including LeBow’s SAP Next Gen Lab, a lab that focuses on the exploration of disruptive technologies and design thinking and how to apply them to supply chain concepts. Students also learn SAP software skills and have access to courses in Python and R. Experiential learning and interaction with supply chain leaders and in-person exposure to industry processes are important tenants of this program.

This program is delivered through LeBow’s Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems department.

Why Pursue a Master’s in Supply Chain Management and Logistics?

This dynamic graduate degree program for supply chain management 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 Details and Delivery

  • 45 credit hour master’s program
  • The program is delivered on campus
  • Full-time program can be completed in 18 months
  • Part-time program can be completed in as little as 24 months
  • Classes begin in the fall quarter for full-time and part-time programs
  • Beginning in fall 2018, this is an official STEM Designated Degree Program*

MS in Supply Chain Managment Plan of Study and Course Requirements

All students in the Supply Chain Management and Logistics master’s program 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 ​that choose the professional track as part of the Drexel LeBow MS in Supply Chain Management program 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: Students that choose the research track as part of the Drexel LeBow MS in Supply Chain Management program will dive 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.

In addition to a Master of Science degree in supply chain management, Drexel Lebow also offers an MBA program with a specialization in supply chain management and logistics for students who are looking for a more generalized business education but would like to gain more specialized knowledge in the area of logistics and supply chain management.

Graduate Minors

Graduate minors highlight Drexel’s collaborative and interdisciplinary spirit by allowing you to take interrelated graduate-level courses outside of your major graduate program. Enrich your graduate studies in supply chain management with supplemental knowledge and skills that provide additional professional expertise.

Examples of minors that may benefit MS in Supply Chain Management students include Business Analytics Management, Computer Science, or Finance.

A full list of optional graduate minors can be found on the Drexel Course Catalog.

Master’s in Supply Chain Management and Logistics Admission Requirements

If you want to learn more about Drexel LeBow’s Master of Science in Supply Chain Management and Logistics program, you can attend an information session or request additional information. Ready to apply? Use our online application form to get started!