Supply Chain Management, M.S.

Become an analytical, flexible, quantitatively skilled leader who is globally aware and poised to lead supply chains to success.

MS in Supply Chain Management
$76,000 Average Starting Salary

Program Overview

The master's program in supply chain management is designed to turn technically oriented undergraduates into professionals who can identify and confidently solve dynamic problems that often have no perfect answer.

The curriculum adopts an interdisciplinary focus that integrates concepts from industrial marketing, operations management, and information systems. It includes three parts: a business core, a supply chain core that includes both modeling and quantitative approaches, and specialized electives that include project-based courses that allow students to develop expertise in specific areas of supply chain management. The master's experience at Lally also includes mentoring from a highly engaged advisory board of executives.

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Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge about the analytical and quantitative elements of supply chain management (Optimization); apply cutting-edge optimization and analytical modeling techniques to design, optimize, and manage supply chains.
  • Knowledge about the analytical and quantitative elements of supply chain management (Statistical and Financial Modeling); apply advanced statistical, econometric, and financial modeling techniques to design, optimize, and manage supply chains.
  • Knowledge about the analytical and quantitative elements of supply chain management (Technology); familiarity with the use and management of emerging technologies in supply chain management.
  • Knowledge of strategic and functional aspects of supply chain management; knowledge of the strategic role of supply chains and the strategic issues and challenges in managing supply chains.
  • Knowledge of strategic and functional aspects of supply chain management including the various functional areas of supply chain management such as sourcing, operations, logistics, etc.
  • Ability to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills; critically analyze supply chain problems and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Effective communication in writing in business and professional settings.
  • Effective oral communication skills for presentations in business and professional settings.

Spotlight

Supply Chain Project

Centers of Excellence: The Center for Supply Networks and Analytics

This center is dedicated to research, education, and leadership in knowledge creation and dissemination in supply chain and business analytics.

After Graduation

The master's degree in supply chain management prepares students for transformative careers in supply chain management, logistics, operations management, consulting, or procurement and sourcing.

Companies that have hired our graduates include Accenture, Amazon, Deloitte, Boston Scientific, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal, Pratt & Whitney, Unilever, and more.

Contact

Lally School of Management
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street, Pittsburgh Building, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 276-2812

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