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MSSCM Curriculum

The STEM-designated MS in Supply Chain Management program comprises 36 credits of graduate level coursework and provides a broad cross-functional managerial perspective.

The MSSCM program is typically pursued in a three-semester format, but it's possible to complete the program in two semesters. Working professionals in the St. Louis area can enroll as part-time students. Part-time MSSCM students generally take six credits of coursework each semester (fall, spring, and summer) and complete the degree in approximately two years.

A minimum 3.0 grade point average must be maintained for graduation eligibility.

Washington University undergraduates should consult with an advisor to determine their most appropriate course sequence.

MS in Supply Chain Management Courses
Foundation Courses
Required for all: B67 OMM 510 Operations Management Foundations (2) Assigned as needed, depending on your academic background:
  • B60 ACCT 560 Introduction to Financial Accounting (2)
  • B62 FIN 510 Introduction to Finance (2)
These are in addition to the 36 required credits, and grades will count toward GPA calculation.

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Fall A Fall B
B67 OMM 572 Strategic Quality Management (1.5)
B67 OMM 576 Foundations of SC Management (1.5)
>B66 OB 561 Negotiation and Conflict Management (1.5)
B63 MGT 550B Managing the Innovation Process (1.5)
B67 OMM 577 IT & Supply Chain Management (1.5)
B67 OMM 500D Project Management (3)
B67 OMM 500M Supply Chain Analytics-Stochastic Models (1.5)
B67 OMM 501 Global Supply Chain and Logistics System Design Project-Practicum (1.5)
B63 MGT 550Z Professional Communication Forum (1.5)

Spring Semester (15 credits)

Spring A Spring B
OMM 559 Managing Global Business Process Outsourcing for Competitive Advantage (1.5)
B60 ACCT 502 Managerial Control Systems (1.5)
B66 OB 565 Leading Change (1.5)
B62 FIN 524 Options and Futures (1.5)
Marketing Elective (1.5) B65 MKT 558 Pricing Strategies recommended
B67 OMM 500E Supply Chain Risk Management (1.5)
B67 OMM 573 Operations Mgmt in the Service Industry (1.5)
OMM 500F Advanced Topics in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (1.5)
OMM 500N Supply Chain Analytics: Optimization (1.5)
OMM 554 Operations Planning and Control (3)

Final Fall Semester (6 credits)

Spring A Spring B
B62 FIN 524 Options and Futures (1.5)
B65 MKT 579G Contemporary Marketing Channels (1.5)
or B63 MGT 534 01 02 Corporate Strategy (1.5) in Fall B
B63 MGT 534 Corporate Strategy (1.5)
or B65 MKT 579G Contemporary Marketing Channels (1.5) in Fall A
B67 OMM 558 Advanced Operations Strategy (3)
36 CREDITS TOTAL (33 required, 3 elective credits)
Academic Director - Sergio Chayet
Download MSSCM Course Descriptions (PDF)

Note to International students: Additional English courses may be required or waived based on an English assessment upon arrival. If taken, these courses are over and above required credits, are graded on a pass/fail basis, and do not count towards GPA calculation.

Transfer of Credit

Olin Business School will accept up to nine credits of graduate coursework taken at another AACSB accredited institution if the grades you earned are "B" or better, and the Academic Review Committee judges the courses to be equivalent to Olin MSSCM classes in quality and content. Submit the course syllabus and transcript to your business adviser upon enrollment.