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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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Curriculum

Develop a broad cross-functional managerial perspective.

Washington University undergraduates or individuals with business undergraduate degrees should consult with an advisor to determine their most appropriate course sequence. The program can be completed in a two- or three-semester track format. A total of 36 credits are needed to complete the MSSCM program, 33 of which are required courses with the balance being graduate-level elective coursework. A 3.0 GPA is required to remain in good academic standing.

Working professionals in the St. Louis area can pursue this program on a part-time basis. Part-time students generally take six credits of coursework each semester (fall, spring, and summer) and complete the degree in approximately two years.

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.

Courses

Depending on their academic background, students may be required to enroll in Foundations courses upon entering the MSSCM program. These are in addition to the 36 required credits; however, all grades will count toward GPA calculation:

  • OMM 510 Operations Management Foundations (2 credits) – required for all MSSCM students
  • ACCT 560 Introduction to Financial Accounting (2 credits)
  • FIN 510 Introduction to Finance (2 credits)

LIST OF COURSES BY SEMESTER (TWO-SEMESTER VERSION OF PROGRAM)

FALL SEMESTER (18 credits)

Fall A

Fall B

OMM 576 Foundations of SC Management (1.5)
OB 561 Negotiation and Conflict Management (1.5)
MKT 579G Contemporary Marketing Channels (1.5) or
MGT 534 Corporate Strategy in Fall B (1.5)
OMM 572- Strategic Quality Management (1.5)
OMM 577 IT & Supply Chain Management (1.5)
MGT 534- Corporate Strategy (1.5) or
MKT 579G Contemporary Mkt Channels in Fall A (1.5)
OMM 500D Project Management (3)

OMM 500N* Supply Chain Analytics-Optimization (1.5)

OMM 558- Advanced Operations Strategy (3)

OMM 501** Global Supply Chain & Logistics System Design Project - Practicum (1.5)

MGT 550Z Professional Communication Forum (1.5)

SPRING SEMESTER (18 credits)

Spring A

Spring B

OMM 500E Supply Chain Risk Management
MGT 550B Managing the Innovation Process (1.5)
ACCT 502 Managerial Control Systems (1.5)
OMM 559 Managing Global Business Process Outsourcing for Competitive Advantage (1.5)
OB 565 Leading Change (1.5)
FIN 524 Options and Futures (1.5) OMM 573 Operations Mgt in the Service Industry (1.5)
Marketing Elective (1.5)***
(MKT 558 Pricing Strategies (1.5) recommended)
OMM 500N* Supply Chain Analytics: Optimization (1.5)

OMM 554 Operations Planning and Control (3)

36 CREDITS TOTAL
(33 required, 3 elective credits)

Academic Director - Sergio Chayet

Download MSSCM Course Descriptions (pdf)


- Indicates courses that can be postponed until the final fall semester for students that select the 3-semester format.
* Meet six times across the entire semester.
** Can occur during the Fall semester, Spring semester or Summer term based on project availability and student interest.
*** Marketing elective can be taken in Fall or Spring semester for 3-semester track.
**** Several sessions of the industry seminar will be scheduled in the Fall semester.

Note to International Students: Additional English courses may be added or waived based on an English assessment upon arrival. The pass/fail grade you receive will not count toward your GPA.